Different Personalities Filed a Certificate of Candidacy for a National Positions

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Among those who filed their certificates of candidacy on Friday were a security guard, a retired police officer, and a man claiming to be Kris Aquino’s ex-husband.

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Senatorial candidate Phil delos Reyes, dressed in a security guard uniform, stated that he wants to build anti-flood walls, enact legislation providing significant discounts on electricity, internet, and water bills, and implement a “security training package” that will put security guards under the direct control of local government units.

Normal Marquez, an aspirant senator, stated that he represents the “largest sector” of animal lovers and that if elected, there will be “pet health cards” for animals with benefits similar to PhilHealth.

Senatorial candidate Romeo Plasquita, a retired police officer, has stated his support for the establishment of a “Philippine Retiree Agency,” while independent candidate Leysander Ordenes has stated his desire to serve as the country’s “pandemic warfare mitigator.”

Daniel Magtira, a presidential candidate, arrived with a cart full of campaign materials. Magtira, who claims to be Kris Aquino’s husband, says he wants to be known as “Hari ng Malacaang.” Magtira was declared a nuisance can by the Comelec in 2016.

On Friday, Oct. 1, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) closed the first day of filing certificates of candidacy for next year’s elections, with six presidential candidates, three vice presidential candidates, 14 senators, and 18 party-list candidates.

Despite an incident in which a Comelec Batangas employee was isolated after testing positive for COVID-19, the Comelec said the first day of COC filing went smoothly. Also quarantined were the close contacts.

The Comelec received the certificates of candidacy of those vying for national positions at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City, where the week-long filing of certificates of candidacy began.

Sen. Manny Pacquiao was the first presidential candidate to file his certificate of candidacy, arriving after 9 a.m. with his wife Jinkee, after leading a motorcade to the venue.

AGAP, Kabayan, An-Waray, DIWA, Pilipinas para sa Pinoy, Alona, Democratic Workers Association, TODA, CANCER, 1-Pacman, ACT-CIS, MARINO, Ako Tanod, PBA, COOP-NATCCO, Turismo Isulong Mo, WACCA, and Ang Probinsyano are among the party-list groups that filed COCs.

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