Comelec allows 27 bets to run for Senate

(UPDATED) But 59 out of 84 original senatorial aspirants can defend their candidacies through a Comelec hearing next week

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has allowed 27 out of 84 aspirants to run for Senator in 2013, said Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr on Friday, October 12. 

Brillantes said the Comelec will call the 59 others for a hearing on October 18 and 19 “to justify the legitimacy of their candidacies.”

Through Comelec Resolution No. 9540, the Comelec approved the candidacies of all senatorial bets of the Liberal Party-led rainbow coalition led by President Benigno Aquino III, and the United Nationalist Alliance led by Vice President Jejomar Binay.

The Comelec also allowed Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn, who decided to run after a last-minute decision, to pursue his candidacy. Likewise, the commission approved the candidacies of former Philippine Constabulary Chief Retired General Ramon Montaño and the three candidates of the Ang Kapatiran Party: John Carlos de los Reyes, Marwil Llasos, and Rizalito David.

In a tweet through his account @ChairBrillantes, the Comelec chief said the poll body has given due course to the following senatorial aspirants’ certificates of candidacy (COC):

AKBAYAN
1. Hontiveros, Ana Theresia N.

ANG KAPATIRAN
1. De Los Reyes, John Carlos G.
2. Llasos, Marwil N.
3. David, Rizalito Y.

LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LABAN)
1. Angara, Juan Edgardo M.

LIBERAL PARTY
1. Aquino, Paolo Benigno IV A.
2. Madrigal, Maria Ana Consuelo A.
3. Magsaysay, Ramon Jr., B.

MAKABAYAN
1. Casiño, Teodoro A.

NACIONALISTA PARTY
1. Cayetano, Alan Peter S.
2. Trillanes, Antonio IV F.
3. Villar, Cynthia A.

NATIONALIST PEOPLES COALITION
1. Enrile, Juan Ponce Jr., C.
2. Legarda, Lorna Regina B.

PDP- LABAN
1. Pimentel, Aquilino Martin III D.

UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE (UNA)
1. Binay, Maria Lourdes Nancy S.
2. Cojuangco, Margarita R.
3. Ejercito, Joseph Victor G.
4. Gordon, Richard J.
5. Honasan, Gregorio B.
6. Maceda, Ernesto M.
7. Magsaysay, Maria Milagros Esperanza H.
8. Zubiri, Juan Miguel F.

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES
1. Escudero, Francis Joseph G.
2. Llamanzares, Mary Grace P.
3. Hagedorn, Edward S.
4. Montaño, Ramon E.

– Rappler.com


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