LIST: Local bets who filed COCs on Day 3, October 15
LIST: Local bets who filed COCs on Day 3, October 15
Among them are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, and the Villafuertes of Camarines Sur, all running for reelection

See also the local COC filers on: October 11 | October 12 | October 16

MANILA, Philippines – Recent national surveys showed that presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio is in the Magic 12 of the Senate race if elections were held today, but she opted to stay in the city instead.

She filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) to run for reelection on Monday, October 15. (READ: Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor)

Here are other local bets who are gunning to win key posts in the May 2019 midterm elections, as reported by Rappler and other news organizations. (LIVE UPDATES: Filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections)


In Ifugao, Teodoro “Teddy” Baguilat Jr, who is on his final term as congressman, filed his COC for governor. 

A member of the Liberal Party, Baguilat was first elected to Congress in 2010.


Meanwhile, the Villafuertes are looking to extend their terms in Camarines Sur.

Three generations of the political dynasty – all reelectionists – filed their COCs on Monday, reported ABS-CBN News: Luis Villafuerte for congressman of Camarines Sur’s 3rd district, Luis Raymund Villafuerte for 2nd district representative, and Miguel Villafuerte for governor.

The youngest Villafuerte’s running mate is ex-vice governor Imelda Papin. Joining their ticket is actor and comedian Long Mejia, who is running for congressman of the 1st district.

Other COC filers:

  • Batangas: 5th District Representative Mario Vittorio Mariño – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Batangas: Lipa City Mayor Meynardo Sabili – running for congressman, 6th District (Manila Bulletin)
  • Bulacan: 2nd District Representative Gavini Pancho – running for reelection (News5)
  • Camarines Norte: Former governor Edgardo Tallado – running for governor (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Camarines Norte: Governor Jonah Pedro Pimentel – running for vice governor (Manila Bulletin)
  • Camarines Norte: Josefina Tallado – running for representative, 1st district (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Camarines Norte: 2nd District Representative Marisol Panotes – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Cavite: Former governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla – running for governor (ABS-CBN News)
  • Cavite: Vice Governor Jolo Revilla – running for reelection (ABS-CBN News)
  • Pangasinan: Governor Amado Espino III – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Pangasinan: 4th District Congressman Christopher de Venecia – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Quezon: 2nd District Representative Vicente Alcala – running for governor (GMA News via Peewee Bacuño)
  • Batangas City: Mayor Beverly Dimacuha Mariño – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Cainta, Rizal: Actor Gary Estrada – running for vice mayor (ABS-CBN News)
  • Porac, Pampanga: Former governor Mark Lapid – running for mayor (ABS-CBN News)
  • Trece Martires City, Cavite: Former mayor Melencio de Sagun Jr – running for mayor (ABS-CBN News

Metro Manila

In Quezon City, a 3rd tandem is joining the race for city hall.

Congressman Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo of the 1st district filed his candidacy for mayor, reported the Philippine Star. 

His running mate is lawyer Jopet Sison, who co-hosts the TV show Ipaglaban Mo with his father, veteran lawyer Jose Sison.

Crisologo and Sison will go up against the two other pairs who have declared their bids for the city’s top posts: Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Councilor Gian Sotto, and ex-congressman Ismael Mathay III and Councilor Roderick Paulate.

Other COC filers: 

  • Malabon City: Mayor Antolin Oreta III – running for reelection (Manila Bulletin)
  • Malabon City: Councilor Bernard dela Cruz – running for vice mayor (Manila Bulletin)
  • Valenzuela City: Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian – running for reelection (via Gatchalian’s Twitter account)
  • Valenzuela City: Vice Mayor Lorena Natividad Borja – running for reelection
  • Valenzuela City: 1st District Representative Weslie Gatchalian – running for reelection (via Rex Gatchalian’s Twitter account)
  • Valenzuela City: 2nd District Representative Eric Martinez – running for reelection


The firebrand Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will be seeking reelection in 2019.

His running mate, Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, also filed her COC on Monday, added SunStar Cebu in its report.

Other COC filers: 

  • Cebu City: 2nd District Representative – running for reelection (SunStar Cebu


Representative Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur’s second district is seeking a second term in Congress.

Pimentel is the brother of incumbent Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr. 

Other COC filers: 

  • Cotabato: Carmen Mayor Rogelio Taliño – running for governor (Manila Bulletin)
  • Cotabato: Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza – running for vice governor (Manila Bulletin) 

Michael Bueza, with reports from Mara Cepeda and Rambo Talabong/

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