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MANILA, Philippines – Jejomar Binay and Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan filed on Monday morning, October 12, their certificates of candidacy for president and vice president, respectively, making them the first national tandem to register with the Commission on Elections.
It took a while for Binay to find a running mate. He ended up with his ally and vice president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), Honasan, after his talks with Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr collapsed. (LIVE: Filing of certificates of candidacy)
Honasan told reporters Monday that his daughter's consent made him say yes. "My whole life you were not there and now you will run," Honasan, former rebel soldier, said. (READ: 9 things to know about Gringo Honasan)
The tandem is hounded by corruption allegations, though – Binay for allegedly pocketing Makati city hall funds and Honasan for reportedly misusing pork barrel funds. (READ: 9 things to know about Jejomar Binay)
Honasan said the corruption claims must still be proven in court.
Binay and Honasan both signed the "integrity pledge" at the Comelec for clean and honest elections. – Rappler.com