LIST: Local bets who filed COCs on Day 4, October 16

See also the local COC filers on: October 11 | October 12 | October 15

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Cabinet Secretary Leoncio "Jun" Evasco Jr resigned from his post to run for governor of Bohol province.

Evasco filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Tuesday, October 16. He was the mayor of Maribojoc town from 2007 to 2016

LOOK: Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco filed his candidacy for Bohol governor earlier today. | Photos from Evasco staff @rapplerdotcom #PHVote — Pia Ranada (@piaranada) October 16, 2018 

Evasco is among the aspirants who went to local offices of the Commission on Elections to make their candidacies official on the second to the last day of COC filing.

Here are other notable COC filers on Tuesday, as reported by Rappler and other news organizations.


Ilocos Norte 1st district board member Ria Cristina Fariñas seeks to replace her father, former Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, in Congress.

Rodolfo's son Rodolfo Christian Fariñas III also filed his COC for provincial board member. 

Ilocos Norte Provincial Board Member Fariñas (middle) filed her COC yesterday for Ilocos Norte D1 cong. If she wins, she will be replacing her father, ex-House majority leader and incumbent Ilocos Norte D1 Cong Rudy Farinas #PHvote @rapplerdotcom — Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) October 16, 2018 

Other COC filers:

Metro Manila

Actor and TV host Edu Manzano filed his COC for congressman of the lone district of San Juan City. The former Makati City vice mayor is expected to face reelectionist Representative Ronaldo Zamora.

San Juan City Vice Mayor Janella Ejercito Estrada filed her candidacy for mayor, accompanied by her father, former senator Jinggoy Estrada, reported ABS-CBN News. Her running mate is Councilor Leonardo Celles.

Other COC filers:


In Negros Occidental, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson seeks the gubernatorial post. Ex-4th district congressman Jeffrey Ferrer also filed his COC for vice governor alongside Lacson.

NegOcc Vice Gov Eugenio Lacson & ex-4th District rep. Jeffrey Ferrer file COC for governor & vice governor, respectively Tuesday. Both bets came from 2 political groups in the province following a merger./Contributed Photo. #PHVote || via @marchelespina — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) October 16, 2018 

The sister-in-law of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo filed her COC to run for congresswoman of Negros Occidental's 5th District. Ma. Lourdes "Marilou" Arroyo Lesaca is the sister of the late congressman Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo Jr. 

Then in the 3rd district, Francisco Benitez will be running to replace his brother, Representative Alfredo Abelardo "Albee" Benitez. 

Francisco Benitez, brother of 3rd District, NegOcc Rep. Alfredo Benitez, files COC for congressman of the 3rd District. The incumbent congressman will take a break from politics after the 2019 elections./Contributed Photo #PHVote || via @marchelespina — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) October 16, 2018

In Cebu, Governor Hilario Davide III will run for vice governor in 2019, giving way to Vice Governor Agnes Magpale who filed her candidacy for governor, reported ABS-CBN News.

Other COC filers:


In Camiguin, Xavier Jesus Romualdo is gunning for his 3rd and last term as congressman, while Mambajao mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo is eyeing a return to the provincial hall as governor. Vice Governor Rudin Romualdo filed his COC for reelection.

Camiguin Island congressman Xavier Jesus Romualdo files his CoC for his last term as congressman. #PHVote || via @BobbyLagsa LIVE UPDATES: — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) October 16, 2018

Meanwhile, in Dinagat Islands, Representative Kaka Bag-ao filed her candidacy for governor. 

Ex-officio Board Member and Tubajon Councilor Annabel Pelismino also filed her COC for congresswoman, seeking to succeed Bag-ao.

Dinagat Islands Rep Kaka Bag-ao files her COC for governor. Photos from Bag-ao’s office #PHvote — Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) October 16, 2018 

Other COC filers:

Michael Bueza, with reports from Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, and Marchel Espina/

*Editor's Note: ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman will be running for Basilan representative, not for Basilan governor as earlier reported.