2022 Philippine Elections

LIST: Who is running for senator in the 2022 Philippine elections?

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LIST: Who is running for senator in the 2022 Philippine elections?
They will be vying for 12 seats in the Senate. The list here will be updated once the Commission on Elections releases the official list of candidates.

From October 1 to 8, 2021, senatorial aspirants trooped to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to file with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2022 polls.

They will be vying for 12 seats in the Senate.

(READ: Powers and Duties: Senator in the Philippines)

Below is a list of aspirants for senator, arranged alphabetically. The senatorial slate(s) that an aspirant is a part of is also indicated.

At the end, you may see the declared and known Senate slates of the presidential bets.

(READ: Senatorial slates for the 2022 Philippine elections – A Rappler cheat sheet)

We will update this with the official list of candidates once the Comelec makes it available.

(READ: #PHVote Guides: When does a politician become a candidate?)

A total of 64 senatorial aspirants are in the running so far, based on Comelec’s latest tentative list of candidates as of January 4, and the substitutions and withdrawals of candidacies that have taken place:

Abner Afuang
Independent
Ibrahim Albani
Workers and Peasants Party (Labor Party Philippines)
Jesus Arranza
Independent
Teodoro “Teddy” Baguilat Jr.
Liberal Party
In senatorial slate of: Robredo
Agnes Joyce Bailen
Independent
Carlito “Carl” Balita
Aksyon Demokratiko
In senatorial slate of: Moreno
Lutgardo Barbo
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: Pacquiao
Herbert Constantine Bautista
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Greco Antonious Beda Belgica
Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Silvestre Bello Jr.
PDP-Laban
Jejomar Binay
United Nationalist Alliance
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao, Robredo
Roy Cabonegro
Partido Lakas ng Masa
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman
John Castriciones
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Alan Peter Cayetano
Independent
Melchor Chavez
Workers and Peasants Party (Labor Party Philippines)
Neri Colmenares
Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Pacquiao
David D’Angelo
Partido Lakas ng Masa
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman
Leila de Lima
Liberal Party
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Robredo
Manuel Monsour del Rosario III
Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Fernando Diaz
Partido Pilipino sa Pagbabago
Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno
Katipunan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Robredo
Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar
Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma
Substituted for Paolo Redemptus Capino
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Ernesto Ereño
Partido Maharlika
Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao, Robredo
Renecio “Luke” Espiritu Jr.
Partido Lakas ng Masa
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman
Jinggoy Estrada
Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
Baldomero Falcone
Democratic Party of the Philippines
Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Richard “Dick” Gordon
Bagumbayan Volunteers for a New Philippines
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao, Robredo
Samira Gutoc
Aksyon Demokratiko
In senatorial slate of: Moreno
Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan
Independent
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, PDP-Laban
Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros
Akbayan
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Robredo
Rodolfo Javellana Jr.
Independent
Nur-Mahal Kiram
Independent
Elmer “Ka Bong” Labog
Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Pacquiao
Alexander “Alex” Lacson
Kapatiran Party
In senatorial slate of: Robredo
Reynante “Rey” Langit
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Lorna Regina “Loren” Legarda
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao
Ariel Lim
Independent
Emily Mallillin
Partido Pederal ng Maharlika
Rodante Marcoleta
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Francis Leo Marcos
Independent
Jose Sonny Matula
Independent
In senatorial slate of: De Guzman, Robredo
Marieta Nor-Aisha Mindalano-Adam
Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi
Leo Olarte
Bigkis Pinoy Movement
Ma. Dominga Cecilia “Minguita” Padilla
Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Robinhood “Robin” Padilla
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Salvador “Sal” Panelo
PDP-Laban
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Astravel Pimentel-Naik
PDP-Laban
Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol
Nationalist People’s Coalition
In senatorial slate of: Lacson
Willie Ricablanca Jr.
Partido Maharlika
Herminio Harry Roque Jr.
People’s Reform Party
Substituted for Paolo Mario Martelino
Nur-Ana Sahidulla
Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan
Joseph Peter “Jopet” Sison
Aksyon Demokratiko
Substituted for Noli de Castro
In senatorial slate of: Moreno
Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV
Liberal Party
In senatorial slate of: Robredo
Raffy Tulfo
Independent
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao
Reynaldo Valeros Jr.
Independent
Emmanuel Joel Villanueva
Independent
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao, Robredo
Mark Villar
Nacionalista Party
In senatorial slate of: PDP-Laban
Carmen Zubiaga
Independent
Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri
Independent
In senatorial slate of: Lacson, Pacquiao, Robredo

Withdrawals with no substitution:
Catherine Cruz (Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino)
Christopher Cruz (Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino)
Rodrigo Duterte (PDDS)
Ricky Formiento (Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino)
Marianito Roque (Lakas-CMD)

105 COC filers for senator were later removed from the list.

Photos of 10 aspirants from Comelec’s Twitter account

Comelec cancelled Arlene Josephine Butay’s candidacy for senator because she also filed a COC for vice president, which makes her not eligible for either position.

Senatorial slates

Leody de Guzman’s Senate slate
Ping Lacson’s Senate slate
Isko Moreno’s Senate slate
Manny Pacquiao’s Senate slate
PDP-Laban (Cusi faction) Senate slate
Leni Robredo’s Senate slate

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