2022 Philippine Elections

WATCH: Bongbong Marcos, Ping Lacson file COCs at the same time

Vernise Tantuco
WATCH: Bongbong Marcos, Ping Lacson file COCs at the same time

COC FILING. Presidential aspirants Bongbong Marcos and Panfilo Lacson file their certificates of candidacy at the same time on Wednesday, October 6, at Sofitel hotel.

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The two presidential aspirants say hello to each other as they arrive at Sofitel's Harbor Garden tent

Presidential aspirants Panfilo Lacson and Bongbong Marcos encountered each other at Sofitel’s Harbor Garden tent as they filed their certificates of candidacy for president on Wednesday, October 6.

Despite running for the same position, the two were friendly at the venue. Lacson’s running mate, Senate President Tito Sotto, who was also at Sofitel to file his COC for vice president, was seen exchanging a fist bump with Marcos.

Marcos is the son of the later dictator Ferdinand Marcos, while Lacson was part of the Metrocom Intelligence and Security Group (MISG) from 1971 to 1986, during the Martial Law years. According to historian Alfred McCoy, Lacson, together with MISG commander Colonel Rolando Abadilla and comrade Robert Ortega, “tortured [suspected subversives] together.”

Marcos has not announced a vice presidential candidate yet, but said his team had considered President Rodrigo Duterte. – Rappler.com

Vernise Tantuco

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