WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Though election aspirants already filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs), the list of candidates for the 2022 national elections isn’t final yet.
All eyes are on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices to see which candidates are withdrawing their bids and who are substituting for them.
The Comelec is accepting withdrawals and substitutions of candidacies for national positions until Monday, November 15, including Saturday, November 13, at the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. In local Comelec offices, withdrawals and substitutions for local posts are also being accepted.
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‘Kasama siya sa problema ng bayan’: Parlade hits Senator Bong Go
In another indication of infighting among allies of the President, presidential aspirant and notorious red-tagger Antonio Parlade Jr takes a swipe at Sen. Bong Go, saying there are numerous instances Go controlled Duterte. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/wk5kM0ZBuD— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021
Roque: Duterte will support no one but Sara for VP
“I cannot see the President supporting anyone else for vice president other than Mayor Sara Duterte,” Palace Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, November 15, while dodging questions on what President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans are for the 2022 elections
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Saturday, November 13, that President Duterte will run for vice president, and will formally file on Monday.
Roque said he will announce Duterte’s plans at 2:30 pm at the Commission on Elections (Comelec), where he would also file his candidacy for senator, still under the substitution rule.
“As presidential spokesperson, I go by what the President says. It is Senator Bong Go for president, and I cannot see the President supporting anyone else for vice president other than Mayor Sara Duterte,” said Roque.
Roque said that Duterte was a little disappointed by Sara’s decision to run for vice president, but that “family ties will prevail against all odds.”
In an interview over the weekend, Duterte said it was Bongbong Marcos who sealed the deal for Sara’s VP run. Roque said he cannot comment on the state of alliance between President Duterte and Marcos, or the alliance with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo whose Lakas-CMD is now carrying Sara.
“I do not know [about the alliances] but as presidential spokesperson, I only care about the President and his relationship with the daughter. But we know that there are families where family ties will prevail against all odds,” said Roque.
Paolo Martelino of PRP withdraws senatorial bid, says Roque will take his place
Paolo Martelino of People’s Reform Party drops out of senatorial race, indicates Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque as his substitute. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/N03LhMx2iD— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021
Watchdog urges Comelec to declare placeholders as nuisance bets
The Kontra Daya coalition said the withdrawal and substitution of presidential and vice presidential candidates is a mockery of election rules.
The poll watchdog called on the Commission on Elections to declare as nuisance candidates those who have already made public statements on being placeholders, in order to void the substitutions.
Notorious red-tagger Antonio files COC for president
JUST IN: Former NTF-ELCAC spokesman and notorious red-tagger Antonio Parlade Jr. files candidacy for president as a substitute aspirant under KDP. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/f7iLPBzTpu— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021
LOOK: Candidacy papers of former police chief Guillermo Eleazar
LOOK: Candidacy papers of former police chief Guillermo Eleazar #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/RuIjO8Q701— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021
Ramon Mitra files COC for senator, substitutes for Jesus Durian Jr.
Ramon “Mon-mon” Mitra, son of the late house speaker with the same name, files his candidacy for senator, substituting Jesus Durian Jr. of KDP. Durian was listed as an independent bet in Comelec’s tentative list of candidates. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/SGYj5kZPvd— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021
Supporters of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte gather outside Comelec. Why?
For sure, there are more supporters of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte outside Comelec today than last Saturday, when her representative filed her candidacy for VP. Question is: why? #PHVote #WeDecide | via @newsdwight pic.twitter.com/kFUtvF1V5W— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 15, 2021