2022 Philippine Elections

HIGHLIGHTS: Candidate substitution, withdrawal for 2022 PH elections

HIGHLIGHTS: Candidate substitution, withdrawal for 2022 PH elections


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.

Bookmark and refresh this page for real-time news, photos, videos, and context and analyses during the last few days of substitution and withdrawal.


LOOK: PDDS members file for withdrawal of candidacy at the Comelec office

From Malacañang to the Senate?

Bea Cupin

President Rodrigo Duterte won’t be running against his own daughter after all, at least according to his trusted aide and anointed presidential bet, Senator Bong Go.

In a message to media, the senator said he doesn’t want feelings to be hurt and that he’d rather Duterte not run for vice president. 

Speaking to DZRH, Go said Duterte would run for senator instead. 

PDP-Laban secretary-general Melvin Matibag later confirmed Duterte will be seeking a Senate seat in 2022 under the political party PDDS. He is set to substitute a certain Mona Liza Visorde.

PDP-Laban confirms President Rodrigo Duterte is running for senator in 2022

LOOK: Roque files COC for senator

Lookalike? Impersonator outside Palacio del Gobernador mistaken for Sara Duterte

WATCH: Updates from Comelec on COC substitutions and withdrawals

HIGHLIGHTS: Candidate substitution, withdrawal for 2022 PH elections

WATCH: Roque says Duterte will not run vs daughter Sara

Vernise Tantuco

After filing his papers for candidacy for senator, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters in an ambush interview on Monday, November 15, that President Rodrigo Duterte will not run against his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

Sara filed her certificate of candidacy for vice president on Saturday, November 13, while her father is expected to file for substitution of a candidate who has withdrawn within the day. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Saturday that President Duterte will run for vice president, too. 

Lakas-CMD: Sara Duterte’s VP candidacy wasn’t GMA’s original idea

Bea Cupin

Lakas-CMD, the party Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is running as vice president under, denied speculation that party president emeritus Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was behind the presidential daughter’s candidacy.

The party, through its chairman Senator Bong Revilla and president House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, said they “publicly committed to any national aspirations” of the Davao mayor.

The statement was in response to speculation and rumors online surrounding Sara Duterte’s candidacy.

Duterte and Arroyo are known allies. Lakas-CMD officials in the past have referred to former president Arroyo as a mentor of sorts to Duterte.

Here’s the full statement from Lakas-CMD:

From the beginning, Lakas-CMD, chaired by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. with House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez as president, was publicly committed to any national aspirations of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The idea of her running as vice president did not originate from former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

There was no meeting, planned or cancelled, between former president Arroyo and Mayor Duterte in Balesin.

There was no summons for former Senator Bongbong Marcos to go to Balesin.

As earlier stated by party president Romualdez, LAKAS-CMD is elated with Sara joining Lakas because of her “sterling qualities as a leader and we saw up close her exemplary work ethic as chief executive of Davao City.”

Harry Roque files candidacy for senator

WATCH: Parlade to run for president, claims Go ‘controlled’ Duterte

HIGHLIGHTS: Candidate substitution, withdrawal for 2022 PH elections