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Guide: Who Filed Candidacy For President + Vice President?

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These personalities filed their certificates of candidacy for president in the 2022 elections, based on data from Comelec.

The poll body will check their credentials before releasing an official list of candidates. This determines whose names will be in the ballots in May next year.

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Oct. 1

Manny Pacquiao for president, Lito Atienza for vice president.

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Dr. Jose Montemayor for president

Jose Montemayor introduced himself as a cardiologist, lawyer, and economist. He said he filed his candidacy for president, seeking to eliminate COVID-19, corruption, and criminality.

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Leysander Ordones for president

Leysander Ordenes, who introduced himself as a former commander of the Philippine Navy's Naval Special Operations Group, is also seeking the presidency to help the country recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he was a "pandemic mitigator" who responded to the SARS outbreak in East Africa.

Edmundo Rubi for president

An independent candidate, Edmundo Rubi said he would lead the country into prosperity by prioritizing senior citizens, advocating for free electricity and housing. He also wants to give every Filipino at least P5,000 every month for life.

Oct. 2

Victoriano Inte for president

Victoriano Inte, a Pasay City resident, said that under his administration, all criticisms would be welcome. No promises unlike President Rodrigo Duterte's vow to end the drug war in three to six months.

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Bong Go for vice president

President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide, Sen. Bong Go, filed his candidacy for vice president under the ruling PDP-Laban, as the chief executive announced his plans to retire from politics.

Oct. 3

Tiburcio Marcos for president

Tiburcio Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy for president through a representative. 

Oct. 4

Sonny Boy Andrade for president

Andrade is the first one to file his candidacy for president on the fourth day of candidacy filing. He called to uphold the Constitution of the country.

Juanita Trocenio for president

Engr. Juanita Trocenio on Monday filed her certificate of candidacy to run for president. "Kailangan na ng totoong pagbabago," she said.

Alfredo Respuesto for president

Alfredo Respuesto filed his certificate of candidacy for president on Monday. When asked why he wanted to run for president, he said "dahil konti lang sahod natin ngayon."

Gabriela Larot for president

Larot is running for president as an independent candidate.

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Faisal Mangondato for president, Carlos Serapio for vice president

Mangandato and Serapio are running together under the KKK party.

Isko Moreno for president, Willie Ong for vice president

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Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno and running mate Doc Willie Ong hope this would be the first time Filipino voters elect a president and vice president from the same party.

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Renato Jose Valera for president

Renato Jose Valera, who said that his only track record is being a parent to 13 children, seeks the presidency to become the nation's "father."

Leo Cadion for president, Princess Sunshine Amirah Magdangal for vice president

Cadion and Magdangal led a complete slate of senatorial candidates from the Philippine Green Republican Party. The party aims to challenge "OPM" or "Oh Promise Me" politicians, who they said failed to uplift the lives of the Filipinos.

Maria Mercedes Pesigan for president

Pesigan is running for president as an independent candidate.

Melchor Juno for president

Seafarer Melchor Juno seeks the presidency to push for equality and give marginalized sectors a voice in his administration.

Delia Aniñon for president

Aniñon, who was an overseas Filipino worker, said she would allow investors in the country to create jobs for those who lost their source of income during the pandemic.

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Winston Kayanan for president

Kayanan filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Oct. 5

Maria Aurora Marcos for president

The second Marcos to file a candidacy for president, Marcos hopes to address corruption and ensure health security for Filipinos. She said she would not back down from the race should former Sen. Bongbong Marcos run for the same position.

Arnel David for president

David filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Marsden Luyahan for president

Luyahan filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Leonardo Fernandez for president

Fernandez filed his candidacy for president under the PPP party.

Melodino Villanueva for vice president

Villanueva, a security guard, filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate. 

Valeriano Nocon III for president

Nocon is running for president as an independent candidate, hoping that he could encourage people to turn to God again.

Edgar Niez for president

Niez filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate, saying that he would enforce laws "justly and equally."

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Oct. 6

Happy "Biometric" Lubarbio for president

Lubarbio, an independent candidate who claims to be a biometrics and bio company owner, said she was "ready for change" as she sought to uplift the country.

Dolores Quirao for president

Quirao filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Edencio Fronda for president

Fronda filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Bongbong Marcos for president

The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos formalized his presidential bid, adding that he even planned to adopt President Rodrigo Duterte as his running mate.

Ping Lacson for president, Tito Sotto for vice president

A tandem "cast in stone," Lacson and Sotto also lodged their candidacy for president and vice president, promising clean and honest elections next year.

Jimmy Torres for president

Torres filed his candidacy for president under Marcos' Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, as Bongbong decided to run under Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.

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Sahiron Salim for president

Salim filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Norberto Gonzales for president

Gonzales, a former defense secretary and national security adviser, filed his candidacy for president under the Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas.

Danilo "Crush ng Bayan" Villanueva for president

Villanueva filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Luzviminda Raval for president

Raval filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Benjamin Rivera for president

Rivera filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Dante Martinez for president

Martinez filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Leody De Guzman for president

De Guzman ran for senator in the 2019 elections but failed to make the cut. Now, he said he would continue to fight for workers' rights should he get elected to Malacañang.

Rudy Flores for president

Flores filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

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Ramon Asuelo for president

Asuelo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Oct. 7

Alexander Encarnacion for president

Encarnacion, who is running as an independent, said he would fight corruption through a "Laserco" system that can detect crime real-time.

Jeffrey Roden for president

Independent presidential aspirant Roden hopes to address issues in pandemic management and governance.

Salic Arap for president

Arap filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Antonio Valdes for president, Bienvenido Lorque for vice president

Valdes and Lorque are running under the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino party. 

Ma. Antonia Aquino for president

Aquino filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Rodel De Vera for president

De Vera filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Leonardo Verceles Jr. for vice president

Verceles filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Aeric Bernardino for vice president

Bernardino filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

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Nathaniel Jayoma for vice president

Jayoma filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Jose Romel Murio for president

Murio filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Fernando Laguindino for vice president

Laguindino filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Domingo Mejia for president

Mejia filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Corina Joyce Felix for president

Felix filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Lourdes Tolentino for vice president

Tolentino filed her candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Rolly Casino for president

Casino filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Roosevelt Sta. Maria for president

Sta. Maria filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Nancy Megio for president

Megio filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Rodulfo Basadre Jr. for president

Basadre filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

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Leni Robredo for president

Vice President Robredo heeded calls for her to run for president, setting up another face-off with former Sen. Bongbong Marcos. Although she is the chairperson of the Liberal Party, she is running for the highest government post as an independent.

Wilson Amad for vice president

Amad filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Juan Juan Ollesca for president

Ollesca filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Ephraim Defiño for president

Defiño, an independent candidate, said he would assert the country's sovereignty over the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea should he be elected as president.

Oct. 8

Ferdinand Jose Pijao for president

Pijao filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Danilo Roble for president

Roble, who introduced himself as a songwriter, filed his candidacy as an independent.

Cornelio Seño for president

Seño filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

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Francis Pangilinan for vice president

Pangilinan filed his vice presidential candidacy as the running mate of Vice President Leni Robredo. They both chose to become independent candidates despite holding the two highest positions in the Liberal Party.

Loreto Agcaoile for president

Agcaoile filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Alejo Katigbak for president

Katigbak filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Hilario Andes for president

Andes filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Juan Aguilar Jr. for president

Aguilafiled his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Percival De Guzman for president

De Guzman filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Arlene Josephine Butay for vice president

Butay filed her candidacy for vice president as an independent. She also filed candidacies for senator and vice governor of Ilocos Norte.

Addullatief Pumaya for vice president

Pumaya filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

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Kamadhenu Gaa for president

He filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Anthony Fajardo for president

Fajardo filed his candidacy for president under the HOPE party.

Apolonia Soguilon for president, Elpidio Rosales Jr. for vice president

Soguilon and Rosales filed their candidacies under the Maharlika People's Party.

Rey Anthony Bereber for vice president

Bereber filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

Robert Navarro for president

Navarro filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Nestor Talion for president

Talion filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Gerald Arcega for president

Arcega filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Bonifacio Bravo for president

Bravo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Edgardo Los Baños for president

Bravo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Ernesto Abella for president

Abella, a former spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte, filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate. He also served as undersecretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Rizalito David for vice president

David filed his candidacy for vice president under the Democratic Party of the Philippines party. He lodged the disqualification case against President Duterte when he ran for president in the 2016 elections.

Ricardo Domingo for president

Domingo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Diane De Leon for president

De Leon filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Lucio Erazo for president

Erazo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Antero Fabito for president

Fabito filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Felix Natnat for president

Natnat filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Diosdada Dacillo for president

Dacillo filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Eric Negapatan for president

Negapatan filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Danilo Lihaylihay for president

Lihaylihay filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

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Vladimir Ocampo for president

Ocampo filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Emmanuel Lopez for vice president

Lopez filed his candidacy for vice president under the Workers and Peasant Party.

Raquel Castillo for vice president

Castillo filed her candidacy for vice president as Leody De Guzman's running mate under the Partido Lakas ng Masa party.

Anna Capella Velasco for president, Lyle Fernando Uy for vice president

Velasco and Uy filed their candidacies under the Lakas-CMD party, the political bloc of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Reysal Bahian for president

Bahian filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Grepor Belgica for president, Benedicto Jose for vice president

Belgica and Jose filed their candidacies under the Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan party.

Cesar Roca for president

Roca filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Diego Palomares Jr for vice president

Palomares filed his candidacy for vice president as an independent candidate.

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Pedrito Tagle for president

Tagle filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Orlando De Guzman for president

De Guzman filed his candidacy for president under the Partido Pederal ng Maharlika.

Ronald Dela Rosa for president

Dela Rosa, an incumbent senator, filed his candidacy for president under the PDP-Laban faction backed by President Duterte. He said he was willing to be substituted by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio if it was the decision of the party.

Arsenio Dimaya for president

Dimaya filed his candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Josephine Murillo for president

Murillo filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Evelia Abarrondo for president

Evelia filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Arsenio Antiporda Jr. for president

Antiporda filed her candidacy for president under the Partido Maharlika.

Deogracias Porio for president

Porio filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Nerissa Navarro and Joel Sison for vice president

Navarro and Sison are both running for vice president under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party.

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Ramon Raco Diaz for president

Diaz filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

Edmundo Fuerte for president

Fuerte filed her candidacy for president as an independent candidate.

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