By Junex Doronio
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – At long last, Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president, while Aquino also filed hers for senator.
But hold it! It was not former Senator Bongbong Marcos who filed a COC for president but a certain Tiburcio Marcos who filed his COC thru his representative and it was also not Kris Aquino but Luz Aquino who is eyeing a Senate seat.
Despite the pandemic, it seems no force on earth can stop the wannabes in filing their COCs from October 1 to 8 this year for the 77 national positions, which include one president, one vice president, 12 senators, and 63 party-list representatives.
In the interest of public health and safety, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has moved the COC filing from its central office in Intramuros, Manila to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City.
Of the so-called known “presidentiables”, only Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed his COC on October 1, Friday, the first day of filing of COCs.
Manila Mayor Franciso “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is expected to file his COC on October 4, Monday, the fourth day of filing of COCs.
Other presidential contenders who have not yet announced when to file their COCs include Senator Ping Lacson of Partido Reporma and Leody de Guzman of Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM).
It still remains a guessing game who will finally run for president between former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. (ai/mtvn)