Marcos, 2 losing pres’l bets file SOCE

Marcos, 2 losing pres’l bets file SOCE

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and two losing presidential aspirants in the May 9 polls were among the filers of Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) on Tuesday, a day before the deadline of the one-month filing period.

Marcos Jr. has submitted his SOCE, a day after his political party Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) filed its SOCE before the Commission on Elections-Campaign Finance Office (Comelec-CFO) in Intramuros, Manila.

Aside from him, outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso also filed their SOCE.

It was reported that Marcos spent some PHP623 million during the 90-day campaign period while he received around PHP624 million as contributions.

On Monday, Marcos’ party Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) said it has spent PHP247 million in the May polls.

Earlier, losing presidential candidates Senator Panfilo Lacson and Dr. Jose Montemayor have filed their respective SOCEs.

On the other hand, two vice-presidential bets have submitted their SOCEs, — Dr. Willie Ong and Manny Lopez.

Six more senatorial bets have submitted their SOCEs — Loren Legarda (second placer with 24,264,979), Sherwin Gatchalian (fourth placer, with 20,535,261 votes) and Francis Escudero (fifth placer, with 20,271,458 votes).

Other senatorial candidates that also filed their SOCEs are: Carl Balita, former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista and Rodolfo Javellana.

Those who earlier submitted their SOCEs were senatorial aspirants former national police chief Guillermo Eleazar, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, lawyer Chel Diokno, and winning senatorial bet Jinggoy Estrada (12th place with 15,108,220 votes).

All winning and losing candidates, as well political parties are required to file their SOCEs under Republic Act No. 7166 otherwise known as the Synchronized Elections Act.

They are given 30 days after the scheduled polls to submit their SOCE. (PNA)

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