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21 presidential candidates so far–Comelec

Posted on: November 23, 2009

21 presidential candidates so far–Comelec

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 19:17:00 11/23/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) legal department accepted seven more candidacies for presidency on the fourth day of filing Monday, including that of Ang Kapatiran’s John Carlos Delos Reyes.

Delos Reyes, nephew of Senator Richard Gordon, is a councilor in Olongapo City.

Overall, the Comelec legal department has accepted 21 candidacies for president, two for vice president and 10 for senators since Friday, said Comelec legal chief Ferdinand Rafanan.

Aside from Delos Reyes, Comelec accepted the candidacies of seven new presidential aspirants including Valeriano Dante Reloj, 48, lawyer from Sta. Ana, Manila; Enrique Rueda Sadiosa, 46, a businessman and an overseas voter registered in Hong Kong; Maria Magdalena Apura, 81, from Trece Martirez City in Cavite province; and Simeon Paz Jr., 69, a retired post master turned preacher from Pillila town in Rizal province.

Marcelino Donato, 52, a herbalist and therapist from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, who filed his candidacy for president was also accepted as the twentieth presidential candidate. He was followed by Felix Baling Jr,. 46, a retired engineer from Zamboanga City, who filed his candidacy just before Comelec’s legal department closed office Monday.

Comelec also accepted the vice presidential bid of Dominador Chipeco Jr., 66, along with seven Ang Kapatiran senatorial candidates.

Delos Reyes said Ang Kapatiran party’s local and national bets received the blessings of Manila Archbishop GaudencioRosales before they headed to the Comelec office for the CoC filing.

The party’s seven new senators include social scientist and consultant Rizalito David, lawyer Jo Aurea Imbong, professor Zosimo Jesus Paredes, journalist and consumer advocate Adrian Sison, councilor and professor Reginald Tamayo, Hector Tarrazona and former UN executive Manuel Valdehuesa Jr.

Candidacies for local and national positions may be filed until 12 midnight of December 1.


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