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Comelec's final list of candidates for 2022 polls includes 10 presidential bets, 9 for VP

By NICK GARCIA Published Feb 07, 2022 3:42 pm Updated Feb 07, 2022 3:43 pm

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released its final list of candidates for the 2022 national elections.

Based on Comelec's list on Jan. 25, a total of 10 aspirants will be running for president.

The poll body slashed the names of much of the 97 individuals who filed their presidential candidacies in October last year, in its bid to remove nuisance candidates.

Here's the poll body's list of presidential aspirants, in alphabetical order:

  1. Abella, Ernie
  2. De Guzman, Leody
  3. Domagoso, Isko Moreno
  4. Gonzales, Norberto
  5. Lacson, Ping
  6. Mangondato, Faisal
  7. Marcos, Bongbong
  8. Montemayor, Jose Jr.
  9. Pacquiao, Manny Pacman
  10. Robredo, Leni

Robredo is the only woman in the 2022 presidential race, a repeat of her experience during the vice presidential race in 2016 when she faced five other incumbent male senators.

Marcos, meanwhile, is still included in the final ballot face amid his pending disqualification case before Comelec's First Division.

Should Marcos be disqualified before the proclamation of the president-elect, Comelec said his votes will be considered stray and won't reflect in the canvassing tally.

If he, however, becomes president-elect and gets disqualified after the fact, the rules of succession will come into play and the vice president-elect will take over.

As for this year's vice presidential race, there are a total of nine names:

  1. Atienza, Lito
  2. Bello, Walden
  3. David, Rizalito
  4. Duterte, Sara
  5. Lopez, Manny SD
  6. Ong, Doc Willie
  7. Pangilinan, Kiko
  8. Serapio, Carlos
  9. Sotto, Vicente Tito

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, like Robredo, is the only woman in the list.

Wilson Caritero Amad's name won't be included in the final ballot face, even as he secured a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court asking Comelec to stop enforcing its resolution declaring him a nuisance candidate.

For the senatorial race, 64 hopefuls, composed of 52 men and 12 women, will be vying for the 12 seats in the upper chamber.

Norman Cordero Marquez, like Amad, secured a TRO from the high court, but was still excluded from the list.

There are also 177 party-list groups in the ballot. Malasakit Movement would be excluded in the May polls after Comelec junked its application for registration. Its ballot number 96 would be skipped.

Malasakit Movement's nominees included Celine Pialago, a former beauty queen and spokesperson of Metro Manila Development Authority and the National Task Force to End Armed Local Communist Conflict.

Campaign season kicks off on Feb. 8. Here's everything you need to know about Comelec's campaign guidelines issued on Nov. 24, 2021.