Comelec strikes prexy bet from poll list

January 12, 2022 People's Tonight 291 views

THE Commission on Elections’ further trimmed its current list of presidential bets from 11 to 10, removing Gerald Arcega from the list; while the number of vice presidential candidates remains at nine.

The remaining qualified presidentiables are (in alphabetical order): Abella, Ernie; De Guzman, Leody; Domagoso, Isko Moreno; Gonzales, Norberto; Lacson, Ping; Mangondato, Faisal; Marcos, Bongbong; Montemayor, Jose Jr.; Pacquiao, Manny Pacman; and Robredo, Leni.

The vice presidential aspirants still on the list are (in alphabetical order): Atienza, Lito; Bello, Walden; David, Rizalito; Duterte, Sara; Lopez, Manny SD; Ong, Doc Willie; Pangilinan, Kiko; Serapio, Carlos; and Sotto, Vicente.

The list of senatorial candidates still includes 64 aspirants.

The election period has started for the national polls, which will be held on May 9, 2022.

Meanwhile, the Comelec has excluded the Malasakit Movement party-list from the official ballot in Eleksyon 2022.

In a notice issued by the Office of the Clerk of the Commission on Tuesday, Malasakit was excluded in the final listing of party-list candidates due to the resolution of its “pending incident.”

“In performance of this mandate, the OCOC hereby notifies that party-list registrant Malasakit Movement Inc. (Malasakit Movement) has been excluded in the final listing of party-list candidates to appear in the ballot in connection with the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections in view of the resolution of its pending incident,” the notice read.

Malasakit’s first nominee is former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority spokesperson Celine Pialago.

Its other nominees include Mark Ryan Ponce, Eusebio Simbajon Avancena Jr., Natasha Supan Rodriguez, and Monroe Laurenze Dimaano.

The Comelec has skipped the number 96 ballot, which was initially assigned to the Malasakit Movement following a raffle.

The Malasakit Movement was included earlier among the 13 party-list groups which have pending incidents.

The Comelec has allowed 165 party-list groups to participate in the raffle on Dec. 10, 2021 to determine their order of listing on the official ballot.

Voters are only allowed to choose one party-list group during the general elections on May 9, 2022.