The plague of placeholder candidacies

Lorenzo Thomas M. Lazaro - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2021

Do I look like a mockery to you?” asked Sen. Bato dela Rosa, just before the ink on his certificate of candidacy (COC) ran dry. No one asked him that question. Perhaps no one even thought of…

Sara Duterte withdraws COC for Davao City mayor

Neil Arwin Mercado 11/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sara Duterte-Carpio pulled out her certification of candidacy (COC) for reelection as Davao City mayor on Tuesday, further fueling talks of a possible presidential bid. In a Facebook post, the daughter of President Rodrigo…

Is Cebu City allowing political motorcades?

Derycka C. Letigio 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is finalizing its guidelines on political motorcades and caravans that are expected to take place in the city now that aspirants have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COC). Councilor Joel Garganera,…

Team Libre, Lapu-Lapu Mayor Chan file COCs

Futch Anthony Inso 10/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Candidates of Team Libre-PDP Laban, headed by incumbent Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, have officially filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) on Friday morning, October 8, 2021. Chan will seek reelection for…

Woman, who talks to God, ‘rose from the dead’ twice, files COC for president

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A woman who claimed to have died and risen from the dead twice filed on Thursday a certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the upcoming 2022 elections. Independent candidate Ma. Antonia Aquino —…

‘Sir Chief’ files COC, vies for Cebu City’s House seat again

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Would the odds be in his favor this time? Actor and businessman Richard Yap, popularly known in mainstream culture as “Sir Chief” in ABS-CBN’s noontime drama ‘Please Be Careful with My Heart’, is…

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte files candidacy for reelection in 2022

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday file her certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection in the 2022 polls. Photos of the mayor filing her COC were posted on her Facebook page. “I have…

Tumulak says he is ‘open for higher position in govt’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The deadline for the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for the upcoming 2022 elections is only a month away. And some local officials here have started expressing their plans for next…

Cebu City Fire Dep’t intensifies info drive, volunteer trainings as holidays draw near

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Department is intensifying their fire prevention programs, hoping to curb the higher number of fire incidents happening this year especially with the holiday season drawing near. Senior Fire Officer…

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/18/2018

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has one wish for the province: Do not vote Gwendolyn Garcia into office. “Who wants a grafter for governor?” asked Osmeña — a remark Garcia chose to ignore telling reporters that she…

‘Klasmit Boyet’ Cortes makes it a three-way fight for Cebu governor

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Zena V. Magto 10/18/2018

IT is neither an all-female showdown nor a two-corner bout for the gubernatorial post in Cebu province come the 2019 midterm elections. This developed after television personality Roliveth “Klasmit Boyet” Cortes managed to file his Certificate of…

Cortes files COC for Cebu governor

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2018

It’s a three-corner fight for the gubernatorial post in Cebu province. Television personality Boyet Cortes arrived at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Cebu Provincial Office to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) for governor. Cortes is running…

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