Day 8 of COC, CONA filing: List of aspirants for nat’l posts in 2022 polls

The Commission on Elections’ tent at the Sofitel hotel in Pasay City. INQUIRER file photo / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, who is running for vice president, incumbent, and returning senators and some Cabinet members were among those who trooped to the Harbor Garden tent in Pasay City Friday to file their certificates of candidacies (COC) on the last day of filing.

Pangilinan was accompanied by his running mate, Vice President, and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo, when he filed his COC.


Detained Senator Leila de Lima filed her COC for senator through a representative. Also filing his candidacy for senator was former senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Broadcast journalist Noli de Castro and former agriculture secretary Manny Pinol also filed their respective COCs for senator.


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Almost all of the expected presidential aspirants have already filed their COCs.

An unfamiliar aspirant also filed his COC for president on Friday.

Independent presidential candidate Ferdinand Jose Pijao filed his candidacy at around 8:30 a.m.

First to file for senator on Friday was a certain Silvestre Bello Jr., who is running under the PDP-Laban party. He is not to be confused with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who is also reportedly eyeing to run for senator under PDP-Laban.

The Anak ng Maharlikang Pilipino meanwhile was the first partylist to file at around 8:07 a.m. on Friday.

The following aspirants filed their COCs and CONAs on Friday:



Ferdinand Jose Pijao, IND

Danilo Roble, IND

Cornelo Seño, IND

Loreto Agaoile, IND

Alejo Katigbak, IND

Hilardo Andes, IND

Vice President

Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan


Silvestre Bello Jr., PDP-Laban

Roque Marianito, Lakas-CMD

Iluminado Macalalad, IND

Nur Mahal Kiram, IND

Eugenio Insigne, IND

Alexander Lacson, Kapatiran

Sherwin Gatchalian, NPC

Bethsaida Lopes, IND

Vilma Detira, IND

Leila De Lima, Liberal

Manny Piñol, MPC

Melchor Chavez, Labor Party

Arlene Josephine Butay, Labor Party

Antonio Trillanes, Liberal Party

Francis Leo Marcos, Independent

Ruel Lamoste, Maharlika People’s Party

Ernesto Librando, IND

Noli De Castro, Aksyon Demokratiko

Bilgadil Albam, IND

Bandao Basilan, IND

Party lists

Anak ng Maharlikang Pilipino (AMP)

1AKO Driver


Ako Bisaya


Ating Guro

Anak Mindanao

Probinsyano ako



Angat Turismo Asso Inc (ATAI)

1Tesda Core


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