Dela Rosa- Go tandem in the offing for PDP-Laban; substitution of candidates still allowed until Nov. 15 by COMELEC
(Eagle News) – In a surprise move, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa filed his certificate of candidacy as the standard bearer of the ruling party, PDP-Laban.
Dela Rosa filed his CoC to run as president in the 2022 elections just before the lapse of the 5.m. deadline on October 8 for the filing of his candidacies.
Under Comelec rules and regulations, particularly Resolution No. 10717, substitution of official candidates or aspirants is allowed on or before Nov. 15, 2021.
President Rodrigo Duterte has said before that he is hoping for a Sara-Go tandem for PDP Laban, referring to his daughter, Davao City mayor “Inday” Sara, and his former long-time aide, senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
Go has already filed his candidacy for the vice-presidential bid under PDP Laban, and was even accompanied by President Duterte who declared he was officially retiring from politics.
Sara, however, filed her CoC also on Saturday, Oct. 2, seeking reelection as Davao City mayor.
With Dela Rosa’s move filing his CoC as presidential candidate under PDP-Laban, his running mate will fellow senator Go.
(Eagle News Service)