More big names of prominent figures in the country’s political scene filed their bids for national positions on the sixth day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City on Wednesday.
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed their COC for president and vice president, respectively.
In an interview, Lacson said their tandem aims to reinstate the trust of the people in the government.
“Ability, Honesty, and Courage. The Lacson-Sotto tandem aims to restore the people’s trust in our government,” he added.
Lacson is running under the Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma (PDR), while Sotto is representing the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
On the other hand, former Makati City congressman Monsour del Rosario (PDR) and former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista (NPC) also filed their COCs for senator.
Meanwhile, Norberto Gonzales filed his candidacy for president. He served as National Security Adviser and Department of National Defense chief during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.Senator Joel Villanueva also filed his COC for a second term.