12 aspirants for 2016 polls file COCs early at Comelec main office

MANILA, Oct. 12 (PNA) — Twelve aspirants running for national positions of president, vice-president and senator in the 2016 polls trooped to Intramuros during the first hour of the start of the five-day filing period of the submission of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) at the Commission of Elections (Comelec) main office.

As of 9 a.m., a total of eight presidential candidates, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Senator Gregorio Honasan (vice president) and three senators, including former Senator Panfilo Lacson have filed their respective COCs.

United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Binay and Honasan were accompanied by the former’s son, suspended Makati mayor Junjun Binay and daughter Makati Rep. Abigail Binay.

Former Iloilo Congressman Buboy Syjuco was the first presidential candidate who filed his COC at past 8 am. (PNA)