Senatorial aspirants came in a trickle to file their certificates of candidacy Monday morning, but colorful candidates managed to spice things up.
An aspiring senator, Danilo Magtira of Tondo, listed his profession as a "Talentadong Pinoy" and his civil status as married. His supposed spouse: A certain Kris Aquino.
On his Certificate of Candidacy, he said he was nominated by both First Lady Imelda Marcos and Manila Rep. Carlos Lopez.
Also running for senator is Salam Luisong Taguian, who called himself a "maharlika" and heir to the entire Philippines.
He said he was the legitimate heir of "01-4", and that he is running because he felt pity for the country.
He promised "land for the landless" and that there will be no more squatters if he wins.
"Whatever I want shall be done he said," adding China should respect private property over the disputed Scarborough Shoal.
Asked by reporters whether he had already made contact with China over his territorial claim, he said he hasn't. "Let the government do something for me for once."
Meanwhile, among the reelectionists, it was "Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III who filed a Certificate of Candidacy.
Comelec will still screen candidates before coming up with the official list of Senate seat seekers/