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The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has finalized the list of candidates for the upcoming 2022 national elections on Monday (January 17). Included in the ballot is Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., despite the ongoing legal cases he is confronting regarding his candidacy.
The list of candidates includes (in alphabetical order):
Leody de Guzman
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Jose Montemayor Jr.
Dr. Willie Ong
The ballot also includes 178 party-list groups and 64 senatorial candidates.
COMELEC information director James Jimenez mentioned that printing will likely begin on January 20. This is in anticipation of the election for overseas voters from April 10 to May 9.
Mark Ernest Famatigan is a news writer who focuses on Philippine politics. He is an advocate for press freedom and regularly follows developments in the Philippine economy. The views expressed are his own.
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