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THE election season has officially began when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) formally opened its gates for aspiring politicians who would want to lead the Senate, the House of Rep-

resentatives and local government units.

And as always, Philippine election fever couldn’t be more colorful and delirious without the aspirants from vibrant backgrounds that splash the awe and excitement in joining the polls.

Similar with the previous years, political hopefuls like the “former lovers” of Kris Aquino and Mocha Uson showed up on the first day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) at Comelec’s main office in Manila.

Daniel Magtira, who claimed he was an ex-husband of Kris Aquino, said he will advocate for Filipino rock bands if he will land a seat at the Senate.

He also said he still loves the so-called Queen of All Media.

“Kris Aquino, kung nanonood ka ngayon, umiibig pa rin ako sa’yo,” he said in front of cameras after filing his COC.

This is his third time to try his luck to get selected after his applications in 2013 and 2016 were rejected by the Comelec.

Anson “Agi” Tuana, who said he became Uson’s boyfriend also turned up at the Comelec, and even flashed a piece of banana to reporters.

He said he bought the banana because no one bought it from a street vendor he met on his way to the Comelec building.

“Naawa naman ako,” Tuana said.

A certain Christian Castro, meanwhile, proposed a “Piso para sa Puso (Peso for the Heart)” program, where he said every Filipino will be required to donate one peso for government programs.

First day a success The first day of filing of COCs, has been “very successful,” Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said.

Jimenez expressed hope that this sets the trend until the last day of COC filing on October 17, Wednesday.

“Overall, very successful itong first day of filing natin, in the sense na walang major aberya,” he told reporters.

According to Jimenez, they did not receive any report of violence occurring in relation to the COC filing from other Comelec offices across the country.

A total of 27 senatorial aspirants filed their COCs at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila on Thursday.

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is the only incumbent senator and first to file a COC at the Comelec main office on Thursday.


NERI Colmenares (center) is flanked by (from left) former DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Rep. Antonio Tinio, former Rep. Satur Ocampo and Atty. Josa Deinla, as he files his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator at the Commission of Elections in Intramuros, Manila on Thursday.

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