10 ‘nuisance’ candidates running for President in 2016

Today is the first day of filing of the Certificate of Candidacy and Filipino citizens are expecting to see big names such as Mar Roxas, Grace Poe and Rodrigo Duterte who announced recently that he will not run as President.

Under the constitution anyone can run for public office, however, Commission of Elections was swarmed not by established politicians but common people who are dubbed as “nuisance” presidential candidates for 2016 National elections.

Here are some of them:

1.  Atty. Elly Pamatong

The veteran “nuisance” candidate Atty. Elly Pamatong once again filed CoC for his dream to be the next President. He promised that he will claim all the lost territories of the country to China.

Photo credit to Elly Pamatong fanpage

2. Sel Hope Kang

Sel Hope Kang is a 37-year-old woman who claims that she was an honor graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman wants to be the third female president of the country.

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Photo credits to Inquirer.net

3. Arsenio Dimaya

Arsenio Dimaya, 67 yrs old to run for president.

Photo credits to Manila Bulletin

4. Rizalito David

Rizalito David, who wants Sen. Grace Poe disqualified, will run for president.

Photo credit to Manila Bulletin

5. Esmeraldo Reyes

Esmeraldo Reyes aims to run as president and one of his platforms is to give senior citizens P12,000.


6. Sultan Muhammad Issa

Presidential bet Sultan Muhammad Issa wants to build a sultanate that would match China.

(Photo via DJ Placido)

7. Leonardo Bula

Leonardo Bula, who hails from Cavite, is 17th to file COC for president.

(Photo via Dexter Ganibe)

8. Ferdinand Jose Pijao

Ferdinand Jose Pijao, who hails from Ilocos, is 12th to file COC for president.

(Photo via Dexter Ganibe)

9. Alejandro Ignacio

76-year-old taxi driver Alejandro Ignacio is 18th to file COC for president.He said he will save and protect the Filipinos. He also accuses Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of violating the constitution. 

(Photo via Christian Esguerra)

10. Freddie Esher Llamas

Tricycle driver Freddie Esher Llamas files COC for president.

photo credit to ANC

Meanwhile, here’s the partial list of President and Vice President candidates who filed their CoC today (October 12, 2015)

For President:

Augusto Syjuco Jr.

Elly Pamatong

Ephraim Defiño

David Alimorong

Ralph Masloff

Jejomar Binay

Camilo Sabio

Freddiesher Llamas

Danilo Lihaylihay

Adolfo Inductivo

Sel Hope Kang

Ferdinand Jose Pijao

Ramon Concepcion

Ferdinand Fortes

Eric Negapatan

Gerald Arcega

Leonardo Bulabula

Alejandro Ignacio

Arsemio Dimaya

Arturo Reyes

Rizalito David

Esmeraldo Reyes

For Vice President:

Gregorio Honasan

Myrna Mamon

Albert Alba