Today marks the first day of the filing of #Eleksyon2016 Certificates of Candidacy (or CoC, although it's entirely unrelated to that other CoC our girlfriends love to hate) for aspiring local and national government posts.
Amid the throng of established candidates, there are a handful of hopefuls who make us scratch our heads when it comes to their motives for running. The sadder thing is that this has become a regular thing (remember Eddie Gil?).
The filing of COCs for the 2016 national elections starts today. 🎪 Welcome to the circus! 🃏🎩🎭🎡🎠— Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) October 12, 2015
The Commission on Elections usually tag them as nuisance candidates, but we honestly think the label is too tedious for these (sideshow) "candidates."
Below are a few of them!
THE THINGS CANDIDATES DO FOR ATTENTION VOTES
The controversial lawyer is at it again, after failed presidential bids in 2004 and 2010. Here is Ely Pamatong with his latest stunt before filing yet another CoC:
COC FILING FASHION
A couple of presidential hopefuls kick things off in the Best Dressed category:
Ephraim Defiño to file COC at COMELEC. He is running for president. pic.twitter.com/5l0BceuZCQ— robert mano (@robertmanodzmm) October 11, 2015
ASPIRANTS WHO REPRESENT THE FUNNY (AND AT THE SAME TIME TRAGIC) SIDE OF PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS
Sel Hope Kang, 1st female aspirant to file COC for president. pic.twitter.com/nqNbjp97Yg— R-A. Dioquino (@AicaDioquino) October 12, 2015
— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) October 12, 2015Continue reading below ↓
THE PINOY MOTORIST COMMUNITY WAS WELL-REPRESENTED
Freddiesher Llamas - tricycle driver
Alejandro Ignacio - taxi driver
Armando Cortez - armored van driver
(4) As of 12 noon, senatorial candidates who filed their COCs were: Rep. Neri Colmenares and Armando Cortez | @charinaclarisse— Manila Bulletin News (@manila_bulletin) October 12, 2015
In fairness, these three somewhat understand the plight of daily motorists and the dread of local traffic.
KRIS AQUINO'S 'HUSBAND'
And then there's this... (We really don't know what to call him.)
Daniel Magtira on Kris Aquino, "Asawa po." He hopes she guests him on her show. And to spend Christmas with her. pic.twitter.com/vNRzwqPzWR— R-A. Dioquino (@AicaDioquino) October 12, 2015Continue reading below ↓
Daniel Magtira, after being disqualified a number of times in the past, is once again running for senator, vowing to fight for equality and the Constitution.
Senatorial aspirant Daniel Magtira renders a song dedicated to his "wife," Kris Aquino. pic.twitter.com/DnUQGvaBcn— R-A. Dioquino (@AicaDioquino) October 12, 2015
So, if ever Magtira wins, does that mean Krissy levels up from Presidential Sister to First Lady?
BIN-GO ISN'T THE PROUDEST TANDEM NAME
Oh wait, we think this tandem's dead serious...