Opposition candidates Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III have filed their bids for president and vice president, respectively.
The tandem filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City on Wednesday., October 6
In an interview, Lacson said their tandem aims to reinstate the trust of the people in the government.
“Ability, Honesty, and Courage. The Lacson-Sotto tandem aims to restore the people’s trust in our government,” he added.
Lacson is running under the Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma (PDR), while Sotto is representing the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
Norberto Gonzales also filed on the same day his candidacy for president. He served as National Security Adviser and Department of National Defense chief during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.