Comelec releases partial list of senatorial candidates for 2019 polls

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Posted at Jan 26 2019 10:35 AM | Updated as of Jan 26 2019 03:40 PM

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) released Saturday a partial list of 76 senatorial candidates for the 2019 midterm elections.

The poll body said it was still resolving cases against 13 senatorial aspirants.

"The following are the last remaining names of persons who have filed Certificates of Candidacy for the position of Senator. Note that there are 13 names included in this list which are still pending finality," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told reporters as he released the partial list.

The 13 candidates who have pending cases are:
ALBA, ALBERT
ANSULA, ERNESTO
ARPA, HUSSAYIN
DAVID, RIZALITO
DE ALBAN, ANGELO
ENCARNACION, ALEXANDER
GEROY, GEREMY
ILIW ILIW, WILLIAM
JAVELONA, JOSEFA
MARQUEZ, NORMAN
MERANO, ROLANDO
NAVAL, FRANK
NEGAPATAN, ERIC

Noticeably absent from the list were re-electionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and former senator Sergio Osmeña III.

Pimentel's last term?

Two cases were filed against Pimentel, arguing he could no longer run for another term.

The petitioners — lawyers Ferdinand Topacio and Glenn Chong — claimed Pimentel is on his second and last term, having assumed the post in 2011 after winning his election protest against Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Osmeña's offenses

The Comelec’s campaign finance office, meanwhile, sought the perpetual disqualification of Osmeña for twice failing to submit his campaign expense reports in 2010 and 2016.

Conrado Generoso, former spokesperson of the Malacañang committee that drafted a version of a federal constitution, is also protesting the Comelec’s decision to include him on its list of nuisance candidates.

The Comelec has yet to categorically say if it has already junked the petitions against Pimentel and Osmeña.

Last year, Comelec officials said the final list would be out by December 15, but pushed the release date to the latter part of the month to give the poll body more time to tackle unresolved petitions.

Below is the partial list of candidates for senator in the 2019 midterm elections:

ABEJO, VANGIE
AFUANG, ABNER
AGUILAR, FREDDIE
ALBA, ALBERT
ALBANI, SHARIFF
ALEJANO, GARY
ALFAJORA, RICHARD
ALUNAN, RAFFY
ANGARA, EDGARDO SONNY
ANSULA, ERNESTO
AQUINO, BENIGNO BAM
ARCEGA, GERALD
ARELLANO, ERNESTO
ARIAS, MARCELINO
ARPA, HUSSAYIN
AUSTRIA, BERNARD
BALDEVARONA, BALDE
BINAY, NANCY
BONG REVILLA, RAMON JR
CACERES, JESUS
CASIÑO, TOTI
CAYETANO, PIA
CHAVEZ, MELCHOR
CHONG, GLENN
COLMENARES, NERI
DAVID, RIZALITO
DE ALBAN, ANGELO
DE GUZMAN, KA LEODY
DELA ROSA, BATO
DIOKNO, CHEL
EJERCITO, ESTRADA JV
ENCARNACION, ALEXANDER
ENRILE, JUAN PONCE
ESCUDERO, AGNES
ESTRADA, JINGGOY
FRANCISCO, ELMER
GADDI, CHARLIE
GADON, LARRY
GENEROSO, GEN PEDERALISMO
GEROY, GEREMY
GO, BONG GO
GUIGAYUMA, JUNBERT
GUTOC, SAMIRA
HILBAY, PILO
ILIW ILIW, WILLIAM
JANGAO, BFG ABRAHAM
JAVELLANA, RJ
JAVELONA, JOSEFA
LAPID, LITO
MACALINTAL, MACAROMY
MALLILLIN, EMILY
MANGONDATO, FAISAL
MANGUDADATU, DONG
MANICAD, JIGGY
MARCOS, IMEE
MARQUEZ, NORMAN
MATULA, JOSE SONNY
MENIANO, LUTHER
MERANO, ROLANDO
MONTAÑO, ALLAN
NALLIW, JOAN SHEELAH
NAVAL, FRANK
NEGAPATAN, ERIC
ONG, DOC WILLIE
OSMEÑA, SERGE
PADILLA, DADO
PIMENTEL, KOKO
POE, GRACE
ROLEDA, DAN KAIBIGAN
ROQUE, HARRY "SPOX"
ROXAS, MAR
SAHIDULLA, LADY ANN
TAÑADA, LORENZO ERIN TAPAT
TOLENTINO, FRANCIS
VALDES, BUTCH
VILLAR, CYNTHIA