Philippine Elections 2016 - The Presidential Candidates

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The Philippine Presidential Elections

The Philippines holds its Presidential Elections every six (6) years to elect the President and Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. The incumbent President, Benigno Aquino III was elected on Monday, May 10, 2010 and assumed office on June 30, 2010. The coming Presidential Elections will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016.

The Philippine political system is a multi-party system and the traditional parties are the Nacionalista Party and the Liberal Party (the current president's party). Other political parties that may be fielding their presidential candidates include UNA (United Nationalist Alliance), NPC (Nationalist People's Coalition), and LAKAS (Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats).

The following list of Presidentiables is my own best guess based on news reports and current events.

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Mar Roxas
Mar Roxas

The Presidential Candidates

Mar Roxas (Manuel Araneta Roxas II). A former Senator, former Secretary of Transportation and Communications, and currently Secretary of Interior and Local Government. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas and the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas. He was supposed to run for President in the last 2010 Presidential Elections but eventually settled to run for Vice President to give way to partymate Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's presidential bid. Political Party: Liberal Party of the Philippines. Mar Roxas Official Website: http://www.marroxas.com/


Jojo Binay
Jojo Binay

Jojo Binay (Jejomar Cabauatan Binay, Sr). A former multi-term Mayor of Makati City, the Phillippines' financial capital. Currently Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. Political Party: United Nationalist Alliance. Jojo Binay's Facebook Page.

Manny villar
Manny villar

Manny Villar (Manuel Bamba Villar, Jr). A former House Representative representing Las Pinas-Muntinlupa and became Speaker of the House of Representatives. A former Senator and also became a Senate President. Third placer in the last 2010 Presidential Elections. Political Party: Nacionalista Party.

Chiz Escudero
Chiz Escudero

Chiz Escudero (Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero). A former House Representative from Sorsogon and an incumbent Senator of the Philippines. Political Party: Independent

Alan Peter Cayetano
Alan Peter Cayetano

Alan Peter Cayetano. A Filipino politician who is a former Councilor, Vice Mayor, and Congressman of Taguig City. He is an incumbent Senator and currently the Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines. He is the current Secretary General of the Nationalista Party.

Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos

Bongbong Marcos (Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr). Son of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos. A former Governor of Ilocos and former House Representative. Incumbent Senator of the Philippines. Political Party: Nacionalista Party.

grace poe
grace poe

Grace Poe (Mary Grace Sonora Poe Llamanzares). Adopted daughter of famous artists Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces. A former Chairperson of MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board), she is an incumbent Senator of the Philippines. Political Party: Independent.

Joseph Estrada
Joseph Estrada

Joseph Estrada. Former Philippine president who was convicted of plunder but subsequently pardoned by the then President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Currently Mayor of the City of Manila. Political Party: PMP

Loren Legarda
Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda. A journalist and currently a member of the Senate of the Philippines (Senator). Political Party: NPC


bong revilla
bong revilla

Bong Revilla (Ramon Rervilla, Jr.). A famous filipino movie actor, former Governor of Cavite and an incumbent Senator of the Philippines. Currently in jail for his involvement in the Pork Barrel Scam. Political Party: LAKAS.

Miriam Defensor Santiago
Miriam Defensor Santiago
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

Miriam Defensor Santiago. She was a former Commissioner of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Deportation ( 1988) and a former Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) (1989-1991). She is an incumbent Philippine Senator. Founder of People's Reform Party.

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Current President of the Philippines. He is barred by the Philippine Constitution from running for a second term. He is included here because of the increasing chatters on a possible Charter Change (ChaCha). Who knows, they might be able to change the Constitution to allow a president to run for a second term just in time before the 2016 presidential elections.

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George Nazareno 2 years ago

How could ramon revilla run for president when he's in jail?


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Manila Girl 2 years ago Author

Ramon Revilla has announced that he is running for the Presidency in 2016 before his incarceration. He even said it was the reason why he is being implicated in the Pork Barrel Scam.

Bong Revilla is allowed by the Philippine Constitution to run for the Presidency because he is not yet convicted of the charges against him (innocent until proven guilty).


Mj Macha 23 months ago

Please Include my favorite Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson for President.


torque(construction sound)luther 21 months ago

Yeah


Wow 16 months ago

We're you paid by Mr. Mar Roxas on this poll? :))


anonymous 8 months ago

Check you're facts okay... How come Mayor Duterte was included here???


Unknown from Germany 7 months ago

Kayong mga Pilipino ay isipin niyo ng mabuti para sa kaunlaran ng bayan at hindi puro pangurakot drugs Addition. At ang daming naghihirap ang ating bayan. AT ang Diyos ay hindi natutulog, binibigyan kayo chance at pag-isipan ng mabuti.Para sa mga tao. At bakit lumalabas ang mga Pilipino para sa ikabubuhay ng pamilya. Pagsisikap para mabuhay ang mga pamilya ang iba puro iniisip lang ang kanila. hinid iniisip na ang bayan natin.AT sa ibang bansa ay broad sa kurakot ang President ng Filipinas at matigilan ang mga kidnaper na yan.Imbis maraming magpunta sa bayan natin.Ay nawawala ang ikabubuhay ng bansa. Kasi natatakot ang mga bumibisita.Imbis magkapera kayo,ay nawawala.At dapat ay pag-isipan at alisin ang mga taong kurakot diyan. At lahat ay pinakikita sa ibang bansa.Kung gaano kabaho ang mga nakaupo diyan na matataas na hindi sila kumikilos. Ang iniisip lang ay mangurakot. Hindi kayo nahihiya na ang PIlPINAS ay ilagay sa tamamng sitwasyon at ang ganda ng FILIPINAS at huwag sirain ang NATURAL RESOURCES. AT puro lang salita kailangan ay kumilos. At lakasan ang dasal.Dasal ng dasal wala naman sa lugar.Yaan ang sinasabi NASA DIYOS ANG AWA NASA TAO ANG GAWA. AT dapat alisin ang mga taong pangungurakot at yong mga kidnaping na yan. At magtulungan kayo para sa kaunlaran ng bayan. at sa mga tao,at hidni lang sa sarili niyo. At doon niyo nakukuha ang mga resources at gamitin ang utak. We will pray for PHilippines. Mga kababayan magtulungan at hindi laging maghihinakit sa kapwa ng tao.At huwag magnanakaw yan dapat alisin at yong drugs ano wala kayong makukuha diyan.Nagiging kriminal lang kayo hindi niyo yan iniisip.

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