Lacson and Sotto filed their COC for president and vice president, respectively, in the 2022 elections.
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for president and vice president, respectively, in the 2022 elections.
The Lacson-Sotto tandem arrived at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City, wherein the filing of certificates of candidacy for national positions was being held, at 11:00 am Wednesday.
Lacson chaired the Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma party or Partido Reporma, while Sotto was the chairperson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition.
The tandem officially announced their candidacies as president and vice-president for the 2022 national elections last September 8.
Lacson and Sotto were supported by the Partido Reporma.
According to Partido Reporma, Senator Lacson’s track record both in the Senate and in his stint as the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief from 1999 to 2001 were his best credentials in his presidential bid in the 2022 elections.
This is Senator Lacson’s second attempt at the presidency. The senator first ran in 2004, suffering a landslide defeat in the hands of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and finishing third in a five-way race.
Rappler reported that the tandem took part in an effort to unify non-administration candidates before their filing of certificates of candidacy but decided to run on their own.
Aside from the Lacson-Sotto tandem, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president without a running mate.
According to the former senator, no one has filed for vice president under his party, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).