Showbiz personalities join the election frenzy

Pinoy Celebrities in politicsA number of Pinoy celebrities has filed Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) this week, laying bare their political aspirations in the coming May 2016 elections.  Entertainers seeking government position is not new in Philippine politics.  Didn’t one even made it to Malacanang?  We list down actors, musicians and sports personalities who are running for political office next year. It is up to the voters if their popularity will help them win a political seat.

National level:
Actor Edu Manzano: Senator
Actor Alma Moreno: Senator
Actor Isko Moreno: Senator
Actor Tito Sotto: Senator
Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Senator

Local level:
Actor Joseph Estrada: Re-election Mayor, Manila
Actor Herbert Bautista: Re-election Mayor, Quezon City
Actor Roderick Paulate: Re-election Councilor, 2nd district Quezon City
Actor Alfred Vargas: Councilor, 2nd district of Quezon City
Actor/Dancer Jhong Hilario: Councilor, Makati
Actress Charee Pineda: Re-election Councilor, Valenzuela City
Singer Lance Reymundo: Councilor, San Juan
Singer Ericka Villongco: Councilor, San Juan
Actor Vandolph Quizon: Councilor, Paranaque
Actor Jomari Ylana: Councilor, Paranaque 1st district
Actor Ronnie Rickets: Representative, Muntinlupa
Actress Daisy Reyes: Re-election Councilor, Pateros
Actor Alex Castro: Provincial Board member, Bulacan
Actor Jolo Revilla: Re-election Vice Governor, Cavite
Actress Vilma Santos: Congresswoman, Batangas
Actress Andrea del Rosario: Vice Mayor, Calatagan, Batangas
Actor ER Ejercito: Governor, Laguna
Actor Monsour Del Rosario, Re-election Councilor, Makati
Singer Imelda Papin: Congresswoman, Camarines Sur
Actress Lani Mercado: Mayor, Bacoor, Cavite
Actress Angelica Jones: Governor, Laguna
Singer Rico J. Puno: Councilor, Makati CIty
Actor Daniel Fernando: Re-election Vice Governor, Bulacan
Actor Richard Gomez: Mayor, Ormoc City
Singer Roselle Nava: Re-election Councilor, Paranaque
Comedian Inday Garutay: Councilor, San Juan

This is an incomplete list.  Please feel free to let us know the names we missed.

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