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Marcos files SOCE after losing two presidential bets.

MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and two losing presidential candidates in the May 9 elections were among those who filed Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) on Tuesday, a day before the one-month filing period’s deadline.

Marcos Jr. filed his SOCE a day after his political party, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), filed their SOCE at the Commission on Elections-Campaign Finance Office (Comelec-CFO) in Manila’s Intramuros.

In addition to him, outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso filed SOCEs.

Marcos spent PHP623 million throughout the 90-day campaign period, while receiving PHP624 million in contributions, according to reports.

Marcos’ party, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), announced on Monday that it spent PHP247 million in the May elections.

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Dr. Jose Montemayor, both losing presidential contenders, have already filed their SOCEs.

On the other hand, two vice-presidential candidates, Dr. Willie Ong and Manny Lopez, have submitted their SOCEs.

Loren Legarda (second place with 24,264,979), Sherwin Gatchalian (fourth place with 20,535,261 votes), and Francis Escudero (sixth place with 20,535,261 votes) are the latest senatorial candidates to file their SOCEs (fifth placer, with 20,271,458 votes).

Carl Balita, former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, and Rodolfo Javellana are among the senate contenders who have filed their SOCEs.

Former national police chief Guillermo Eleazar, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, lawyer Chel Diokno, and winning senatorial bet Jinggoy Estrada were among those who had already submitted their SOCEs (12th place with 15,108,220 votes).

Under Republic Act No. 7166, also known as the Synchronized Elections Act, all winning and losing candidates, as well as political parties, are required to file SOCEs.

They have 30 days to submit their SOCE after the planned polls.

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