MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and two losing presidential candidates in the…
6 of 10 presidential bets have been filed with SOCE.
Six of the presidential candidates in the May 9 polls have already submitted their respective Statements of Contributions and Expenditures, including President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (SOCEs).
Former Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso was the most last presidential candidate to file his SOCE as of Wednesday afternoon, the one-month reporting deadline.
Senator Panfilo Lacson, Dr. Jose Montemayor, Vice President Leni Robredo, and senator Manny Pacquiao were among the other candidates who had already submitted their SOCE.
Labor leader Leody de Guzman, businessman Faisal Mangondato, former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, and former national security adviser Norberto Gonzales are among the presidential contenders who have yet to register their SOCE.
Dr. Willie Ong, Lito Atienza, Senate President Tito Sotto, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Walden Bello, and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte are the vice presidential candidates that have filed their SOCEs so far.
According to her SOCE, the presidential daughter has spent all of the PHP216.19 million in campaign contributions she received.
Her political organization, the Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats, provided PHP136.6 million in-kind contributions, with another PHP79.58 million in-kind donations coming from other sources.
Candidates for president and vice president are allowed to spend PHP10 per registered voter under the law, but other candidates are limited to PHP3 per registered voter.
During the campaign, independent candidates are allowed to spend PHP5 for each registered voter.
Loren Legarda, Sherwin Gatchalian, Chiz Escudero, Mark Villar, Alan Peter Cayetano, Jinggoy Estrada, and Robin Padilla are the victorious senate candidates who have submitted their SOCEs.