Fact File: Presidential Candidates in the May 9 Elections

The official campaign period starts on February 8.
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The May 9 elections are just three months away, and as the official campaign period for national candidates starts on Feb. 8, it is the responsibility of every Filipino voter to get to know those aspiring to be the next leaders of the country.

Political analysts say that aside from knowing the background of the candidates, it's also important to scrutinize their positions on key issues and their past work in the government.

Presidential Candidates

As we begin to know our candidates more ahead of the vote, here are the most essential information about some presidential and vice presidential candidates and their stance on important issues.

De Guzman, Leody

Photo by Leody De Guzman | Facebook.

Date of Birth: July 25, 1959

Place of birth: Naujan, Oriental Mindoro

Positions held:

  • Member, Kilusang Mayo Uno (1990-1992)
  • Chair, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (1993)
  • Vice President, Asia Regional Organization of Bank, Insurance and Finance Unions (2008-present)
  • Councilor, International Council, International Center for Labor Solidarity (2012-present)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Bulig Visayas (2013-present)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, PhilRights (2018)

Position on key issues

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Lacson, Panfilo

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Date of Birth: June 1, 1948

Place of Birth: Imus, Cavite

Positions held

  • Chief, Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (1998)
  • Chief, Philippine National Police (1999-2001)
  • Senator (2001-2013, 2016-2022)

Position on key issues

Marcos, Bongbong

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Date of Birth: Sept. 13, 1957

Hometown: Batac, Ilocos Norte

Positions held

  • Vice Governor, Ilocos Norte (1980-1983)
  • Governor, Ilocos Norte (1983-1986, 1988-2007)
  • Representative, Ilocos Norte 2nd District (1992-1995, 2007-2010)
  • Senator (2010-2016)

Position on key issues

Moreno, Isko

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Date of Birth: Oct. 24, 1974

Place of Birth: Tondo, Manila

Positions held

  • City Councilor, Manila 1st District (1998-2004)
  • Vice Mayor, City Manila (2007-2016)
  • Mayor, City of Manila (2019-present)

Position on key issues

Pacquiao, Manny

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Date of Birth: Dec. 17, 1978

Hometown: General Santos City

Positions held

  • Representative, Sanggani Lone District (2010-2016)
  • Senator (2016-present)

Position on key issues

Robredo, Leni

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Date of Birth: April 23, 1965

Place of Birth: Naga City, Camarines Sur

Positions held

  • Representative, Camarines Sur 3rd District (2013-2016)
  • Vice President (2016-present)

Positions on key issues

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