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Nora Aunor Files For Arts Party-List Representative

Nora Aunor Files For Arts Party-List Representative
Actress Nora Aunor files her certificate of nomination and acceptance as representative for the National Organization for Responsive Advocacies for the Arts or NORAA party-list at the Commission on Elections’ set up at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City on Oct. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Comelec
Several showbiz personalities, including Philippine cinema’s “Superstar” Nora Aunor, filed their respective certificates of candidacy (COC) and of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for local and national posts in the upcoming May 2022 elections.

The Comelec set the filing of COCs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8.

Aunor filed her CONA as representative for the National Organization for Responsive Advocacies for the Arts (NORAA) party-list.

Actor Robin Padilla filed his COC for senator. He said he entered politics after sensing that his service to the Filipino people and the country is highly needed in these trying times.

Meanwhile, actor Arjo Atayde is running for representative of Quezon City’s first district. He filed his COC at the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros, Manila with his mother, actress Sylvia Sanchez, and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Television host and actress Karla Estrada filed her CONA as third nominee for Tingog Sinirangan party-list at the Harbor Garden Tent of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City. 

Actress Mocha Uson also filed hers under the Mothers for Change party-list. Together with second nominee beauty queen Michelle Gumabao, they aim to represent single mothers in the country.

Another beauty queen, Shamcey Supsup, filed her CONA under ARTE party-list, which aims to represent the retail of fashion textile, tradition, events, entertainment and the creative sector in the House of Representatives.

Actress Claudine Barretto will be running for councilor in Olongapo City under the local slate led by talent manager Arnold Vegafria, who is eyeing the mayoral position. 

Based on various reports, other artists who earlier filed their COCs seeking government posts are:

• Herbert Bautista for senator
• Bobby Andrews as councilor in Quezon City’s fourth district
• Angelu de Leon as councilor in Pasig’s second district
• Ejay Falcon as vice governor of Oriental Mindoro
• Former child actor Nash Aguas as councilor in Cavite’s first district
• Yul Servo as vice mayor of Manila City
• Jolo Revilla as representative of Cavite’s first district
• Javi Benitez as mayor of Victorias City in Negros Occidental
• Richard Yap as representative of the first district of Cebu City
• Arci Muñoz as councilor in Cainta, Rizal
• Alma Moreno as councilor in Parañaque City
• Dennis Padilla as councilor in Caloocan’s second district
•  Anjo Yllana as representative of Camarines Sur’s fourth district
• Former professional basketball player Alvin Patrimonio as mayor of Cainta, Rizal
• Singer and incumbent Vice Gov. Imelda Papin as Camarines Sur governor
• Basketball player James Yap as councilor in San Juan City
• Aiko Melendez as councilor in Quezon City
• Jomari Yllana as councilor in Parañaque City 
• Beauty queen Sharifa Akeel-Mangudadatu as Sultan Kudarat governor
• Tom Rodriguez as first nominee of party-list group Anak Maharlikang Pilipino, which claims to advocate for rights of construction workers
• Jason Abalos as provincial board member of the second istrict of Nueva Ecija
• Jhong Hilario as councilor in Makati City 
• Lou Veloso as councilor in Makati City 
• Anjo Yllana as representative of the fourth district of Camarines Sur 
• Singer and beauty queen Ali Forbes as councilor in Quezon City
• Lucy Torres-Gomez as mayor of Ormoc City 
• Richard Gomez as representative of the fourth district of Leyte
• Angelica Jones as representative of the third district of Laguna 
• Alex Castro as vice governor of Bulacan 
• Vandolph Quizon as councilor in  Parañaque City
• Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as president
• Vice President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as vice president
• Jinggoy Estrada as senator 
• Broadcaster Raffy Tulfo as senator
• Manuel Monsour del Rosario III as senator
• Broadcaster and former vice president Noli de Castro as senator