LIST: Celebrities vying for local posts in 2022 elections


The month of October was kicked off with the certificate of candidacy filing for 2022 polls.

During the week-long filing, familiar faces were spotted submitting their certificates, making the switch from showbiz to politics. 

Here are the television personalities vying for different local posts for next year’s elections: 

Lucy Torres Gomez 

Leyte 4th District Representative is switching places with her husband, current Ormoc mayor Richard Gomez. 

On October 6, Lucy filed her COC for Ormoc city mayor. 

Richard Gomez 

Incumbent Ormoc mayor accompanied his wife as she submitted her COC. He has also filed as the 4th District Representative of Leyte. 

Javi Benitez

Actor Javi Benitez filed his COC for mayor of Victorias City, Negros Occidental on October 1. 

Ejay Falcon

The actor has officially filed his candidacy as vice governor of Oriental Mindoro. 

Richard Yap

Richard Yap will be trying his luck at politics once more as he runs for Cebu city 1st District representative 

Imelda Papin

Veteran singer and vice governor of Camarines Sur will be gunning for the the position of governor in next year’s election. 

Sharifa Akeel 

Former beauty queen and wife of congressman Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu is seeking the gubernatorial seat in Sultan Kudarat. 

Jhong Hilario 

The dancer-actor is seeking reelection as a councilor in Makati city.

Claudine Barretto

The actress will be running as a councilor under the local slate of talent manager Arnold Vegafria in Olongapo city. 

Angelu De Leon 

Under the slate of Pasig mayor Vico Sotto, the actress will be running as a councilor in the city. 

Bobby Andrews

The actor has filed his COC for councilor in Quezon city. 

Nash Aguas

The former child actor will be running for councilor in Cavite city. 

Arjo Atayde

The multi-awarded actor and civic leader filed his certificate of candidacy for congressman of the first district of Quezon City on October 8. 

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