The Commission on Election (Comelec) draft ballot has listed 8 aspirants for President in the May 9 election.
Other than the five known candidates — Jejomar BInay, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor-Santiago – three others were included in the initial list:
Romel “Mel” Mendoza
Dante “Don Dan” Valencia
Mendoza is the presidential candidate of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, the party of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.
Señeres, a lawyer and former ambassador, is running under the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka. He is now a congressman representing the party-list group OFW Family Club.
Valencia is an independent candidate.