By G.M. Cortez, January 31 2019; Business World

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released a final list of 63 senatorial candidates in this year’s National and Local Elections (NLE).

In Comelec’s Memoramdum 19-1312 issued on Jan. 31, the poll body also named 134 party-list groups in their respective certified list.

Senator Aquilino D. Pimentel III and former senator Sergio dlR. Osmeña III are part of the list of senatorial candidates, although the Comelec has yet to decide on their disqualification cases.

Lawyer Glenn Chong, who filed one of the disqualification cases against Mr. Pimentel, is also counted as a senatorial candidate.

Reelectionists included in the list are Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Cynthia A. Villar, Nancy S. Binay, Jose Victor G. Ejercito, and Juan Edgardo S. Angara.

Former presidential spokesperson Harry L. Roque and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go are also in the roster.

In October last year, 152 filed their certificates of candidacy for senator. — G.M. Cortez