But how do we choose who to vote? Do we watch their campaign adds and simply base our votes there? Or have you watched the past three presidential debates? I did!
So let's get to know our presidential candidates.
Before that thou, please check this. Got this from one of the blogs I use to read. credits to the owner. link of the blog is below the picture.
Jejomar "Jojo" Cabauatan Binay, Sr.
(born November 11, 1942) is the fifteenth Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines under President Benigno S. Aquino III and is one of five remaining candidates in the 2016 Philippines presidential election.
He went to the University of the Philippines Diliman for college and graduated in 1962 with a degree in Political Science.He continued on to the UP College of Law and graduated in 1967 then passed the bar examinations in 1968. He got a master's degree from the University of Sto. Tomas in 1980 and a master's degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines.
He was appointed by former President Corazon Aquino as officer-in-charge of Makati City from 1986-1987. After his assignment, he was elected as Makati City mayor from 1988-1998. During this term, he acted as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman from 1990 to 1991. In 2001, he was reelected as mayor until the end of his term in 2010. He resigned as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and as Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers in June 22, 2015.
Binay is a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which is a coalition between the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipinoand the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan. It was founded as an electoral alliance in 2012, and later became an official political party in 2014.
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Binay: Higher economic growth
Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte
He was (born March 28, 1945), nicknamed Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayandescent. Duterte is among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been mayor of Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, for 7 terms, totalling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor and congressman in the city. Known for his zero-tolerance policies against criminals, he earned the nickname "The Punisher"
|Date of Birth:||September 3, 1968|
|Husband:||Teodoro Misael Vera Llamanzares|
|Father:||Ronald Allan Kelley Poe aka Fernando Poe, Jr.|
|Mother:||Jesusa Sonora Poe aka Susan Roces|
|Children:||Brian, 23 | Hanna, 16 | Nikka, 11|
Education: Ateneo de Manila University, University of Pennsylvania,Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Initially one of the leading contenders in the 2010 presidential election, he slid down to become a vice-presidential candidate in order to make way for fellow Senator Benigno Aquino III, who eventually won. He was defeated by MakatiMayor Jejomar Binay of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) by the narrowest margin in the history of the Fifth Republic. However, Roxas filed an electoral protest with the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal. On June 7, 2011, President Aquino appointed Roxas as the new Secretary of Transportation and Communications to replace outgoing Secretary Jose de Jesus, and he took office on July 4, 2011.Afterwards, on August 31, 2012, President Aquino nominated him as Secretary of Interior and Local Government, replacingJesse Robredo, who died in a plane crash.
Roxas is the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party for the 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines. On July 31, 2015, at an event dubbed as "A Gathering of Friends", he was officially endorsed by President Benigno Aquino III to continue the present administration's reforms, collectively dubbed Daang Matuwid ("straight path"). In the presence of their political allies at Club Filipino, where Roxas had announced his decision to withdraw from the 2010 presidential election to give way for Aquino's presidential bid in 2010, Roxas formally accepted his party's nomination. On August 3, 2015, Roxas officially tendered his resignation as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in order to focus on his presidential campaign.