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Presidential Aspirant Rodrigo Duterte’s certificate of candidacy has been accepted by the Commission on Election (Comelec), Thursday morning.

The Comelec held a press conference on the same day for Duterte’s candidacy. Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista explained the the acceptance of Duterte’s COC is ministerial, devoid of prejudice to his pending disqualification case.

Recently, a petition has been filed seeking to disqualify the Davao City Mayor for the presidential race, questioning if he is qualified to be a substitute for Martin Diño.

Duterte will be running under the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) with vice presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.