This year, the Philippines has a great number of aspirants for the top posts in the National Elections on May 2016. One of them claims to be an “alien” ambassador.
The month of October marks the beginning of the election season in the Philippines. It is the month when politicians and those aspiring to be would file their certificates declaring their candidacy.
According to Bloomberg, there are 130 people who intend to become President, 19 aspire to become vice president and 172 hope to get a seat in the Senate for the 2016 elections. However, one is taking his campaign out of this world…quite, literally.
Quartz reports that Allan Gonzaga Carreon claims to be backed by aliens to run for the top post. He calls himself an “intergalactic space ambassador.”
Carreon is currently a waiter at fast-food chain Wendy’s. He said that he was summoned by aliens to become President. Carreon claims he communicates with the third kind through the Internet.
In his Facebook account, he has a photo of aliens and he mentions in his post that there will be a destruction of humanity and a plague that will hit the nations.
His platform hopes to end corruption in the country, establish a wireless fidelity across the nation, settle the national territorial waters of the country and to not sell the lands of the Philippines.
Another hopeful is Romeo John Ygona, a a minister from the Northern part of the Philippines, who wants to be named “Archangel Lucifer” on the ballot. Meanwhile, a lawyer named Ely Pamatong promises to defend the Philippine territories from China as he burned its flag before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
The principal candidates for Presidency are cabinet secretary Mar Roxas, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe, and Senator Miriam Defensor- Santiago. Current President Noynoy Aquino will end his term next year and is not eligible for re-election.
COMELEC told The Philippine Star that they don’t deny citizens “the right to file” for candidacy as the Philippines is a democratic country.
The COMELEC is set to review the applications of the aspiring candidates and will release an official list by December 10.