Facebook user Daniel Sarte shares his observation of the nuisance candidates: “I see it as a cry of desperation (most are just normal citizens who want concrete and visible positive change.)” Indeed, a few seem to just want to improve the lives of their countrymen, such as an old man named Alejandro Ignacio. Upon filing his COC, Ignacio spoke to the media thus: “I believe nobody can solve this problem except an ordinary citizen like me, because I am very clean and honest to run the government… I am appealing to all media: Please help me to stand alone, to protect 100 million Filipinos now suffering in hunger and poverty.”
A senatorial aspirant, on the other hand, seems to have a concrete solution for poverty. Vicente Turing wants to give salaries to children from the newborn to those aged 18.
61-year-old Romeo Plasquita, on the other hand, has specific reforms in mind. A retired police officer, he claims he hasn’t received any retirement pay. He wants to reform the pension system of the PNP.