Celebrity-politicians in 2016


On May 9, 2016, several celebrity-politicians are running for national and local posts. Banking on their popularity in the showbiz scene, some of them are seeking re-election while others are trying their luck for the first time. Although small in number compared to the total number of candidates, they tend to get more attention in TV and other media by virtue of their celebrity status. Political analysts say the phenomenon of celebrity-politicians indicates the weakness of the political party system in the Philippines. 

Here are the celebrity-politicians who will run in the May 9 elections: