The circus comes to town
I have no doubt that all the six aspiring senatoriables will eventually get disaqualified for the usual reason: They do not have the capacity to mount a national campaign. I am sure that is a perfectly valid reason. But it doesn't put a stop to the cycle.
One of the six candidates said he was running because God told him to. In fact, he said God assured him that he will emerge sixth in the senatorial elections. Perhaps he is truly a virtuous man because I think a more logical question to ask God would be "what are the lucky numbers in the next Lotto draw?"
Another one announced his platform: to make the Philippines a state of the United States. This is actually not new as we've had a number of these loonies advocating the same thing before. And as if to prove that he is the right person to make the pitch, he spoke in what he thought was American English. Oh sure, he got the accent down pat. Too bad his grammar really sucked.
The others displayed similar symptoms of insanity. Either they were in speaking terms with God or they claimed to be direct descendants of this or that national hero.
I don't think it is fair to begrudge anyone the right to run for elective posts, particularly since it does seem that given the current crop of leaders in our country, the current standards are undoubtedly dismal. But having a crop of unqualified candidates is one thing, having a roost of certified cuckoos is another.
And these are the amateurs. Hang on for the professionals.