VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
8. SERAPIO, CARLOS
KATIPUNAN NG KAMALAYANG KAYUMANGGI

Carlos G. Serapio, 72, is a lawyer running for vice president under the Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi Party. He specializes in cross-border transactions between Japan and the Philippines in his legal practice and served numerous consultancy posts under the Aquino administration’s Office of the President.

He is campaigning on a platform of establishing a federal system of government and addressing the pandemic.

Serapio, who says he was arrested during the Martial Law regime of late ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, also works with labor and Christian movements.

Platform and Policy
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The candidate's top priorities if elected to office, tracked against previous promises and accomplishments, if any

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System of government
 
COVID-19 response
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Thrust towards federalism and people empowerment
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Push for localized, particularly indigenous, approaches to treating symptoms, such as the disproven 'suob' method and virgin coconut oil

The World Health Organization in 2020 warned that, in addition to being an ineffective treatment for COVID-19, ‘suob’ or inhaling salt water steam may be harmful and cause burn injury

Meanwhile, the Department of Science and Technology in January 2022 said it would seek approval from the local Food and Drug Administration for the use of virgin coconut oil for mild COVID-19; No such approval has been granted as of this writing
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Major Accomplishments
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The candidate's top five accomplishments and contributions for the last 15 years or so


Public Office

Serapio was appointed to several consultancy posts in the Aquino administration.


Office of the Executive Secretary of President Benigno Aquino
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Consultant Position
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Term over
Lead of Consultant Pool Office of the Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs
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Consultant Position
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Term over
National Coastwatch Center – Office of the President
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Consultant Position
Local Government of Catanghalan, Obando, Bulacan
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Councilman

Private Sector

Serapio practiced law, specializing in cross-border transactions between Japan and the Philippines, for numerous years


Serapio & De Castro Law Offices
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Lawyer
Magnificat Cenacle Movement Pueblo Amante de Maria – Matriological Society
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Lay Apostolate
United Nations Development Programme Local Democracy Project in Asia
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Consultant
USAID Inventory and Database Project for the Court of Tax Appeals
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Project Manager
Actions and/or Proceedings
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Actions and/or proceedings pending against or resolved in courts or tribunals involving the candidate, based on publicly available information

Pending Actions and/or Proceedings
Subject Matter Relevant Dates Potential Liability Status
Alleged inciting to sedition case, co-accused with Secretary Salvador Enriquez ( former DBM and Finance Secretary of President Fidel Ramos, Roy Señeres (ambassador and then representative) and General Fortunato Abat. 2004 Civil and criminal penalties Case still pending; Serapio remains the only accused still alive
Resolved Actions and/or Proceedings
Subject Matter Relevant Dates Accrued Liability Status
Warrantless and summary arrests during Martial Law era 1978 and 1980 Civil and criminal penalties Released both time
Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth
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Also known as SALN, this document is a declaration of one's personal finances. Philippine Law requires the SALN to be submitted by all public officials and employees to the Ombudsman. Public officials and employees may opt to voluntarily disclose their SALN to the public.

Given he is not serving in any official government capacity in this administration, Serapio is not required to disclose his SALN per the rules of the Civil Service Commission. His earlier SALNs as a consultant of the Aquino administration’s Office of the President are not available publicly as of this writing.
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Campaign Details
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Key details about the candidate's campaign

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Running mate of Faisal Mangondato under Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi

Party History:
Christian Nationalist Union
secretary-general
Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi, member
2021-present
Major Donors
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Candidate's major donors and campaign funding sources

There is no publicly available information on this matter at this time. Requested information from the candidate was not provided.
Major Advocacies
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The candidate's top advocacies in the last 15 years or so

There is no publicly available information on this matter at this time. Requested information from the candidate was not provided.
Personal Details
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Basic information on the candidate's family, background and work experience

Name to appear on the ballot: SERAPIO, CARLOS
Full Name: Carlos Gelacio. Serapio
Birthdate: April 11, 1950 (72 years old as of election day)
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Languages Spoken: Filipino, English
Parents:
Manuel Serapio (father), former judge
Grace Gelacio Serapio (mother)
Jose Serapio (grandfather), former first governor-general of Bulacan
Siblings:
Manuel Serapio Jr. (brother), doctor
Baby Serapio (sister)
Leilani Serapio (sister)
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Education:

•LLB,University of the Philippines, 1975

•AB Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University, 1970

Work Experience:

•Serapio & de Castro Law Offices

•Office of the Executive Secretary of President Benigno Aquino – Lead of Consultant Pool

•Office of the Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs – Consultant

•National Coastwatch Center – Office of the President – Consultant

•United Nations Development Programme Local Democracy Project in Asia – Consultant

•USAID Inventory and Database Project for the Court of Tax Appeals -Project Manager

•Author, Christianism: A Philosophical Guide to Political Praxis

•Chair and operator, LABAN Poll Watching Operations Center (1978)