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.
The candidate's top priorities if elected to office, tracked against previous promises and accomplishments, if any
Thrust towards federalism and people empowerment
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
The candidate's top five accomplishments and contributions for the last 15 years or so
Serapio was appointed to several consultancy posts in the Aquino administration.
Serapio practiced law, specializing in cross-border transactions between Japan and the Philippines, for numerous years