In a Rappler interview published in April 2012, he said that "Let me be honest, candid, yet factual about it. I would be very interested in seeking a higher office in 2016 for the simple reason that I’m halfway through my last term."
Former Senator and Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson (Independent)
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas acknowledged him qualified to run in for president, but there have been no talks on the latter joining the Liberal Party. Despite of this, he said he is “color blind” to politics and would rather focus on rehabilitating areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda.
Asked in an interview on radio DZBB if he is going to run for president, he said he is not closing his doors and “There’s a saying, ‘Never say never,’ so maybe.”
His mother, Ilocos Norte Representative and former First Lady Imelda Marcos revealed he wants him to run so he can follow the footsteps and continue the legacy of his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos. She also added that he is fit for the position because "… He has an impressive track record and a good vision for the country."
In January 2013, then House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Lakas-CMD vice-chairman, said that their party is likely considering him to be their candidate. Revilla later revealed that he is open to running for president and his involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam (PDAF scam) would not affect his political ambition.
His wife, Senator Cynthia Villar, did not rule the possibility of him running for president again, saying "You know, for Manny, presidency is destiny for him after 2010. He said if it’s meant for you, then it will come. If not, then it won’t come."
He enjoys the support of several netizens who laud his performance, especially on maintaining peace and order but he was quick to shrug off calls for him to run as President, saying he is not qualified for higher public office.
Pangilinan, chairman of utility companies PLDT and Meralco and of TV5, is claimed as a "dark horse" by political analysts. The businessman later commented on the rumors that he would seek an elective position, saying "there is no political blood that runs through my veins. I believe I can serve our people better some other way.” He also said his decision was “final” amid encouragement from various sectors that he would make a great president, given his “technocratic skills.”
Her surprising first place finish in the 2013 Senate election made her a likely contender for the presidency but she dismissed any plans of running, saying she was not considering "anything higher at this point."
In the news program Bandila’s segment where a guest is asked to answer only “yes” or “no,” he was asked if he would run for vice president in 2016 and responded by saying "Let’s just say yes, I will run. As for what position, I will abide by the Nacionalista Party."
In an oath-taking ceremony of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino members in November 2012, he compared himself to his father, former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. He said his father describes him as a copycat, saying he also became San Juan mayor, senator and even best actor. But after noting that his father’s election to the vice presidency, he said "It’s up to you what will happen next."
Despite being implicated in the PDAF scam, he believes critics cannot rule him out as a possible vice presidential candidate and still has the machinery and support to run a campaign.
On April 2, 2013, Lingayen-Dagupan archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz has asked her camp to clarify reports of her plans on running for the vice presidency because he heard of her political plans from "credible sources within the administration." Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda denied rumors of her vice presidential candidacy and alluded to Cruz as a "rumormonger".
In her talk show, Aquino & Abunda Tonight, she said the possibility of her candidacy has "never been discussed" and added that "it’s (the election) is not yet my time."
Speculations arose that he might replace his son, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, as Binay’s running mate due to the former’s involvement in the PDAF scam but he quickly dismissed the rumor, saying he will retire from politics in 2016.
He revealed his intention to run for vice president in 2016 in an interview at GMA, but later backtracked when he said "No, it’s not possible yet. I’m not old enough." because he will only be 37 years old during the elections – 3 years short of the constitutional age requirement of 40.
Vice President Binay’s visit to Batangas in February 2014 fueled speculation that she might be his running mate. In a later interview, he finally admitted to considering her as his vice-presidential candidate. However, her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, said she is not planning to run for a higher position and might retire from politics instead.
A Facebook page calling support for one more term for Aquino was launched, despite the constitutional prohibition for presidential re-election. On August 13, 2014, Aquino confirms that he is open to the possibility of running again as President in 2016 if a constitutional amendment is successful. Mar Roxas supported the idea of Aquino running for re-election; Jejomar Binay said that he is willing to run against Aquino if it comes to that.
Binay suggested that in light of the Liberal Party's bets under-performing in the surveys, he has presented himself as a possible nominee. The Liberals rebuffed at the idea, saying that they will only nominate somebody who will continue Aquino's programs. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has suggested of running against Binay if he becomes the Liberal's standard bearer and abandons the United Nationalist Alliance.