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Thursday, September 26, 2013

COMELEC Resolution No. 9783

RESOLUTION No. 9783

Supplemental Guidelines for the Implementation of Resolution No. 9739, "In the Matter of Collecting the Shares of Barangays to Augment the Funds to be Used for the Conduct of the 2013 Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections"
(Promulgated:  September 26, 2013)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Resolution No. 9414 - Effects of Acceptance of Nomination

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Intramuros, Manila

 
IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 9366 PROMULGATED 21 FEBRUARY 2012, PARTICULARLY SECTION 3, RULE 4 THEREOF
SIXTO S. BRILLANTES, JR.
RENE V. SARMIENTO
LUCENITO N. TAGLE
ARMANDO C. VELASCO
ELIAS R. YUSOPH
CHRISTIAN ROBERT S. LIM
Chairman
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner

Promulgated:  April 27, 2012

RESOLUTION No. 9414

 This pertains to Comelec Resolution No. 9366 promulgated on 21 February 2012, entitled "Rules and Regulations governing the 1.) Filing of Petitions for Registration; 2.) Filing of Manifestation of Intent to Participate; 3.) Submission of Names of Nominees; and 4.) Filing of Disqualification Cases Against Nominees of Party-List Groups or Organizations participating under the Party-list System of Representation in connection with the 13 May 2013 National and Local Elections, and subsequent elections thereafter," particularly Section 3, Rule 4 thereof.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Resolution No. 9387 - Guideline on the Release, Distribution and Regeneration of the Voters' ID Cards

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Manila

GUIDELINES ON THE RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION AND REGENERATION OF THE VOTERS’ IDENTIFICATION CARDS
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x
BRILLANTES, Sixto, Jr. S.
SARMIENTO, Rene V.
TAGLE, Lucenito N.
VELASCO, Armando C.
YUSOPH, Elias R.
LIM, Christian Robert S.
LAGMAN, Augusto C.
Chairman
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner

RESOLUTION No. 9387
(Promulgated 13, 2012)

WHEREAS, the Commission is mandated under Section 25 of RA 8189 to adopt a design for the voter's identification card to be issued to registered voters which shall serve as a document for their identification;

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Resolution No. 9380 - Reconstituting the Membership of the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC)

Resolution No. 9380
In the Matter of Reconstituting the Membership of the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) in Connection with the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections
(Promulgated: 3 April 2012)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ARMM Voters Registration to Resume March 5

The system of continuing registration of voters and validation of registration records in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will commence on March 5, 2012 and will end on October 31, 2012, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced Thursday.

The COMELEC en banc, in Resolution No. 9338 promulgated January 25, 2012, ordered the resumption of voters’ registration in the ARMM in order to “give the Commission sufficient time for the conduct of pre-election activities and other preparations in connection with the May 13, 2013 elections.”

To recall, the COMELEC, September last year, deferred the voters list up in the Region which was originally slated to start on October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012, “due to the pendency of the case questioning the legality of Republic Act 10153 on the synchronization of the ARMM elections with the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections and in anticipation of the conduct of the ARMM elections at a later date.”

The Supreme Court has ruled on the legality of the synchronization of the ARMM elections with that of the May 13, 2013 elections, thus upholding the constitutionality of Republic Act 10153 and an Officer-in-Charge has already been designated in the Region.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Resolution No. 9279 - Reception of Multi-Type Voter Applications

Resolution No. 9279
RECEPTION OF MULTI-TYPE OF APPLICATIONS SUCH AS:  
(1) TRANSFER WITH REACTIVATION AND CORRECTION OF ENTRIES; 
(2) REACTIVATION WITH CORRECTION OF ENTRIES; AND (3) TRANSFER WITH CORRECTION OF ENTRIES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE RESUMPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF CONTINUING REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN THE NON-ARMM AREAS

WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 9149 dated February 22, 2011, the Commission on Elections promulgated Rules and Regulations for the Resumption of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters and Validation of Registration in the Non-ARMM Areas;

WHEREAS, said Resolution covers the reception of applications for registration, transfer from another district/city and municipality, transfer within the same city/municipality, reactivation, reactivation with transfer, reinstatement in the list of voters, inclusion of registration record in the Book of Voters, correction of entries and validation;

WHEREAS, in the first quarter of registration period it was observed that various applicants filed more than one or multi-type of applications with the Office of the Election Officers such as (1) transfer with reactivation and correction of entries, (2) reactivation with correction of entries, (3) and transfer with correction of entries.  The said nature of applications is not covered in the existing rules and regulations and current Voter Registration System (VRS) installed in the voter Registration Machines (VRMs);

WHEREAS, in view of the absence of the rules and regulations and the applicable system to serve the multi-type of applications, the applicants were required to return back to the Office of the Election Officers on the next quarter of registration period to complete the other transaction, thereby causing inconvenience to the voters;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 8189 and other related laws, the Commission on Elections has RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to adopt the following guidelines, by way of supplemental to the existing rules and regulations in Resolution No. 9149, in order to accommodate multi-type of applications and to avoid inconvenience to the applicant-voters in connection with the continuing registration of voters in Non-ARMM areas:
  
A.   During the registration period, the Election Officers/Acting Election Officers/Election Assistants shall:
  1. Accept and process applications for transfer with reactivation and correction of entries, reactivation with correction of entries; and transfer with correction of entries.  The procedures embodied in Resolution No. 9149 in so far as the manner of the reception, verification of the applications filed and the taking of demographics and biometrics data if necessary shall be strictly observed;
  2. The voter-applicants shall accomplish the prescribed forms corresponding to the types of transaction applied for; and 
  3. The total number of multi-type of applications filed in the Office of the Election Officer shall be reflected in the Quarterly Progress Report.

B.     The Information Technology Department shall facilitate the necessary changes in the program/system to incorporate the above multi-type of applications in the VRM.

Let the Election and Barangay Affairs Department and Information Technology Department implement this Resolution.

SO ORDERED.



SIXTO S. BRILLANTES, JR.
Chairman







RENE V. SARMIENTO
Commissioner

LUCENITO N. TAGLE
Commissioner






ARMANDO C. VELASCO
Commissioner

ELIAS R. YUSOPH
Commissioner






CHRISTIAN ROBERT S. LIM
Commissioner

AUGUSTO C. LAGMAN
Commissioner

Sunday, February 20, 2011

VOTER REGISTRATION in the ARMM for the August 8 ARMM Elections


RESOLUTION No. 9144

RULES AND REGULATIONS ON THE RESUMPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF
CONTINUING REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION
IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) FOR THE AUGUST 8, 2011 ARMM ELECTIONS
Promulgation: 11 February 2011



Pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 8189 and other related election laws, the Commission on Elections has RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to promulgate the following rules and regulations to govern the resumption of the system of continuing registration of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in connection with the August 8, 2011 ARMM Elections:

SECTION 1. Declaration of policy. – It is the policy of the Commission to establish a clean, complete, permanent, and updated list of voters through the adoption of biometrics technology (photograph, fingerprints and signature) in the registration process.

SEC. 2. Date, time and place of filing, hearing and approval/disapproval of applications. – Applications for registration, transfer of registration records, change/corrections of entries in the registration records, reactivation of registration records and inclusion of registration records/reinstatement of name in the list of voters, shall be personally filed beginning March 21, 2011 to March 31, 2011 at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) of the city/municipality where the applicant resides, from Monday to Saturday, inclusive of holidays during regular office hours at 8:00 o’clock a.m. to 5:00 o’clock p.m.

The applications shall be heard by the Election Registration Board (ERB) at the OEO, in accordance with the following schedule: 

Period to file applications
Last day to post Notice of Hearing with Lists of Applicant
Last day to file opposition to applications
Hearing and Approval/ Disapproval of applications
March 21, 2011 to March 31, 2011
April 2, 2011
April 5, 2011
April 8, 2011

The Election Officer (EO) shall adopt a system of processing applications to speed up the registration process, minimize queuing and avoid inconvenience.

SEC. 3. Procedure in case of Defective Voters Registration Machine (VRM) and/or its Peripherals. - In case the VRM and/or its peripherals become defective during the registration period, no application for registration, transfer of registration records, change/correction of entries in the registration records/inclusion of registration records/reinstatement of name in the list of voters shall be accepted. The Election Officer (EO) through the Provincial Election Supervisor (PES) upon certification by the CVL technician shall inform immediately the Information Technology Department (ITD) and Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD) that the VRM and/or its peripherals are defective. In which case, pending the repair of the VRM or its peripheral, the ITD shall issue a replacement.

The EO shall immediately notify in writing the concerned applicants once the VRM is functional for the taking/capturing of their biometrics data. If the applicant fails to return despite notice in writing, his application shall be considered incomplete and deemed not filed, hence, shall not be submitted for appropriate action by the ERB. The EO shall print and post the list of applicants who failed to return for biometrics data capturing in the city/municipality bulletin boards and EO’s Office.

SEC. 4. Who may register. – Any Filipino citizen residing in the provinces of Basilan (except Isabela City), Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao (except Cotabato City), and Lanao del Sur, may register as a voter provided that:

a) At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before August 8, 2011;
b) A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the August 8, 2011 ARMM Elections; and,
c) Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Any person, who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before the August 8, 2011 elections, may register as a voter.

SEC. 5. Who are disqualified to register. - The following are disqualified from registering as a voter:
  1. Any person who has been sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment for not less than one (1) year, such disability not having been removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
  2. Any person who has been adjudged by final judgment by a competent court or tribunal of having committed any crime involving disloyalty to the duly-constituted government, such as, rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security unless restored to his full civil and political rights in accordance with law; and
  3. Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
Any person disqualified to register under paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall automatically reacquire the right to vote upon expiration of five (5) years after service of sentence.

SEC. 6. Application Forms for Registration (CEF-1A). - Application forms for Registration (CEF-1A) shall be available at the Office of the Election Officer free of charge, or may be downloaded from the Comelec Website, www.comelec.gov.ph, using long bond paper (preferably substance 20/70 gsm). Sample of the Application is hereto attached as Annex “A” (CEF-1-A – Application for Registration). 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Resolution No. 9029 - Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy for Barangay & SK Elections

 RESOLUTION No. 9029 


GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 25, 2010 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

Promulgation: 21 September 2010




The Commission on Elections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 9164, and other election laws, RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to promulgate the following guidelines on the filing of certificates of candidacy in connection with the October 25, 2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.


SECTION 1. Officials to be elected. - The officials to be elected in each barangay are the following:
(a) For the Barangay Elections:
One (1) Punong Barangay and seven (7) Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad.
(b) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:
One (1) Chairman and seven (7) Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad.
SEC. 2. Qualifications. - (a) Candidates for Punong Barangay and Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad must be:
(1) Filipino citizens;
(2) At least 18 years old on election day;
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and
(4) Registered voters of the barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election.
(b) Candidates for Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and Sanggguniang Kabataan Kagawad must be:
(1) Filipino citizens;
(2) At least fifteen (15) years old but less than eighteen (18) years old on election day;
(3) Able to read and write Filipino, English or the local dialect;
(4) Qualified members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan of the barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election; and
(5) Must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
SEC. 3. Disqualifications. - The following are disqualified from running for any elective barangay and sangguniang kabataan positions:
(a) Those sentenced by final judgment for an offense involving moral turpitude or for an offense punishable by one (1) year or more of imprisonment, and within two (2) years after service of sentence;
(b) Those removed from office as a result of an administrative case;
(c) Those convicted by final judgment for violating the oath of allegiance to the Republic;
(d) Those with dual citizenship unless at the time of filing of the certificate of candidacy, he makes a personal and sworn renunciation of any and all foreign citizenship before any public officer authorized to administer an oath;
(e) Fugitives from justice in criminal or nonpolitical cases here or abroad. A fugitive from justice includes not only those who flee after conviction to avoid punishment but likewise those who, after being charged, flee to avoid prosecution;
(f) Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside abroad and continue to avail themselves of the same right after the effectivity of the Local Government Code;
(g) The insane or feeble-minded;
(h) Any candidate who, in an action or protest in which he is a party, is declared by final decision of a competent court to be guilty of having, or is found by the Commission to have committed the following acts shall be disqualified from continuing as a candidate or, if already elected, from holding office:
(1) Given money or other material consideration to influence or induce voters to vote for or against a candidate, or to abstain from voting, or to corrupt government officials and employees performing election functions;
(2) Committed acts of terrorism to enhance his candidacy;
(3) Spent in his election campaign an amount in excess of that allowed by law;
(4) Solicited, received, or made any contribution prohibited under Secs. 89, 95, 96, 97 and 104 of the Omnibus Election Code;
(5) Violated any of Secs. 83, 86 and 261 (pars. e, k, v and cc, sub par. 6) of the same Code; or
(6) Those who have been elected and served for three (3) consecutive terms in the same position. Voluntary renunciation of office for any length of time shall not be considered as an interruption in the continuity of service for the full term for which the elective official was elected.
SEC. 4. Candidates holding appointive or elective office. - Appointive barangay, city/municipal, provincial, regional, or national officials or employees, or those in the civil or military service, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations, shall be considered ipso facto resigned from office and must vacate the same at the start of the day of filing of his certificate of candidacy for a barangay or sangguniang kabataan office.

For incumbent municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay elective position shall also be considered ipso facto resigned upon the filing of their certificates of candidacy.

SEC. 5. Certificate of candidacy. - Any person running as candidate for Punong Barangay, Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman or Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad shall file a sworn certificate of candidacy in triplicate in the form attached herein as Annexes "A", "A-1", "B" and "B-1" respectively.  The format of the certificate of candidacy may be obtained from the Election Officer, free of charge or may be downloaded from the Comelec website at www.comelec.gov.ph.

The certificate of candidacy shall be filed during regular working hours, from 8:00 o'clock in the morning to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon, from October 1, 2010 to October 13, 2010, inclusive, with the Office of the Election Officer of the city/municipality concerned.  However, on the last day of filing, the Office of the Election Officer shall receive the certificates of candidacy until 12:00 o'clock midnight.

Certificates of candidacy shall be filed personally or through a duly authorized representative who must present a written authorization under oath.  No certificate of candidacy shall be filed or accepted by mail, telegram or facsimile.

No person shall be eligible to run for more than one office, that is, Punong Barangay and Barangay Kagawad, and if he files his certificate of candidacy for more than one office, he shall not be eligible for any one of them. However, before the expiration of the period for the filing of certificate of candidacy, the person who has filed a certificate of candidacy for more than one office may declare under oath the office for which he desires to be elected and cancel the certificate of candidacy for the other office.

In cities/municipalities where there are two or more Election Officers, the certificate of calididacy shall be filed with the Office of the Election Officer having jurisdiction over the barangay where he is a candidate.

The Election Officer or any authorized employee receiving the certificate shall record in separate logbooks, the date and time of receipt of the certificates of candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date and time of receipt shall also be indicated in each copy of the certificate of candidacy.

SEC. 6. Contents of certificate of candidacy. - The certificate of candidacy shall contain the following:
(A) A statement announcing the candidacy of the person filing it;
(b) The position for which he is a candidate;
(c) A statement that he is eligible for said position;
(d) His citizenship, residence and date of birth;
(e) His post office address for election purpose;
(f) His profession or occupation;
(g) A statement that he is eligible for the office he is running for;
(h) A statement that he will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and maintain true faith and allegiance thereto, and that he will obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly-constituted authorities;
(i) A declaration that he is not a permanent resident of, or an immigrant to, a foreign country;
(j) That he assumes the obligations imposed by his oath voluntarily, without mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that the facts stated in the certificate of candidacy are true to the best of his knowledge; and
(k) Such other data as may be required by the Commission.
Unless a candidate has officially changed his name through a court approved proceeding, a candidate shall use in his certificate of candidacy the name by which he has been baptized, or if he has not been baptized in any church or religion, the name registered in the office of the local civil registrar or any other name allowed under the provisions of existing law or, in the case of a Muslim, his Hadj name after performing the prescribed religious pilgrimage. However, when there are two (2) or more candidates for the same office with the same name and surname, each candidate, upon being made aware of such fact, shall state his paternal and maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the name and surname stated in his certificate of candidacy when he was elected. He may also include one (1) nickname or stage name by which he is generally or popularly known in the locality. Titles such as Don, Hadji, Datu, Atty., Dr. or other words of similar import shall not be allowed.

SEC. 7. Certificates of candidacy filed by persons who are not registered voters or those filed through mail, telegram, facsimile. Effect. - Certificates of candidacy of persons who are not registered voters in the barangay where they intend to run; or those filed through mail, telegram or facsimile shall not be accepted. For this purpose, the Election Officer shall issue a Certification to the persons whose certificate of candidacy has not been accepted.

SEC. 8. Distribution of certificates of candidacy and preparation of list of candidates. - (a) Copies of the certificate of candidacy shall be distributed by the Election Officer as follows:
(1) For Barangay Officials:
  1. First Copy, to the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila;
  2. Second Copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and
  3. Third Copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.
(2) For Sangguniang Kabataan Officials:
  1. First copy, to the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila;
  2. Second copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and
  3. Third copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.
(b) Immediately after the last day for the filling of certificates of candidacy, the Election Officer shall prepare a certified consolidated list of all candidates for elective Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials per barangay.

(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy, the Election Officer shall transmit to the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila the following:


  1. a copy of the said list of candidates together with the first copy of the certificates of candidacy of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan candidates; and
  2. a list of persons whose certificates of candidacy were not accepted and the reason/s for non-acceptance.
(d) At least seven (7) days before election day or not later than October 18, 2010, the Election Officer shall post copies of said lists in the barangay hall and in three, (3) other conspicuous places in the barangay.

(e) The Election Records and Statistics Department shall acknowledge receipt of said copies and list within two (2) days from receipt thereof.

SEC. 9. Withdrawal of certificate of candidacy. - Any person who has filed a certificate of candidacy may withdraw it at any time before election day. A sworn declaration of withdrawal shall be filed personally, in triplicate with the Office of the Election Officer where the certificate of candidacy was filed. The certificate of candidacy shall be deemed withdrawn upon filing of the sworn declaration of withdrawal.

The declaration of withdrawal shall be distributed in the same manner as the certificates of candidacy, furnishing a copy or copies thereof to the Board(s) of Election Tellers concerned.

The copy for the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila shall be transmitted within twenty-four (24) hours from the filing of the declaration. The Election Records and Statistics Department shall immediately acknowledge receipt thereof.

The filing or withdrawal of a certificate of candidacy shall not affect any civil, criminal or administrative liabilities of the candidate concerned.

SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan elections, but substitution by the spouse shall be allowed for candidates for barangay elections.
The substitute for a candidate who died or suffered permanent incapacity or disqualified by final judgment, may file his certificate of candidacy up to mid-day of election day, 12 o'clock noon of October 25, 2010. If the death or permanent disability should occur between the day before the election and mid-day of election day, the substitute candidate may file the certificate with any Board of Election Tellers (BET) in the political subdivision where he is a candidate.

SEC. 11. Authority of the Election Officer to administer oath. - For purposes of the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections the Election Officer shall be authorized to administer oaths, free of charge, on all matters related to the conduct of said elections, including the administration of oath to certificates of candidacy.

SEC. 12. Effectivity. - This Resolution shall take effect on the seventh day after its publication in two (2) daily newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines.

SEC. 13. Dissemination. - The Education and Information Department shall cause the immediate publication of this resolution, give the same the widest dissemination possible and furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors and Election Officers.


S0 ORDERED.
(Sgd.) JOSE A.R. MELO
Chairman
(Sgd.) RENE V. SARMIENTO
Commissioner
(Sgd.) NICODEMO T. FERRER
Commissioner
(Sgd.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE
Commissioner
(Sgd.) ARMANDO C. VELASCO
Commissioner
(Sgd.) ELIAS R. YUSOPH
Commissioner
(Voted in favor of this resolution, but on
official business at the time of its signing.)
GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL
Commissioner

Monday, August 16, 2010

Resolution No. 9016 - Filing of Request for Transfer of Polling Places

RESOLUTION No. 9016

 IN THE MATTER OF FIXING THE DEADLINE FOR THE FILING OF PETITION/REQUEST FOR TRANSER OF POLLING PLACES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 25, 2010 SYNCHRONIZED SK AND BARANGAY ELECTIONS

          WHEREAS, Section 153 of the Omnibus Election Code (OEC), provides in part that, “No location of polling place shall be changed within forty-five (45) days before a regular election and thirty (30) days before a special election or a referendum, or plebiscite, except in case it is destroyed or it cannot be used”;

          WHEREAS, for the upcoming Synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections to be held on October 25, 2010, the aforementioned prohibition will commence on September 10, 2010;

          WHEREAS, the Commission foresees several petitions/requests from the registered voters or political parties for the transfer of their polling places in connection with the SK and Barangay Elections;

          WHEREAS, in view of the timelines prescribed by the Commission in the performance of pre-election activities and other matters related thereto, the period, aforementioned can still be complied with.

          NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the 19877 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code (OEC), R.A. 8436 and other Election Laws, RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to fix the deadline for the filing of requests/petitions for transfer of polling places before the Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD) on September 10, 2010.  Provided that if the request/petition is filed a week before the deadline herein set, the same will be automatically DENIED unless completely accompanied by the following, to wit:

A.    In case of a Petition by the majority of the registered voters in a precinct (Sec. 154 of OEC):

1.     A document showing that it is a petition for transfer of polling place from _________ (previous/former) to _________ (proposed), the precinct/s numbers affected as well as the signatures of the majority of the registered voters of said precinct/s; and,

2.     A Certification to attest to the fact that the names appearing therein are indeed bona fide registered voters in the precinct concerned.

B.   In case of an Agreement of the political parties:

1.     A Certification to attest to the fact that the political parties which participated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) are indeed the only registered political parties (Sec. 154, OEC) in the City/Municipality where the polling place/voting center concerned is located; and

2.     A Certification coming from the political parties that indeed those who signed in the MOA is/are their duly authorized representatives.

No requests/petitions for transfer of polling place shall be entertained after the deadline, except in case/s where the existing polling place is destroyed or it cannot be used.

All Election Officers (Eos)/Acting Election Officers (AEOs) are hereby enjoined to conduct ocular inspection of the existing polling places/voting centers to determine their availability, accessibility and suitability in the forthcoming October 25, 2010 Synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections.

Let the Election and Barangay Affairs Department implement this resolution.

SO ORDERED.

JOSE A. R. MELO
Chairman
RENE V. SARMIENTO
Commissioner

NICODEMO T. FERRER
Commissioner



LUCENITO N. TAGLE
Commissioner

ARMANDO C. VELASCO
Commissioner



ELIAS R. YUSOPH
Commissioner

GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL
Commissioner


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