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Showing posts with label Filing of Certificate of Candidacy. Show all posts
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Friday, August 23, 2013

COMELEC extends COC filing for 3 more days

James Jimenez
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has extended the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls from three days to six days.

Candidates are allowed to file their COC from October 11 to 17, during office hours or from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

COMELEC Resolution No. 9740 - Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy in Connection with the October 28, 2013 Synchronized Barangay and SK Elections

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Intramuros, Manila

GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 28, 2013 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS.

BRILLANTES, S.S. Jr.
TAGLE, I.N.
YUSOPH, E.R.
LIM, C.R.S.
PADACA, M.G.C.M.
PARREƑO, A.A.
GUIA, I.T.F.G.
Chairman
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
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Promulgated:  July 10, 2013


RESOLUTION NO. 9740

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 28, 2013 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) 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) Members of the Sangguniang Barangay.

(b) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:  One (1) Chairman and seven (7) Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

SECTION 2. Qualifications. - (a) A candidate for Punong Barangay and Member of the Sangguniang Barangay must be:

1. A citizen of the Philippines;
2. A registered voter in the barangay where he intends to be elected;
3. A resident therein for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election;
4. Able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect; and
5. At least 18 years old on election day;

(b) Candidate for Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and Member of the Sangguniang Kabataan must be:

1. A Filipino citizen;
2. A qualified voter of the katipunan ng kabataan;
3. A resident of the barangay for at least one (1) year immediately prior to election;
4. At least fifteen (15) years old but less than eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election;
5. Able to read and write Pilipino, English or the local dialect; and
6. Must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.

SECTION 3. Certificate of Candidacy. - No person shall be elected Punong Barangay, Member of the Sangguniang Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman or Member of the Sangguniang Kabataan unless he files a sworn Certificate of Candidacy in triplicate in the form prescribed by the Commission.

Sample forms of the Certificate of Candidacy are attached hereto, and are available at the Office of the Election Officer for free.  Sample forms may be photocopied or reproduced, or downloaded from the COMELEC official website (www.comelec.gov.ph).  Certificates of Candidacy filed not in the prescribed format shall NOT be accepted.

Certificate of Candidacy for Punong Barangay  
Certificate of Candidacy for Member, Sangguniang Barangay

No person shall be eligible to run for more than one office, and if he files his certificate of candidacy for more than one office, he shall not be eligible for any 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.

SECTION 4. Contents of Certificate of Candidacy. - The Certificate of Candidacy shall be under oath and shall state that the person filing it is announcing his candidacy for the office and constituency stated therein; the full name of the candidate; that he is eligible for said office; that he is not a member of any political party, group or coalition of political parties; his age; gender; civil status; place and date of birth; his citizenship; if married, the full name of the spouse; his legal residence, giving the exact address and the number of years he has been residing in the country and in the place where he intends to be elected; the barangay, city or municipality and province where he is a registered voter; his post office address for election purposes; his profession or occupation or employment; that he is not a permanent resident or an immigrant to a foreign country; that he will file, with the Office of the Election Officer, within thirty (30) days after election day, his full, true and itemized Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) in connection with the election; that he will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto; that he will obey the laws, legal orders, decrees, resolutions, rules and regulations promulgated and issued by the duly-constituted authorities; that he assumes the foregoing obligations voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that the facts stated in the certificate are true and correct to the best of his knowledge.

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 Hadji name after performing the prescribed religious pilgrimage: Provided, That 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 surname, except an incumbent who may continue to use the name and surname stated in his Certificate of Candidacy when he was elected.

The person filing the Certificate of Candidacy may include one nickname or stage name by which he is generally or popularly known in the locality; Provided, That no candidate shall use the nickname, stage name or initial of another.  In case of several nicknames or stage names, only the nickname or stage name first written shall be considered.

Titles, such as Don, Datu, Atty., Dr., Ginoo or other words of similar imports shall not be allowed.

The person filing the Certificate of Candidacy shall also affix his latest photograph, passport size; a statement in duplicate containing his bio-data and program of government, if he so desires.

Documentary stamps in the amount of Fifteen Pesos (Php 15.00) shall be attached to the Certificate of Candidacy.

The Certificate of Candidacy may be sworn before a Notary Public or any official authorized to administer oath.  The Election Officer is authorized to administer oath the COCs filed within his area of jurisdiction, free of charge.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Resolution No. 9518 - Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy and Nomination and Acceptance of Official Candidates for the May 13, 2013 Elections

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Intramuros, Manila

RESOLUTION NO. 9518

Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy and Nomination and Acceptance of Official Candidates of Registered Political Parties or Coalition of Political Parties in Connection with the May 13, 2013 Automated Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections
(Promulgated: Sept. 11, 2012)

The Commission on Elections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other election laws, RESOLVED to promulgate as it hereby promulgates, the following rules and guidelines on the filing of Certificates of Candidacy and Nomination and Acceptance of official candidates of registered political parties or coalition of political parties in connection with the May 13, 2013 Automated Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Resolution No. 9509 - Suspending the Registration of Voters from Oct 1 to Oct 5, 2012

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Manila

In the Matter of Suspending the Registration of Voters from October 1 to October 5, 2012 in Connection with the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy for all Elective Positions for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections
[Promulgated: July 23, 2012]

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 9369, and other election laws, the Commission on Elections (Commission) issued Resolution No. 9385 dated April 3, 2012, entitled "Calendar of Activities and Period of Certain Prohibited Acts in Connection with the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections";


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Resolution No. 9212 - Guidelines in Filing COCs and Nomination for Aug 8, 2011 ARMM Elections

Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
M a n i l a


GUIDELINES ON  THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY AND NOMINATION OF OFFICIAL CANDIDATES OF REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE AUGUST 08, 2011 ELECTION OF REGIONAL OFFICIALS IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM).
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BRILLANTES, Sixto, Jr. S.,
SARMIENTO, Rene V.,
TAGLE, Lucenito N.
VELASCO, Armando C.,
YUSOPH, Elias R.,
LIM, Christian Robert S.
Chairman
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner






Promulgated:  April 28, 2011


RESOLUTION No. 9212


        The Commission on Elections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code, and other election laws, RESOLVED to promulgate, as it hereby RESOLVES to promulgate, the following rules and guidelines on the filing of certificates of candidacy and nomination of official candidates of registered political parties in connection with the August 08, 2011 election of regional officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

        SECTION 1.  Certificate of Candidacy. – a) No person shall be elected Regional Governor, Regional Vice-Governor, or Member, Regional Legislative Assembly unless he files a sworn certificate of candidacy in the form prescribed by the Commission and within the period fixed herein.

b)  No person shall be eligible for more than one office to be filed in the same election.  If he files a certificate of candidacy for more than one office he shall not be eligible for any of them.  However, before the expiration of the period for the filing of certificate of candidacy, the person who has filed more than one certificate of candidacy may declare under oath the office for which he desires to be eligible and cancel the certificate of candidacy for the other office or offices.  Said declaration shall be filed personally or through his duly authorized representative with the proper office in accordance with Sec. 3 hereof.

c)  A person who has filed a certificate of candidacy may, prior to the election, withdraw the same pursuant to Section 13 hereof.

d)  The filing or withdrawal of a certificate of candidacy shall not affect whatever civil, criminal or administrative liabilities which a candidate may have incurred.

SEC. 2.  Contents of Certificate of Candidacy. – The certificate of candidacy shall be under oath and shall state that the person filing it is announcing his candidacy for the office and constituency stated therein; that he is eligible for said office, his age, gender, civil status, place and date of birth, his citizenship, whether natural-born or naturalized; the registered political party to which he belongs, if any; if married, the full name of the spouse; his legal residence, giving the exact address, the precinct number, barangay, city or municipality and province where he is a registered voter; his post office address for election purposes; his profession or occupation or employment; that he is not a permanent resident of or an immigrant to a foreign country; that he will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto; that he will obey the laws, legal orders, decrees, resolutions, rules and regulations promulgated and issued by the duly-constituted authorities; that he assumes the foregoing obligations voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that the facts stated in the certificate are true and correct to the best of his own knowledge.

Unless a candidate has officially changed his name through a court-approved proceeding, a candidate shall use in a 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 under the provisions of existing law or, in the case of a Muslim, his Hadji name after performing the prescribed religious pilgrimage; provided, that when there are two or more candidates for an office with the same name and surname, each candidate, upon being made aware of such fact, shall state his paternal and maternal surname, except the incumbent who may continue to use the name and surname stated in his certificate of candidacy when he was elected.

The person filing the certificate of candidacy may include one nickname or stage name by which he is generally or popularly known in the locality; Provided, That no candidate shall use the nickname, stage name or initials of another.  In case of several nicknames or stage names, only the nickname or stage name first written shall be considered.  He shall affix his signature, thumbmark and his latest passport size photograph (taken not more than three (3) months before the date of filing his certificate of candidacy); and if he so desires, a statement in duplicate containing his bio-data and program of government not exceeding one hundred words.

Titles, such as DON, DATU, DOCTOR, GINOO, or words of similar imports shall not be allowed.

SEC. 3.  Where to File Certificate of Candidacy. – The certificate of candidacy shall be filed in FIVE (5) LEGIBLE COPIES with the offices of the Commission specified hereunder:

ELECTIVE OFFICE
COMELEC Office where the certificates shall be filed
Regional Governor
Regional Vice-Governor
Office of the Regional Election Director, ARMM
Member, Regional Legislative Assembly
Office of the Provincial Election Supervisor concerned

The certificate of candidacy shall be filed by the candidate personally or by his duly authorized representative.  No certificate of candidacy shall be filed or accepted by mail, telegram or facsimile.  The authority of the authorized representative shall be in writing and under oath, and attached to the certificate of candidacy.

SEC. 4.  Period for Filing Certificate of Candidacy. – The filing of certificate of candidacy shall be from 8:00 o’clock in the morning up to 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, beginning May 14, 2011 up to May 17, 2011, inclusive of Saturday and Sunday, and from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 12:00 midnight on May 18, 2011.

No certificate of candidacy and/or party nomination shall be received after 12:00 o’clock midnight of the last day for filing certificates of candidacy, except in cases of proper and valid substitution under Section 14 hereof.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When Is the Schedule for Filing Certificates of Candidacy for Brgy & SK Elections?



RESOLUTION No. 9019

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF CERTAIN PROHIBITED ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 25, 2010 SYNCHRONIZED SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN AND BARANGAY ELECTIONS.

Promulgation:   31 August 2010





The Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code and other election laws, RESOLVED to prescribe, as it hereby prescribes, the following calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the October 25, 2010 Synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections.
DATE/PERIOD
ACTIVITIES
PROHIBITED ACTS
August 25, 2010 (WED) to September 5, 2010 (SUN)
Inspection of Polling Places (Sec. 163, OEC).

August 31, 2010 (TUE)
Last day to file petitions for inclusion or exclusion with the proper municipal/ metropolitan trial court (Sections 22 and 23, COMELEC Resolution No. 9005).

September 10, 2010 (FRI)
Submission to the Commission by the heads of reaction/strike forces or similar forces of a complete list of all its members. Sec. 261 (u), OEC).

September 25, 2010 (SAT)
Last day to constitute the members of the Board of Election Tellers and members of the Barangay Boards of Canvassers (Sections 40 and 46, OEC).

September 25, 2010 (SAT)
Last day of posting the Computerized Voters' List (CVL) for purposes of the Synchronized Elections of Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Officials (Sec. 30, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 28, R.A. 8436)

September 25, 2010 (SAT) - October 25, 2010 (MON)

Issuance of appointments, promotions, creation of new positions, or giving of salary increases in government offices, agencies or instrumentalities (Sec. 261 (g), OEC).
September 25, 2010 (SAT) - October 25, 2010 (MON)

Raising of funds thru dances, lotteries, cockfights, etc. (Sec. 97, OEC).
September 25, 2010 (SAT) - November 10, 2010 (WED) (30 DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE ELECTION AND 15 DAYS THEREAFTER)
ELECTION PERIOD
Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct (Sec. 5, R.A. 8189).


Illegal release of prisoners (Sec. 261 (n), OEC n relation to Sec. 28, R.A. 8436).


Carrying of firearm/deadly weapons, including wearing of uniforms, insignias, etc. (Sec. 261 (p), (q) and (s) as amended by Sec. 32, R.A. 7166).


Organizing or maintaining reaction/strike forces or similar forces (Sec. 261 (u), OEC)


Transfer and detail of officers and employees in the civil service, including public school teachers (Sec. 261 (h), OEC.


Suspension of any elective provincial, city, municipal or barangay officer (Sec. 261 (x), OEC).


Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates whether or not such bodyguards are regular members of officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) or the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or other government law enforcement agency (Sec. 261 (t), OEC as amended by Sec. 33, R.A. 7166).
October 1, 2010 (FRI) - October 13, 2010 (WED)
Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec. 39, OEC).

October 1-4, 2010
Issuance of notice of inspection and verification of the completeness of the Voters' Registration Records compiled in the Book of Voters for each barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan precinct (Sec. 31, R.A. 8189 n relation to Sec. 28, R.A. 8436).

October 5, 2010 (TUE) - October 10, 2010 (SUN)
Inspection and verification of completeness of the Voters' Registration Records and sealing of the Book of Voters for each barangay and sangguniang kabataan precinct (Sec. 31, R.A. 8189).

October 14, 2010 (THU) - October 23, 2010 (SAT)
CAMPAIGNING
Holding of barangay assemblies and candidates fora (Sec. 47, OEC).
Posting, displaying, distributing and using illegal campaign materials (Sec. 85, OEC).
October 18, 2010 (MON)
Last day of filing of disqualification cases against a candidate (Sec. 78, OEC).



Removing, destroying, obliterating, defacing, tampering or preventing distribution of lawful election propaganda (Sec. 83, OEC).


Making any donation or gift in cash or in kind, etc. (Sec. 104, OEC).


Use of armored/land/water/air craft (Sec. 261 (r), OEC).


Appointing or using special policemen, special/confidential agents or the like (Sec. 261 (m), OEC).


Construction or maintenance of provincial, city, municipal or barangay-funded, roads and bridges. (Sec. 3, R.A. 6679).
October 24, 2010 (SUN)
EVE OF ELECTION
Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).


Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. (Sec. 261 (dd), (1), OEC).


Giving, accepting, free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC).


(Note: Acts mentioned in three preceding paragraphs: Secs. 3, 261 (dd) (1), and 89, OEC, are prohibited until election day).
October 25, 2010 (MON)
ELECTION DAY


Casting of votes (From 7:00 o'clock a.m. to 3:00 o'clock p.m. (Sec. 190, OEC)
Vote buying and vote selling (Sec. 261 (a), OEC).

Counting and canvassing of votes and proclamation of winning candidates (immediately after 3:00 o'clock p.m.).
Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261(z), (2) and (3), OEC).


Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate or any political party within the polling place or within thirty (30) meters thereof (Sec. 261 (cc), (6),OEC).


Selling, furnishing, offering buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. (Sec. 261 (dd), (1), OEC).


Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc., of wares, merchandise or refreshments within thirty (30) meters radius from the polling place (Sec. 261 (dd), (21, OEC).


Giving and/or accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC).


Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or similar sports. (Sec. 261, (dd), (3), OEC).
October 30, 2010 (SAT) - November 10, 2010 (WED)
Filing of sworn statements of election contributions and expenditures (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166).


The Deputy Executive Director for Operations and concurrent Acting Executive Director shall immediately implement this Resolution.
The Education and Information Department (EID) is directed to cause the dissemination of this Resolution and its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.
This Resolution shall take effect on the seventh (7) day affer its publication.
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
(On Official Business)
ELIAS R. YUSOPH
Commissioner
(Sgd.) GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL
Commissioner

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Resolution No. 8692

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING SECTIONS 5 AND 6 OF COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 8678, PROMULGATED OCTOBER 6, 2009, ENTITLED: "GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY AND NOMINATION OF OFFICIAL CANDIDATES OF REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2010 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS" 

RESOLUTION No. 8692
(Promulgation:  5 November 2009)




"Sec. 5. Period for filing Certificate of Candidacy. - The certificate of candidacy shall be filed on regular days, from November 20 to 30, 2009, during office hours, except an the last day, which shall be until midnight.


Sec. 6. Certificates of nomination of official candidates by the political party. - The certificate of nomination of registered political parties or coalitions of political parties of their official candidates shall be filed, in five (5) copies, not later than the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy, duly signed and attested under oath by the party president, chairman, secretary-general or any other duly authorized officer and shall bear the acceptance of the nominee by affixing his signature in the space provided therein. If the certificate of nomination of a candidate is filed within the period for filing of certificate of candidacy, but after his certificate of candidacy has been filed, a copy of the certificate of nomination shall be attached to the certificate of candidacy.


For this purpose, all registered political parties shall, not later than November 15, 2009, submit to the Law Department the names and specimen signatures of the authorized signatories to official party nominations.


x x x                             x x x                             x x x


After due deliberation, the Commission RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to amend Sections 5 and 6 of Comelec Resolution No. 8678, promulgated October 6, 2009, to now read as follows:


"Sec. 5. Period for filing Certificate of Candidacy. - The certificate of candidacy shall be filed from 8:00 o'clock in the morning up to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon, beginning November 20, 2009 up to November 30, 2009, and up to midnight on December 1, 2009, inclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.


Sec. 6. Certificates of nomination of official candidates by the political party. - The certificate of nomination of registered political parties or coalitions of political parties of their official candidates shall be filed, in five (5) copies, not later than the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy, duly signed and attested under oath by the party president, chairman, secretary-general or any other duly authorized officer and shall bear the acceptance of the nominee by affixing his signature in the space provided therein. If the certificate of nomination of a candidate is filed within the period for filing of certificate of candidacy, but after his certificate of candidacy has been filed, a copy of the certificate of nomination shall be attached to the certificate of candidacy.


       For this purpose, all registered political parties shall, not later than November 16, 2009, submit to the Law Department the names and specimen signatures of the authorized signatories to official party nominations.


x x x                              x x x                             x x x


The Education and Information Department shall cause the publication of this Resolution in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines and give the same the widest dissemination possible and furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers and accredited political parties and party-list organizations or coalitions participating in the party list system of representation.


SO ORDERED.


(Sgd.) JOSE A.R. MELO
Chairman

(Sgd.) RENE V. SARMIENTO            (Sgd.) NICODEMO T. FERRER
Commissioner                                Commissioner

(Sgd.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE                (Sgd.) ARMANDO C. VELASCO
Commissioner Commissioner

(Sgd.) ELIAS R. YUSOPH             (Sgd.) GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL
Commissioner                                    Commissioner

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