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Prohibited acts during campaign period for May 2019 elections

/ 07:01 AM January 13, 2019

Following are the acts prohibited during the campaign period for the May 2019 elections:

JAN. 13 TO JUNE 12

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(Election period)

Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct

Suspension of elective officials and transfer of officers and employees in the civil service

Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons in public places

Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates, whether such bodyguards are regular members of the military or other law enforcement agencies

Organization or maintenance of reaction and strike forces or other similar forces

FEB. 12 to MAY 12

(Start of campaign period for senators and party-list groups)

Giving donations and gifts in cash or in kind

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Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents and the like

MARCH 14 TO JUNE 12

Illegal release of prisoners

MARCH 29 TO MAY 11

(Start of campaign period for representative and other elective posts) 

Appointment or hiring of new employees; creation or filling up of new positions; promotion or giving of salary increases, remuneration or privilege

Construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrant or similar devises for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds

Release, disbursement or expenditure of public funds

MAY 12

(Eve of Election Day)

Campaigning

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor

Giving, accepting, free transportation, food, drinks and things of value

MAY 13

(Election Day)

Campaigning

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor

Giving, accepting, free transportation, food, drinks and things of value

Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate or any political party within the polling place or within 30 meters

Voting more than once or in substitution of another

Opening of booths or stalls for the sale of merchandise or refreshments within a radius of 30 m from the polling place.

Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or any other similar sports

Compiled by Inquirer Research

Source: Comelec Resolution No. 10429

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