Comelec extends COC filing for village, SK polls
MANILA, Philippines–The Commission on Elections has extended the period for filing of certificate of candidacy for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez cited the expected number of candidates who would file their COCs as the reason for the extension.
From the initial three days, the filing of COC is now six days, from October 11 to 17, excluding Oct. 13 which is a Sunday.
The Comelec originally set the filing of COCs from Oct. 15 to 17 only.
The Comelec en banc, in Resolution No. 9740, said 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.
“The COC shall be filed in three legible copies with the office of the City/Municipal Election Officer concerned,” read the resolution.
“The Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed by the candidate personally or by his duly authorized representatives, whose authority shall be in writing, under oath and attached thereto,” it added.
In cities/municipalities where there are two or more Election Officers, the Comelec said, the Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed with the Office of the Election Officer having jurisdiction over the barangay where he is a candidate.
The Comelec body also reminded would be candidates that no Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed or accepted by mail, electronic mail, telegram or facsimile.
The filing of COC is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.