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Comelec declares end of barangay, SK election period

GUN BAN, OTHER POLL PROHIBITIONS TO BE LIFTED MONDAY MIDNIGHT
By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 05:17 PM May 21, 2018

SECURITY CHECK Policemen are stationed at a Comelec checkpoint in Manila as candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections file their certificates of candidacy in this file photo. INQUIRER / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has formally ended the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

In a statement on Monday, the poll body said that the ban on bearing, carrying and transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons and the “availment” or engagement of the services of security personnel or bodyguards would be lifted at 12 midnight.

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“Comelec checkpoints likewise cease operations at 12 midnight today,” it said.

In addition, the Comelec reminded everyone who filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) in this year’s village polls to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) on or before June 13.

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“Win or lose, all candidates must file SOCE within thirty days after the day of the elections in accordance with Chapter IV, Section 16 to 18 of Resolution No. 10209,” the Comelec said.

“SOCE forms are available for the download at the official Comelec website,” it added.

Likewise, the Comelec said its field offices have set up help desks to ensure “easy and efficient” distribution of cash cards for complete payment of poll workers’ honoraria and travel allowances.

“Our hardworking field officials went above and beyond the call of duty by personally delivering the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) cash cards to the teachers wherever they may be,” it said.

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