B&SK Filing of Certificates of Candidacy

Resolution 8297, the Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of candidacy for the B&SK elections, was published today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Malaya (the paper versions only, sorry).

Salient points:

We’ll be electing one Punong Barangay and 7 Sangguniang Barangay Kagawads. The same thing goes for the SK (Section 1).

Candidates for Barangay positions must be Filipino citizens, at least 18 y/o on election day, able to read and write in Pilipino or any local dialect, registered voters in the barangay they’re running in, and residents of the plae for at least one year immediately preceding the elections.

Candidates for SK have the same qualifications, except that they must be at least 15 but under 18 y/o (Section 2).

There are a lot of grounds for disqualification:

  • sentencing by final judgment for an offense involving moral turpitude or for an offense punishable by one year or more of imprisonment, and within two years after service of sentence;
  • removal from office due to an administrative case;
  • conviction by final judgment for violating allegiance to the Republic;
  • dual citizenship, unless – at the time of the filing of the c-o-c – the candidate makes a personal and sworn renunciation of his foreign citizenship;
  • becoming or being a fugitive from justice (this includes those who flee after conviction and those who flee after being charged in order to avoid prosecution);
  • permanent residency in a foreign country
  • insanity and feeblemindedness
  • being guilty of vote buying, committing acts of terrorism to enhance his candidacy; overspending in the campaign, having solicited illegal contributions, and having committed election offenses.  (Section 3)

Petitions for disqualification may be filed at any time before proclamation; if a candidate is disqualified before election day, votes for him will not be counted; if he is not disqualified before election day, wins and is proclaimed, the disqualification case persists; in such case, his proclamation  may be suspende, upon motion, if evidence for suspension is strong (Section 11).
Appointive officials who run for B&SK are considered automatically resigned. Elective officials are not (Section 4).

Certificates of candidacy can be filed from Sept 14 to 19, 2007. If a person files a c-o-c for two positions, he won’t be eligible for either, but he may withdraw one c-o-c before the deadline for filing c-o-c’s. The c-o-c must be filed with the EO who has jurisdiction over the barangay (Section 5).

A candidate may withdraw his candidacy at any time, but not ater than 3 days before election day (Section 8).

No substitution  of candidates, except in case of death. Candidates should indicate in their c-o-c’s the names of the persons (in order of preference) who can substitute them should they die (Section 9).

Grounds for cancellation of c-o-c’s: Nuisance – under Section 69, OEC; and material misrepresentation in the c-o-c – under Section 78 (Section 10).

Got all that? Also check out the actual resolution over at inside the COMELEC.

26 Responses

  1. sir james asan na ho ang mga COCs? SEPTEMBER 14-19 and filing? hanggang ngaun eh wala pa ho kaming mga COC sir…. kala ko ba October 11- 18 and filing of COCs sir….. kainis naman o..

  2. wala pa po na post ang Resolution 8297 sir, we cannot download a copy po

  3. WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE COC FORM?

  4. the post will be going up within the day, if it isn’t already up

  5. thanx sir…. ang attachment na copy of teh COC sir, hinid ata nasali sa post ng Reso….

  6. we’re scanning it now ….

  7. sir james, ask lang po ako if with the advent of Reso 8297 does this mean that we in the field will do overtime work on Sep. 15 & 16 (Sat & sunday)? kasi we have a memo sir stating that there will be no overtime for september… thanks sir

  8. We will be coming out with the appropriate guidelines for overtime. Please stay tuned.

  9. thank u sir…

  10. hey, ceo macute… ito’ng mas nakakainis…. reso 8297 is amended daw. period for filing of COC is nor SEpt 14 to Oct. 18, 2007. direk james, is this true? please post the reso.

  11. wow!!! ang bilis namang mag change ng sched ang mga bright boys sa commission ah….. cguro to give more time in filing of the cocs

  12. CEO Macute & ecc, that news doesn’t have a COMELEC resolution to back it up. It’s been proposed, certainly, but there is still no word on whether the en banc will approve it.

  13. thanks sir james for the clarification… I have informed those who inquired this day of the supposed reseting of the period of filing COCs. whew!!!! have to call them again…. babawiin ko na naman and media advisory ko. PANGABUHI!

  14. Muna guid, ecc. You are with the Commission as well?

  15. gud pm! Sir James…

    ask lang po ulit… if pwede po bang download coc’s yung gamitin sa filing? God Bless po..

  16. budz, pwede. mabuhay ka.

  17. hehehe ecc, kaya nga i dont give press releases on updates if i dont have a hard copy of the COMELEC Reso or Memo🙂 thanx sir james for the updates… badly needed talaga for us here in the provinces sir coz people here rely primarily on media issuances & most often than not, may kulang o di naman kaya sobra sa mga nirereport sir🙂 in the end, kami ang taga clarify parati sir so kailangan talaga ng updates🙂 buti na lang may internet and may blog po kayo sir james🙂

  18. correct!! sir. Our PES had a press conference yesterday, and announced that the period of filing COCs will be Sept. 14 to Oct. 19, 2007 na. Litik na ulo ko sir. but have to go with the reso. thanks.

  19. CEO macute… if you received a text message from your RED and your PES re the amendment, di ka pa ba maniniwala? if from either one of them lang, pwede seguro, but from both? well…. you’re right. k’langan talaga hard copy.

  20. sir is drug test mandatory/required in filing the COC for both brgy. and SK? maraming nagtatanong po…

  21. mabuhay ang comelec… mabuhay ang eid…

  22. good day po sir james…

    ask lang po ulit bout sa guidelines for campaign materials, leaftlets & paraphenalias etc?

    mabuhay po kayo!

  23. sir, brgy. treasurer po ako. we have 2 appointed brgy kagawads & 1 appointed sk chairman who are all running for brgy kagawads of our barangay..being APPOINTED OFFICIALS, are they considered resigned upon filing of their coc’s?

  24. SIR JAMES ILAN PO BA TALGA ANG KAILANGANG DOCUMENTARY STAMP PER COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDAY? KASI SABI PO NG E.O NG TANZA, CAVITE 3 DOCUMENTARY STAMP PER PAGES.. O ISA SA BAWAT COPY NG C.O.C?

    SALAMAT PO…

  25. treb, i have to admit, I really don’t know that much about doc stamps. let me find out.

  26. OK SIR JAMES, I JUST ONLY WANT TO FIND OUT HOW MANY DOC STAMPS NEEDED IN C.O.C NAGKAKAUBUSAN PO KASI NG DOC STAMP SA CAVITE HINAHALUUAN DIN PO KASI NG POLITIKA ANG PAGBEBENTA NG DOC STAMPS PO DITO. KAPAG HINDI KA KA-ALYADO HINDI KA PAGBEBENTAHAN NG TREASURERS OFFICE. SALAMAT PO ULIT SIR..

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