Not Sept.14, Sept.29

I can hear the groans of the COMELEC’s field officials, even as I’m writing this. I can hear the ‘tsk-tsk’ of everyone else, from pundits to exasperated COMELEC watchers. I can hear ’em all. And I can give ’em no comfort except to say, this’ll be better for everyone concerned.

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RESOLUTION No. 8301 (13 Sept 2007)

Filing of certificates of candidacy: 29 September – 18 October 2007 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) during regular office hours, except on the last day during which certificates of candidacy may be filed up to 12:00 midnight.

Gun ban: 29 September – 13 November 2007 

RESOLUTION No. 8302 (13 Sept 2007)

Pursuant to Section 36(g), Art. III of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002), the COMELEC resolves to require all candidates for Punong Barangay, Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad, SK Chairman, and SK Kagawad, in the upcoming B&SK Elections,  to undergo a mandatory drug test conducted by drug testing centers accredited by the Department of Health. The drug test certificate shall be filed not later than 18 October 2007.

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Soft copies of the full text of these new resolutions will be up over at inside the COMELEC within the hour. Give or take.

18 Responses

  1. ayaw ko nang mainis…. natatawa nalang ako!!! my patience was really tested… gasanta na guid ko sini. nonetheless, thanks for posting the reso asap. i hope this won’t happen again. maluoy man kamo sa amon diri sa field, kabudlay gaatubang sa mga tawo. kon makapatay ila mga negative comments, kapila na kabeses kami nabanhaw…

  2. ecc, ako man, kung kis-a, ga pa-isog na lang bag-o magatubang sa mga tawo.

  3. tama kayo sir. i’ve learned to act mataray and tapang-tapangan in times like this. and its effective hehe.. more power!

  4. you are dead right sir james, sometimes it’s so frustrating on our part.. nag-ikot na kami to all our barangays announcing the previous sked of filing and with a blink of an eye, iba na naman ang schedule….lagot ako nito bukas pag pasok ko..but as a good soldier of the commission I have to do what is asked of me…I hope and pray that this will never happen again…godspeed!

  5. I know how you feel dex. godspeed to you too. and to you also ecc.

  6. sir hindi ko alam kong lapse in “judgment” sa mga gumawa ng reso 8301 dahil sept 29 is saturday but the reso states excluding saturdays, sundays and holidays…hay nakakalito. anong sasabihin namin sa mga magfifile…

  7. Joey, i don’t think that will be a problem.

    The reso only states that the period for filing starts on the 29th; it doesn’t say that prospective candidates have to file on that day precisely. Which means that the start date is really an administrative consideration – that is, for purposes of establishing a reckoning point for other activities. Take for instance the gunban, which starts on the same day.

  8. just to follow up ung comment ni joey…do we have to report to office on the 29th of sept considering dat the reso states excluding saturday…please enlighten us sir

  9. to my fellow eo’s, sumunod na lang tayo sa mga nakakataas kahit minsan nakakabaliw ang mga resos na lumalabas…..to sir james, i have to commend you though for the quick posting of the new resos…

  10. i’m not complaining… nagtatanong lang kasi ako how to deal those persons na mga pilosopo… alam mo na baka sabihin kung walang filing ngayong sept. 29 kasi saturday excluded yun tapos mareklamo na sabi sa resolution sept. 29 ang start ng filing. then kung magaccept ka ng sept. 29 meron namang magreklamo na hindi pwede dahil excluding saturday. hay naku…ano ba yung magagawa natin eh di sumunod na lang… ganyan naman palagi yan eh…we have no other choice but to follow…follow…follow yung reso kahit medyo nakakalito.

  11. me i apeal to the comelec that when you bring out a resolution you mast be push it becoZ many will be grounded.we are expcting that the filling of the candidacy will start to but saddenly you bring out agine a resolution posponing the filling of candidacy….

    hoy mga commisioners magisip naman kayo sa mga ginagawa niyo..na pabalita na na magsisimula ngayong araw ang filling of candidacy pero bila nalang nag bago ang desision niyo..

    tama yata yong mga sinasabi ng mga cretiko ng mga commisioners na minsan ay nag cocomision lang ang ginagawa niyo

    o kaya kailangan na mapalitan ang mga opisyal sa comelec?

  12. debater, how exactly are you affected by this change in schedule?

    If you are a prospective candidate, were you going to file your candidacy on the first day? Unlikely, because if you did, the COMELEC’d be all over you for premature campaigning if you so much as put out a piece of paper with your name on it. Nevertheless, if you were intending to file on the first day, will it kill you to have two more weeks to prepare for your candidacy? Will not the two extra weeks be helpful in securing your drug test certificate?

    maybe you should think twice about spouting knee jerk reactions, eh? isipin mo muna kung nakakatulong o nakakaperwisyo ba itong pagbababagong ito sa nakakarami, bago ka mag-criticize.

    If you’re not a prospective candidate, then seriously, what inconvenience is this change to you? Or are you objecting simply on principle that the COMELEC should never have to amend its utterances? Because if you are, then you had better not be one of those who asks for extensions everytime a deadline is announced. These rules are made to ensure that the system is as inclusive as possible and as orderly as possible. If you don’t understand why a certain act is performed, or a certain rule is changed, try to find out why, before you criticize. Unintelligent criticism is not helpful.

    And if you’re a COMELEC official, tell me what your specific concerns are and I’ll do my best to help you. But I will give you the same advice I gave if you were NOT a comelec official: try to understand the rationale behind the official utterances of the Commission. If you still disagree, well that’s perfectly fair. What matters is that you tried to understand. I’ll help you with that as much as I can.

  13. Bisaya ka? Taga diin ka haw?

    Wow! It’s nice to know a fellow Bisaya is a “big” man at Comelec.

    San-o ka ma Commisioner? Kun mag retire na si Abalos?

  14. von, ‘big’ man lang ko kay tambok ko mo.🙂 me? a commissioner? i don’t think so.😀

    i’m from jaro, iloilo.

  15. Oo i’m asspiring….nagreact ako ng ganun dahil alam kung mali minsan yang ginagawa ng mga comelec official…minsan porki may kapangyarihan ang comelec na magbago ng disesision eh bago lang sila ng bago..sana isipin niyo rin kung ano ang mngyayari sa pabagobago niyong pasya…at gusto kung mapaaga yong filling of candidacy para kung nagfile na lahat ang mga tatakbong barangay officials eh wala ng rason para mapospond ang nalalapit na barangay at sangguniang kabataan election.

    honestly opposition ako kaya ganito ang pananaw ko sa mga ngyayari ngayon..

    kung kayo poh ang tatanongin ko…matutuloy ba ang nalalapit na election sa october 29??
    alam natin na ang mga gahaman na congresista ay nagpanukalang ippospond ang october 29 barangay at sangguniang kabataan election….

    I hope and i pray that the senate will not sopport the proposal of the house to pospond the election beCoz many barangay at sangguniang kabataan official is not doing ther job.

    sory kung nakakasakit ako ng tao dhil sa mga banat ko….

  16. di ka nakasakit, debater. Tinatama ko lang ang mga sinabi mo. At sa tingin ko, matutuloy ang eleksyon.

    Kung gusto mo maging bahagi ng gobyerno, dapat mong maintindihan ang mga sari-saring proseso ng pamahalaan, lalo na ng kongreso.

    There is no bigger disappointment, debater, than someone who criticizes without understanding what it is he is criticizing.

  17. salamat kung ganun ang tingin mo..kahit ako ang alam ko amatutuloy ang election dahil ng galing na sa bibig ni chairman abalos na 95% na matutuloy ang election..

    kung bibigyan ako ng chance na magsalita sa kongreso gusto kung lang tanongin kong labag ba sa batas na ang nakaopo sa pwesto ay higit sa taon na tintakda ng batas? at kung ang sagot nila ay labag dapat lang na ituloy ang election..

    may naririnig akong hakaha ka na kong hindi daw matutuloy ang election ay by apointment daw ang gagwin ng lokal na gobyerno..komh ako ang tatanongen tongkol dun hindi ako payag dahil baka kaalyado lang nila ang ilalagay nila para masmalaki ang makokurakot nila..

    sana po isa po kayo sa nagdadasal na sana ay matoluy ung election para mapalitan ang mga dapat mapalitan…

    pasinsya na po kung mejo walang preno ang pangbabanat ko sa mga opisyal at sa comelec dahil komukoha kasi ako ng political science..

    magdasal nalang tayo na sana matuloy ana nalalapit na election..

  18. i found sk no use to us youth…
    why is there a need to have sk..
    im realloy bothered

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