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