Tacloban City – The filing of certificates of candidacy for the October 25 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections starts on Friday, October 1, 2010 as scheduled in the Comelec calendar of activities for the October 25 elections.
The would be candidates have only thirteen days or up to December 13, to file their certificates of candidacy. The forms may be obtained from the Comelec offices or may be downloaded from the Comelec website at www.comelec.gov.ph.
The candidates for the October 25 polls must file a “sworn certificate of candidacy” in person or through a duly authorized representative during regular working hours from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Election Officer of the city, district, or municipality concerned.
On October 13, the last day of filing, CoCs may be filed until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
The Comelec en banc, through Resolution No. 9029, enumerated the qualifications for the positions of Punong Barangay and Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad. The candidate must be a Filipino citizen, 18 years of age on the day of the elections, able to read and write in Filipino or any local dialect, and are registered voters and residents of the barangay where they intend to run for office for at least one year prior to Election Day.
On the other hand, SK candidates must be Filipino citizens, at least 15 years old but less than 18 years old on Election Day; able to read and write Filipino, English, or the local dialect; qualified members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan of the barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof for at least one year immediately preceding the election; and must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
Meanwhile, the campaign period for the Barangay and SK polls starts on October 14 and will end on October 23, 2010. (PIA 8)