Naval, Biliran – 411 hopefuls flocked to the different Comelec offices to file their Certificates of Candidaciy (CoC) during the first day of filing Friday. Of the 411 early filers, 45 were candidates for Punong Barangay, while the remaining 366, for Barangay Kagawads.
Under Comelec Resolution No. 9740, as amended, the filing of the CoC is scheduled on October 11 to 17, 2013 from 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon, excluding Sunday, October 13, 2013.
A total of 132 positions for punong barangays and 924 positions for barangay kagawads or 1,056 elective barangay positions for the entire province are up for grabs for the October 28, 2013 village polls.
The Comelec Provincial Office is urging all those planning to run not to wait for the October 17, 2013 deadline in order to avoid long queues. The Comelec offices will be strictly implementing the 5 o’clock deadline and will not accept certificates filed thereafter. (Ambongan A. Abilar)