Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Comelec Chair Bautista resigns

BY THE MANILA TIMES   
ON OCTOBER 11, 2017

COMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista has resigned although he would be staying until yearend.

Bautista himself made the announcement in a post on his twitter account @ChairAndyBau on Wednesday.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10212

Promulgation: 04 October 2017

IN THE MATTER OF DISCONTINUING ALL ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE 23 OCTOBER 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, House Bill No. 6308, entitled "An Act Postponing The October 23, 2017 Synchronized Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10656 And Republic Act No.10923", was approved on Third Reading by the House of Representatives on 11 September 2017.

Republic Act No. 10952

AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2017 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1.Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9164, as amended by the Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10632, Republic Act No. 10656, and Republic Act No. 10923, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

COMELEC Resolution No. 10209

Promulgation: 27 September 2017

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, on October 23, 2017, the Commission on Elections will hold a Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections;

WHEREAS, there is a need to regulate election campaign expenses to promote fairness to all candidates and guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service;

WHEREAS, requiring all the candidates to file Statement of Contributions and Expenditures will deter excessive election spending and minimize the adverse impact of money in the electoral exercise;

COMELEC Resolution No. 10204

Promulgation: 26 September 2017

IN THE MATTER OF DEPUTIZING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (AFP) AND THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENSURING FREE, ORDERLY, HONEST, PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE CONDUCT OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, Article IX-C, Section 2 (4) of the 1987 Constitution empowers the Commission on Elections (Commission) to deputize, with the concurrence of the President, law enforcement agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), for the exclusive purpose of ensuring free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections;

VOTERS' PLEDGE

I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)

SOURCE: NAMFREL