Sunday, December 1, 2013

VOTERS MANDATORY BIOMETRICS DATA

Starting July 1, 2013 the Commission on Elections shall conduct validation of registered voters whose biometrics has not been captured at their offices in every city and municipality. 
BIOMETRICS refers to the quantitative analysis that provides a positive identification of an individual such as voice, photograph, fingerprint, signature, iris and/or such other identifiable features.

All of those registered voters on record without biometric data shall be required to undergo biometrics data capture, i.e., a digital photograph is taken of the registrant, his fingerprints are digitally taken, and his signature is electronically recorded.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 Barangay Election Results

Municipality of Odiongan
Province of  Romblon
(Below is the Result of Election per Barangay)
     The October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections in the municipality has been generally peaceful, orderly and relatively smooth where the Eighty Six (86) election precincts and One (1) Detainee Special Polling Precinct (DSPP) open on time and no reported precincts failed to function nor untoward incidents recorded.

Friday, October 11, 2013

FILING OF CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY

Opening Day of Filing Certificate of Candidacy 
for Barangay Polls

Photos of Comelec Odiongan Online Facebook page 
Odiongan, Romblon – On October 17, 2013, 5:00pm, at closing of filing of Certificate of Candidacy the local office of Commission on Elections recorded a total receipt of Five Hundred Sixty (560) COCs. For Punong Barangay Sixty Six (66) vie for the position while Four Hundred Sixty Four (464) for Barangay Kagawads. 
      It was noted that candidate for Punong Barangay in Barangays Batiano, Gabawan and Malilico are all unopposed. Said candidates are all incumbent Punong Barangay.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

CAMPAIGN FINANCE in PHILIPPINES ELECTIONS

Money politics & the May 2013 elections:
Top execs of barred firms funded Senate bets, parties
By Ed Lingao, Cong Corrales  and Edz V. dela Cruz, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
First Three Parts
IN THEORY, elections are supposed to be the great leveler or equalizer of democracy. The vote of any ordinary man scraping a living off the streets is supposed to have the same clout as that of a tycoon living it up in his penthouse.

But in our rather imperfect world, even way before voters get their hands on ballots, things take place that tend to ensure that the wealthy and powerful will have influence on those poised to set policy and law.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SK ELECTION POSTPONEMENT

SK poll postponement bill gets Senate's OK
RSJ, GMA News/Andreo Calonzo
September 24, 2013 4:54pm

The Senate on Tuesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled next month.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BARANGAY & SK ELECTIONS UPDATE

Certificate of Candidacy Forms available for download below:

The nature of the Barangay and SK Elections is non-partisan and shall be conducted in an expeditious and inexpensive manner.

Officials to be elected are One (1) Punong Barangay and Seven (7) Members of the Sangguniang Barangay and for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) are One (1) Chairman and Seven (7) Members of Sangguniang Kabataan.

COMELEC UNION SLAMS ATTEMPTED KILLING OF POLL OFFICER


Sunday, August 25, 2013
 
THE Commission on Elections Employees Union (Comelec-EU) condemned on Sunday the attempted assassination of Gapan, Nueva Ecija acting Election Officer Atty. Arsenio Reyes Jr. by motorcycle riding gunmen in San Leonardo, in the same province Friday.

Monday, June 24, 2013

IN ROMBLON, DEAD MAN CASTS VOTE!

9:57 pm | Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

SAN FERNANDO, Romblon—A certain Beregaldo R. Romero has been dead for over a year now. Yet he was able to cast his vote and even affix his supposed thumbmark in last May’s elections, according to a copy of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) voters’ list.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2013 BARANGAY & SK CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Republic of the Philippines
Commission on Elections
OFFICE OF THE ELECTION OFFICER
OdioƱgan, Romblon

OCTOBER 28, 2013 BARANGAY & SK ELECTIONS
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

July 22-31, 2013                               -      Registration of Voters and                                                                  transfer of Registration records
August 08, 2013                               -      Last Day to file opposition for
                                                                Registration of voters and transfer of
                                                                Registration
August 27, 2013                               -      Last Day for filing petition for
                                                                Inclusion of Voters
August 30, 2013                               -      Last Day for filing petition for
                                                                Exclusion of Voters

Friday, June 7, 2013

RANKING OF SENATORS (2013)

Ranking of Senators per NBOC latest Resolution No. 0010-13 which declares that, "while there are still remaining uncanvassed votes, the same will no longer affect the ranking of the winning candidates for Senator of the Republic of the Philippines."

RANKING OF SENATORS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

2013 BARANGAY & SK ELECTIONS

   Talking about the Barangay and SK Elections! Well, again there are words in circulation for its postponement. Why? As recently elected politician opines, it would entail additional expenditures for they have to return back the support given to them during the last election by the would be barangay candidates! Plausible indeed! But isn't Barangay and SK elections a non-partisan in nature and character? Really? Why worry for the expenditures?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

ELECTION CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS & EXPENDITURES
            Rule 8, Section 2 of COMELEC Res. No. 9476 dated June 22, 2012 provides that, “Not later than thirty (30) days after the day of election, every candidate shall file in triplicate with the offices of the Commission where he filed his certificate of candidacy except for national positions which should be filed with the Campaign Finance Unit, a full, true and itemized statement of all contributions and expenditures in connection with the elections. Within the same period, the treasurer of every party that participated in the elections shall file with the Campaign Finance Unit of the COMELEC the party's statement of election contributions and expenditures.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

COMELEC CLARIFIES CPA RULE

The Commission on Elections today reminded candidates of a provision on COMELEC Resolution No. 9615 which laid down the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9006 of the Fair Elections Act that “Parties and independent candidates may, upon authority of the Commission, through the City or Municipal Election Officer (EO) concerned, erect, AT THEIR EXPENSE, common poster areas wherein they can post, display, or exhibit their election propaganda to announce or further their candidacy.”

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 AUTOMATED ELECTIONS ON THE GO


The Comelec will push through with the 2013 Automated Election System notwithstanding the absence of the controversial source code. Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. said “the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) has just given its go signal for Comelec to use the AES for the 2013 elections.”

“Manual (election) is already impossible with the certification issued by TEC. We are going to proceed automated no matter what happens, source code is there or not. It is not necessary,” he said.

Below is the resolution issued 12 February 2013 by the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Monday, February 11, 2013

COMELEC-PNP-AFP

COMMAND CONFERENCE
Last February 08, 2013, Friday, a JOINT COMELEC, PNP-AFP Command Conference were held in Romblon, Romblon. The activity was participated in by Comelec Election Officers, PNP and AFP Officers and Personnel of the Province of Romblon.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

VOTER'S VIGILANCE

Isumbong sa Comelec
Category: Opinion, Business Mirror
Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:49
Written by James Jimenez 
WITH a mere six days to go before the start of the official campaign period for candidates running for national positions, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been constantly repeating its call for voter vigilance, particularly in the matter of reporting campaign violations, among other things, as described in Comelec Resolution 9615.

The key to clean and fair campaigning is still the vigilance of the individual voter. And so it is the individual voter who will be the most effective vanguard of the Comelec’s efforts to

Monday, January 28, 2013

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES 2013

LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR SENATOR
May 13, 2013
National, Local and ARMM Elections

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CAUTION TO CANDIDATES

      
Pols told: Remove prematurely placed election propaganda before the start of campaign period

Remove or else.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today told all candidates vying for Senatorial and Partylist seats in the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections to remove all prohibited election propaganda before the start of the campaign period.
The start of the campaign period for candidates for national positions will be on February 12, 2013. In the case of local candidates, the campaign period starts March 29, 2013.
COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. cited Sec. 25 of COMELEC Resolution No. 9615 which provided the rules and regulations implementing Republic Act No. 9006 or the Fair Election Act in connection with the May 13, 2013 elections.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE

On January 16, 2013 Resolution No. 9616 was issued by the Commission on Elections as the General Instructions for the implementation, monitoring, investigation, prosecution of any  violation of Campaign Finance Rules as embodied in Resolution No. 9476, as amended, including the sample of proper  forms to be utilized by all concerned.
RULES AND REGULATIONS 
GOVERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE
Posted 11-28-12
     This rule issued by the Commission on Elections under Resolution No. 9476 dated June 22, 2012 applies to all election contributions and expenditures in connection with the conduct of elections and shall be construed to promote effective and efficient implementation of keeping election spending in accordance with existing rules and pertinent election laws.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Party List Candidates 2013

PARTY LIST PARTICIPANTS
May 13, 2013 Automated Sychronized National and Local Elections

The Order of Party List participant Listing in the Official Ballot  after the Friday, January 4, 2013 raffle conducted by the Commission on Elections.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

DepEd DEPUTATION

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to the Constitution of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code and other related election laws, the Commission on Elections may deputize certain government departments/agencies in connection with National & Local Elections.

Friday, January 4, 2013

STABLE POWER SUPPLY


In connection with the conduct of the May 09, 2016 Automated Synchronized National and Local elections, there  is  an  imperative  need  to  provide sufficient  uninterrupted  electrical power  supply  during  the  critical  days  of  the elections, Comelec reiterated.

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