Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Comelec Res. No. 10177 - Calendar of Activities

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF CERTAIN PROHIBITED ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, on October 23, 2017, the Commission on Elections will hold a Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections;
WHEREAS, in relation to the October 23, 2017, Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, some periods and dates prescribed by law for certain pre-election acts are no longer reasonably possible to observe;
WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections finds it necessary to adjust, as it hereby adjusts, said dates or periods to ensure accomplishments of certain pre-election acts prescribed by law, pursuant to its authority under Section 29 of Republic Act No. 6646, thus:
SEC. 29Designation of Other Dates for Certain Pre-election Acts. - If it should no longer be reasonably possible to observe the periods and dates prescribed by law for certain pre-election acts, the Commission shall fix other periods and dates in order to ensure accomplishment of the activities so voters shall not be deprived of their right of suffrage.”

NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code (BP Blg. 881), Republic Act No. 664691649340,10632106561074210923 and other election laws, RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to prescribe the following calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the October 23, 2017 synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections:
November 7, 2016 (MON) to April 29, 2017 (SAT)
Filing of: (1) applications for registration of voters for the Barangay elections; and (2) applications for membership to the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK).
May 1, 2017 (MON)
Last day to post notice of hearing with the list of applicants.
May 8, 2017 (MON)
Last day to file an opposition to the applications for (1) registration as voters for the Barangay elections; and (2) membership to the Katipunan ng Kabataan.
May 15, 2017 (MON) to May 19, 2017 (FRI)
Approval or disapproval of applications for (1) registration as voters for the Barangay elections; and (2) membership to the Katipunan ng Kabataan.
May 22, 2017 (MON)
Last day to post the list of approved and disapproved applications for: (1) registration as voters for the bBarangay elections; and (2) membership to the Katipunan ng Kabataan.
July 9, 2017 (SUN)
Last day to file a petition for inclusion of voters (Sec. 34, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646).
July 14, 2017 (FRI)
Last day to file a petition for exclusion of voters. (Sec. 35, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646).
August 21, 2017 (MON) - Revision
Last day for the ERB to certify and seal the List of Voters for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
August 25, 2017 (FRI) - Revision
Last day to post the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Computerized Voters Lists (CVL). (Sec. 30 R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec 29, R.A. 6646.)
August 23, 2017 (WED) to August 30, 2017 (WED)
Period to constitute the members of the Board of Election Tellers (BETs) and Barangay Boards of Canvassers (BBOC).
August 24, 2017 (THU) to November 22, 2017 (WED)
Illegal release of prisoners before and after the election. (Sec. 261 (n), OEC.)
September 23, 2017 (SAT) to October 30, 2017 (MON)  
ELECTION PERIOD
PROHIBITED ACTS

Alteration of a territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct (Sec. 5, R.A. 8189.)

Carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons (
Sec. 32, R.A. 7166).

Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates (
Sec. 33, R.A. 7166).

Coercing, threatening, intimidating or terrorizing any election official or employee in the performance of his election functions or duties. [
Sec. 261 (f), OEC]. (NOTE: Until proclamation of winning candidates)

Transfer or detail of officers and employees in the civil service including public school teachers. (
Sec. 261 (h), OEC).

Organizing or maintaining reaction forces, strike forces or similar forces. (
Sec. 261 (u), OEC).

Suspension of any elective provincial, city, municipal or barangay officer. (
Sec. 261 (x), OEC).
September 23, 2017 (SAT) to September 30, 2017 (SAT)
Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec 7, R.A. 6679) in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646.

Last day to issue a notice of inspection and verification of the completeness of the Voters Registration Records (VRRs) and sealing each barangay and  Sangguniang Kabataan precinct. (
Sec. 31, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, RA.6646).

Inspection and verification of completeness of the Voters Registration Records (VRRs) and sealing of the Book of Voters for each Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan precinct. (
Sec. 31, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646).
September 23, 2017 (SAT)
Vote-buying and vote-selling [Sec. 261 (a), OEC]. PROHIBITED ACTS
September 23, 2017 (SAT) until proclamation of winning candidates
Wagering upon a result of the election. [Sec. 261 (c), OEC]. PROHIBITED ACTS
September 23, 2017 (SAT) to October 23, 2017 (MON)
CAMPAIGN PERIOD
Holding of Barangay Assemblies and Candidates Fora. (Sec. 47, OEC
PROHIBITED ACTS
Removing, destroying, obliterating, defacing, tampering or preventing the distribution of lawful election propaganda. (Sec. 83, OEC)
Making any donation or gift in cash or in kind. (Sec. 104, OEC). (Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Appointing or using special policemen, special/confidential agents or the like. (
Sec 261 (m), OEC). (Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Using armored land, water or aircraft (
Sec. 261 (r), OEC). (Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Policemen and provincial guards acting as bodyguards or security guards of public official or candidates. [
Sec. 261 (t), OEC] (NOTE: Prohibited on the day before and on election day)
October 13, 2017 (FRI) to October 22, 2017 (SUN)
PROHIBITED ACTS
Construction or maintenance of barangay funded roads and bridges (Sec. 3, R.A. 6679) as amended by Sec. 4, R.A. 10923.

Appointment or hiring of new employees, a creation of new position, promotion, giving salary increases, remuneration or privileges. (
Sec. 261 (g), OEC) as amended by Sec. 5 of R.A. No. 10923.
October 22, 2017 (SUN) - EVE OF ELECTION
PROHIBITED ACTS
Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc., (
Sec. 261 (dd), OEC).

Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (
Sec. 89, (OEC).

(Note: Acts mentioned in the three preceding paragraphs are prohibited until election day).
October 23, 2017 (MON) - ELECTION DAY
Casting of votes (From 7:00 o'clock a.m. to 3:00 o'clock p.m.) (Sec. 190, OEC)
Counting and Canvassing of votes and proclamation of winning candidates immediately after 1:00 o'clock p.m.
PROHIBITED ACTS
Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).

Using the voter's affidavit of another for the purpose of voting, whether or not he actually succeeds in voting. [
Sec. 261 (y) (10), OEC].

Destroying, substituting, or taking away from the possession of those having legal custody thereof, or from the place where they are legally deposited, any election form or document or ballot box which contains official ballots or other documents used in the election. [
Sec. 261 (z) (12), OEC]. (NOTE: May be committed before or even after election day)
Voting more than once or in substitution of another (sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).

Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate within the polling place or within thirty (30) meters thereof. (
Sec. 261 (cc), (6), OEC).

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. (
sec. 261, (dd), OEC).

The Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc. of wares, merchandise or refreshments within thirty (30) meters radius from the polling place (
Sec. 261, (dd) (2), OEC).

Giving accepting free transportation, food, drinks, and things of value (
Sec. 89, OEC).

Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or similar sports (
Sec. 261 (dd), (3), OEC).
November 22, 2017 (WED)
Last day to file Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166).
Promulgated: March 28, 2017, Source: comelec.gov.ph

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