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Organisation : Philippines COMELEC Commission on Elections
Service/Facility Name : BSKE 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Calendar of Activities
Election Period : April 14t to May 21st 2018
Country : Philippines
Website : http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=2018BSKE/Resolutions/res10246

COMELEC BSKE Elections

The Commission on Elections has prescribed a new calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the May 14, 2018 synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.

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Under COMELEC Resolution No. 10246, the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) commences on April 14 and ends on April 20, giving those interested to run in the upcoming elections seven days to submit their COC.

During the nine-day campaign period which is fixed from May 4 to May 12, making any donation or gift in cash or in kind is prohibited, as well as appointing or using special policemen or confidential agents; construction or maintenance of barangay funded roads and bridges; appointment or hiring of new employees, creation of new position, promotion, giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges, etc.

Campaigning is prohibited on the eve of election day, May 13.

Election Period

The election period is set from April 14 to May 21, during which the Commission prohibits the alteration of precincts or establishment of new precincts; carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons; use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates; transfer of officers and employees in the civil service; and suspension of any elective local officer.

On election day, casting of votes in polling precincts will be from 7:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

Calendar of Activities

Date/Period Activities Prohibited Acts
January 26, 2018 (FRI) Last day to file petition for inclusion of voters (Sec. 34, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646 and Resolution No. 10214, Sec. 15)
February 2, 2018 (FRI) Last day to file petition for exclusion of voters. (Sec. 35, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646 and Resolution No. 10214, Sec.16).
February 7, 2018 (WED) Last day for the ERB, Citizens’ Arm and Civic Organizations to verify, certify and seal the List of Voters for the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections.(Resolution No. 10214)
February 12, 2018 (MON) to February 19, 2018 (MON) Period to constitute the members of the Electoral Board and Barangay Boards of Canvassers (BBOC).
February 13, 2018 (TUE) 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).
March 15, 2018 (THU) to June 13, 2018 (WED) Illegal release of prisoners before and after election. (Sec. 261 (n), OEC).
March 30, 2018 (FRI) Last day of submission of requests/petitions for transfer of voting centers/polling places.
April 14, 2018 (SAT) to April 20, 2018 (FRI) Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec. 7, R.A. 6679) in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646.
April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 21, 2018 (MON) ELECTION PERIOD Alteration of 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).

April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON) Vote-buying and vote-selling (Sec. 261 (c) OEC)
April 14, 2018 (SAT) until proclamation of winning candidates Wagering upon result of election. [Sec. 261 (c), OEC].
April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON) Raising of funds thru dances, lotteries, cockfights, etc. (Sec. 97, OEC.)
May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 12, 2018 (SAT) CAMPAIGN PERIOD
(Sec. 7, R.A. 6679)Holding of barangay assemblies and candidates fora. (Sec. 47, OEC
Removing, destroying, obliterating, defacing, tampering or preventing 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 gents or the like. (Sec. 261 (m), OEC).
(Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Using armored land, water or air craft (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 officials or candidates. [Sec. 261 (t), OEC]
(NOTE: Prohibited on the day before and on election day)

May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 13, 2018 (SUN) 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, creation of new position, promotion, giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges. (Sec. 261 (g), OEC) as amended by Sec. 5 of R.A. No. 10923.

May 13, 2018 (SUN) EVE OF ELECTION 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).

May 14, 2018 (MON) ELECTION DAY
Casting of votes (From 7:00 o’clock a.m. to 3:00 o’clock p.m.) (Sec. 190, OEC)
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)

Counting and canvassing of votes and proclamation of winning candidates immediately after closing of polls. Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).

Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).

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

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).

June 13, 2018 (WED) Last day to file Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166).

The Education and Information Department shall disseminate copies of this Resolution, and shall cause its publication in two daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines

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