Comelec calendar out for May barangay, SK polls

Written by Philippine News Agency

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released the calendar of activities including the periods of prohibited acts for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) set for May 14.

Comelec Resolution No. 10246 states that the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) is from April 14 until April 20. The nine-day campaign period will be from May 4 until May 12.

During said period, giving of any donation or gift in cash or in kind, appointment or use of 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 and giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges is prohibited.

At the same time, campaigning is prohibited on the eve of election day, May 13.

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 the day of election, voting in polling precincts will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Ferdinand Patinio, PNA)