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PIA Press Release
2008/11/17

Tacloban City shoulders expenses for December 18 HUC plebiscite

Tacloban City (November 17) -- The City Government of Tacloban has sent to the Commission on Elections on Friday afternoon, November 14, 2008, the sum of P4.9 M to be used for the expenses for the December 18 Plebiscite to ratify the conversion of Tacloban City into a Highly-Urbanized City.

The remaining P2.1 of the P7M which was the total amount of plebiscite budget requested by the Comelec, will be given to the Tacloban City Comelec, Mr. Ed Macion, the City Treasurer of Tacloban informed.

The City of Tacloban will shoulder the expenses and election forms and paraphernalia for the December 18 Plebiscite to ratify the conversion of Tacloban City from a component city into a highly-urbanized city pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1637 dated October 4, 2008.

Section 2 of Comelec Resolution No. 8516 promulgated on November 12, 2008, states that the expenses in holding the plebiscite, which shall include the printing of official ballots, plebiscite returns and other forms; the procurement of supplies and paraphernalia; the per diems of the members of the Plebiscite Committee, the overtime compensation of the City Plebiscite Board of Canvassers and the support staff; other operational and incidental expenses; and the costs of publication of resolutions and information materials, shall be borne by Tacloban City.

For this purpose, the City of Tacloban has already appropriated the amount of P7 Million, it was learned.

Comelec Resolution No. 3516 provides the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the December 18 Plebiscite to ratify the conversion of Tacloban City from a component city to a highly-urbanized city.

The same Resolution provides that an objective information campaign shall be conducted in the whole city of Tacloban to commence on November 25, 2008 to December 16, 2008.

During this period, civic, professional, religious, business, youth and any other similar organizations may hold symposia, public rallies or meetings to enlighten the voters of Tacloban City on the plebiscite issues, and to campaign for or against the ratification of Proclamation No. 1637. Constructive discussions and debates shall be encouraged and the voters must be assured of the freedom to voice out their opinions regarding the issues, the advantages or disadvantages thereof. (PIA 8) [top]

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