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Filing of COCs for Barangay, SK polls starts on October 1

by Apipa P. Bagumbaran

Islamic City of Marawi (23 September) -- The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) here announced that the filing of candidacy for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will run from October 1, 2010 to October 13, 2010.

Atty. Tanjie Macadindang, city election officer, said they will start accepting the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of applicants aspiring for Barangay and SK seats from 8:00AM to 5:00PM on said dates.

The officials to be elected on October 25 for the Barangay polls include a Punong Barangay and seven (7) Barangay Kagawads while a Chairman and seven (7) Kagawads for the SK polls.

Under COMELEC Resolution 9029, candidates for the Barangay elections must be: Filipino citizens; at least 18 years old on election day; able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and registered voters of the Barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election.

On the other hand, qualified to run for the SK polls are: Filipino citizens, at least fifteen (15) years old but less than eighteen (18) years old on Election Day; able to read and write Filipino, English or the local dialect; qualified voters of the Katipunan ng Kabataan of the Barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election; and must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

Meanwhile, the COMELEC slated October 14, 2010 until October 23, 2010 as the campaign period.

According to the poll body, voters can cast their votes from 7:00AM to 3:00PM on October 25, 2010 while the counting and canvassing of votes will immediately start after the casting of votes. (PIA-Marawi) [top]

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