COMELEC reiterates guidelines on filing of Certificates of Candidacy

NAGA  CITY—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated its guidelines on the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) in connection with the May 9, 2016 national and local elections.
As stated in Resolution No. 9984 which was promulgated on August 18, 2015, the period for filing of COC is on October 12 to 16, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The commission also reminded aspirants that any person holding a public appointive office or position, including active members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other officers and employees in government-owned or -controlled corporations, shall be considered ipso facto resigned from the office and must vacate the same at the start of the day of the filing of Certificates of
Nomination and Acceptance.

The COC shall be filed by the aspirant or through a duly authorized representative with a sworn and signed Authority to File the COC.

No COC filed by mail, electronic mail, or facsimile shall be accepted, the same Resolution states.

On October 30, 2015, the Comelec Law Department shall prepare the Certified List of Nominees.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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