Elec­tion fever on

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Lau­ren Alimondo Sun*Star Re­porter

ASPIR­ING government of­fi­cials are asked to file their Cer­tifi­cate of Can­di­dacy from Oc­to­ber 11 to 17, stated Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions.

Baguio-Benguet Com­elec Elec­tion Su­per­vi­sor At­tor­ney Elenita Ca­puyan added the COC fil­ing has been moved from Oc­to­ber 1 – 5 to Oc­to­ber 11 – 17 in con­nec­tion to the May 2019 na­tional and lo­cal elec­tions.

“These pe­ri­ods are no longer ex­tendible,” dis­closed Ca­puyan.

Although there are no cur­rent data, Ca­puyan added there will be more ex­pected

can­di­dates to file this year for Baguio and Benguet.

“Mas marami ngayon be­cause there are other peo­ple who want to aspire to be­come government of­fi­cial. There are oth­ers aside from the tra­di­tional that want to en­ter the po­lit­i­cal field,” she added.

In lieu of the na­tional and lo­cal elec­tions on May 2019, po­si­tions up for grabs in the lo­cal level com­prised of pro­vin­cial gover­nors to the city and mu­nic­i­pal coun­cilors, mayor and vice mayor and Sen­ate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the na­tional level.

Elec­tion of­fi­cers in the prov­ince and Baguio con­vened on Fri­day in prepa­ra­tion of the up­com­ing COC fil­ing and May polls. With am­ple time to re­flect, the elec­tion su­per­vi­sor said fil­ing of COCs are sched­uled 8 am to 5pm ex­cept Satur­days and Sun­days.

Fol­low­ing the COC, ex­pected lists of run­ning of­fi­cials are avail­able Oc­to­ber 18.

Elec­tion pe­riod be­gins Jan­uary 19 while cam­paign pe­riod will start on March 30 to May 11, 2019 in the lo­cal level and Fe­bru­ary 12 to May 11 in the na­tional level for the au­to­mated elec­tions next year.

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