More COCs filed early this year, says Com­elec

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More po­lit­i­cal as­pi­rants for the Barangay and Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan (SK) elec­tions in Cebu City filed their cer­tifi­cates of can­di­dacy (COC) be­fore the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) yes­ter­day.

Some 307 as­pi­rants from the north and south districts have filed their COCs since the fil­ing pe­riod started last Satur­day.

In the north district, 102 more can­di­dates filed their COCs yes­ter­day: seven for barangay cap­tains, 44 for barangay coun­cilors, six for SK chair­man and 45 for SK coun­cilors.

In the south district, 79 candi-

We en­cour­age them to file early be­cause there will be no ex­ten­sion dur­ing the last day of fil­ing (April 20). OMAR SHARIF MAMALINTA

Com­elec North District Elec­tion As­sis­tant

dates for barangay posts and 35 for the SK have filed their COCs in the last three days.

Re­quire­ments

Com­elec North District Elec­tion As­sis­tant Omar Sharif Mamalinta said more can­di­dates filed their COCs dur­ing the first few days of the fil­ing pe­riod com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

Mamalinta said that they have in­ten­si­fied their in­for­ma­tion drive to en­cour­age as­pi­rants to file their pa­pers early to avoid a last-day rush.

“We en­cour­age them to file early be­cause there will be no ex­ten­sion dur­ing the last day of the fil­ing. At 4:45 p.m., we will get the com­plete re­quire­ments for ver­i­fi­ca­tion and if there will be a prob­lem, they might not be able to file it,” he said.

The fil­ing pe­riod will close on Fri­day.

Aside from the can­di­dacy form, Mamalinta said po­lit­i­cal as­pi­rants must at­tach a doc­u­men­tary stamp and have their COCs no­ta­rized be­fore these can be ac­cepted.

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