Comelec releases guidelines on the filing of COCs
MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday released the guidelines on the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) in connection with the 23 October 2017 Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.
In Resolution No. 10196, promulgated 13 September 2017, the Comelec said “no person may run for the position of Punong Barangay, Sangguniang (SB) Member, Chairperson, or Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Member unless such aspirant accomplishes a sworn COC in the form prescribed by the Commission.”
According to the Comelec, the COCs shall be filed in three (3) legible copies with the Office of the Election Officer having jurisdiction over the Barangay where the aspirant seeks to be elected.
“Any COC filed with the incorrect office shall be deemed as not filed. No COC filed by mail, electronic mail, or facsimile shall be accepted. The COC shall be filed by the aspirant personally or through a duly authorized representative with a signed Authority to file COC. No filing fee shall be imposed for the filing of the COC,” the Comelec ruled in Resolution No. 10196.
COC form are available at all Comelec Field Offices and will be downloadable from its official website www.comelec.gov.ph. (PIA)