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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Il1lran1L.£ros, Mal1ila
ENBANC
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Promulgated: Septem.er 26, 2013,~
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SUPPLEMENTAL
GUIDELINES FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF
RESOLUTION NO. 9739, "IN
THE MATTER OF
COLLECTING THE SHARES
OF BARANGAYS TO
AUGMENT THE FUNDS TO
BE USED FOR THE
CONDUCT OF THE 2013
BARANGAY &
SANGGUNIANG
!(ABATAAN ELECTIONS"
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BRILI.lANTES, 5.5. Jr.
TAGLE, L.N.
YUSOPH, E.R.
LIM, C.R.S.
PADACA, M.G.C.M.
PARRENO, A.A.
GUIA, L.T.F.G.
CJlairlllGn
COlll1uissio11er
C01'1111'lissioner
C011111"zissioner
COll1l11issioner
C0111111issioner
C011'l111issioner
RESOLUTION NO.
WHEREAS, to help defray all the necessary and reasonable
expenses to successfully hold and manage the 2013 Barangay &
Sangguniang Kabataan Electio11S and to ensure that the said elections
are 110nest, orderly, peaceful, a11d credible, the COlTI111issio11 enacted
Resolution No. 9739;
WHEREAS, Resolution No. 9739 sought to irnplernel'lt Section
50 of tIle Omnibus Election Code, Sectiol1 8 of Republic Act No. 9164
as arnel1ded by Section 4 of Republic Act No. 9340, and Section 532 (c)
il1 relation to Section 329 of tl1e Local Governn1ent Code;·
WHEREASI reports froIn the various field offices of the
Con11l1ission indicate the unwillingness and desistance of local
governll1el1t units in cOll1plying with Resolution No. 9739 for various
reasons;
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Resoltltion No. 97,_8_3__
Page 2 of 3
WHEREAS, the insufficiency of the funding set aside by the
National Government for the conduct of the 2013 Barangay &
Sangguniang Kabataan Elections makes it imperative that such
amounts set aside by mandate of the foregoing laws be collected from
tIle local goverllll1ent units; and
WHEREAS,. Section 51 of tIle Otnnibus Election Code
COInll1al1.ds tllat violation of Section 50 constitutes a pro11ibited act
Wllich shall be prosecuted and pellalized in accordance with the
provisions of tIle Orrmiblls Election Code.
NOW, THEREFORE, tIle COll1ll1ission En Bane, by virtue of tIle
powers vested in it by the COl1stitution, the Omnibus Election Code,
Repllblic Acts Nos. 9164 and 9340, the Local Governll1ent Code, and
all l)tller pertinent statutes, rules, and regulations, hereby
RESOLVES to ISSUE tIle following guidelines for the
implell1entation of Resolution No. 9739:
(1) A ,111etnOrandulll of agreel11ent with tIle Departll1ent
of the Interior and Local Gover111nellt is not a
tnandatory requiretnent, and neither is it necessary,
to i:mplel11ent and enforce Resolution No. 9739.
(2) Local government. units must submit their
contril->utions as required by Resolution No. 9739 not
later than 18 October 2013.
(3) The COl11rnission, througll its field officials, silall
endeavor to collect the amounts required by
Resolution No. 9739 witilout regard to whether tIle
Sangguniang Kabataan Electiol1S will be postponed
or not, since tIle directive' ullder Section 50 of the
Oll1nibus Election Code is not limited by the
postponel11ent of tIle Sal1ggul1iang Kabataan
Elections, and il1 addition, Section 8 of Republic Act
No. 9164 as alllenlied by Section 4 of Republic Act
No. 9340 is clear tllat the COIl1lllission's
appropriations Il1ay be augl11ented by an am.ount not
exceeding ten per cell (Llnt (10%) of tIle Sanggunia11g
I(abataa11 funds reserved pursuant to Section 532 (c)
of Republic Act No. 7160.
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Resolution No.
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(4) Local governll1ent officials in-charge of the funds or
accountC;lble for such funds as set aside by the law
who continue to desist, be unwilling, or disinclined
to cOlllply with Resoltltion No. 9739, or those w11o,
witl10ut sufficient or justifiable reason, neglect or
refuse to COInply with Resolution No. 9739 after due
delTIand or request, shall be charged with all
election offense pursuant to Section 51 of the
OInnibus Election Code, in addition to proper
administrative action and otller crinles for whicll the
local governl11ent official or person concerned may be
liable for.
Let the Project Director of tIle Project Managen1el1t Office for
tIle 2013 Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, the Finance
Services Departnlent, and the respective Regio11al Election Directors
of the COll1lTIission ill1pletnent this Resoltltiol1.
TIle Education and Information Depa,rhnent of the COlllmission
is 11ere11y directed to cause tIle publication of t11is ResolLltiol1 in two (2)
daily newspapers· of general circulation.
SO ORDERED.
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I TO S. BRILLANT
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CJ'lal r111a11
AL A. PARRENO
C0111111issioner

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