You are on page 1of 8
Republic of the Philippines COMMISSION ON ELECTIOVS Manila
Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIOVS
Manila
GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER Chaii tan MELO,
GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF
CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY IN
CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER
Chaii
tan
MELO, SARMIENTO, Jose A.R., Rene
V.,
Corn
ssioner
FERRER, Nicodemo
TAGLE, Lucenito N.,
T.,
Com
issioner
Co
issioner
25,
2010
BARANGAY
AND
Cqmr fi issioner
SANGGUNIANG
KABATAAN
VELASCO, Armando C.,
WSOPH, Elias R.,
LARRAZABAL, Gregorio Y.
F
issioner
ELECTIONS.
issioner
X
X
PROMULGATED
' September 21, 2010
C
R~~SOLUTIONNO.
L
The Commission on klections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the
Constitution, the Omnibub Election Code, Republic Act NO. 9164, and other election
I
laws,
RESOLVED,. as
it
hereby
RESOLVES,
to
the following
guidelines on the filing of cektificates of candidacy in connection with the October 25,2010 Barangay and
guidelines on the filing of cektificates of candidacy in connection with the October
25,2010 Barangay and sa&uniang Kabataan elections.
SECTION 1. Officials to be elected. - The officials to be elected in each
SECTION 1. Officials to be elected. - The officials to be elected in each
barangay are the following:
barangay are the following:
(a) For the Barangay Elections:
(a) For the Barangay Elections:
One (1) Punong Barangay and seven (7) Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad.
One
(1) Punong
Barangay
and
seven
(7) Sangguniang
Barangay
Kagawad.
(b) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:
(b) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:
One (1) Chairman and seven%(7)Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad.
One (1) Chairman and seven%(7)Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad.
SEC. 2. Qualifications. - (a) Candidates for Punong Barangay and
SEC.
2.
Qualifications. -
(a) Candidates
for
Punong
Barangay
and
Sangguniang Barnngay Kagawad must be:
Sangguniang Barnngay Kagawad must be:
(1) Filipino citizens; .
(1) Filipino citizens;
.
(2) At least 18 years old on election day;
(2) At least 18 years old on election day;
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and

I

(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered

(4) Registered voters of the barangay where they intend to run for office and residents thereof for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election.

(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered

(b) Candidates for Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and Sanggz~niangKabataan Kagawad inust be:

(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered

I

(1) Filipino citizens; (18) years old on
(1) Filipino citizens;
(18) years old on

(2) At least fifteen (19) years old but less than eighteen election day;

(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
(3) Able to read and wrjte Filipino, English or the local dialect; . . (4) ~ualifiedmembers
(3) Able
to read and wrjte Filipino, English or the local dialect;
. .
(4) ~ualifiedmembers bf the Katipunan ng Kabataan of the barangay where
they intend to ruh for office and residents thereof at least one (I) year
immediately preceding the election; and
(5) Must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
SEC. 3. Disqualifications. - The following are disqualified from running for any elective barangay and sangguniang
SEC. 3. Disqualifications. - The following are disqualified from running
for any elective barangay and sangguniang kabataan positions:
(a)Those
sentenced
by
final' judgment
for- an
offense
involving
moral
turpitude or - for an offense, punishable by one (1) year . or' more of
imprisonment, and within two (2) years after service of sentence;
(b) Those removed from office as a result of an administrative case;
(b) Those removed from office as a result of an administrative case;
(c) Those .convicted by final judgment for violatipg the oath of allegiance to the ~e~ublic;
(c) Those .convicted by final judgment for violatipg the oath of allegiance to
the ~e~ublic;
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
  • (d) Those with dual citizenship unless at the time of filing of the certificate of candidacy, he makes a personal and sworn renunciation of any and all foreign citizenship before any public officer authorized to administer an . oath;

(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
(3) Able to read and write Filipino or any local language or dialect; and (4) Registered
(e) Fugitives from justice in criminal or nonpolitical cases here or abroad. .A
(e) Fugitives from justice in criminal or nonpolitical cases here or
abroad.
.A

(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside abrokd and continue to avail themselves of the same right after the effectivity of the Local ~overnmentCode; (g) The insane or feeble-minded;

(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside

(h) Any candidate who,' in an action or protest in which he is a party, is declared by final decision of a competent court to be guilty of having, or is found by the Commission to have committed the following acts shall be disqualified from continuing as a candidate or, if already elected, from holding office:

(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(1) Given money or other material consideration to influence or induce voters to vote for or
(1) Given money or other material consideration to influence or
induce voters to vote for or against a candidate, or to abstain
from voting, or to corrupt government'officials and employees
performing election functions;
(2) Committed acts of terrorism to enhance his candidacy;
(2) Committed acts of terrorism to enhance his candidacy;
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside

(3) Spent in his election campaign an amount in excess of that allowed by law;

(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(4) Solicited, received, or made any contributjon prohibited under Secs. 89, 95, 96, 97 and 104
(4) Solicited, received, or made any contributjon prohibited under
Secs. 89, 95, 96, 97 and 104 of the omnibus ~lectionCode;
(5) Violated
any
of Secs. 83, 86 and
261 (pars.
e, k,
v
and cc, sub
par. 6) of the same Code; or -
par. 6) of the same Code; or -
(6) Those who have been elected and served for three (3) consecutive terms in the same
(6)
Those
who
have
been
elected
and
served
for
three
(3)
consecutive terms in the same
.Voluntary renunciation
of office for any length of timeishall not be considered as an
interruption in the continuity of service for the full term for
which the elective official was elected.
SEC. '4. Candidates holding appointive or elective office. - Appointive
SEC. '4. Candidates holding appointive or elective office. - Appointive
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside

barangay, city/municipal, provincial, regional, or national officials or employees, or those in the civil or military service, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations, shall be considered ipso frrcto resigned froin office and must vacate the same at the start of the day of filing of his certificate of candidacy for a barangay or sangguniang kabtrtaan office &

(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
(0 Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For
incumbent. municipal,
city, provincial
and national
elective officials
running for any barangay, elective position shall also be considered ipso facto
resigned upon the filing of their certificates of candidacy.

SEC. 5. Certificate of candidacy. - Any person running as candidate for Punong Barangay, Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman or Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad shall file a sworn certificate of candidacy in triplicate in the form attached herein as Annexes "A, "A-1", "B" and "B-1" respectively. The format of the certificate of candidacy may be obtained from the Election Officer, free of charge or may be downloaded from the Comelec website at www.comelec.gov.ph.

For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall

\

For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
. , The certificate of candidacy shall be filed during regular working hours, from 8:00 o'clock
.
,
The certificate of candidacy shall be filed during regular working hours, from
8:00 o'clock in the morning to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoqn, from October 1, 2010
to October 13, 2010, inclusive, with the Office of tFe Election Officer of the
citylmunicipality concerned. However, on the last day of filing, the Office of the
Election Officer
shall receive
the certificates of candidacy until .12:00 o'clock
midnight.
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall

Certificates of candidacy shall be filed personally or through a duly authorized representative who must present a written authorization under oath. No certificate of candidacy shall be filed or accepted by mail, telegram or facsimile.

For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall

No person shall be eligible to run for more than one office, that is, Punong Barangay and ~arahga~ Kagawad, and if he files his certificate of candidacy for more than one office, he shall not be eligible for any one of them. However, before the expiration of the period for the filing of certificate of candidacy, the person who has filed a certificate of candidacy for more than one office may declare under oath the office for which he desires to be elected and cancel the certificate of candidacy for the other office.

!
!
In cities/municipalities where there are two or more Election Officers, the'
In cities/municipalities where there are two or more Election Officers, the'

.

.

certificate of calididacy shallbe filed with the Office of the Election Officer having jurisdiction over the
certificate of calididacy shallbe filed with the Office of the Election Officer having
jurisdiction over the barangay wherehe is a candidate.
For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall

The Election Officer 'or any authorized employee receiving the certificate shall record in separate logbooks, the date and time of receipt of the certificates of

For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall

4-

For incumbent. municipal, city, provincial and national elective officials running for any barangay, elective position shall
! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also
!
candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of
receipt shall also be indicated in each copy of the certificate of candidacy.
I
SEC.
6.
Contents of certificate of
candidpcy. - The certificate of
candidacy shall contain the following:
(A) A statement announcing the candidacy of the person filing it;
(A) A statement announcing the candidacy of the person filing it;
(b) The position for which he is a candidate; (c) A statement that he is eligible
(b)
The position for which he is a candidate;
(c)
A statement that he is eligible for said position;
(d)
His citizenship, residence and date of birth;
(e) His post office address for election purpose;
(e) His post office address for election purpose;
(0 His profession or ocbbpation;
(0
His profession or ocbbpation;
(g) A statement that he is eligible for the office he is running for; (h) A
(g) A statement that he is eligible for the office he is running for;
(h) A statement that fie will support and defend the Constitution of the
Republic of the r blip pines and maintain true faith and allegiance
thereto, and that hd will obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by
, the duly-constituted authorities;
(i)
(i)

A declaration that he is not a permanent resident of, or an immigralit to, a foreign country;

! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also
! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also

Cj) That he assumes the obligations imposed by his oath voluntarily, without mental reservation or. purpose of evasion; and that the facts stated in the certificate of candidacy are true to the best of his knowledge; and

! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also
(k) Such other data as may be required by the Commission.
(k) Such other data as may be required by the Commission.

I

! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also

Unless a candidate has officially changed his name through a court approved proceeding, a candidate shall use in his certificate of candidacy the name by which he has been baptized, or if he has not been baptized in any church or religion, the name registered in the office of the local civil registrar or any other name allowed under the provisions of existing law or, in the case of a Muslim, his Hadj name after performing the prescribed religious pilgrimage. Howeve'r, when there are two (2) or more candidates for the same office with the same Dame and surname, each cgndidate, upon being made aware of such fact, shall state his paternal and

! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also
! candidacy of barangay and sangguniang kabataan candidates. The date: and time of receipt shall also
. .
.
.

4'

maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his

maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his certificate of candidacy when he was elected. He may also include one (I) nickname or stage name by which he is generally or popularly known in the locality. Titles such as Don, Hadji, Datu, Atty., Dr. or other words of similar import shall not be allbwed.

maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his
maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his
SEC. 7. Certificates of candidacy filed by persons who are not registered voters or those filed
SEC.
7.
Certificates of candidacy filed
by persons
who
are
not
registered voters or those filed through mail, telegram, facsimile. Effect. -
.Certificates of candidacy of persons who are not registered voters in the barangay
where they intend to run; or those filed through mail, telegram or facsimile shall
not be accepted. For this purpose, the Election Officer shall issue a Certification to
the persons whose certificate of candidacy has not been accepted.
SEC. 8. ~istributionof certificates of candidacy and preparation of
SEC. 8. ~istributionof certificates of candidacy and preparation of
list of candidates. - (a) Copies of the certificate of candidacy shall be distributed by the
list of candidates. - (a) Copies of the certificate of candidacy shall be distributed
by the Election Officer as follows:
(1) For Barangay Officials:

i.

First Copy, to the Election Records and statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila;
First Copy, to the Election Records and statistics Department,
Commission on Elections, Manila;
ii. Second Copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and iii. Third
ii.
Second Copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file;
and
iii.
Third Copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.
(2) For Sangguniang Kabataan Officials:
1.
First copy, to the Election Records and Statistics Department,
'Commission on Elections, Manila;
ii. Second copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and ... ill.
ii.
Second copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file;
and
...
ill.
- Third copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.
maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his

(b) Immediately after the last day for the filling of certificates of candidacy, the Election Officer shall prepare a certified consolidated list of all candidates for elective Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials per

maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his
.-
.-
maternal surnames, except an incumbent who may continue to use the'name and surname stated in his
(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,
(c) Within
two
(2)
days after the
last
day for the filing of certificates 'of
candidacy, 'the Election Officer shall transmit to the Election Records and
Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila the following:
1. a copy of the said list of candidates together with the first copy of
the certificates of candidacy :of the Barangay and Sangguniang
Kabataan candidates; and
2. a list of persons whose certificates of candidacy were not accepted and the reasonls for
2.
a list of persons whose certificates of candidacy were not accepted
and the reasonls for non-acceptance.
(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,

(d).At least seven'(7) days before election day or hot later than October 18, 2010, the Election Officer shall post copies of said lists in the barangay hall and in three, (3)'other conspicuous places in the barangay.

(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,
(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,

(e) The Election Records and Statistics Department shall acknowledge receipt of said copies and listwithin two (2) days from'receipt thereof.

(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,
SEC. 9. Withdrawal of certificate of candidacy. -'~n~person who has filed a certificate of candidacy may
SEC. 9. Withdrawal of certificate of candidacy. -'~n~person who has
filed a certificate of candidacy may withdraw it at any time before election day.
A sworn declaration of withdrawal shall be filed personally, in triplicate with the
Office of the Election Officer where the certificate of candidacy was filed. The
certificate of candidacy shall be deemed withdrawn upon filing of the sworn
declaration of withdrawal.
The declaration of withdrawal shall be distributed in the same manner as the certificates of candid;cy,
The declaration of withdrawal shall be distributed in the same manner as the
certificates of candid;cy, furnishing a copy dr copies thereof to the Board(s) of
Election Tellers concerned.
The copy for the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on Elections, Manila shall be transmitted
The copy for the Election Records and Statistics Department, Commission on
Elections, Manila shall be transmitted within twenty-four (24)'hours from the filing
of the declaration. The hlection Records and Statistics Department shall
immediately acknowledge receipt thereof.
(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,

The filing or withdrawal of a certificate of candidacy shall not affect any civil, criminal or administrative liabilities of the candidate concerned.

y.6
y.6
(c) Within two (2) days after the last day for the filing of certificates 'of candidacy,
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of
candidates for sangguniang kabataan elections, but substitution by the spouse shall be allowed for candidates for
candidates for sangguniang kabataan elections, but substitution by the spouse shall
be allowed for candidates for barangay elections.
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan

The substitute for a candidate who died or suffered permanent incapacity or disqualified by final judgment, may file his certificate of candidacy up to mid-day of election day, 12 o'clock noon of October 25, 2010. If the death or permanent disability should occur between the day before the election and mid-day of election day, the substitute candidate may file the certificate with any Board of Election Tellers (BET) in the political subdivision where he is a. candidate.

SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan
SEC. 11. Authority of the Election Officer to administer oath. - For
SEC. 11. Authority of the Election Officer to administer oath. - For

purposes of the barangay and sangguniang kabataan ele~tions,the Election Officer shall be authorized to administer oaths, free of charge, op all matters related to the conduct of said elections, including the administratioq of oath to certificates of , candidacy.

SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan
SEC. 12. Effectivity. - This Resolution shall takg effect on the seventh day after its publication
SEC. 12. Effectivity. - This Resolution shall takg effect on the seventh day
after its publication in two (2) daily newspaper of general circulation ili the
Philippines.
SEC. 13. Disseminaiion. - The Education and Information Department shall cause the immediate piiblication of this
SEC. 13. Disseminaiion. - The Education and Information Department
shall cause the immediate piiblication of this resolution, give the same the widest
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan

dissemination possible and hl'nish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, . Provincial Election Supervisors and Election Officers.

SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan
SO ORDERED.
SO ORDERED.
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan

/-8Commissioner

SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan
Voted in of this resdution, business at the ti1
Voted in
of this resdution,
business at the ti1

Y

Commissioner . Commissioner
Commissioner
.
Commissioner
SEC. 10. Substitution of candidates. - There shall be no substitution of candidates for sangguniang kabataan