I.

CAMPAIGN PERIODS
Elective Office
Start
President,
Vice
President, 09 February 2016
Senator and Party-List groups
participating in the party-list
system of representation
Members of the House of 25 March 2016
Representatives,
regional,
provincial, city and municipal
officials

II.

End
07 May 2016

07 May 2016

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGNING
Maundy Thursday (24 March 2016)
Good Friday (25 March 2016)
Eve of Election Day (08 May 2016)
Election Day (09 May 2016)

III.

AUTHORIZED EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES AND PARTIES
Elective Office
President and Vice-President
Other candidates

Aggregate Amount of Expenses
Php 10.00 for every registered voter
Php 3.00 for every voter currently
registered in the constituency where
the candidate filed his COC
Other candidates without any political Php 5.00 for every voter currently
party AND without support from any registered in the constituency where
political party
the candidate filed his COC
Political parties and party-list groups
Php 5.00 for every voter currently
registered
in
the
constituency
constituencies where it has official
candidates
*However, it is unlawful for any foreigner (juridical or natural person) to directly
or indirectly aid any candidate, or political party, organization or coalition, or to
take part in, or influence in any manner, any election, or to contribute or make
any expenditure in connection with any election campaign or partisan political
activity.
IV.

LAWFUL ELECTION PROPAGANDA
a. Pamphlets, leaflets, cards, decals, stickers or other written or printed
materials (shall not exceed 8 ½ inches in width and 14 inches in length);
b. Handwritten or printed letters urging voters to vote for or against any
particular political party or candidate for public offense;

followed by the true and correct name address of the mass media entity. PROHIBITED FORMS OF ELECTION PROPAGANDA a. paper. followed by the true and correct name and address of the party or the candidate for whose benefit the election propaganda was printed or aired AND unless they bear and are identified by words “political advertisements paid by” followed by the true and correct name address of the payor. or any public forum any movie. f. Paid advertisements (print or broadcast).c. Election propaganda in print. Posters made of cloth. leaflet. by 8 ft. Mobile units. e. publish. *Any person may seek authority to use other forms of election propaganda not mentioned above and not prohibited by law by filing with the COMELEC. cardboard or any other material. through the Clerk of the Commission. To show. circular. handbill. motorcades of all types (whether engine or manpower-driven. AND unless they bear and identified by the words “printed free of charge”. broadcast. newsweekly. cinematography or documentary. gazette or magazine advertising. (May be displayed 5 days before the date the date of the meeting or rally and shall be removed within 24 hours after said meeting or rally). publish. sample list of candidates) and to air or broadcast any election propaganda or political advertisement (by television or radio or on the Internet) for or against a candidate or group of candidates to any public office unless they bear and be identified by the words “political advertisement paid for”. a verified petition in 8 copies. vehicles. whether. animal-drawn. g. display or exhibit publicly in a theater. framed or posted (not exceeding 2 ft. through a television station.). including concert or any type of performance portraying the life or . To print. In the headquarters or residences of candidates – any of the foregoing may be displayed except streamers referred to in (d). with or without sound systems or loud speakers. streamer. d. comic book. bumper sticker. b. x 3 ft. with or without lights). displayed on the site and on the occasion of a public meeting or rally. display or exhibit donated or given free of charge by any person or mass media entity to a candidate or party without the written acceptance of the said candidate or party. newsletter. post or distribute any published or printed political matter (newspaper. describing the election propaganda with samples thereof. card. c. Streamers not exceeding 3 ft. pamphlet. decal. poster. or “airtime for this broadcast was provided free of charge by”. V. h. All other forms of election propaganda not prohibited under Omnibus Election Code or these rules.

sidewalks. public structures and buildings or any edifice thereof. *Public places include: 1. d. Schools. To post. on a per originating station basis (whether on national. Candidates/Registere Not more than a total of 60 minutes of television d Political Parties for advertising. 3.biography of a candidate. OR in which a character is portrayed by an actor or media personality who is himself or herself a candidate. . free or cable television). on a per originating station basis Local Elective Position (whether on national. or permit any sponsor to manifestly favor or oppose any candidate or party by unduly or repeatedly referring to. whether by purchase or donation. 4. or local radio. Motor vehicles used as patrol cars. public shrines. government offices. whether airing on national. To sell or give free of charge print or advertising space or airtime for campaign or election propaganda purposes to any candidate or party in excess of the size. or in private properties without the consent of the owner thereof. LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF ELECTION PROPAGANDA THROUGH MASS MEDIA a. 5. in public places*. free or cable television). regional. electric posts and wires. ambulances. barangay halls. or local. health centers. Publicly-owned electronic announcement boards. on a per originating station basis. VI. traffic signages and other signboards erected on public property. regional. street and lamp posts. owned and controlled by the government. display or exhibit any election campaign or propaganda material outside of authorized common poster areas. Broadcast Election Propaganda Elective Position Candidates/Registere d Political Parties for National Elective Position Air Time Not more than a total of 120 minutes of television advertising. Public transport vehicles owned and controlled by the government. and 90 minutes of radio advertising. or unnecessarily mentioning his name. regional. e. and for similar purposes particularly those bearing government license plates. 2. To allow the scheduling of any program. and 180 minutes of radio advertising. and f. Waiting sheds. Within the premises of public transport terminals. on a per originating station basis. 6. or local. duration or frequency authorized by law or these Rules. or including therein said candidate or party.

Printed or Published Election Propaganda In broadsheets In tabloids ¼ page maximum ½ page maximun - Two or more candidates. whether by purchase or donation. - In cases where two or more candidates or parties are displayed or mentioned together in the broadcast propaganda or advertisements. c.4 468 60 7. b.whether airing on national. or other publication (either by purchase or free of charge). or local radio.67 1.2 1 1. - The appearance or guesting by a candidate on any bona fide newscast. political party.2 1. the cost of which shall be pro-rated between those appearing in the said advertisement. - Shall not be published more than 3 times a week per newspaper. political party or party-list appearing or promoted in such advertisement.2 3 2. to be deducted from the total cost of the advertisement. interview or documentary shall not be deemed broadcast election propaganda IF the appearance of the candidate is only incidental to the presentation of the subject/s covered by the news documentary or onthe-spot coverage of bona fide news events.8 . magazine. or party-list may cause publication featuring more than one candidate provided that the size and frequency limitations shall apply to each candidate. the length of time during which they appear or are being promoted will be counted against the airtime limits allotted for the said candidate or parties. the cost of the length of time during which they appear shall be computed as a fraction of the total cost of the advertisement and considered as their respective expenditures. Online Election Propaganda Name Rectangles and Pop-ups Medium Square Pop-up Vertical Rectangle Large Rectangle Rectangle 3:1 Rectangle Pop-Under Banners and Buttons Full Banner Width/pixels Height/pixels Aspect Ratio 300 250 240 336 180 300 720 250 250 400 280 150 100 300 1. Further. Further. regional.

magazine. d. they shall bear and be identified by the words “printed free of charge”.75 5 2 - Shall not be published more than 3 times a week per newspaper. RATES FOR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA Media outlets shall charge parties and candidates a discounted rate for their election propaganda during the first 3 quarters of the calendar year preceding the elections. followed by the true and correct name address of the publishing firm or broadcast entity. or “airtime for this broadcast was provided free of charge by”.9 2. or other publication (either by purchase or free of charge). Radio – 20% c. - If election propaganda is donated by the publishing firm or given free of charge by any person or mass media entity to a candidate or party. Print – 10% . Common Limitations VII.09 160 120 300 600 600 600 3. Television – 30% b. This must be accompanied by the written acceptance by said candidate or party. through the party treasurer. shall be construed as one instance of publication. as follows: a. - The exhibition or display for any length of time. within a 24 hour period.” followed by the true and correct name and address of the party or the candidate for whose benefit the election propaganda was printed or aired AND unless they bear and are identified by words “political advertisements paid by” followed by the true and correct name address of the payor. - The election propaganda through mass media shall bear and be identified by the reasonably legible or audible words “political advertisement paid for.84 1. regardless of frequency.Half Banner Micro-Bar Button 1 Button 2 Vertical Banner Square Button Leaderboard Skyscrapers Wide skyscraper Skyscraper Half-Page ad 234 88 120 120 120 125 728 60 31 90 60 240 125 90 3.33 2 2 1 8.

or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of 192 sq. Size of each common poster area:   Political parties and party-list groups – 12 x 16 ft. Authorized common poster areas in public places. The Election Officer may designate such public places such as plazas. COMMON POSTER AREAS a. c. organizations and/or coalitions thereof. ft. thereafter area b. and with the heaviest pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. e. and b. IX..000 registered 1 additional common poster voters. Private property with the consent of the owner and in compliance with lawful election propaganda. they may be . d. X. Limitations subject to prior consent from the COMELEC: 5. where posters may be readily seen or read. Common poster area for party-list groups. Sizes of individual posters – shall not exceed 2 x 3 ft. Independent candidates – 4 x 6 ft. POSTING OF CAMPAIGN MATERIALS a.VIII. organizations or coalitions – ratio of 1 common poster area for every 32 party-list groups. or a fraction thereof. or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of 24 sq. barangay centers and the like. LIMITATION ON ESTABLISHMENT OF HEADQUARTERS Registered party with national constituency and a national candidate Registered political party with regional constituency Registered political party with provincial constituency and a provincial candidate Congressional candidates 1 headquarter urbanized city in each province or highly 1 headquarter in each province urbanized city in the region 1 headquarter in each municipality or highly 1 headquarters in the legislative district they seek to represent. ft. Should the legislative district be composed of several municipalities. markets.000 registered voters or less 1 common poster area For every increment of 5.

or subscribed to the survey.allowed to establish 1 headquarter per municipality City candidates 1 headquarter per councilor district Municipal candidates 1 headquarter for the entire municipality *Lawful election propaganda may be displayed at the headquarters. Within 7 working days thereafter submit to the election officer a Statement of Expenses incurred. and f. c. d. and must identify the total number of respondents and the places where they were taken. Results may be announced after the closing of the polls on election day. RALLIES. XIII. EXIT POLLS REQUIREMENTS: a. For each question where the margin of error is greater than that reported under paragraph d the margin of error for that question. whether natural or juridical. . Pollsters shall inform the voters that they may refuse to answer. they must also publish the following: a. **All parties and candidates shall submit within 5 days from their establishment. MEETINGS AND OTHER POLITICAL ACTIVITIES a. b. b. party or organization that commissioned. e. paid for. number of individual respondents and their areas. Notify the election officer concerned of any public rally to be held in the city or municipality within 3 working days prior to the date thereof. polling firm or survey organization which conducted the survey. the list showing the specific locations and addresses of all their headquarters. Shall not be conducted within 50 meters from the polling place. Pollsters shall wear distinctive clothing and prominently wear their IDs issued by their organization. ELECTION SURVEYS Any person. XII. candidate or organization may conduct election surveys during the election period. Name of the person. Name of the person. XI. and c. c. Margin of error. candidate. Period during which the survey was conducted. and the specific questions asked. methodology used. Should they decide to publish the said survey. Said announcement shall state that the same is unofficial and does not represent a trend. Must include the venue and exact address. A mailing address and telephone number of the sponsor. b. and d.

.Denial of an application shall be solely on the ground that a prior written application by any other candidate or party has been approved. . directly or indirectly. The decision shall be final and executor.Application must be in writing. who shall decide the same within 48 hours after the filing of the appeal. transportation. directly or indirectly. it is unlawful for any candidate. money or things of value for such purpose. food and drinks.. Such denial may be appealed to the Provincial Election Supervisor. for cases in the NCR. free of charge.However. or to the Regional Election Director. Any application not acted upon within 3 days from the date of its filing shall be deemed approved. party or any person to give or accept. or anything of value during and within the 5 hours before and after a public meeting or to give or contribute. .