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Republic of the Philippines )

City of Cotabato ) S.s

I, EDNA B. IBRAHIM, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident of Barangay
Montay, Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, after being duly sworn to in accordance with law
hereby depose and state:

1. That on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 in the morning, I received a letter from the
Campaign Finance Unit of Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Manila requiring
me to submit within fifteen (15) days from receipt thereof a written explanation under
oath stating the reasons for failure to file the Statement of Contributions and
expenditures (SOCE) and why no fine should be imposed upon me;

2. That this Affidavit of Explanation is submitted within the period set by law;

3. I am one and the same Edna B. Ibrahim who ran for Councilor in Northern
Kabuntalan, Maguindanao in the elections of May 2010;

4. That with all due respect to the Honorable Commission on Elections especially the
Campaign Finance Unit, I am executing this Affidavit of Explanation to explain my
failure to comply with the requirement of the law on Statement of Contributions and

5. That I failed to submit my SOCE because I was completely not knowledgeable that
even the candidates who lost in the election are required by law to submit Statement
of Contributions and Expenditures;

6. That it was never my deliberate intent to disregard the requirement of the law if I had
known it immediately;

7. That the failure to submit such document was due to honest mistake;

8. That a week after the election on May 2010, I faced very serious family problems. My
youngest son ALWAHID IBRAHIM had an accident which became the cause of his

9. That I am willing to comply with the said provision of the law but I pray that I be given
sufficient time to find and recall my records on the said 2010 election because it was
more than four years ago;

10. That I am praying to the Honorable Commissioners of the COMELEC thru the Head
of the Campaign Finance Unit that no fine shall be imposed upon me because of
aforementioned circumstances and my family is facing very serious financial
difficulties now a days;

11. That I am executing this affidavit to attest to the truth of all the foregoing facts in
compliance with the Letter of the head of Campaign Finance Unit;

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereinto set my hands this 2 nd day of October 2014 at
Cotabato City, Philippines.


SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 2 nd day of October, 2014, affiant

exhibiting her POSTAL ID No. 4674282 valid until January 2017 issued at Cotabato City,
October 2, 2014


Head, Campaign Finance Unit
Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
Intramuros, Manila

Dear Sir:

Warm greetings!

In compliance with your letter dated August 7, 2014 regarding my failure to submit my
Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) when I ran as Municipal Councilor
at Northern kabuntalan on May 10, 2010 election , I am respectfully submitting my
herein attached Affidavit of Explanation.

I pray that you find the attached affidavit in order and therefore be given kind
consideration. Thank you and more power.

Sincerely yours,