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Comelec warns candidates on election offenses as campaign period starts

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has issued a reminder to candidates in the upcoming national and local elections that they can be penalized for prohibited campaign materials, even if these were supposedly put up by supporters without their knowledge......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineFeb 11th, 2019

Official campaign period starts for national candidates

The 90-day national campaign for over 60 senatorial candidates and 154 party-list groups in the May elections officially kicks off today, with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) again warning them against committing electoral offenses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Official campaign period starts for national candidates

The 90-day national campaign for over 60 senatorial candidates and 154 party-list groups in the May elections officially kicks off today, with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) again warning them against committing electoral offenses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics

Candidates in May's midterm elections who show their biopics during the campaign will be prosecuted for violation of election laws, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Sunday. Films about politicians running for office "should not be exhibited or played in theaters at all during the campaign period," said James Jimenez, spokesperson for the Comelec. Dela Rosa film Showing the films despite a boycott is "still a violation of election rules," Jimenez said. Jimenez's remarks came as supporters of senatorial aspirant Ronald dela Rosa prepared to release a film about the life of the former chief of the Philippine National Police who carried out President Rodrigo Duterte'...Keep on reading: Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Drug war on top of mind of village chair wannabes

The election fever got off to a good start on Saturday as candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections made a beeline for the poll offices around the country to file their candidacy papers for the May 14 ballot.   "More people were filing their candidacy papers, surprisingly for the first day," said Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez.   The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy is on April 20.   Saturday also marked the start of the election period, which includes a gun ban. The nine-day campaign starts on May 4.   Jimenez said that many poll offices reported that the filing process wa...Keep on reading: Drug war on top of mind of village chair wannabes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

PH midterm election campaign period officially starts | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Day one of the campaign period kicks off with House Speaker Gloria Arroyo lending her star power to President Rodrigo Duterte's senatorial candidates during their campaign launch in her home province of Pampanga. The Department of Health says 6 people died due to measles in Central Luzon from January 1 to February ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Comelec issues final call for removal of illegal posters

On the eve of the deadline for dismantling illegal campaign materials, such ads were still up outside common poster areas in several areas in Metro Manila. On Monday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued a notice reminding all candidates and parties to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda before the start of the campaign period. Otherwise, the candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the election offense during the campaign period for national or local candidates, the Comelec said. Prohibited election materials are those posted outside common poster areas, such as parks and markets, the poll body said. Those posted in privat...Keep on reading: Comelec issues final call for removal of illegal posters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

What to expect as the 2019 campaign period for national bets begins

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos will see candidates seeking election in a national position more than the usual as the campaign period for the 2019 elections starts on Tuesday, February 12.  What can the public expect to happen starting February 12? Here’s what you ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Bets told to take down illegal posters before campaign period starts

A day before the official start of the campaign period, the Commission on Elections reminded candidates to take down campaign materials that violate election laws......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

‘Follow poster rules or face sanctions’

The 90-day campaign period for senatorial candidates and party-list groups starts on Feb. 12 with a stern warning from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to take down unlawful campaign materials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Comelec reminds public and candidates of campaign, voting rules

Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez reminded the public to avoid voting for more than the required number of candidates in the 2019 midterm elections or else their vote will not be counted. Jimenez had been posting campaign and election rules in a series of tweets days before the official start of the campaign period […] The post Comelec reminds public and candidates of campaign, voting rules appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

No election offense in ‘premature campaigning’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THERE will be no sanctions on candidates who will be conducting activities to promote and advance their candidacies prior to the campaign period set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 2019 polls. “At this point pa lang the public should know that wala man gid ta sang election offense sa premature campaigning. These political aspirants […] The post No election offense in ‘premature campaigning’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Comelec: Candidates on narco-list won’t be disqualified

By Gillian M. Cortez THE Commission on Elections won’t disqualify candidates included in a narco-list released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) but is reminding every election hopeful to follow campaign rules seriously. In a press conference Friday as the campaign period for the May 14 barangay and Sangguinang Kabataan elections was underway, Comelec […] The post Comelec: Candidates on narco-list won’t be disqualified appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Nearly 10,000 brgy, SK bets file COCs as election period starts

NEARLY 10,000 aspirants in Western Visayas filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the barangay and SangguniangKabataan (SK) elections during the first two days of the start of election period. Based on records of the Commission on Elections (Comelec-6) as of April 14-15, 2018, a total of 7,902 candidates are running for the barangay elections […] The post Nearly 10,000 brgy, SK bets file COCs as election period starts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

P2.4-billion precampaign spending stumps Comelec

Close to 20 senatorial candidates in May's midterm elections have already spent a combined P2.4 billion to prop up their respective campaigns, yet the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is powerless to determine where these aspirants obtained their funds in hopes of landing a government position that only pays around P260,000 monthly.   Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body, and by extension the public, had no means to find out how the candidates were able to afford their propaganda materials, which in some instances were well beyond their declared net worth, before the start of the campaign period.   "That's precisely the problem with the sole el...Keep on reading: P2.4-billion precampaign spending stumps Comelec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Comelec starts crackdown on illegal campaign materials

THE Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has begun its crackdown on illegal campaign materials, including those oversized or placed outside designated areas, following a grace period for compliance that ended Thursday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are calling on the public to report candidates who are using government resources to advance their campaign for the midterm elections in May.   "Let us document everything and report these actions and behaviors," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said on Thursday.   Jimenez cited the Omnibus Election Code, which prohibits any officer or employee in civil service, except those holding political offices, from intervening, directly or indirectly, in any election campaign or engaging in any partisan political activity.   Monitoring 'supply officer...Keep on reading: Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Candidates, beware: Law bans bribery, cash gifts, donations

UNDER ELECTION laws, they were not yet officially considered to be candidates, and therefore not yet incurring campaign expenditures, until after the official campaign period had started. But under anti-graft and anti-corruption laws, several candidates in the May 2019 elections may be unable to escape legal liability for incurring millions of pesos of pre-campaign ads. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Beyond lawmaking: Powers, roles of Philippine Congress members

MANILA, Philippines – As the campaign period starts for midterm elections, the power of legislators becomes highlighted even more. In their effort to lure voters, candidates aspiring to become members of the Senate or the House of Representatives invade the airwaves with campaign promises and self-promotion efforts. More ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Hugpong stump starts campaigns

The campaign period for the senatorial race in the midterm elections starts today with candidates supported by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicking off in Pampanga, while the opposition’s Otso Diretso will go on a house-to-house sortie in Caloocan City. Additional security features for the ballots will be implemented, among them […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Being a ‘yellow’ is no issue

Tomorrow is the start of the official campaign period for all senatorial and party-list representative candidates who were earlier qualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to run in the coming May 13 mid-term elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019