INTRAMUROS, Manila (DWDD) – Pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code (B.P. Blg. 881), Republic Acts 6646, 7166, 8189, 8436, 9189, 9369 and other election laws, the Commission on Elections (Commission), resolved to prescribe the following calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections:
|April 14, 2018 (SAT) to April 20, 2018 (FRI)||Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec. 7, R.A. 6679) in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646.|
|April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 21, 2018 (MON)||ELECTION PERIOD||Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct. (Sec. 5, R.A. 8189).
Carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons (Sec. 32, R. A. 7166).
Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates (Sec. 33, R. A. 7166).
Coercing, threatening, intimidating or terrorizing any election official or employee in the performance of his election functions or duties. [Sec. 261 (f), OEC].
Transfer or detail of officers and employees in the civil service including public school teachers. (Sec. 261 (h), OEC).
Organizing or maintaining reaction forces, strike forces or similar forces. (Sec. 261 (u), OEC).
Suspension of any elective provincial, city, municipal or barangay officer. (Sec. 261 (x), OEC).
|April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON)||Vote-buying and vote-selling (Sec. 261 (c) OEC)|
|April 14, 2018 (SAT) until proclamation of winning candidates||Wagering upon result of election. [Sec. 261 (c), OEC].|
|April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON)||Raising of funds thru dances, lotteries, cockfights, etc. (Sec. 97, OEC.)|
|May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 12, 2018 (SAT)||CAMPAIGN PERIOD
(Sec. 7, R.A. 6679)
Holding of barangay assemblies and candidates fora. (Sec. 47, OEC
|Removing, destroying, obliterating, defacing, tampering or preventing distribution of lawful election propaganda. (Sec. 83, OEC).
Making any donation or gift in cash or in kind. (Sec. 104, OEC).
Appointing or using special policemen, special/ confidential gents or the like. (Sec. 261 (m), OEC).
Using armored land, water or air craft (Sec. 261 (r), OEC). (Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).
Policemen and provincial guards acting as bodyguards or security guards of public officials or candidates. [Sec. 261 (t), OEC]
|May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 13, 2018 (SUN)||Construction or maintenance of barangay funded roads and bridges (Sec. 3, R.A. 6679) as amended by Sec. 4, R.A. 10923.|
|May 13, 2018 (SUN)||EVE OF ELECTION||Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).
Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc., (Sec. 261 (dd), OEC).
Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, (OEC).
(Note: Acts mentioned in the three preceding paragraphs are prohibited until election day).
|May 14, 2018 (MON)||ELECTION DAY
Casting of votes (From 7:00 o’clock a.m. to 3:00 o’clock p.m.) (Sec. 190, OEC)
|Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).
Using the voter’s affidavit of another for the purpose of voting, whether or not he actually succeeds in voting. [Sec. 261 (y) (10), OEC].
Destroying, substituting, or taking away from the possession of those having legal custody thereof, or from the place where they are legally deposited, any election form or document or ballot box which contains official ballots or other documents used in the election. [Sec. 261 (z) (12), OEC]. (NOTE: May be committed before or even after election day)
|Counting and canvassing of votes and proclamation of winning candidates immediately after closing of polls.||Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).
Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).
Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. (sec. 261, (dd), OEC).
Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc. of wares, merchandise or refreshments within thirty (30) meters radius from the polling place
Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC).
Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or similar sports (Sec. 261 (dd), (3), OEC).
|June 13, 2018 (WED)||Last day to file Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166).|
COMELEC / MCAG