Filing of COCs for Barangay, SK polls begins October 1

Aspiring candidates for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls may file their certificates of candidacy (COC) beginning October 1 until October 13, the Commission on Elections said.

Comelec Resolution No. 9019, promulgated Tuesday, said that the election period for the Barangay and SK[youth council] polls will run from September 25 until November 10.

It noted, however, that candidates may only campaign from October 14 until October 23, adding that carrying of firearms and deadly weapons and the use of bodyguards by candidates is prohibited during the 45-day election period.

The poll body said filing of disqualification cases will be until October 18.

The Comelec said that the casting of votes on election day, October 25, will be held from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The counting and canvassing of votes and the proclamation of winning candidates will immediately begin after the casting of votes, it added. (PIA-Bohol)

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