RESOLUTION NO. 8646 : CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF PROHIBITED ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2010 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS.

RESOLUTION No. 8646

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF PROHIBITED ACTS
IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2010 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS.

Promulgation: 14 July 2009


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 No. 6646, 7166, 8189, 8436, 9189, 9369 and other elections laws, the Commission on Elections RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to prescribe the following Calendar of Activities and Periods of Prohibited Acts in connection with the conduct of the May 10, 2010 National and Local Elections:

 

DATE/PERIOD

ACTIVITIES

PROHIBITED ACTS

August 17, 2009 (MON)

Last day for filing petitions for registration of political parties. (Sec 29, RA 6646 and Sec. 28, RA 8436)

Last day for filing petitions for registration of parties, organizations and coalitions under the party-list system of representation. (Sec 29, RA 6646 and Sec. 28, RA 8436)

August 31, 2009 (MON)

Last day for overseas absentee voters to file application for registration / certification as overseas absentee voter and application to vote in absentia. (Sec. 4, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

August 31, 2009 (MON)

Last day for overseas absentee voters to file applications for correction of entries and change of name (Sec. 21, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

August 31, 2009 (MON)

Last day for overseas absentee voters to file application for transfer of registration records from one post to another or from one country to another belonging to the same post. (Sec. 23, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

September 30, 2009 (WED)

Last day for overseas absentee voter to file application for transfer from post to the same Philippine Municipality/ City/ District. (Sec. 24, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008 as amended by Comelec Resolution No. 8600 dated May 11, 2009))

September 30, 2009 (WED)

Last day for overseas absentee voters to file application for transfer of registration records from Post to the Philippine Municipality/ City/ District Other Than The Voter’s Residence. (Sec. 25, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008 as amended by Comelec Resolution No. 8600 dated May 11, 2009)

October 21, 2009 (WED) to November 19, 2009 (THU)

Holding of political convention to select and nominate official party candidates for all elective positions. (Sec. 13, RA 9369)

October 31, 2009 (SAT)

Last day for overseas absentee voters to request for a change of address. (Sec. 2, Comelec Resolution No. 8507 dated October 02, 2008).

October 31, 2009 (SAT)

Last day for local voters to file application for registration, transfer of registration records, etc. (Comelec Resolution No. 8585 dated February 12, 2009)

November 20, 2009 (FRI) to November 30, 2009 (MON)

Filing of certificates of candidacy for all elective positions. (Sec. 13, RA 9369)

Filing of manifestation of intent to participate in the party-list system of representation. (Sec. 13, RA 9369)

November 30, 2009 (MON)

Last day to file petition for inclusion of voters in the local list of voters. (Comelec Resolution No. 8603 dated May 28, 2009 in relation to Sec. 29, RA 6646 and Sec. 28, RA 8436)

December 04, 2009 (FRI)

Last day to file petition for exclusion of voters from the local list of voters. (Comelec Resolution No. 8603 dated May 28, 2009 in relation to Sec 29, RA 6646 and Sec. 28, RA 8436)

December 11, 2009 (FRI)

Last day to publish the National Registry of Overseas Absentee Voters (NROAV) at the website of the Comelec (Sec. 19, Comelec Resolution 8458 dated May 20, 2008))

December 15, 2009 (TUE)

Last day to file petition for exclusion of a registered overseas absentee voter from the National Registry of Overseas Absentee Voter (NROAV). (Sec. 16, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

December 31, 2009 (THU)

Last day for overseas absentee voters whose name has been inadvertently omitted in the NROAV to file an application for reinstatement in the NROAV (Sec. 20, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

December 31, 2009 (THU)

Last day for an overseas absentee voter to file application for correction of entries in the NROAV, CLOAV and voters ID resulting from encoding error. (Sec. 21, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

January 08, 2010 (FRI)

Last day to appoint members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs), subject to changes on account of shortage of teachers and disqualifications due to relationships to candidates (Sec. 164, OEC in relation to Sec. 31, RA 8189)

Last day to constitute members of SBRCGs, SBEIs and SBOCs. (Sec 29, RA 6646 and Sec. 28, RA 8436)

January 10, 2010 (SUN)

Last day to prepare and update the CLOAV and furnish copies to the Philippine embassies, consulates and other foreign service establishments abroad. (Sec. 31, Comelec Resolution No. 8458 dated May 20, 2008)

January 10, 2010 (SUN) to June 09, 2010 (WED)

ELECTION PERIOD

Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct. (Sec. 5, R.A. 8189)

January 10, 2010 (SUN) to June 09, 2010 (WED)

ELECTION PERIOD

Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons in public places. Building, street, park, private vehicle or public conveyance, even if licensed to possess or carry the same, unless authorized in writing by the Commission. (Sec. 261 (p) (q) (r) and (s), OEC as amended by Sec. 32, R.A. 7166)

Suspension of elective local officials (Sec. 261 (x), OEC)

Transfer of officers and employees in the civil service (Sec. 261 (h), OEC)

Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces or other similar forces (Sec. 261 (u), OEC)

Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates, whether or not such bodyguards are regular members of the AFP or other law enforcement agency. (Sec. 261 (t) OEC as amended by Sec. 33, RA 7166)

February 09, 2010 (TUE))

Posting of the Certified List of Voters (Local Registry)

February 09, 2010 (TUE) to May 08, 2010 (SAT)

Campaign period for candidates for President, Vice-President, Senators. (Sec. 5 (a) RA 7166)

Campaign period for party-list groups participating in the party-list system of representation. (Sec. 4, RA 7941)

February 09, 2010 (TUE) to May 10, 2010 (MON)

Giving donations or gift in cash or in kind, etc. (Sec. 104, OEC)

Use of armored landcraft, watercraft or aircraft (Sec. 261 (r), OEC)

February 09, 2010 (TUE) to May 10, 2010 (MON)

Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents or the like (Sec. 261 (m), OEC)

March 11, 2010 (THU) to March 25, 2010 (THU)

Issuance and sending of notices of inspection and verification of completeness of precinct book of voters (Sec. 31, RA 8189)

March 11, 2010 (THU) to June 09, 2010 (WED)

Illegal release of prisoners (Sec. 261 (n), OEC)

March 26, 2010 (FRI)

Last day for party-list groups to submit names of party-nominees. (Sec. 8, RA 7941)

March 26, 2010 (FRI) to April 10, 2010 (SAT)

Inspection, verification and sealing of the precinct book of voters (Sec. 31, RA 8189)

March 26, 2010 (FRI) to May 8, 2010 (SAT)

Campaign period for candidates for Member, House of Representatives and elective provincial, city and municipal officials. (Sec. 5 (b), RA 7166)

March 26, 2010 (FRI) to May 10, 2010 (MON)

Appointment or hiring of new employees; creation or filling up of new positions; promotion or giving of salary increases, remuneration or privilege (Sec. 261 (g), OEC)

March 26, 2010 (FRI) to May 10, 2010 (MON)

Construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrants or similar devices for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds (Sec. 261 (w), OEC)

March 26, 2010 (FRI) to May 10, 2010 (MON)

Release, disbursement or expenditure of public funds (Sec. 261 (v), OEC)

April 01, 2010 (HOLY THU) and April 02, 2010 (GOOD FRI)

Campaigning

April 10, 2010 (SAT)

Constitution of Municipal/ City / District, and Provincial Boards of Canvassers (Sec. 28, RA 8436)

April 10, 2010 (SAT)

Last day to furnish every registered voter with a Voter’s Information Sheet (Sec. 1, RA 7904)

May 07, 2010 (FRI)

Last day for testing and sealing of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) (RA 9369)

April 10, 2010 (SAT) (Host country time) to May 10, 2010 (MON) (Philippine time)

Casting of votes by overseas absentee voters (On any day starting from April 10, 2010 to 3:00 p.m. of May 10, 2010 (Philippine time) (Sec. 16.1, RA 9189)

May 09, 2010 (SUN) (EVE OF ELECTION DAY)

Campaigning (Sec. 5, RA 7166)

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor (Sec. 261 (dd) (1), OEC)

Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC)

May 10, 2010 (MON)

Casting of votes (Local) (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Campaigning (Sec. 5, RA 7166)

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor (Sec. 261 (dd) (1), OEC)

May 10, 2010 (MON)

Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC)

Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate or any political party within the polling place or within thirty (30) meters thereof (Sec. 261 (cc), OEC)

Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and 3, OEC)

Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or other any other similar sports (Sec. 261 (dd) (3). OEC

Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc., of merchandise, or refreshments within a radius of thirty meters from the polling place (Sec. 261 (dd) (2), OEC)

May 10, 2010 (MON)

Convening of the Municipal/City/District and Provincial Boards of Canvassers and Special Boards of Canvassers.

June 09, 2010 (WED)

Last day to file Sworn Statements of Election Contributions and Expenditures (Sec. 14, RA 7166)

 

This Resolution shall take effect on the seventh (7th) day after its publication in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.

The Education and Information Department shall cause the publication of this Resolution and shall furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers and all Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies deputized by the Commission, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies maintaining offices abroad.

 

(Sgd.) JOSE A.R. MELO
Chairman

(Sgd.) RENE V. SARMIENTO
Commissioner

(Sgd.) NICODEMO T. FERRER
Commissioner

(Sgd.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE
Commissioner

(Sgd.) ARMANDO C.VELASCO
Commissioner