Admin Friday, July 19, 2013

The commission on Elections issued the following guidelines on the filing of certificates of candidacy in connection with the October 28, 2013 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections through Comelec Resolution 9740.

SECTION 1.  Officials to be Elected

The officials to be elected in each barangay are the following:
a) For the Barangay Elections: one (1) Punong Barangay and seven (7) Members of the Sangguinang Barangay.
b) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections: one (1) Chairman and seven (7) Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

SECTION 2. Qualifications

a) A candidate for Punong Barangay and Members of the Sangguniang Barangay must be:
1. A citizen of the Philippines;
2. A registered voter in the barangay where he intends to be elected;
3. A resident therein for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the elecion;
4. Able to read and write in Filipino or any other local language or dialect; and
5. At least 18 years old on election day;

b) A candidate for Sanguniang Kabataan Chairman and Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan must be:
1. A Filipino citizen
2. A qualified voter of the katipunan ng kabataan;
3. A resident of the barangay for at least one (1) year immeditely prior to election;
4. At least fifteen (15) years old but less than eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election;
5. Able to read and write Pilipino, English or the local dialect; and
6. Must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.

SECTION 3. Certificate of Candidacy.

No person shall be elected Punong Barangay, Member of the Sangguniang Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and Member of the Sangguniang Kabataan unless he files a sworn Certificate of Candidacy in triplicate in the form prescribed by the Commission.

Sample forms are available at the office of the Election Officers for free.  Sample forms may be photocopied or reproduced, or downloaded from the COMELEC official website (  Certificates of Candidacy filed not in the prescribed format shall NOT be accepted.

No person shall be eligible to run for more than one office, and if he files his certificate of candidacy for more than one office, he shall not be eligible for any of them.  However, before the expiration of the period of the filing of Certificate of Candidacy, the person who has filed a certificate of candidacy for more than one office may declare under oath the office for which he desires to be elected and cancel the certificate of candidacy for the other office.

SECTION 4. Contents of Certificate of Candidacy


SECTION 5. Where to File Certificate of Candidacy

The Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed in THREE (3) LEGIBLE COPIES with the Office of the City/Municipal Election Officer concerned.  The Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed by the candidate personally or by his duly authorized representatives, whose authority shall be in writing, under oath and attached thereto.

No Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed or accepted by mail, electronic mail, telegram or facsimile.

In cities/municipalities where there are two or more Election Officers, the Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed with the officer of the Election Officer having jurisdiction over the barangay where he is a candidate.

SECTION 6. Period for Filing Certificate of Candidacy.

The Certificate of Candidacy shall be filed on any day from October 15, 2013 to October 17, 2013, during regular officer hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

If at 4:45 p.m. of October 17, 2013 there are still persons intending to file Certificate of Candidacy present inside the offices mentioned in Section 5 hereof, the Receiving Officer shall prepare a complete list containing the names of said persons consecutively numbered, and the time of listing.  The persons listed shall be called by announcing each name in the order in which they are listed.  Any person, who is not present when his name is called, shall be a llowed to file his Certificate of Candidacy.  A Certificate of Candidacy filed in accordance with this procedure shall be stamped received at the time it was actually filed, and deemed filed on time.

SECTION 7. Effects of Filing Certificate of Candidacy.

a.) Any appointive barangay, city/municipal, provincial, regional or national official or employee, or those in the civil or military service, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations, shall be considered ipso facto resigned from his office and must vacate the same at the start of the day of the filing of his certificate of candidacy.
b.) Any person holding an elective office of position shall not be considered resigned upon the filing of his Certificate of Candidacy.

SECTION 8. Ministerial Duty of Receiving and Acknowledging Receipt of Certificates of Candidacy; Recording.


SECTION 9. Verification of Registration by the Receiving Officer.


SECTION 10. Preparation of the Certified Consolidated List of Candidates.

Immediately after the last day of filing of Certificates of Candidacy, the Election Officer shall prepare a certified consolidated list of all candidates in two (2) copies.  The first copy shall be retained by the Election Officer concerned while the second copy shall be submitted pursuant to the instruction set forth in Section 12 hereof.

SECTION 11. Distribution of Certificates of Candidacy

Copies of the Certiticate of Candidacy shall be distributed as follows:
a.) For Barangay Officials:
1.  Original Copy, to the ERSD, Commission on Elections, Manila;
2.  Second Copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and
3.  Third Copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.

a.) For the Sangguniang Kabataan Officials:
1.  Original Copy, to the ERSD, Commission on Elections, Manila;
2.  Second Copy, to be retained by the Election Officer for his file; and
3.  Third Copy, to be retained by the candidate concerned.

SECTION 12. Delivery of Certificates of Candidacy and Other Documents.


SECTION 13. Posting of Certified Consolidated List of Candidates.

At least ten (10) days before the election day or not later than October 18, 2013, the Election Officer shall post copies of the certified consolidated lists of candidates both for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the barangay hall and in three (3) other conspicuous places in the barangay.

SECTION 14. Withdrawal of Certificate of Candidacy.


SECTION 15. Effectivity.


SECTION 16. Dissemination.

Source [Comelec].

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  1. how much shall we pay for filing in sangguniang kabataan.

  2. Jarell De Los SantosAugust 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Its Free!

  3. christine buenavistaAugust 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    why its not this month of filing of candidacy?

  4. may bayad ba ang pag file ng sk candidacy?


  6. is it true that filing of candidacy has been move from october 11 to oct.17,2013?
    yun ang sabi sabi.mag pa file pa naman ako ng bgy. kagawad.thanks...

  7. Filing of COCs October 11 - 17, 2013 (Except October 13)

  8. Is it possible for a candidate to download the form on the website of comelec, fill it up and then submit it on the dates given above for the filing of certificate of candidacy?


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