Monday, December 31, 2012


            A compilation of  some prohibited acts during election period as provided by the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 7166 and other pertinent resolutions promulgated by the Commission on Elections.
Some of these prohibited acts that must be avoided in order to ensure peaceful, clean, and honest elections are the following:

I.       Prohibited Acts During the Election Period

1. Carrying of firearms outside residence and place of business, except in certain cases and with prior authority from the Comelec. (Sec. 261 (Q) OEC; Sec. 32 RA 7166);
2.  Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces, or other similar forces. (Sec. 33 RA 7166) & 261 (u) OEC);
3.  Transfer of officers and employees of the Civil Service by a public official, except upon prior approval of the Comelec when urgency of the service so demands. (Sec. 261 (h) OEC);

Friday, December 28, 2012


Ordinarily, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines, are primarily deputized by the Commission on Elections in every election period for the purpose of the following duties and functions:
1.    To provide security to polling places, polling centers/voting centers, and such other places or building, the members of the Board of Election Inspectors and the voters whenever the needs arises, or whenever the Commission through the Election Officer so requires;

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Right Choice of Electorate
 “Governments are classified in a great many ways and from a wide variety of standpoints; many of the categories inevitably overlap.”
The Philippines is a democratic and republican state where sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them. That's the most important principle to remember and actually matters, we the people.


I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)