Saturday, May 18, 2013


            Rule 8, Section 2 of COMELEC Res. No. 9476 dated June 22, 2012 provides that, “Not later than thirty (30) days after the day of election, every candidate shall file in triplicate with the offices of the Commission where he filed his certificate of candidacy except for national positions which should be filed with the Campaign Finance Unit, a full, true and itemized statement of all contributions and expenditures in connection with the elections. Within the same period, the treasurer of every party that participated in the elections shall file with the Campaign Finance Unit of the COMELEC the party's statement of election contributions and expenditures.”


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)