Friday, October 11, 2013


Opening Day of Filing Certificate of Candidacy 
for Barangay Polls

Photos of Comelec Odiongan Online Facebook page 
Odiongan, Romblon – On October 17, 2013, 5:00pm, at closing of filing of Certificate of Candidacy the local office of Commission on Elections recorded a total receipt of Five Hundred Sixty (560) COCs. For Punong Barangay Sixty Six (66) vie for the position while Four Hundred Sixty Four (464) for Barangay Kagawads. 
      It was noted that candidate for Punong Barangay in Barangays Batiano, Gabawan and Malilico are all unopposed. Said candidates are all incumbent Punong Barangay.

    On the first day of filing of Certificate of Candidacy for the upcoming October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections many of the aspirant troops early to the local office of the Commission on Elections hoping to be a “Buena Mano” in filing their Certificate of Candidacy.
     Comelec record shows that the first receipt of Certificate of Candidacy filed was recorded exactly at 8:00 in the morning.
    Due to the early influx of Odionganons who were interested to be a candidate for the forthcoming Barangay Elections  it was not avoided the queuing of the filer, who wish to file their Certificate of Candidacy at the opening day.
      At around 10:30am it was reported that the local Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) runs out of the necessary documentary stamps required to be attach to the copies of Certificate of Candidacy.
     Filing of Certificate of Candidacy in town of Odiongan has been relatively peaceful, orderly and no untoward incidents was observed. 
     At the close of acceptance of Certificate of Candidacy  at 5:00pm  Comelec records a total turnout of One Hundred Ninety Three (193) Certificate of Candidacy received at the opening day.    


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)