Thursday, December 24, 2015


Republic Act No.9006 otherwise known as the Fair Election Act provides in Section 9 that, “The COMELEC may authorize political parties and party-list groups to erect common poster areas for their candidates in not more than ten (10) public places such as plazas, markets, barangay centers and the like, wherein candidates can post, display or exhibit election propaganda: Provided, That the size of the poster areas shall not exceed twelve (12) by sixteen (16) feet or its equivalent.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Gun Ban Basic Information

Gun Ban Basic Information 2016 Elections

As defined under the Rule I, Section I of the COMELEC Resolution No. 10015 dated 13 November 2015, the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel (CBFSP) refers to the Committee created by the Commission to implement the law/s and rules on the ban on the bearing, carrying or transporting of Firearms and other Deadly Weapons, and the employment, availment or engagement of security personnel or bodyguards during the Election Period. The CBSFP will exercise operational control and supervision over the Regional Joint Security Control Centers (RJSCCs) and the Provincial Joint Security Control Center (PJSCCs), and City or Municipal Joint Security Control Centers (C/MJSCCs).

The Commission, through the CBFSP, has the sole and exclusive power to issue Certificates of Authority (CA). It shall be assisted by a Secretariat composed of representatives from the Commission, the AFP and the PNP. The Secretariat shall be headed by a Senior Officer of the Commission.


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)