Monday, January 18, 2016


In the matter of the STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTION & EXPENDITURE (SOCE) of all candidates applicable starting May 09, 2016 elections and for all subsequent national and local elections, Commission on Elections promulgated Resolution No. 9991 last October 02, 2015 as the Omnibus Rules & Regulations Governing Campaign Finance and Disclosure or for brevity sake the "OMNIBUS RULES ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE".

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Vote buying starts 
Written by  Tribune Editorial   
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00 
Published at The Daily Tribune Online
Remember the resurrection of the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program called Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB), that Budget Secretary and Liberal Party (LP) strategist Butch Abad describes as people’s participation in the budget?
The BuB has been repackaged as an LP campaign tool with Abad promising P1 million in BuB for each barangay starting next year.


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)