February 9 to May 7, 2016 will be the campaign period for national candidates, President, Vice President, Senator and Party List groups participating in the party-list system of representation. Certified List of Voters will be posted on February 9. From February 9 to May 9, 2016, giving of donations or gifts in cash or in kind including the appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents and the like are prohibited. March 7, 2016 will be the last day to file application to avail of local absentee voting and on March 10 isy the last day for the Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV) to receive application forms for local absentee voting. March 25 to May 7, 2016 will be the campaign period for local candidates, Members of the House of Representatives and elective Regional, Provincial, City and Municipal officials. Campaigning is prohibited on March 24 and March 25 which are Holy Thursday and Good Friday respectively.
On May 13 to May 15 will be the Canvass of the result and the Proclamation of the winners for Senatorial, Congressional, Party-List, Regional and Provincial elections. June 8, 2016 is the last day to file the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) of every candidate who participated in the election at the offices of the Commission on Elections where their Certificate of Candidacy (CoCs) was filed.