The names of candidates who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) will be known not later than October 10, 2012. This was announced today by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) as the poll body winds down its work during the last day of filing of COCs in connection with the May 13, 2013 National and Local, and ARMM Elections.
According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez, COMELEC Resolution No. 9518, which laid down the guidelines on the filing of COCs, states that the Reports on the COCs received by all COMELEC offices shall be prepared immediately after the last day of the filing of COCs.
The Resolution further states that the COMELEC Law Department shall prepare a Certified List of Candidates for Senatorial positions. For the National Capital Region (NCR), the Regional Election Director shall prepare the list of candidates of Members of the House of Representatives while candidates for City Municipal positions shall be prepared by the City/Municipal Election Officer concerned.
For areas outside the NCR, the candidates’ list for Members of the House of Representatives, Provincial, City and Municipal positions shall be prepared by the Provincial Election Supervisor.
Meanwhile, the list of candidates for ARMM Governor, Vice-Governor and Members of the Regional Legislative Assembly shall be prepared by the COMELEC ARMM Regional Election Director.
According to Jimenez, the Certified List of Candidates, along with the CDs and copies of the COCs and the Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance shall be delivered and distributed to the COMELEC’s Law Department; Election Records and Statistics Department; Education and information Department and the Clerk of the Commission not later than October 10, 2012. ###