COMELEC issues guidelines, deadlines, qualifications for aspiring barangay and SK officials

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The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is scheduled this October 23. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) have announced that the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) will commence on September 23 and will end on September 30.

The COCs must be submitted at the Office of the Election Officer of the city, municipality, or district where a candidate will run.

The campaign period shall start on October 13 until October 21.

The COMELEC also issued the qualifications for barangay captain and seven members of Sangguniang Barangay:

  • A citizen of the Philippines;
  • A registered voter in the barangay where he intends to be elected;
  • A resident therein for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election ;
  • Able to read and write FIlipino or any other local language or dialect; and
  • At least 18 years of age on the Election Day.

For the Sangguniang Kabataan council, hereunder are the qualificationsl:

  • A citizen of the Philippines;
  • A qualified voter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK);
  • A resident of the barangay for not less than one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the elections;
  • At least 18 years but not more than 24 years of age on the day of the elections.
  • Able to read and write Filipino, English, or the local dialect;
  • Must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent elected national official or to any incumbent elected regional, provincial, city, municipal, or barangay official in the locality where the aspirant seeks to be elected; and
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgement of any crime involving moral turpitude.