• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
A total of 853 candidates for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) filed their certificates of candidacy in Bacolod City Monday.
Out of the 853 candidates who submitted on the first day of filling, 67 are candidates for barangay captain and 447 for barangay kagawad, while 51 are running for SK chairman and 288 for SK kagawad.
The implementation of the Commission on Elections gun ban for the October 30 BSKE also started yesterday, while the campaign period will be from October 19 to 28.
Campaigning will be prohibited from September 3 to Oct. 18, and from Oct. 29 to 30. A liquor ban will also be implemented from Oct. 29 to 30.*