Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

Comelec to candidates: File SOCEs, or else

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Noting a low percentage in the filing of Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) of winning and losing candidates in the recently concluded synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said offenders face perpetual disqualification from holding public office, aside from the payment of fines.

The deadline for submission of SOCE ends November 29.

Ananoria said there would be no extension in SOCE filing, which is a requirement prescribed by the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines to determine compliance with the expenditure limit of a candidate.

According to RA 7166, failure to comply shall constitute an administrative offense, for which the offenders shall be liable to pay an administrative fine ranging from P1,000 to P30,000, at the discretion of the election body.

For the second offense, the administrative fine would range from P2,000 to P60,000, and the offender would be subject to perpetual disqualification from holding public office.

Even those who withdrew from the election must still submit their SOCE.*

ARCHIVES

Read Article by date

February 2024
MTWTFSS
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829 

Get your copy of the Visayan Daily Star everyday!

Avail of the FREE 30-day trial.