by A. Lumaque
Roxas City (27 September) — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) – Capiz Chapter has conducted an orientation to its members last Sept. 25 at the Mass Communications Production Room of the Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion here in preparation for the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 25.
The orientation also reminded the participants on the calendar of events as well as the prohibited activities to watch out towards election day.
A similar activity was also conducted by the Chapter last Aug. 28.
Recently, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has announced that those aspiring for village and youth council seats may file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) from October 1 to 13.
COMELEC Resolution No. 9019 sets the election period to Sept. 25, 2010 until Nov. 10, 2010.
During the 45 day election period, the COMELEC said that carrying of firearms and deadly weapons will be prohibited. The use of bodyguards by candidates is also disallowed during the said period.
The campaign period for the Barangay and SK polls, meanwhile, will start on Oct. 14 until Oct. 23.
Casting of votes on October 25, Election Day, will be from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, according to the COMELEC.
Counting and canvassing of votes and the proclamation of winning candidates will start immediately after the casting of votes, the COMELEC stressed. (PIA)