Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

MANILA, Philippines – It's all systems go for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday, May 14.

This is the first village and youth council polls in 5 years, after two postponements.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) set the election period from April 14 to May 21.

The filing of certificates of candidacy by aspirants to barangay and SK posts began on April 14 and will be on until the 20th. 

The campaign period will be from May 4 to 12. The positions of punong barangay (village captain), 7 kagawads (members of the Sangguniang Barangay or village council), SK chairperson, and 7 SK members will be up for grabs.

On election day, May 14, polling precincts will be open from 7 am to 3 pm. This will be a manual election.

After the polls, winning and losing candidates must submit their campaign expenses and contributions report to Comelec by June 13. 

List of bans

Comelec is imposing the following prohibitions, as stated in Resolution Number 10246:

Election period (April 14 to May 21)

Campaign period (May 4 to May 12)

The last 4 items are also prohibited on May 13 and May 14 (see below).

April 14 to May 14

April 14 until the proclamation of winning candidates

May 4 to May 13

May 13 to May 14

Election day (May 14)

March 15 to June 13

Michael Bueza

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