Author: Sandy Ghaz
Date: May 15, 2019
in: Election 2019
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Comelec Urges Candidates of Election 2019 To File their SOCE

COMELEC – The Commission on Elections announced the deadline for the filing of the Statements of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) by the Election 2019 candidates.

A lot of people ran in the Election 2019 which was hold on May 13. There are positions in both the local and the national government that are up for grab as the term of the incumbent officials end.

The initial step in running for a certain position in an election is the filing of candidacy. The Commission on Elections sets a period for the filing of candidacies and as well as for the election campaign.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
Photo: PTV News

Following the campaign, the elections wherein the people will exercise their right to suffrage will take place. On May 13, the Election Day, it was a special non-working day in the Philippines for the nationwide event.

After the election, the candidates must submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenses or more commonly called as the SOCE.

The SOCE is a statement wherein a candidate gives a full and detailed report of his or her expenses during the election and as well as the campaign contributions extended to the candidate.

Recently, the Comelec announced the deadline for the filing of SOCE by the Election 2019 candidates.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
Photo Courtesy of Daily Tribune

Based on a report on GMA News, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told the media that the deadline of the filing of SOCE is in June 13. He reminded all the Election 2019 candidates to file within thirty(30) days.

“‘Yung ating mga kandidato, pinapaalalahanan natin, tumakbo o hindi, nanalo o natalo kailangan silang magsubmit ng statement of contributions and expenses within 30 days of the end of the elections,” he said.

Based on the report, the Comelec spokesman expressed that those Election 2019 candidates who will fail to file their SOCE will be reported to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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