March 25, 2019


COMELEC to Conduct Special Voter Registration for Marawi City. Resolution No. Website is maintained by the COMELEC Information Technology. Resolution No. dated 13 September entitled “GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY IN CONNECTION. RULES AND REGULATIONS ON: (1) THE BAN ON BEARING, CARRYING OR TRANSPORTING OF FIREARMS OR OTHER DEADLY.

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Section 32 of Republic Act No. Powers and fanctions of the Commission on Elections. Given the reesolution, and the evidence adduced, did not the honorable court of appeals commit a grave abuse of discretion for adopting the trial courts unsubstantiated findings of fact? Such rules, however, shall not diminish, increase, or resolutiln substantive rights. A candidate or his or her immediate family, if the need arises, may be assigned a maximum of two security personnel or bodyguards, according to the resolution.

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Pursuant to Section 13, Article VIII of the Constitution, and the Division Chairpersons Attestation, it is hereby certified that the conclusions in the above Decision had been reached in consultation before the case was assigned to the writer of the opinion of the Courts Division.

The Commission on Elections shall exercise the following powers and functions:. Thus, the period under Rule 64 does not apply. The Secretariat shall be headed by rresolution Senior Officer of the Commission. Incumbent Members of the House of Representatives and Provincial Governors, whether or not running – for re-election or for another elective office, whose regular security complement have been provided by Officers or Members of the PNP, AFP, NBI or other Government Law Enforcement Agencies for at least one 1 year at the time of the promulgation – of this Resolution, shall be allowed to retain the services of the officers or members of said government – agencies, – provided, that, said public officials shall be allowed to retain the services of a maximum of two 2 currently detailed officers or members of said law enforcement government agencies.

If you want the full Rappler. While the prosecution was able to establish the fact that the subject firearm was seized by the police from the possession of the petitioner, without the latter being able to present any license or permit to possess the same, resopution fact alone is not conclusive proof that he was not lawfully authorized to carry such firearm.

The inclusion of cashiers and disbursement officers vomelec due to the necessity for them to safeguard the significant sums of desolution or valuables in their possession. Provided, That the officer applying for the juridical entity, shall possess all the qualifications required of a citizen applying for a license to possess firearms. The peace and order situation in various parts of the country, including insurgency, the existence and size of private armies, the intensity of political rivalries and other circumstances, that may affect the conduct of the elections; and.


However, the petition was filed only on April 8, Rule III thereof contains a comprehensive list of persons required to obtain written authority from the COMELEC to bear, carry, and transport firearms outside his place or residence or business.

Nor can the Court believe petitioners claim that he could not have freely refused the police resokution issued by the police team who were armed to the teeth and in the face of such show of force. The Court takes judicial notice of the fact that historically, Philippine elections have been marred by violence and unnecessary bloodshed and additional guidelines resolhtion be put in place to eliminate, or at least, lessen the threat.

Cashiers, disbursement officers, similar persons with the same nature of work, and PSAs do not fall under the same category.

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected. Under BP and RAit is unlawful for comslec person to bear, carry, or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places during the election period, even if otherwise licensed resopution do so, unless authorized comeled writing by the COMELEC.

Given the circumstances, and the evidence adduced, is not the petitioner entitled to an acquittal, if not on the ground that the prosecution failed to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, on the ground of reasonable doubt itself. Section 4 b2 as amended by Resolution No. Each Commission en bane may promulgate its own rules concerning pleadings and practice before it or before any of its offices.

Assuming arguendo that the petition for certiorari is proper, it was filed out of time. Certified copies of current and valid firearms license and permit to carry firearm outside of residence issued by the PNP or the memorandum receipts or letter order as the case may be.

On November 29,the CA rendered its Decision, the dispositive portion of which reads: So too must this Court uphold the validity of the checkpoint. With respect to the validity of the checkpoint, the CA found that not only do the police officers have in their favor the presumption that official duties have been regularly performed, but also that the proximity of the day the checkpoint had been set up, to the day of the May 11, elections, specifically for the purpose of enforcing the COMELEC gun ban, gives a strong badge of the legitimacy of the checkpoint; that after a review of the records, the evidence adduced by the prosecution prevails over the self-serving and uncorroborated claim of the petitioner that he had been framed; and, that with respect to the admissibility of the firearm as evidence, the prosecution witnesses convincingly established that the.


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Security personnel of accredited foreign diplomatic corps and establishments under international law including foreign military personnel in the Philippines covered by existing treaties and international agreements endorsed by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Heads of Missions of foreign countries in the Philippines. The COMELEC is constitutionally mandated to enforce and administer all laws and regulations relative to the conduct of an election, a plebiscite, an initiative, a referendum, and a recall.

Printed on Comelec security paper. It would also defeat the purpose for which such ban was instituted. Hereunder is the rules and regulations quoted word for word from said Comelec Resolution No. Section 52 of BP provides: It shall be headed by Hon.

Within five 5 days from referral, the AFP and PNP shall submit its assessment with a recommendation on whether to grant or not to grant the request. After a thorough review of the records, this Court is of the view that the courts a quo except for a notable exception with respect to the negative allegation in the Information are correct in their findings of fact.

Section 4 b8 as amended by Resolution No. As to the violation of the non-impairment clause, petitioner’s claim cannot be countenanced.

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This prohibition shall not apply to cashiers and disbursing officers while in the performance of their duties or to persons who by nature of their official duties, profession, business or occupation habitually carry large sums of money or valuables. However, considering the very important and substantive issues raised that, as explained, are expected to recur, the Court resolves to set aside this technicality and rule on the substantive issue to put an end to this controversy.

All the foregoing requirements are present in the instant case. Only regular members or officers of the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other law enforcement agencies of the Government who are duly deputized in writing by the Commission for election duty may be authorized to carry and possess firearms during the election period: