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How to avoid election disputes with SOCE

(The Philippine Star) - February 3, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Pursuant to Comelec Resolution 9476 and Republic Act 7166 mandating all election candidates and political parties – would-be winners and losers – in the 2013 election exercise are strictly required to submit their Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures.  There are 11 forms. 

The winners who will not submit this requirement correctly will not be allowed to assume their elective post with permanent disqualification from running in the next election exercise.  The would-be losers will not be allowed to run again for another election with the same permanent disqualification in the succeeding election. 

To help candidates avoid this disqualification pitfalls, the Center for Global Best Practices is launching a pioneering one-day seminar to  guide and help candidates in the correct preparation of the Statement of Election Contribution and Expenditures on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. For details and a complete list of seminars, you may log on to www.cgbp.org or call (02) 842-7148/ 59 and 556-8968/ 69, Cebu lines: (032) 512-3106 or 07 or Baguio line: (074) 423-5148.

CGBP will also feature the definitive guide to Campaign Finance Regulations. A wise candidate will prepare for it now as he/she start spending for the campaign. 

CGBP will clarify officially what are the lawful and unlawful campaign paraphernalia, the limits of expense, time and space for political ads such as billboards, streamers, movies, documentaries, radio, tv, newspaper, and other social media that need to be reflected in the SOCE.

This will feature lawyer Ferdinand T. Rafanan, Director IV, former head of the Comelec Law Department. He will share his knowledge, experiences, and lessons necessary in preparing the SOCE. 

This will also feature lawyer Benedicta Du-Baladad, founder and managing director of Du-Baladad and Associates (BDB Law). She handled the smooth preparation of SOCE and tax compliance in all related campaign expenditures of former presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro in 2010.

Learn all these in this comprehensive seminar including valuable advise, tips, and insights on how the Comelec will counter-check and catch violations. Attend this one-time seminar and do it the right time the first time! 

 

 

BENEDICTA DU-BALADAD CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS COMELEC LAW DEPARTMENT COMELEC RESOLUTION DU-BALADAD AND ASSOCIATES ELECTION FERDINAND T GILBERT TEODORO GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES REPUBLIC ACT
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