- Deputation of Certain Departments, GOCCs and Financial Institutions for the Oct. 25, 2010 Barangay and SK Elections
- COMELEC Resolution No. 9036
September 21, 2010
COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 9036
DEPUTATION OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 25, 2010 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the ScTaEA
NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission on Elections has RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, to deputize the following government offices, agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations and financial institutions, and other institutions, to perform specific duties relative to the conduct of the elections, as follows:
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
As a deputized agency, the Department of Education (DepEd) shall comply with and enforce all orders and instructions of the Commission relative to the election duties and functions of public school teachers in connection with the October 25, 2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, and perform such other measures as are necessary including the use of all public school buildings designated as polling places/centers.
THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
As a deputized agency, the Department of Finance (DoF) shall enforce and ensure that:
1. All Provincial, City and Municipal Treasurers shall:
a. During the period from September 25, 2010 to November 10, 2010, remain in their present assignments and not be transferred or detailed, whether temporarily or permanently, to another province, city or municipality, except upon prior written authority of the Commission;
b. During the period starting two weeks before and two weeks after election day, not be allowed to go on leave of absence from office, except upon prior written approval of the Commission. They shall at all times assign responsible employees in their offices to receive telegrams and instructions from the Commission relative to election matters to insure immediate action thereon; and Not be allowed to go on leave of absence from office. CaAIES
2. All City/Municipal Treasurers shall:
a. Under the direct orders and supervision of the EO, preserve, take custody and storage of election forms, ballot boxes, paraphernalia, supplies and materials entrusted to them and prevent any loss, destruction, impairment or damage thereto;
In the discharge of their duties as deputies of the Commission, the City/Municipal Treasurers shall not be subject to the command, control or orders of the city/municipal mayors or other local executive officials. In this respect, it shall be unlawful for the city/municipal mayors or local executive officials to intervene or interfere in the discharge by these deputies of their duties in connection with the elections;
b. Keep a record of the quantity and serial numbers, if any, of official ballots, and ballot boxes allocated for distribution to the various precincts in their respective jurisdiction, and furnish legible copies of such record to the candidates, the EO and the Election Records and Statistics Department (ERSD), Commission on Elections, Manila, immediately after distribution; aIcDCH
c. Distribute in the presence of watchers, if available, the official ballots, ballot box, and other election paraphernalia, to the BEI not earlier than the first hour on election day. However, the Commission, upon request by the EO, and upon the recommendation by the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, may authorize the City/Municipal Treasurers, to distribute the election forms, materials, supplies and other paraphernalia, at an earlier time and with written notice to the candidates and political parties, for reasons such as, but not limited to, distance and weather condition in the locality and difficulty of transportation, number of precincts in a city or municipality, and prevailing peace and order;
The BEI shall issue the proper receipt stating clearly the date of receipt, the number of sets and the corresponding quantity and serial numbers of the official ballots, ballot boxes, and other accountable forms and supplies;
d. Submit the accomplished Certificate of Receipt of Official Ballots and Other Forms and Supplies (CEF No. 14) to the EO within five days after election day; and
e. Submit to the EO an official report on ballot boxes which were not returned to him by the BET immediately after its adjournment. The ERSD shall be furnished with a copy of said report.
3. No temporary or casual employee is designated as City/Municipal/Provincial Treasurer in any capacity.
THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
As a deputized agency, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) shall perform the following duties and functions: HSaIDc
1. Circulate to all owners and operators of land and air transportation facilities and telecommunications services, holders of certificates of public convenience, franchises or other forms of authorization, that the following provisions under the
a. Sec. 89, which prohibits any candidate, political party or organization or any person from giving or accepting transportation, free of charge, directly or indirectly during the five (5) hours before and after a public meeting, on the day preceding the election and on election day;
b. Sec. 95, which prohibits contributions for partisan political activity given directly or indirectly by natural or juridical persons operating a public utility; or by natural or juridical persons who hold contracts or subcontracts to supply the government or any of its agencies, subdivisions or instrumentalities with goods or services or to perform construction or other work; or by natural or juridical persons who have been granted franchise, incentives, exemptions, or allocations or similar privileges or concessions by the government or any of its agencies, subdivisions or instrumentalities including government-owned or controlled corporations; or by natural or juridical persons who within one year prior to the date of the election have been granted loans or other accommodations in excess of P100,000.00 by the government or any of its agencies, subdivisions or instrumentalities including government-owned or controlled corporations;
c. Sec. 97, which makes it unlawful for any person or organization, whether civic or religious, to directly or indirectly solicit and/or accept from any candidate for public office or from his campaign manager, agent or representative, or any person acting in their behalf, any gift, food, transportations, contribution or donation in cash or in kind from the commencement of the election period up to and including election day;
d. Sec. 261 (b), which prohibits the use under any guise whatsoever, directly or indirectly of any printing press, radio or television station or audio-visual equipment operated by the government or by its subdivisions, instrumentalities, agencies or instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations, or any equipment, facility, apparatus, paraphernalia or vehicle owned by the government or by its political subdivisions, agencies or instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations or by the Armed Forces of the Philippines for any election campaign of for any partisan political activity; and
e. Sec. 261 (dd), which penalizes any operator or employee of a public utility or transportation company operating under a certificate of public convenience who refuses to carry official election mail matters free of charge during the election period.
2. Direct its agents to apprehend violators of the aforesaid provisions of the
3. Require all transportation companies engaged in the operation of transportation facilities to report within thirty (30) days following the day of the election, the use, rental or hiring of their facilities by any candidate, political party, coalition of political parties, or groups or organizations in connection with the election campaign, including the amount paid for such use, rental or hiring, which report shall be submitted to the Regional Election Director of the Region, who in turn shall submit the same to the Law Department, Commission on Elections, Manila, for the purpose of proper accounting and monitoring of expenses under Secs. 100 and 101, respectively, in relation to Sec. 112 of the
4. Perform such other duties and functions which the Commission may prescribe from time to time.
THE PHILIPPINE POSTAL SERVICE CORPORATION, THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
As deputies of the Commission, the Philippine Postal Service Corporation, the National Telecommunications, and the Telecommunications Office shall perform the following functions and duties: AICEDc
1. Instruct their respective personnel and the management of all private telecommunications firms to give special preference to, and effect immediate transmission and delivery of messages or telegrams of the Commission, its field personnel and deputies during the election period; and between and among the Commission's field offices, its deputies and other assisting agencies until after the proclamation of the winning candidates in the October 25, 2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections;
2. Impress upon such personnel and management that non-compliance with the provisions of Sec. 9 of the
3. Assign sufficient number of personnel to receive, transmit and deliver election messages ten days before election day, on election day, and ten days after election day;
4. Make operational all its stations during the election period; and
5. Perform such other duties and functions which the Commission may prescribe from time to time.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
As deputies of the Commission, the Department of Energy, and electric cooperatives in the local government units shall perform the following:
1. Provide uninterrupted power supply on the day before and on election day, until the termination conclusion of the canvassing of the election returns and proclamation of the elected officials; and
2. Perform such other functions that the Commission may prescribe from time to time.
THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
As deputy of the Commission, the Civil Service Commission shall enforce and implement the provision of the Constitution of the Philippines particularly paragraph 4, Section 2 (B), Article IX, which provides that:
"(4) No officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political campaign."
"(5) . . .
"(6) No candidate who has lost in any election shall, within one year after such election, be appointed to any office in the government or any government-owned or controlled-corporations or in any of its subsidiaries.",
and the provisions of the
"Section 261. Prohibited Acts. The following shall be guilty of an election offense:
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"g.) Appointment or new employees, creation of new position, promotion, or giving salary increases. During the forty five (45) days before a regular election; and thirty days before a special election; (1) any head, official appointing officer of a government office, agency or instrumentality, whether national or local, including government-owned or controlled corporations, who appoints or hires any new employee, whether provisional, temporary or casual, or creates and fills any new position, except upon authority sought unless, it is satisfied that the position to be filled is essential to the proper functioning of the office or agency concerned, and that the position shall not be filled in a manner that may influence the election. cITaCS
As an exemption to the foregoing provision, a new employee may be appointed in case of urgent need: Provided, however, that notice of the appointment shall be given to the Commission after three days from the date of the appointment. Any appointment or hiring in violation of this provision shall be null and void."
(2) Any government official who promotes, or gives any increase of salary or remuneration or privilege to any government official or employee, including those in government-owned or controlled corporation.
"h.) Transfer of officers and employees in the civil service. Any official who makes or causes transfer or detail of any officer or employee in the civil service including public school teachers, within the election period except upon prior approval of the Commission.
"i.) Intervention of public officers and employees. Any officer or employee in the civil service, except those holding political offices; any officer, employee, or member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, or any police force, special forces, home defense forces, barangay self-defense units and all other paramilitary units that now exist or which may hereafter be organized who directly or indirectly, intervenes in any political activity, except to vote to preserve public order, if he is a peace officer."
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and other related provisions of law on the matter.
COMMISSION ON AUDIT
As deputy of the Commission, the Commission on Audit (COA) shall enforce and implement the provisions of Section 3 of
"Sec. 3. The construction or maintenance of provincial, city and barangay-funded roads and bridges shall be prohibited for a period of ten (10) days immediately preceding the date of election, the provisions of Section 261 paragraphs (v) and (w) of the
DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT
As deputy of the Commission, the Department of the Budget and Management (DBM) shall enforce and implement the provisions of Sec. 3 of
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS AND THE METROPOLITAN MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
As deputy of the Commission, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) shall assist the Commission in removing and tearing down all unlawful election materials. The deputation of DPWH shall be nationwide while that of the MMDA shall be limited to Metro Manila only.
The DPWH and MMDA shall provide facilities and/or equipments necessary in the tearing down of illegal propaganda materials.
GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND OTHER GOVERNMENT-OWNED OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS
As deputies of the Commission, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), the Social Security System (SSS), the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the National Food Authority (NFA), the National Electrification Administration (NEA), National Printing Office (NPO), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Population Commission shall place at the disposal of the Commission their land, air and water craft, such as airplanes and helicopters, trucks, jeeps, vans, cars and the like, ships, launches, barges, and speedboats, and communication facilities, as the Commission may need from time to time. Said vehicles shall be used to ferry the personnel of the Commission and of its deputized agencies in the performance of their election duties, and to transport election forms, supplies and materials to their places of destination, particularly in areas with inadequate or without regular means of transportation. SHTaID
For the above purposes, they shall provide the Commission with a list of available vehicles, together with the pilots/captains, shipmasters, or drivers assigned to said crafts or vehicles. These crafts or vehicles shall be at the disposal of the Commission immediately and until the end of the election period.
This Resolution shall take effect seven (7) days following its publication in at least two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.
The Executive Director shall furnish copies of this Resolution to the above named deputized departments, offices, or agencies.
The Education and Information Department shall cause the publication of this Resolution in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines, and furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors and Election Officers.
(SGD.) JOSE A.R. MELO
(SGD.) RENE V. SARMIENTO
(SGD.) NICODEMO T. FERRER
(SGD.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE
(SGD.) ARMANDO C. VELASCO
(SGD.) ELIAS R. YUSOPH
(SGD.) GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL