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Comelec moves COC filing date to October 11-17

Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

On Wednesday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that they will be postponing the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2019 midterm elections that was originally scheduled from October 1 to 5.

The announcement was made after the Senate and the House of Representatives urged the Comelec to move the filing to  October 11 to 17 instead.

READ: Senate urges Comelec to move COC filing on October 11-17

In a statement, Comelec spokesperson James Jimez rendered that “the Comelec en banc has authorized the re-scheduling of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the #2019NLE to October 11-17, 2018, excluding Saturday and Sunday.”

Meanwhile, unlike the usual Monday to Friday schedule of COC filing, the re-scheduled date October 11 falls on a Thursday while October 17 falls on a Wednesday. It also excludes Saturday (October 13) and Sunday (October 14).

Jimenez noted that there will be no extension on the filing hours on the last day of the COC filing.

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