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.
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.