Candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls need not attach their biodata or resumés and campaign platform to their certificates of candidacy (COCs), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) earlier urged the Comelec to require barangay and SK candidates to submit their resumés and campaign platforms. First dayA total of 17,481 people filed COCs for barangay and SK positions on the first day of candidacy registration on Saturday, preliminary data released by the Comelec showed. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the data came from reports of election officers from 339 cities and municipalities nationwide. There were 3,499 COCs filed for the SK elections, including 845 running for chair and 2,654 running for kagawad.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer April 15, 2018 23:15 UTC