More than 17,000 Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) have been filed by aspirants for the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) on the primary day of the filing interval on Saturday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported on Sunday.

Based on a report submitted by 339 cities/municipalities, as of Saturday, the whole quantity of COCs filed for the forthcoming village and youth polls is 17,481.

For the barangay elections, the COCs filed is 13,982, with 9,856 male aspirants and four,126 feminine aspirants.

Of the quantity, these looking for barangay chairman post are 1,560 (male) and 426 (feminine). For barangay kagawad, eight,296 are male whereas three,700 are feminine.

For the SK elections, there have been 845 candidates who filed their COCs for SK chairman.

For SK kagawad, male candidates are 1,514 whereas feminine aspirants totaled to 1,140.

The interval for the filing of COCs will run till April 20.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez stated that the whole quantity of barangays within the nation is 42,041, as of February 13.

The complete quantity of voters is 78,zero17,088 — 57,384,446 for barangay whereas 20,632,642 for SK elections.

The quantity of polling precincts is 376,420.

Each precinct can be manned by three Board of Election Tellers (BETs) or lecturers.

The May 14 polls can be handbook, as voters should proper down the names of the candidates, one Punong Barangay and 7 Members of the Sangguniang Barangay.

For youth voters, they are going to be electing one Chairperson and 7 Members of the SK for each barangay. (PNA)