The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Sunday mentioned there was no want for candidates in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls to attach their biodata and campaign platforms in making use of for his or her Certificates of Candidacy (COCs).

“It actually has no bearing in the filing of COCs. The Election Officer will accept the COC forms, with or without biodata (and) program of government,” Comelec posted on Twitter.

The clarification was issued after receiving queries if the ballot physique added new necessities in the submitting of COCs.

The Comelec, nevertheless, famous that it will be higher if ballot aspirants who will file COCs will embody such paperwork.

“This will help you in informing and educating voters in voting wisely come campaign period,” the Comelec added.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) earlier urged Comelec to require barangay and SK bets to submit their biodata or resume.

Last Saturday, the ballot physique began the interval of submitting COCs for the village and youth polls, which can run till Friday, April 20.

COCs should be filed with the Office of the Election Officer that has jurisdiction over the barangay, the place they’re looking for workplace, between eight a.m. to five p.m.

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon suggested would-be candidates to be sure that they don’t belong to any political social gathering.

“Be aware: Candidates for barangay positions will sign Certificate of Candidacy that states they are not members of any political party, group, or coalition of parties,” she posted on Twitter.

Under Section 38 of the Omnibus Election Code, no individual, who information a COC, shall characterize or enable himself to be represented as a candidate of any political social gathering or some other group throughout the barangay and SK elections.

“They could be penalized in accordance with the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code, which is a criminal offense,” Guanzon added. (PNA)