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Unformatted text preview: ience that can be reached, through the broadcast media. Since the purpose of the Free Speech Clause is to promote the widest possible dissemination of information, and the reality is that to do this requires the expenditure of money, a limitation on expenditure for this purpose cannot be justified, not even for the purpose of equalizing the opportunity of political candidates. (Gonzalez v. COMELEC, G.R. No. L‐28783, Apr. 18, 1969) Q: What are included as electoral contributions and expenditures? A: 1. A gift 2. Donation 3. Subscription 4. Loan 5. Advance or deposit of money or anything of value 6. A contract, promise or agreement of contribution, whether or not legally enforceable 7. Use of facilities voluntarily donated by other persons, the money value of which can be assessed based on the rates prevailing in the area 8. Made for the purpose of influencing the results of the elections Note: Does not include services rendered without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all of their time in behalf of a candidate or political party. (Sec. 94, OEC) Q: What are prohibited contributions? A: Those made directly or indirectly by any of the following: 1. Public or private financial institutions (except loans to a candidate or political party) 2. Public utilities or those exploiting natural resources of the nation 3. Persons with contracts to supply the government with goods or services or to perform construction or other works 4. Grantees of franchises, incentives, exemptions, allocations, or similar privileges or concessions by the government 5. Persons who, within one year prior to the date of the election, have been granted loans or other accommodations in excess of P100,000 by the government 6. Educational institutions which have received grants of public funds not less than P100,000 7. Officials or employees in the Civil Service or members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; and 8. Foreigners and foreign corporations. (Sec. 95, B.P. 881 Omnibus Election Code) Q: What are prohibited means of raising funds? A: 1. Holding any of the following activities: a. Dances b. Lotte...
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