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Unformatted text preview: Code Committing acts of terrorism to enhance candidacy Spending in his election campaign an amount in excess of that allowed Soliciting, receiving, making prohibited contributions Not possessing qualifications and possessing disqualifications under the Local Government Code Sentenced by final judgment for an offense involving moral turpitude or for an offense punishable by one year or more of imprisonment within two years after serving sentence Removed from office as a result of an administrative case Convicted by final judgment for violating the oath of allegiance to the Republic Dual citizenship (more specifically, dual allegiance) Fugitives from justice in criminal or non‐
political cases here or abroad Permanent residents in a foreign country or those who have acquired the right to reside abroad and continue to avail of the same right Insane or feeble‐ minded Nuisance candidate Violation of Sec. 73 OEC with regard to COC Violation of Sec. 78: material misrepresentation in the COC Note: When a candidate has not yet been disqualified by final judgment during the election day and was voted for, the votes cast in his favor cannot be declared stray. (Codilla v. De Venecia, G.R. No. 150605, Dec. 10, 2002) 2. Filing of Certificates of Candidacy Q: What is a certificate of candidacy (CoC)? A: It is the formal manifestation to the whole world of the candidate’s political creed or lack of political creed. Note: A COC may be amended before the elections, even after the date of its filing Provisions of the election law on certificates of candidacy are mandatory in terms. However, after the elections, they are regarded as directory so as to give effect to the will of the electorate. (Saya‐Ang Sr. v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 155087, November 28, 2003) Q: What is the purpose of the law in requiring the filing of certificate of candidacy and in fixing the time limit therefor? A: 1. To enable the voters to know, at least 60 days before the regular election, the candidates among whom...
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