Unformatted text preview: ngay (Sec. 231, B.P. 881). Note: Failure to comply with this requirement shall constitute an election offense. Subject to reasonable exceptions, the board of canvassers must complete their canvass within thirty‐six hours in municipalities, forty‐eight hours in cities and seventy‐two hours in provinces. Violation hereof shall be an election offense. With respect to the election for President and Vice‐
President, the provincial and city boards of canvassers shall prepare in quintuplicate a certificate of canvass supported by a statement of votes received by each candidate in each polling place and transmit the first copy thereof to the Speaker of the Batasang Pambansa. The second copy shall be transmitted to the Commission, the third copy shall be kept by the provincial election supervisor or city election registrar; the fourth and the fifth copies to each of the two accredited political parties. (Agujetas v. CA, G.R. No. 106560, August 23, 1996) Q: Who are not allowed inside the canvassing room? A: 1. Any officer or member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including the Philippine Constabulary, or the Integrated National Police 2. Any peace officer or any armed or unarmed persons belonging to an extra‐ police agency, special forces, reaction forces, strike forces, home defense forces, barangay self‐defense units, barangay tanod 3. Any member of the security or police organizations of government ministries, commissions, councils, bureaus, offices, instrumentalities, or government‐
owned or controlled corporations or their subsidiaries 4. Any member of a privately owned or operated security, investigative, protective or intelligence agency performing identical or similar functions to enter the room where the canvassing of the election returns are held by the POLITICAL LAW TEAM: ADVISER: ATTY. EDWIN REY SANDOVAL; SUBJECT HEAD: RACHEL MARIE L. FELICES; ASST. SUBJECT HEADS: WIVINO E. BRACERO II & HERAZEUS CHRISTINE Y. UY; MEMBERS: LAWRENCE PAULO H....
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