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#BSKE 2018: Reminders about the Prohibitions During Election Period


MAY 11, 2018 -  With the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections fast approaching, COMELEC spokesperson Director James Jimenez posted on his Twitter account some reminders about the prohibitions during the election period that both voters and candidates should take note of.

"Hey. Listen up! Here’s the list of prohibitions coming into effect on Saturday." Mr. Jimenez posted on his Twitter account, alongside a photo containing the list of prohibitions.


Prohibitions that will be effective tomorrow, May 12, 2018 (source: James Jimenez [@jabjimenez] )
According to the Twitter post, the prohibitions will be effective as of tomorrow, May 12, 2018.
The photo reads:
  • May 12, 2018 (SAT)
    • Last day of Campaign Period
  • May 13, 2018 (SUN) - Eve of Election
    • LIQUOR BAN. Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. is prohibited.
    • Campaigning is prohibited.
    • Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc. of wares, merchandise or refreshments within thirty (30) meters radius from the polling place is prohibited.
    • Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks, and things of value, is prohibited.
  • May 14, 2018 (MON) - Election Day
    • LIQUOR BAN. Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. is prohibited.
    • Campaigning is prohibited.
    • Destroying, substituting, or taking away from the possession of those having legal custody thereof, or from the place where they are legally deposited, any election form or document or ballot box which contains official ballots or other documents used int he election is prohibited.
    • Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or similar sports is prohibited.
In preparation for the election date, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has decided to suspend the Number Coding Scheme on May 14, 2018.

The palace has also declared May 14, 2018 as a special non-working holiday in observance of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.