Manila, Philippines –The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced yesterday that the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 2013 elections would be from October 1 to 5 of this year.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes made the announcement during a hearing made by the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms.
The date is almost a full two months earlier than the usual November 30 start of filing of candidacies in past elections. (PNA)
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