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CANDIDATES who fail to declare 'donated' campaign materials in their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) will still face sanctions.
Under Republic Act 7166, all individuals that filed COCs are required to submit their SOCEs.
Under the law, all candidates and electoral parties are required to submit their Soces within 30 days after the election.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the SOCE can still be submitted on June 13 since June 12 is a holiday.
She said the six candidates are no longer liable since they made the necessary disclosure in their SOCEs.
"It will now depend on the Comelec En Banc if it would allow the late submission of SOCEs coming from the winning candidates.
In a statement on Sunday, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) spokesperson, Jonathan Malaya, reminded newly elected local officials of their obligation to submit their respective statement of contributions and expenses or Soce to the poll body.
In his four-page petition dated March 8, Goyena claimed that Salceda did not submit his SOCE when he ran for Albay governor during the May 10, 2010 elections.
A poll watchdog yesterday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not to allow newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to assume their posts until they have filed their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).
Out of the number, only 1,785 filed their SOCEs, or 83.84 percent and 302 for the SK or 72.6 percent.
Osmena stood firm Sunday on his earlier statements that he filed his Statement of Campaign Expenses (SOCE) before the commission when he ran as senator in 2010 and 2016.
Whether they won or lost in the race, he said all those who filed certificates of candidacy are required to submit the SOCEs.