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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, January 25, 2016
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Neg. Occ. Comelec
reshuffling Jan. 29

The Commission on Elections has scheduled a reshuffling of its field officers in Negros Occidental on January 29 , Bacolod election officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday.

Majarucon-Sia said the field officers will have until February 9 to assume their new posts.
However, they have not yet received a memorandum order from the Comelec national office on the matter, she said.

Majarucon-Sia recalled that when she was assigned in Escalanate City in 2013, she was able to proclaim the winning candidates in less than 24 hours.

The campaign period for national candidates will start on February 9 while that of local candidates will start on March 25, she said.

No disqualification case had been filed against any candidate in Bacolod City, Sia said.

Based on the final list of candidates in Bacolod there are six candidates for congressman, three for mayor, two for vice mayor and 27 for councilor, she said.

Meanwhile, Majarucon-Sia said they put up Accessibility Polling Precincts for persons with disabilities and the elderly during the election day on May 9 .

She said there is an agreement between the Comelec Manila and the Department of Public Works and Highways head office to put up APPs in every barangay in the city for the convenience of PWD registered voters, senior citizens and heavily pregnant women.

Majarucon-Sia said they will ask the DPWH to build ramps or railings in APPs to give comfort and accessibility especially to PWDs and the elderly.

On the other hand, Majarucon-Sia said they will come out with a list of common poster areas for political candidates in Bacolod before February 9 .

She said they have a previous list but it has not yet been finalized.

Majarucon-Sia said they will conduct an ocular inspection because there are common poster areas that can no longer be used because there are new structures built on the sites.

Under the law, each barangay should have one common poster area for every 5,000 registered voters. For more than 5,000 registered voters there should be two areas, and so on.*CGS





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