Resolution No. 9558
N THE MATTER OF AMENDMENTS TO RESOLUTION NO. 9476, ALSO KNOWN AS THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE.
Promulgation: 23 November 2012
This pertains to COMELEC Resolution No. 9476 promulgated on 22 June 2012 entitled “Rules and Regulations Governing Campaign Finance and Disclosure In Connection with the 13 May 2013 National and Local Elections and Subsequent Elections Thereafter”, particularly paragraph 3, Section 5 of Rule 8 and Section 2 of Rule 11 thereof.
The Commission En Banc RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES to:
(1) Include in the scale of administrative fines political parties who fail to comply with Section 14 of Republic Act No. 7166, thereby amending the third (3rd) paragraph of Section 5, Rule 8, of COMELEC Resolution No. 9476, which will now read as:
“RULE 8 – FILING OF STATEMENTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
Section 5. Penalty. – xxx
The amount of the administrative fine to be imposed on the candidate who failed to file his or her statement or report or on the party whose treasurer failed to file the statement or report on its behalf as herein required shall depend on: (1) the elective position he or she vied for, or in the case of political parties, the size of its constituency; and (2) whether the failure to do so was his or her or the party’s first or second offense:
|1st offense||2nd offense|
|Governors & Vice Governors||25,000.00||50,000.00|
|House of Representatives – Legislative Districts||20,000.00||40,000.00|
|House of Representatives – Party-List System||30,000.00||60,000.00|
|Local Political Parties||20,000.00||40,000.00|
|Regional Political Parties||25,000.00||50,000.00|
|National Political Parties||30,000.00||60,000.00|
|City Vice Mayors||20,000.00||40,000.00|
|Municipal Vice Mayors||10,000.00||20,000.00|
(2) Amend Section 2 of Rule 11 to apply prospectively, which will now read as:
“RULE 11 – REPEALING CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVITY
Section 2. Transitory Provision. – These rules shall apply to the May 2013 elections and all subsequent elections thereafter. The administrative fines as provided in this Commission’s Minute Resolution No. 93-1801 promulgated on 29 July 1993 will continue to apply to violations of campaign finance laws as found in Republic Act No. 7166 and the Omnibus Election Code committed prior to the May 2013 elections.
(3) Direct the Education and Information Department to cause the publication of this Resolution in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines, and furnish copies thereof to all field officials of the Commission, the President/Chairman or in his or her absence, the Secretary-General and Treasurer of all parties, organizations or coalitions registered under the party-list system of representation as well as those registered as political parties under Rule 32 of the COMELEC Rules of Procedure.
|(Sgd.) SIXTO S. BRILLANTES, JR.|
|(Sgd.) RENE V. SARMIENTO
|(Sgd.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE
|(Sgd.) ARMANDO C. VELASCO
|(Sgd.) ELIAS R. YUSOPH
|(Sgd.) CHRISTIAN ROBERT S. LIM
|(On Official Business)
MARIA GRACIA CIELO M. PADACA
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