MANILA, Philippines – From Monday to Friday, October 12 to 16, those who want to run for public office – from municipal councilor to president of the Philippines – are filing their certificates of candidacy (CoC).
There are 18,069 elective positions in the national and local government up for grabs in 2016.
We need your help to keep track of these aspirants in your areas. Be reporters for Rappler at Comelec offices nationwide. Here's what you do:
1) Stand by at your local Comelec office when you can throughout the week. Get the following information on the one filing the CoC:
If you can, take a photo of the CoC or the aspirant holding his/her CoC.
2) Go to our CoC map and fill in the information from No. 1.
To report a candidate who filed his or her CoC:
Click on the report button at the top right corner of the map.
Click the "Info Alert" radio button
Provide your name, the location of the report, and the details of the filing.
You can also upload photo of the CoC or the aspirant holding his/her CoC.
3) Share this callout to everyone you know via Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #PHVote. Tell your friends and family from across the country to do their part in watching possible candidates.
4) You can also share what happens in your area during CoC week.
Any interesting candidates? Have big promises been made? How do you and you community community feel about the official start of election activities? Let fellow netizens know the mood in your area by writing about it on X: x.rappler.com.
This is only the beginning of a voter's journey until May 2016.
You will be taken through several phases – from registration, discussions, candidate selection, voting, to election results monitoring. Specific challenges will be unlocked for each of these phases.
Let's be each other's eyes. This will help voters get the information they need at a glance.
Voting is a personal journey. The #PHVoteChallenge encourages you to take with you your friends and family. Invite them to join the challenge now. – Rappler.com
Find out who is running for the following positions here:
President & Vice-President * Partylist * Senate * NCR * CAR * Region 1 * Region 2 * Region 3 * Region 4A * Region 4B * Region 5 * Region 6 * Negros Island Region * Region 7 * Region 8 * Region 9 * Region 10 * Region 11 * Region 12 * CARAGA * ARMM