MANILA, Philippines – The election period begins on Sunday, January 13, along with prohibition on various activities.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will enforce these bans during various periods before, during, and after the elections to ensure the orderly conduct of the polls on May 13, 2019. (READ: Calendar of activities for 2019 national, local elections)
The prohibitions include the gun ban during the entire election period, and the liquor ban on election eve and Election Day.
Below is the list of prohibitions the Comelec will enforce in relation to the 2019 elections, as stated in Comelec Resolution Number 10429.
Election period – January 13 to June 12, 2019
Campaign period – February 12 to May 11, 2019
The campaign period for national candidates begins on February 12, while the campaign period for local bets begins on March 29.
Campaign period to Election Day – February 12 to May 13, 2019
Eve of election to Election Day – May 12 and 13, 2019
Additional prohibitions on Election Day, May 13
Other prohibited acts
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