The Philippines National and Local Elections for the year 2019 is going to be held on May 13th. For this election the highest position that will be voted by the Filipino people are the 12 senators that will replace half of the 24 senators in the senate. This election is classified under the national elections. For the local elections the positions are from the congressman, governor, vice-governor, board member, mayor, vice-mayor, and the councilors. In some places there are the so-called regional legislative assembly positions like the ARMM.

The 16 different regions included in the voting are the following:

Ilocos Region - Region 1
Cagayan Valley - Region 2
Central Luzon - Region 3
Calabarzon - Region 4A
Mimaropa - Region 4B
Bicol Region - Region 5
Western Visayas - Region 6
Central Visayas - Region 7
Eastern Visayas - Region 8
Zamboanga Peninsula - Region 9
Northern Mindanao - Region 10
Davao Region - Region 11
Soccsksargen - Region 12
CARAGA Region - Region 13
National Capital Region (NCR) - Region 14
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) - Region 15
(Bangsamoro) Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) - Region 16


Prohibited Acts
May 13, 2018 (Sunday) to August 11,2019 (Sunday) - Transfer, promotion, extension, recall or otherwise movement of officer or member of the foreign service corps from current post or position. (Section 36, R.A. 9189 as renumbered by Section 37 of R.A. 10590 and as implemented by Comelec Resolution No. 10312 dated April 27, 2018.

January 13, 2019 (Sunday) to June 12, 2019 (Wednesday) (Election Period) - Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct. (Section 5, R.A. 8189). Transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service. (Sec. 261 (h), Omnibus Election Code (OEC.) Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons, unless authorized in writing by the Commission. (Sec. 32, R.A. 7166). Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates, unless authorized in writing by the Commission. (Section 33, R.A. 7166). Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces or other similar forces. (Section 261 (u), OEC). Suspension of elective local officials. (Sec. 261 (x), OEC).

February 12, 2019 (Tuesday) to May 11, 2019 (Saturday) - Campaigning on March 28, 2019 (Holy Thursday) and March 29, 2019 (Good Friday).

February 12, 2019 (Tuesday) to May 13, 2019 (Monday) - Giving donations or gift in cash or in kind, etc. (Section 104, OEC). Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents and the like. (Section 261 (m), OEC).

March 14, 2019 (Thursday) to June 12, 2019 (Wednesday) - Illegal release of prisoners. (Section 261 (n), OEC).

March 29, 2019 (Good Friday) - Campaigning. (Section 5, R.A. 7166).

March 29, 2019 (Friday) to May 11, 2019 (Saturday) - Campaigning on March 29, 2019 (Good Friday).

March 29, 2019 (Friday) to May 12, 2019 (Sunday) - Appointment or hiring of new employees, creation or filling up of new positions; promotion or giving of salary increases, remuneration or privilege. (Section 261 (g), OEC). Construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrant or similar devices for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds. (Section 261 (w), OEC).

March 29, 2019 (Friday) to May 12, 2019 (Sunday) - Release, disbursement or expenditures of public funds. (Section 261 (v), OEC).

April 13, 2019 (Saturday) to May 13, 2019 (Monday) - Campaigning abroad. (Sec. 22, R.A. 10590)

May 12, 2019 (Sunday) - Campaigning (Sec. 5, R.A. 7166) Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor. (Section 261 (dd), OEC.).

May 12, 2019 (Sunday) - Giving, accepting, free transportation, food or drinks or things of value. (Section 89, OEC.)

May 13, 2019 (Monday) - Campaigning (Sec. 5, R.A. 7166). Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor. (Section 261 (dd), OEC.). Giving, accepting, free transportation, food or drinks or things of value. (Section 89, OEC.). Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Section 261 (z), (2) and (3), OEC.). Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate or any political party within the polling place or within 30 meters thereof. (Section 261 (cc), OEC.). Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc., of merchandise or refreshments within a radius of thirty (30) meters from the polling place. (Section 261 (dd) (2), OEC.)

May 13, 2019 (Monday) - Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or any other similar sports. (Section 261 (dd) (3), OEC.).

Gun Ban
During the election period, no person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places, including any building, street, park, private vehicle or public conveyance, even if licensed to possess or carry the same, unless authorized in writing by the Commission.

As defined under Rule I, Section 1 (k) of COMELEC Resolution No. 10446 dated 21 November 2018, the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel (CBFSP) refers to the Committee in the Commission on Elections, which shall be responsible for the implementation of the ban on the bearing, carrying or transporting of firearms and the employment, availment or engagement of security personnel. It will exercise operational control and supervision over the Regional Joint Security Control Centers (RJSCCs) and the Provincial Joint Security Control Center- (PJSCCs), as well as any established City or Municipal Joint Security Control Centers (C/MJSCCs).

The Commission, through the CBFSP, the sole and exclusive power to issue Certificates of Authority (CA) and shall be assisted by a Secretariat composed of representatives from the Commission, the AFP and the PNP. The Secretariat shall be headed by a Senior Officer of the Commission.

Gun Ban Basic Information

January 13, 2019 up to June 12, 2019

Unless authorized by the CBFSP, the following are the Prohibited Acts during the election period:
>> To carry firearms and deadly weapons outside residence or place of business, and in all public places.
>> To engage the services of security personnel
>> To transport firearms and explosives, including its spare parts and components

>> Imprisonment from 1 to 6 years;
>> Permanent disqualification from public office and loss of right to vote;
>> Deportation for foreigners, but only after prison term is served;
>> Cancellation of and/or perpetual disqualification to secure license or; permit;

Listed under Rule III, Section 6 of COMELEC Resolution 10446 are the persons who may be authorized to bear, carry or transport Firearms or other Deadly Weapons during the Election Period.

>> Article VII, Omnibus Election Code (B.P. Blg. 881)
>> Republic Act No. 7166
>> Republic Act No. 10446


Certificate of Candidacy
This section contains information in relation with the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy in connection with the 2019 National and Local Elections.

Filing of the certificates of Candidacy have been set from October 11, 2018 (Thursday) to October 17, 2018 (Wednesday), pursuant to Minute Resolution No. 18-0806.

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List of Winners
National Elections
Winners for 12 Senators and Party Lists.

Local Elections
Winners for Congressman, Governor, Vice-Governor, Board Member, Mayor, Vice-mayor, and municipal/city councilor.
Abra Isabela
Agusan Del Norte Isabela City
Agusan Del Sur Kalinga
Aklan La Union
Albay Laguna
Angeles City Lanao Del Norte
Antique Lanao Del Sur
Apayao Lapu-Lapu City (Opon)
Aurora Leyte
Baguio City Maguindanao
Basilan Malabon City
Bataan Manila
Batanes Marinduque
Batangas Masbate
Benguet Misamis Occidental
Biliran Misamis Oriental
Bohol Mountain Province
Bukidnon Naga City
Bulacan Navotas City
Butuan City Negros Occidental
Cagayan Negros Oriental
Cagayan De Oro City Northern Samar
Caloocan City Nueva Ecija
Camarines Norte Nueva Vizcaya
Camarines Sur Occidental Mindoro
Camiguin Olongapo City
Capiz Oriental Mindoro
Catanduanes Ormoc City
Cavite Palawan
Cebu Pampanga
Cebu City Pangasinan
City Of Las PiƱas Pasay City
City Of Makati Pateros
City Of Mandaluyong Puerto Princesa City
City Of Marikina Quezon
City Of Muntinlupa Quezon City
City Of ParaƱaque Quirino
City Of Pasig Rizal
City Of Santiago Romblon
City Of Valenzuela Samar (Western Samar)
Compostela Valley San Juan City
Cotabato (North Cot.) Sarangani
Cotabato City Siquijor
Dagupan City Sorsogon
Davao (Davao Del Norte) South Cotabato
Davao City Southern Leyte
Davao Del Sur Sultan Kudarat
Davao Occidental Sulu
Davao Oriental Surigao Del Norte
Dinagat Islands Surigao Del Sur
Eastern Samar Tacloban City
General Santos City (Dadiangas) Taguig City
Guimaras Tarlac
Ifugao Tawi-Tawi
Iligan City Zambales
Ilocos Norte Zamboanga City
Ilocos Sur Zamboanga Del Norte
Iloilo Zamboanga Del Sur
Iloilo City Zamboanga Sibugay