The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) organized a forum on election campaign finance and disclosure on 6 March 2019 at the Assembly Hall, NCPAG.
CPED Director Dr. Ebinezer Florano explained that “the forum aimed to help political candidates and their staff comply with Republic Act No. 7166 otherwise known as the 1991 Synchronized National and Local Elections Law and Batas Pambansa 881 or the 1985 Omnibus Election Code on campaign finance and disclosure.”
“It is also aimed at informing the voters about these regulations so they will know the limits of their candidates when it comes to campaign spending and hold them accountable,” added Florano.
Three election officers of COMELEC served as resources speakers. Atty. Rickee Gerard D. Brieva, Atty. Melojean Mata, and Atty. Julius N. Cuevas oriented the participants about the essential features of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), campaign finance disclosure requirements, and SOCE filing and procedure.
Proceedings of the forum can be downloaded by clicking this link.