ORION, Bataan — Only a handful of candidates in Bataan for the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections on May 14, 2018 turned up at the last minute of the filing of certificate of candidacy (CoC) on Friday.
In the afternoon of Friday, most of the municipal offices of the Commission on Elections had only few filers.
“Kakaunti ngayon. Marami noong April 18 na umabot ng 200 ang CoCs ang tinanggap namin,” election officer Arsenia Bondoc of Orion said.
Most of those filing CoC on Friday were candidates for the SK. She said there will be no extension and no CoC will be accepted after 5 in the afternoon.
There are eight slots for the barangay and also eight slots for the SK in each barangay – a chairman and seven kagawad for both. There are 236 barangays in 11 towns and a city in Bataan.