Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (COMELEC SOCE) Form is expected to be file by all candidates in the Philippine elections no later than thirty days following election day. The SOCE contains a list of every donation and expense the candidate made or received throughout the campaign. The SOCE was established to guarantee accountability and openness in the electoral process. It aids in the fight against illicit campaign finance and corruption as well.
COMELEC SOCE stands for Statement of Contributions and Expenditures. It is a document that all candidates in Philippine elections are required to file within 30 days after the election day. The SOCE lists all of the contributions and expenditures that the candidate received and made during the campaign period.
The purpose of the SOCE is to ensure transparency and accountability in the electoral process. It also helps to prevent corruption and illegal campaign financing.
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The SOCE must include the following information:
- The name and address of the contributor
- The date and amount of the contribution
- The purpose of the contribution
- The name and address of the payee
- The date and amount of the expenditure
- The purpose of the expenditure
Consequences of Not Filing SOCE
Candidates who file an incomplete or inaccurate SOCE may be subject to penalties, including fines, disqualification from holding public office, and imprisonment. On the other hand, candidates both the elected and not, who fail to submit their SOCE in two elections will be disqualified to file candidacy in any following elections or hold and be appointed in public office.
The SOCE is an important tool for ensuring that Philippine elections are fair and honest. It helps to prevent corruption and illegal campaign financing, and it promotes transparency and accountability in the electoral process.
Official COMELEC Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) Form
|Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SCE)||DOWNLOAD|
|Statement of Expenditures (SOE)||DOWNLOAD|
|Statement of Contributions Received (SCR)||DOWNLOAD|
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