Only one out of the 10 presidential candidates in the May 9, 2022 polls has submitted his statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
According to the Comelec’s campaign finance office (CFO), as of Friday, June 3, only Sen. Panfilo Lacson has complied with the requirement under Republic Act No. 7166, otherwise known as the Synchronized Elections Act.
No bets for vice-president have filed their SOCEs yet.
For those who participated in the senatorial race, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has also complied with the requirement, following Guillermo Eleazar, who was the first to file his SOCE.
In the party-department, eight groups have filed their SOCEs.
They were Ang Kabuhayan, Ako Bisaya, Kabalikat ng Mamamayan, Abante, Anakpawis, Ang Bumbero, Bayan Muna and A Teacher.
These groups joined the early birds—Abono, Senior Citizen, and Bisaya Gyud.
The CFO added that among the political parties, only the Unido Party has so far filed its SOCE.
The law requires all candidates and treasurers of political parties to file within 30 days after the elections their full, true, and itemized statement of all contributions and expenditures in connection with the polls.
Comelec Resolution No. 10695 set the last day for the filing of SOCEs on June 8, 2022.
National candidates have to file their SOCEs at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila, while local candidates may file their SOCEs at the poll body’s office in their city or municipality.