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By Mikha Flores, VERA Files

Six winning senatorial candidates failed to beat the deadline set by the Commission on Elections to submit their statements of election contributions and expenditures.

The senators-elect who face administrative fines for their failure to submit on time include:

  • Gringo Honasan
  • JV Ejercito
  • Juan Edgardo Angara
  • Francis Escudero
  • Alan Peter Cayetano
  • Loren Legarda

The six other Senate winners – Cynthia Villar, Sonny Trillanes, Bam Aquino, Koko Pimentel, Nancy Binay and Grace Poe – submitted their statements earlier.

Other senatorial bets who failed to beat the 5pm deadline include losing candidates Marwil Llasos, Lito David, Teddy Casiño, Eddie Villanueva, Risa Hontiveros and Migz Zubiri.

Those who submitted their SECEs before the deadline are:

  • FALCONE, Baldomero
  • SENERES, Christian
  • PENSON, Dick
  • MONTANO, Mon
  • BELGICA, Greco
  • ALCANTARA, Samson
  • COJUANGCO, Tingting
  • MACEDA, Ernie
  • MAGSAYSAY, Mitos
  • MADRIGAL, Jamby
  • GORDON, Dick
  • MAGSAYSAY, Ramon
  • ENRILE, Jack

According to Comelec Resolution No. 9558, senatorial candidates who fail to file the SECEs on time face an administrative fine of at least P30, 000. Administrative fines for local candidates range from P10, 000 to P20, 000 for the first offense and P20, 000 to 40,000 for the second offense.

Candidates who won in the May 13 elections but failed to submit their contributions and expense report will not be allowed to assume office on June 30, according to Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

He said the Comelec has an existing memorandum of agreement with the Department of Interior and Local Government that will to bar local officials who failed to file their expense reports from assuming office.

The poll body will notify the Senate and the House of Representatives to do the same for the senators and congressmen-elect, including party-list groups, he added.

“The first thing that we will determine is check those who did not file so we can start imposing the administrative fine and for those who won the elections, check whether they will be able to assume or not,” Brillantes said.

He said they will audit the expense reports after June 30 to determine whether the SECEs are accurate. Those found to have under-declared their expenses and contributions will face perjury charges since the SECE is accomplished under oath.

(VERA Files is put out by veteran journalists taking a deeper look at current issues. Vera is Latin for “true”.)

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