MORE than 17,000 people have filed for certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, according to the Commission on Elections.
At total 1,560 men and 426 women filed for candidacy as barangay chair while 8,296 men and 3,700 women filed for COC as barangay councilor.
A total 845 people filed for candidacy as SK chairman.
The deadline for filing of COC with the Comelec is on April 20.
Voting in the May 14 election will be manual as voters will have to write down the names of their choice candidates in the ballot.