MANILA - The campaign period will begin on Feb. 25 for the twin plebiscites in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, according to the schedule released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the weekend.
The plebiscites on March 18 will be for the proposed creation of Barangay Boganga II and Barangay Datu Dalidigan.
The information and campaign period will be until March 16, the period when it is prohibited to remove, destroy, deface and tamper lawful plebiscite propaganda materials.
From Feb. 15 to March 21, it is prohibited to carry firearms and other deadly weapons, transfer officers and employees in the civil service, suspend local elective officials and release prisoners.
On plebiscite day itself, selling, buying, serving and drinking intoxicating liquor will not be allowed.
Polling precincts are open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The canvassing of votes by the Municipal Plebiscite Board of Canvassers will start at 5 p.m., to be followed by the proclamation of results.
The plebiscite will create Barangay Boganga II from the original Barangay Boganga while Barangay Datu Dalidigan will be established out of Barangay of Sagonsongan. (PNA)