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Republic act 9006

  1. 1. Republic Act 9006 “FAIR ELECTION ACT”• Submitted By: Lee, Lady M.• Course, Year & Section : BAMC-3C• Submitted To: Ms. Ma. Antonia T. Villarete
  2. 2. Republic Act 9006 “FAIR ELECTION ACT”• DEFINITION It is an act that states election laws of the Philippines. It helps to have a systematic manipulation during the election process and enhances even the honesty and orderliness for an output of a peaceful election.• RELATED ARTICLE Article 8: Political Propaganda Sec.1. Equal opportunity in the access of airtime shall be given to candidates and political parties. o Having an airtime is very vital in each candidate and parties because it will make them popular to the mass people, but the distribution of airtime must be equal for none of them will not be abusing it too much. Each advertisement shall be in the form of a maximum of 30 seconds spot and a total of not more than 120 minutes of television and 180 minutes of radio advertisement for the entire duration of the campaign period. Sec.4. When a person employed or engaged in any capacity in a station becomes a candidate or is employed or retained in any capacity by a candidate or political party, he shall go on leave for the duration of the election period or his employment may be terminated by the station. o This section is a grave offense if it is being violated. And for the competitors not to have wrong thoughts about this situation, a candidate must leave his/her job on that particular station for it will not be result to some bias situation.• IMPORTANCE Fair election Act leads citizens to have a successful result of honest process of election. This act also guides the holding of systematic and credible elections through practices of fair election.• VIOLATIONS (for the following rules) o No movie, cinematography or documentary portraying the life or biography of a candidate shall be publicly exhibited in a theater, television station or any public forum during the campaign period. o If a person engaged in a station becomes a candidate or is employed by political party, he shall go on leave for the duration of the election o No movie, cinematography or documentary portrayed by an actor or media personality who is himself a candidate shall be publicly exhibited in a theater, television station or any public forum during the campaign period. o Equal opportunity in the access of airtime shall be given to candidates and political parties.
  3. 3. Republic Act 9006 “FAIR ELECTION ACT”• PENALTIES These following penalties must be imposed for violation of rules: • For the first offense, a fine of P3,000.00 and/or written reprimand to individual employee/ blocktimer/announcer, and censure for the station; • For the second offense, a fine of P5,000.00 and/or three (3) months suspension of individual employee/blocktimer/ announcer, and three (3) months suspension of privileges for the station; • For the third offense, a fine of P10,000.00 and/or six (6) months suspension of individual employee/blocktimer/ announcer, and six (6) months suspension of privileges for the station; and • For the fourth offense, cancellation or revocation of accreditation of individual employee/ blocktimer/ announcer, and recommendation for expulsion from KBP membership and recommendation to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for the cancellation of permit to operate the station.• CASE SAMPLEThe case is about Former Poll Chairman Benjamin S. Abalos, Sr., who had been implicated his name on this current time because of the issue that had been done last 2007. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) filed an electoral sabotage case against its former chairman Benjamin Abalos in connection with the alleged irregularities in the 2007 midterm elections.

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