Insider’s notes on election laws launched in a book
A book sharing an election officer’s almost 31 years of experience with the Commission on Elections in the Cordillera and knowledge on election laws has been launched to serve as a process guide for the public especially those intending to enter politics.
Lawyer Elenita Tabangin-Capuyan, provincial election officer of Benguet, has launched her maiden book “Insider’s Notes on Election Laws” in Baguio City with the aim of providing a comprehensive reference for those interested in election laws and those intending to run for elective positions in the government.
In her book launch on Dec. 7, Capuyan said the book is a compilation of discussions she conducted along the course of her work in Comelec to educate people on election laws and answer questions that ordinary citizens have concerning the supreme exercise of their right of suffrage from the point of view of an insider or one who works in the Comelec.
The self-published book, which contains 10 chapters, discusses the processes of filing a certificate of candidacy, proper filing of a statement of contributions and expenditures or SOCE, provides a deeper analysis of the application of election laws in actual Supreme Court cases cited, and the most unknown functions of the Comelec.
“I offer this book to the people of the Cordillera. It could be helpful for law students, stakeholdersin the elections, and all those who love and appreciate election laws,” Capuyan said, as she thanked the Comelec for giving her the opportunity to gain knowledge and the Comelec staff and some members of the media for helping her come up with the book.
The book, which is sold at P399 and soon to be available online, underwent copyright procedures with the National Book Deve-lopment Board and International Standard Book Number or ISBN; and cataloguing in the National Library of the Philippines.
Capuyan said she also plans to publish a coffee table book on election cases next year.
Those interested to have a copy of the book may contact Capuyan at 0917-507-2439. – Hanna C. Lacsamana