ALL THE CANDIDATES and political parties in the May 2016 elections received sundry donations from an amorphous mass of donors. All, too, are required to report these to the Commission on Elections’s Campaign Finance Office (CFO).
Did the candidates tell the Comelec the full and true details of what they received in cash or in kind, and exactly how much from which donors?
One of the forms that candidates and political parties must fill up is called the Statement of Contributions Received or SCR. This is part of the many forms that constitute what is called the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures or SOCE.
What happens if you gave a donation but your candidate did not enroll this fact in his or her SOCE?
Perhaps the Comelec should at least be informed about this omission. Or, at best, perhaps you should call out your candidate for not honoring your donation, however big or small, in his or her SOCE.
PCIJ scanned and digitized the SOCEs of the national candidates and political parties that ran in the May 2016 elections.
Out of the many gigabytes of data that PCIJ has gathered from the Comelec CFO, here are the SCRs of the five candidates for president and the six candidates for vice president, so the people, but most especially their donors, would know which donations had been reported to the Comelec.
However, to protect the privacy rights of both the candidates and their donors, PCIJ decided to redact two columns in the SCR that reveal information about their address and taxpayer identification number.
So, did you donate to a candidate? And did your candidate report your donation?
Check out the SCRs, from first page to last, that they submitted to the Comelec.
THE FIVE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT IN MAY 2016:
THE SIX CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT IN MAY 2016: