LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAIKOKU
No. 2 of 2 January 2015
ON THE ELECTION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAIKOKU
I, MIGS CALDEO, President of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Daikoku, approved the following Law of the Republic of Daikoku on the territory of the Republic of Daikoku on 2 January 2015 in the city of Nakatani in the Republic of Daikoku, following the decision of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Daikoku to approve this Law on 2 January 2015.
CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
This law shall also be known as the Supreme Council Election Law 2015.
The purpose of this federal law is to govern the election of the deputies of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Daikoku (hereafter - Supreme Council).
CHAPTER II - ELECTION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL
(1) The election of the deputies of the Supreme Council (hereafter - election) shall be announced by the Supreme Council not earlier than 30 days and not later than 15 days before voting day.
(2) Voting day shall be held 7 days before the expiration of the term of the Supreme Council.
(3) If the Supreme Council is dissolved due to cases according to the Constitution, the Supreme Council shall announce new election on the day of the dissolution of the Supreme Council and the voting day shall be held thirty days after the announcement of new elections.
(4) Voting day may be moved by the Supreme Council by at most 15 days in the case that an orderly conduct of voting is impossible on the voting day or if the voting day falls on a day that will cause inconvenience to the citizens.
(5) In the case that there is only one political party or the number of candidates is the same as the number of seats in the Supreme Council, no election would be held and the candidates are to be declared as elected.
(1) The members of the Supreme Council shall be elected to a one-year term by the voting citizens of the Daikoku Federation (hereafter - voters) on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.
(2) The elected members of the Supreme Council shall also serve as members of their respective state legislatures.
The Supreme Council shall compose of four members as of 2 January 2015.
The closed-list proportional representation system of voting shall be applied in the election.
CHAPTER III - SUPERVISION OF THE ELECTION
(1) The Supreme Council shall supervise the election.
(2) In the case that an election is scheduled following the dissolution of the Supreme Council, the President of the Republic of Daikoku shall create a three-man commission to supervise the election using the name Election Commission.
(3) For the purpose of this law, any mention of the Supreme Council shall also mean the Election Commission if applicable.
The Supreme Council shall have the following powers:
(1) Exercise direct and immediate supervision of the government institutes of the Daikoku Federation for the supervision of the election,
(2) Implement this federal law,
(3) Issue decisions for the implementation of this federal law,
(4) Decide on electoral issues,
(5) Make relevant preparations for conducting the vote, and
(6) Release reports on relevant information about the election.
CHAPTER IV - POLITICAL PARTIES
Political parties are organizations that pursues an ideology or a platform of government.
(1) Organizations that seek to become a political party must file an application to the Supreme Council which includes its ideology and platform of government, date of establishment and list of members.
(2) The Supreme Council shall release its decision on the application of an organization as a political party within two days.
(3) All organizations that seek to become a political party shall be required to have at least two members.
(3) No religious and extremist groups shall be accredited as a political party.
CHAPTER V - CANDIDACY FOR THE ELECTION
All citizens who have reached the age of 16 and who exercises his political rights has the right to be elected as a member of the Supreme Council regardless of their nationality, race, sex, occupation, family background, beliefs and any other grounds of discrimination.
(1) Any candidate who have been found guilty of unlawfully influencing voters through monetary and material means, gaining advantage through violent means, and committing electoral violations listed in this federal law shall be disqualified from being a candidate or from holding his office.
(2) All votes for disqualified candidates shall be considered as invalid votes.
Political parties may nominate or support candidates that do not belong to it.
(1) An individual may change his political affiliation for electoral purposes.
(2) A candidate affiliating himself in a political party in which he is the sole member of it shall be considered as an independent candidate.
(1) A person is required to have a certification from the Supreme Council in order to become a candidate for the election.
(2) A candidate may withdraw his certificate of candidacy by sending a signed declaration to the Supreme Council.
(3) The certificate of candidacy shall state his name, his political affiliation, birth date, residence, profession or occupation, and a statement certifying that he had met the requirements needed in order to become a candidate for the election.
(4) In the case of candidates belonging to a political party and are running in states, the Supreme Council shall issue a certification of party-list which will include the name of the political party and the list of candidates arranged in the order agreed by the political party.
(1) Application for the certificate of candidacy shall be held from the 14th until the 8th day before the voting day.
(2) The certificate of candidacy shall be distributed on the 7th day before the voting day and shall be published in the official state publication and posted in polling stations.
If after the period of applying for the certificate of candidacy, a candidate belonging to a political party dies, becomes incapacitated, withdraws or becomes disqualified, the political party may apply for a certificate of candidacy for a replacement candidate before 12:00 on the voting day.
Voters may start an initiative for the denial or withdrawal of a certificate of candidacy provided that the concerned candidate does not meet Article 11 of this federal law and that 20 percent of the entire constituency of the concerned candidate.
CHAPTER VI - ELECTION CAMPAIGN
(1) Election campaign refers to all activities which seeks to influence voters to elect or defeat a candidate.
(2) The following activities are considered as election campaigning:
(1) Forming of organizations for the purpose of supporting or opposing a candidate,
(2) Holding assemblies for the purpose of supporting or opposing a candidate,
(3) Making speeches and advertisements through television and radio for supporting or opposing a candidate,
(4) Publishing and distributing election paraphernalia for supporting or opposing a candidate, and
(5) Declaration of pledges or support for a candidate.
(3) The following activities are not considered as election campaigning:
(1) Activities listed in Article 19.2 of this law for the purpose of enhancing the chances of election of a candidate, and
(2) Public opinions and criticisms on candidates.
Election campaigning shall only be done from the 7th day until the day before the voting day.
Intervention of foreign citizens and stateless persons in election campaigning shall be prohibited.
The following are legal election paraphernalia:
(1) Written or printed materials not larger than A4 paper size (210 x 297 millimeters, 8.27 x 11.7 inches),
(2) Posters of all forms not larger than 0.91 x 1.83 meters or 3 feet by 6 feet, and
(3) All other forms of election paraphernalia approved by the Supreme Council after noticing all of the political parties and independent candidates.
Removal, destruction, defacement or the prevention of distribution of legal election paraphernalia from the campaign period until the end of the voting day shall be prohibited.
Printed lawful election paraphernalia shall be required to include the names of the people or organization that financed and printed the paraphernalia.
The Supreme Council shall review all election paraphernalia distributed through mass media.
All forms of assembly for the purpose of election campaigning shall be done in accordance to the Constitution.
The giving or acceptance of things of value without pay by candidates or political parties during the election campaigning period and the voting day shall be prohibited.
The Federal Election Commission shall produce bulletins that shall contain information on all the candidates for the purpose of voter information.
All candidates shall send a statement of contributions and expenditures to the Supreme Council within seven days after the voting day.
CHAPTER VII - REGISTRY OF VOTERS
The Supreme Council shall issue a list of voters on the 14th day before the voting day.
The Supreme Council shall renew the list of voters on, which shall not be restricted to, the day that the election of the Supreme Council is announced.
(1) All citizens who have reached the age of 16 shall have the right to vote regardless of their nationality, race, sex, occupation, family background, beliefs and any other grounds of discrimination.
(2) Citizens who have been arrested, detained or proven to be legally insane shall not have the right to vote.
(1) When a citizen have reached the age of 16, the citizen shall automatically be included in the list of voters by the Supreme Council.
(2) Citizens shall not be required to undergo a process in order to be registered as a voter.
The list of voters shall include the name of the voter, his date of birth and residence.
The Supreme Council shall certify voters who are illiterate and disabled.
A voter may request the Federal Election Commission to make changes on the voter's record on the list of voters
CHAPTER VIII - ONLINE VOTING
Online voting shall refer to the casting of ballots by voters through a secured online link.
Election shall be done through online voting.
The Supreme Council shall use an online voting system that shall have the following features:
(1) A user-friendly system that requires minimum human intervention,
(2) A system that can provide voters with an online ballot,
(3) A system that can collect and record the ballot results, and
(4) A system that can secure the ballot results from unauthorized interference.
The Supreme Council shall be responsible for making the necessary preparations for an online voting system before the voting day.
CHAPTER IX - OFFICIAL BALLOT
(1) The official ballot for the election shall be available through a secured Internet link.
(2) The official ballot shall have a header image of the flag and emblem of the Daikoku Federation, and, in both English and Filipino language, the name of the election and the words "Republic of Daikoku", "Supreme Council" and "Official Ballot".
(3) The content of the ballot shall be as follows:
(1) Voter's Number with accompanying instructions,
(2) List of party-lists and independent candidates that can be voted, with accompanying instructions and arranged alphabetically, and
(3) Submit button.
The Supreme Council may introduce a special ballot for the convenience of illiterate and visually impaired voters.
(1) For the purpose of voter information, the Supreme Council shall produce sample ballots for dissemination.
(2) The sample ballots shall look like the official ballots but it would bear the words "Sample Official Ballot" instead of "Official Ballot in both English and Filipino languages, and shall use fictional party-lists and independent candidates.
CHAPTER X - CASTING OF VOTES
Voting shall start at 0:00 and shall end at 20:00 on the voting day.
The Supreme Council shall release internet links that contains the official ballot to all voters through secure channels of communication the day before the voting day.
(1) Upon opening the link, the voter shall insert his voting code and choose the party-list or the independent candidate that he wishes to vote.
(2) The disclosure of one's vote shall be prohibited.
A voter who is illiterate or disabled may vote through an authorized proxy.
After filling out the official ballot, the voter shall click the submit button and shall receive a response stating that his vote has been recorded.
CHAPTER XI - COUNTING OF VOTES
The Supreme Council shall count the results of the election of the deputy of the Federal Assembly as soon as the voting hours conclude and shall not conclude or postpone the count until it has been completed.
(1) The Supreme Council shall announce the results of the election of the members of the Supreme Council through Republika.
(2) The announcement of the results of the election shall include the number of voters who have voted, the percentage of voter turnout, the number of valid votes, the number of votes received by each party-list and independent candidates, the number of invalid votes and the reasons of the invalid votes.
CHAPTER XII - PROCLAMATION
The Supreme Council shall declare the elected members of the Supreme Council through Republika.
(1) In the case of a tie in the election in the states, the winner shall be determined as follows:
(1) In the case of a tie between two candidates in two different party-lists, the seat shall be awarded to the party-list with the higher votes,
(2) In the case of a tie between a candidate in a party-list and an independent candidate, the seat shall be awarded to the independent candidate, and
(3) In the case of a tie between two independent candidates, all valid ballots that voted for the two independent candidates shall be numbered in no particular order and a random number generator shall give out a number, in which the result of the ballot that the number corresponds to shall decide on the winner.
CHAPTER XIII - ELECTORAL ISSUES
Any political party or candidate may submit an electoral protest to the Supreme Council.
The Supreme Council shall meet with the concerned parties to the electoral issue.
The Supreme Council shall release reports on its decisions on electoral issues.
CHAPTER XIV - FINAL PROVISIONS
In the case that any certain provision/s of this federal law is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this federal law shall not be affected.
(1) (Revoked by Order No. 1 of 5 January 2015) 
(2) (Revoked by Order No. 1 of 5 January 2015) 
(3) (Revoked by Order No. 1 of 5 January 2015) 
(4) Future schedules of the election period shall be determined through a decree of the President of the Supreme Council.
This law shall enter into force on the day of its publication.
 Original text: The 1st election of the Supreme Council shall be scheduled on 17 January 2015.
 Original text: The period for the application for the certificate of candidacy shall be scheduled from 3 January to 9 January 2015.
 Original text: The campaign period shall be scheduled from 10 January to 16 January 2015.
LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAIKOKU
No. 1 of 12 November 2014
ON THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAIKOKU
I, MIGS CALDEO, President of the Republic of Daikoku, approved the following Law of the Republic of Daikoku on the territory of the Republic of Daikoku on 12 November 2014 in the city of Nakatani in the Republic of Daikoku, following the decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Daikoku to approve this Law on 10 November 2014.
(1) The purpose of this Law is to define the territory of the Republic of Daikoku.
(2) This Law shall also be known as the Territory Law of 2014.
The territory of the Republic of Daikoku shall include the following:
(1) Greenwoods Executive Village located on the border of the town of Cainta and the city of Pasig,
(2) Cembo, Guadalupe Nuevo, Guadalupe Viejo, Pinagkaisahan, Pitogo and South Cembo in the city of Makati,
(3) Wack-Wack Greenhills east of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in the city of Mandaluyong,
(4) Barangka in the city of Marikina,
(5) Bagong Ilog, Bagong Katipunan, Bambang, Dela Paz, Kapasigan, Kapitolyo, Malinao, Oranbo, Palatiw, Pinagbuhatan, Pineda, Rosario, Sagad, San Antonio, San Jose, San Nicolas, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Santo Tomas, Sumilang and Ugong in the city of Pasig, and
(6) Loyola Heights in the city of Quezon.
The territory of the Republic of Daikoku shall be divided as follows:
(1) the city of Nakatani, comprising of Bagong Katipunan, Bambang, Malinao, San Jose, San Nicolas, Santa Rosa and Sumilang in the city of Pasig,
(2) the city of Seidaikei, consisting of Wack-Wack Greenhills east of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in the city of Mandaluyong, and San Antonio and Ugong in the city of Pasig,
(3) the city of Kitakyo, consisting of Loyola Heights in the city of Quezon,
(2) the commune of Fujimiya, consisting of Greenwoods Executive Village located on the border of the town of Cainta and the city of Pasig, and Palatiw, Pinagbuhatan, Sagad and Santo Tomas in the city of Pasig,
(3) the commune of Kirino, consisting of Rosario in the city of Pasig,
(4) the commune of Kotori, consisting of Dela Paz in the city of Pasig,
(5) the commune of Nishizumi, consisting of Bagong Ilog, Kapitolyo, Oranbo and Pineda in the city of Pasig,
(6) the commune of Shiba, consisting of Cembo, Guadalupe Nuevo, Guadalupe Viejo, Pinagkaisahan, Pitogo and South Cembo in the city of Makati, and
(7) the special commune of Kawashiro, consisting of Barangka in the city of Marikina.
The Interim Constitution of the Republic of Daikoku shall be amended to reflect the current territory of the Republic of Daikoku in accordance to this Law.
The jurisdiction and sovereignty of the Republic of Daikoku shall be applied throughout the territory of the Republic of Daikoku in accordance to this Law.
This Law shall go into effect on 14 November 2014.
President of the Republic of Daikoku