Comelec junks 126 party-list applicants

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied 126 groups bidding to register as party-list for the 2022 national and local elections.

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday said, “126 applicants for Party List registration were denied by @Comelec.”

In her tweeter accounts, Guanzon said 100 of the denied party-list applicants filed a motion for reconsideration.

The Comelec has to resolve the matter by early next month in time for the printing of the ballots, she added.

“@COMELEC must finish by December 6. Final date for ballot preparation is December 15,” she said.

During the filing period from Oct. 1 to 8, a total of 270 party-list groups filed their Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance to participate in the party-list system of representation.

On October 25, Comelec released the names of 53 new party-list groups that have been granted registration.

The Comelec has now 171 registered party-list groups, including the 118 existing organizations, for the May 9 elections.

MASIDING NOOR YAHYA

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