Partylist organizations, coalitions and new political parties have until May 8, 2015 to file their registration and manifestation of intent to participate in next year’s elections, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced today.
COMELEC Commissioner Luie Tito Guia said the poll body decided to move the deadlines so as to give the COMELEC ample time to process applications/submissions and to allow political parties, partylist groups and their nominees more time to reflect, decide and plan their political participation.
COMELEC Resolution 9366 promulgated 21 February 2012, states that “organized groups not yet registered with the Commission on Elections may file a petition for registration under the partylist system. An organized group already registered need not register anew. However, it shall file with the Commission a manifestation of intent to participate in the partylist election…”
Only organized groups duly registered with the Commission and which have manifested their desire to participate in the partylist election may participate in the Partylist System of Representation in the House of Representatives, the COMELEC added. ###