Fri. May 20th, 2022

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday said the poll body has rejected 126 groups bidding to register as party-list for the 2022 national and local elections.

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“126 applicants for Party List registration were denied by @Comelec,” Guazon said in a post on her Twitter account.

She, however, said “more than 100 of denied party-list applicants filed a motion for reconsideration.”

Guanzon said the Comelec has to resolve the matter by early next month in time for the printing of the ballots.

“@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.

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