Recently, COMELEC (Commision on Elections) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon declared that they had denied 126 groups that were looking to register for the 2022 elections as a party-list.
A total of 270 party-list groups filed Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance within the Oct. 1 to 8 filing period. This was in order to join the system of representation through being a party-list.
On her official Twitter account, Guanzon Tweeted: “126 applicants for Party List registration were denied by @Comelec.”
Despite this, “more than 100 of denied party-list applicants filed a motion for reconsideration,” she added.
Resolving this has to happen before the final ballots are printed, Guanzon said, Tweeting: “@COMELEC must finish by December 6. Final date for ballot preparation is December 15.”
53 new party-list groups were named by Comelec last October 25, all of which had gotten their registration approved.
The total of registered party-list groups in the Comelec has since become 171, which includes the 118 organizations that already exist.
There are currently 171 registered party-list groups overall for the upcoming national and local elections on May 9, 2022.