Comelec junks petitions to reopen COC filing, postpone polls
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied the petitions seeking to reopen the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) and to postpone the May 9 polls.Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the petitions filed by the PDP Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and… Read More
MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to start printing the official ballots for the May 2022 polls early next week.“Our estimate is that our final ballot faces will be completed by January 15. The final ballot face means that is the final list of candidates. So… Read More
Duterte party also asked for the reopening of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC)
The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party on Friday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to postpone the printing of official ballots for the May 9, 2022 polls.
In a 20-page petition, the group of Energy Secretary and party president Alfonso Cusi urged Comelec to reschedule the printing of ballots, set Jan. 15, 2022, since there are still pending cases involving individual candidates and party-list organizations.
“There are numerous proceedings pending with this Honorable Commission and even the Supreme Court (SC), thus rendering it legally impossible for the ballots for the upcoming 2022 elections to be printed,” the petition read.
At the same time, the PDP-Laban asked for the reopening of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC), which was held October 1 to 8.
The petition added that the Omnibus Election Code would have permitted the filing of COCs until Feb. 7, 2022 for national positions and March 24 for local positions
“Petitioner respectfully prays that this Honorable Commission postpone the printing of ballots for the 2022 national and local elections pending resolution of cases before this Honorable Commission and the Supreme Court.”
The group cited the cases filed against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and disapproved party-list groups that were granted temporary restraining orders by the SC.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the one-week filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for all elective positions for the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections from October 1 to 8 this year.Under Comelec Resolution 10695 made public on Saturday, the poll body has also… Read More