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25/01/2016: COMELEC ACCREDITATION OF FILCOM ORGANIZATIONS, NGOs, CSOs and MASS MEDIA FOR MAY 2016 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

 

In relation to the upcoming May 2016 Philippine National elections, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will be accepting applications for accreditations of Filipino Community Organizations (FILCOM), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Mass Media Organizations as its partners in the conduct of overseas voting.

General requirements for accreditation include the following:

For FILCOM, NGOs and CSOs

For Mass Media

  1. Duly-accomplished Accreditation Application Form
  2. List of officers and members including their addresses and contact numbers; and
  3. Photocopies of valid IDs of officers and members.

1. Duly-accomplished Accreditation Application Form;

2. Two (2) recently-taken 2x2 colored photographs;

3. An endorsement from the newspaper, television, radio station or internet news agency employing the applicant.

 

Interested parties may file their application for accreditation to the Philippine Consulate General, Honolulu between 1 February and 31 March 2016 only.

Application forms may be downloaded from the websites of the COMELEC (http://comelec.gov.ph) and Department of Foreign Affairs (http://dfa.gov.ph).

For additional information, Resolutions Nos. 10036 and 10037 providing guidelines for accreditation may be downloaded from the COMELEC website.

You may also call the Philippine Consulate at 808-595-6316 to 19 for any questions you may have on the matter. (END).