Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Comelec: Planning ahead of 2016, Bangsamoro plebiscite

By: Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippines News Agency
June 9, 2014 12:35 AM
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines- The Commission on Elections (Comelec), one of the country's three constitutional commissions whose main role is to enforce all laws and regulations relative to the conduct of elections, initiatives, referendums, and recall elections, is planning ahead of the much-anticipated 2016 local and national elections.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


In preparation for the forthcoming May 09, 2016 National and Local Elections, the Commission on Elections shall resume the acceptance of application for registration and validation of registration records starting on May 6, 2014 to October 31, 2015 in their respective COMELEC offices nationwide.
The Commission on Elections promulgated Resolution No. 9853 dated February 19, 2014 setting the date, rules and regulations relative to the resumption of the

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


For election purposes, Filipinos holding dual citizenship are barred by law for running to any elective position in the country unless foreign citizenship was formally renounced and re-acquire Filipino citizenship.

Prior to the enactment of Republic Act No. 9225, the Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act, Filipinos with dual citizenship automatically renounces his or her foreign citizenship upon filing of Certificate of Candidacy for any elective public positions.


I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)