Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Comelec prepares for new polls

(HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes The Philippine Star) | Updated September 21, 2014 – 12:00am
The Commission on Elections is putting in place a slew of reforms and new initiatives meant to replicate, if not surpass, the success it had in the two previous national polls.
In addition to adopting the “multiple or mixed technologies” proposal of the multi-sectoral Comelec Advisory Council (CAC), Comelec will partially use a Biometric Voter Identification Apparatus, which can identify a registered voter at once using his thumbprint; look into Internet voting by seafarers and other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs); address the problem of long queues come election day by trimming the number of voters per precinct from the current 1,000 average to about 600-800 per station and at the same adding more voting precincts nationwide; and institutionalize or allow the early review by political parties and other interested parties of the source code of all components of existing technologies for use or re-use in the next elections.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


   Republic Act No. 10632 and Comelec Resolution No. 9791 postponed the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections last October 28, 2013 and thereafter has been rescheduled to be conducted on February 21, 2015.
     In preparation for the said SK Elections the Commission on Elections promulgated  Comelec Res. No. 9899 dated September 5, 2014 adopting previously issued Comelec Res. No. 9717 "Rules

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.

Monday, February 3, 2014



Published herewith is a list of voters who has available COMELEC Identification Card (ID) issued by the Commission on Elections ready to be claimed personally by the recipient every office hour at the Office of the Election Officer, Municipality of Odiongan, Province of Romblon, Philippines.

For those who will not be able to personally claim their Voters ID a written authorization duly notarized must be presented together with the valid identification document of the authorized representatives per Comelec Res. No. 9387. (See List Below)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014



I find it strange that some people would absolve voters of responsibility in the kind of people that are elected to public office – good or bad.
The fact is simply this: people don’t get into elected positions unless they are voted for. That being the case, who else are you going to blame (or, to be fair, applaud) for how the elected official turns out?


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)