MANILA, Philippines – Organizations that want to participate in the party list in 2019 trooped to the headquarters of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila, from Thursday, October 11, to Wednesday, October 17, to formalize their intent.
Here is the list of 185 organizations that have filed certificates of nomination, as well as certificates of acceptance by its nominees. The groups are listed in the order of their filing. (LIVE UPDATES: Filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections)
Comelec will go through the applications of these groups in the coming weeks. Those making the cut will be part of a raffle on or before December 5 to determine their order of appearance on the official ballot.
Day 1, October 11
Day 2, October 12
Day 3, October 15
Day 4, October 16
Day 5, October 17
Each group should submit a list of nominees to Comelec. Winning party-list groups will earn one to 3 House seats, depending on the share of votes they receive in the polls. The nominees will fill up these seats based on the order of their listing. (READ: 8 things you need to know about the party list)
The Constitution allotted 20% of seats in the House of Representatives for party-list representatives. – Michael Bueza, with reports from Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler.com