PH releases accreditation guide for news media and poll observers
 
 
 
 
 
 

PH releases accreditation guide for news media and poll observers

/ 11:40 AM January 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Guidelines for accreditation of mass media and domestic and international observers/monitors for the Philippines’ May 9, 2022 national and local elections have been issued by the Commission on Elections.

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The deadline for filing applications for accreditation to COMELEC is on 11 March 2022. Applications filed after 11 March 2022 and/or with incomplete requirements will not be entertained. Interested parties requesting accreditation need to submit the following:

Media Parties:

FEATURED STORIES

  1. A fully accomplished COMELEC Media Accreditation Form (CMAF);
  2. Two (2) recent 1.5″x 1.5″ colored photographs; and, where applicable, an endorsement from the publisher, editor-in-chief, assignment editor, station manager, or similar officer of the newspaper, television station, radio station, or online publication employing the applicant;
  3. An endorsement from the appropriate officer of the broadcast entity or film distributor which has committed to air/distribute the work; and
  4. In the case of freelancers, a valid assignment letter from the bona fide media organization for which the freelancer is on assignment.

Applications for Media parties are to be submitted online to COMELEC via this link – https://bit.ly/2022NLEForeignMedia

 

Observers/Monitors

  1. Duly accomplished application form for accreditation;
  2. Two (2) recent 1.5″ x 1.5″ colored photographs of the applicant;
  3. If foreigner or foreign group, organization, committee or association organization, endorsement issued by the ambassador or consul of the applicant’s home country; and
  4. Terms of Reference or similar document, explaining the purposes of the election observation mission.

Applications for Observer parties are to be submitted online to COMELEC via this link – https://bit.ly/DomesticMonitorObserver

For more information, check COMELEC Resolution No. 10739 and 10740.

 

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