Namfrel back as Comelec arm Created on December 3, 2012, 2:04 am Posted by nup

CITIZENS' ARM. The Comelec will accredit Namfrel as its citizens' arm for 2013. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will accredit the National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) as one of its citizens' arms for the 2013 elections, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr said Monday, November 26.

Comelec to OK party list of SC justice's kin Created on December 3, 2012, 2:03 am Posted by nup

JUSTICE'S KIN. The Comelec is likely to accredit the party-list group of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr's relatives. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is bent on reaccrediting the party-list group of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr's family, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr said Wednesday, November 28.

Comelec opens party list to 13 families Created on December 3, 2012, 1:56 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen organizations whose nominees come from the same families have been accredited for next year’s party-list polls, according to the complete list released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, November 29.

Comelec approves 79 party-list groups Created on December 3, 2012, 1:54 am Posted by nup

PARTY-LIST PURGE. Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr leads the poll body in an unprecedented purge of party-list groups. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow 79 groups to run in the 2013 party-list race, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr said Thursday, November 29.

Those allowed by the Comelec to run include the following controversial groups: Gabriela, Anakpawis, Buhay, and An Waray. The poll body also allowed the gay rights group Ang Ladlad to run in 2013.

Comelec slashes party-list groups to 100 Created on November 28, 2012, 2:36 am Posted by nup

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr on Tuesday, November 27, told reporters the Comelec will grant the bids of no more than a hundred old and new applicants for the 2013 party-list race. This is around 34% of the 289 groups that submitted their party-list applications in April.

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