Comelec says 76 PL groups and political parties denied accreditation

Published November 25, 2021, 6:08 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has so far denied the accreditation of 76 party-list groups and political parties.


“This is the list of party list groups and political parties with final dismissal. They cannot join anymore,” Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said in a press briefing Thursday, Nov. 25 in Manila.

“Either they didn’t file a motion for reconsideration or their appeal was denied already,” he added.

Among those denied accreditation are Ang Ladlad Party, 1A Senior and Elderly Care Philippines, Call Center Party-list, Anak Ilokano, Angkas Kagulong, Philippine Alliance of Retired Educators, Gamers and Gadgets Welfare Party, Guardians Philippines International Inc., Gamer’s Guild PH, Isang Adbokasiya sa Alternatibong Paggamot, Alyansang Lahing Samaritan, 1 Ako Driver, and Maharlika People’s Party to mention a few.

When asked for the reason why their petitions for accreditation were denied, Jimenez said, majority have their pleadings that were incomplete.

He added some were also lacking in their jurisdictional allegations.

Under the Party-List System Law, any organized group of persons may register with the Comelec as a party, organization, or coalition for purposes of the party-list system.