Comelec to also limit attendance during PL proc

Published May 13, 2022, 2:46 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will also limit the number of people who will attend the proclamation of winning party-list groups in the May 9 polls.

Comelec Acting Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco (Ali Vicoy/MB)

“For the party-list group, it will be limited to just two,” Comelec Acting Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said in a press briefing Friday, May 13.

For the senators who will be proclaimed, he said, it will be the senator-elect plus three companions.

The Comelec also limited the number of companions of bets during the filing of the certificates of candidacy in October last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laudiangco stressed that this is just a guide as they will still release a resolution on this.

“Definitely, the senators will be proclaimed ahead of the party-list as we really have to apply the computation (for PL),” he said.

“This is not a hard and fast rule. The en banc, the National Board of Canvassers, will still have to see upon the guidance of the oversight and the supervisory committee, if we can already include the party-list,” added Laudiangco.

The Comelec en banc, sitting as the NBOC is currently canvassing the votes for senators and party-Lists at the Philippine International Convention Center Forum Tent in Pasay City.