Comelec sets deadline for registration of political parties, party-lists for 2025 polls on Dec. 29

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Wednesday, May 17, the deadline for filing the petition for registration of political parties, party-lists on Dec. 29 for the 2025 polls.

In a statement sent by Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco, he stated that all groups intending to register a sa political party; a coalition of political parties; or a national, regional, or sectoral group or organization to participate in the party-list system of representation must ensure strict compliance with the guidelines set forth in Comelec Resolution No. 10673.

He added that the reception of verified petitions for registration shall be during regular working hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, excluding holidays.

Further inquiries may be made with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission via telephone numbers 02-8527-3002 or 02-8527-2770 or email at

According to the Omnibus Election Code (OEC), to acquire a juridical personality, qualify it for subsequent accreditation, and to entitle it to the rights and privileges herein granted to political parties, a political party shall first be duly registered with the Commission.

Any organized group of persons seeking registration as a national or regional political party may file with the Commission a verified petition attaching thereto its constitution and by-laws, platform or program of government, and such other relevant information as may be required by the Commission.

The Commission shall, after due notice and hearing, resolve the petition within ten days from the date it is submitted for decision.

On the other hand, any organized group of persons may register as a party, organization, or coalition for purposes of the party-list system by filing with the Comelec not later than 90 days before the election a petition verified by its president or secretary stating its desire to participate in the party-list system as a national, regional or sectoral party or organization or a coalition of such parties or organizations, attaching thereto its constitution, by-laws, platform or program of government, list of officers, coalition agreement and other relevant information as the Comelec may require.