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Presented by Comelec to visiting senior leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front attending the political party building training organized by the Institute for Autonomy & Governance and the Konrad ...

Presented by Comelec to visiting senior leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front attending the political party building training organized by the Institute for Autonomy & Governance and the Konrad Adnauer Stiftung. Manila | March 28, 2014

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Registration and accreditation of political parties Registration and accreditation of political parties Presentation Transcript

  • REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES Commission on Elections Palacio del Gobernador Intramuros, Manila March 28, 2014
  • For a party to be entitled to registration, it must show that it is an organized group, joined in a corporate body, articulate, with attributes of a social personality, and having a constitution and by-laws, rules, platformor program of government; it must have a charter as to how the group will function, be presidedoverandexpress its collectivewill. Lagasca vs. De Vera, 79 Phil. 376 (1947)
  • Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties A political party is an organized group of persons pursuing the same ideology, political ideas or platforms of government and includes its branches and divisions. (Sec. 60, Omnibus Election Code)
  • 1987 Constitution Section 2(5), Article IX-C of the Constitution grants the Commission on Elections the power to register political parties. Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • 1987 Constitution Article IX-C Sec. 2. The Commission on Elections shall exercise the following powers and functions: (5) Register, after sufficient publication, political parties, organizations, or coalitions which, in addition to other requirements, must present their platform or program of government; and accredit citizens’ arms of the Commission on Elections. Religious denominations and sects shall not be registered. Those which seek to achieve their goals through violence or unlawful means, or refuse to uphold and adhere to this Constitution, or which are supported by any foreign government shall likewise be refused registration. Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • A political party shall first be duly registered with the Commission in order to:  acquire juridical personality  qualify it for subsequent accreditation (as the dominant majority party or dominant minority party or as a political party entitled to receive copies of the Election Returns, Certificate of Canvass, and or Statement of Votes, as the case may be)  entitle it to the rights and privileges granted to political parties (Sec. 60, Omnibus Election Code) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Rights and Privileges Granted to a Registered Political Party  The right to be present and to counsel during the consolidation and canvassing of the Election Returns or Certificate of Canvass (Article I, Section 20, Comelec Resolution No. 9648, February 22, 2013)  It shall be entitled to one watcher in every canvassing center(Article I, Section 21 Comelec Resolution No. 9648, February 22, 2013)  Only parties registered as national political parties may be accredited as the dominant majority and the dominant minority party Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Rights and Privileges Granted to a Registered Political Party  The dominant majority party, dominant minority party, ten (10) accredited major national parties and two local accredited major local parties may be entitled to a copies of the Certificate of Canvass, Certificate of Canvass and Proclamation and Statement of Votes, as the case may be (Article 4, Section 209 Comelec Resolution No. 9648, February 22, 2013)  A candidate and his political party are authorized to spend more per voter than a candidate without a political party (LDP vs. Comelec, G. R. No. 161265, February 24, 2004). A candidate may spend Php3.00 per registered voter while the registered political party he belongs to may spend Php5.00 per registered voter in the constituencies where it has official candidates; a candidate without a political party may spend Php5.00 for every registered voter. (Comelec Resolution No. 9476, June 22, 2012) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  •    Sec. 1. Petition for registration  Sec. 2. Contents of petition  Sec. 3. Other requirements  Sec. 4. Verification  Sec. 5. Notice of hearing  Sec. 6. Publication of petition and notice of hearing  Sec. 7. Certificate of registration  Sec. 8. Cancellation of registration COMELEC Rules of Procedure Part V Section 32 Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties Registration of Political Parties
  • Section 1. Petition for Registration Any political party, organization or coalition of political parties seeking registration pursuant to Section 2 (5), Subdivision C of Article IX of the Constitution shall file with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission a petition duly verified by its President and Secretary-General, or any official duly authorized to do so under its Constitution and By-laws Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Section 1. Petition for Registration Period for filing of the Petition for Registration shall be determined by the guidelines issued by the Commission for the particular election A filing fee of Ten Thousand Pesos (P 10,000.00), and a legal research fee of One Hundred Pesos (P 100.00) shall be charged for each petition The Petition shall be raffled to the two (2) Divisions of the Commission Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  •  Full name of the political party, organization or coalition of political parties  The principal headquarters and post office address for election purposes, including its branches and divisions, if any  The date and place of its organization  The date and manner of election or selection of its officers  The names and addresses of its organizers and officers, Executive Committee members, Directorate, or Party Convention delegates, if any  The extent of its constituency  Its program of government Section 2. Contents of Petition Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  •  That it is not a religious sect or denomination  That it shall not pursue its goals through violence or other unlawful means  That it shall uphold and adhere to the Constitution and shall obey all laws and legal orders promulgated by duly constituted authorities  That it is not supported by, nor does it accept financial contribution from any foreign government or their agencies  Other information that may be material and relevant to the petition Section 2. Contents of Petition Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  •  Petitions that are insufficient in form may be denied by the Commission  Petitions lacking verification may be denied by the Commission Section 2. Contents of Petition Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • The petitioner shall attach to the petition for registration ten (10) copies of its:  constitution and by-laws  party platform  organizational papers  declarations of political creed or code of political ethics other documents of similar or equivalent character. Section 3. Other Requirements Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties Notice of Hearing Publication of Petition and Notice of Hearing Certificate of Registration Petition for Registration Verificatio n
  • Before taking action on the petition, the Commission shall first verify, through its field offices, the status and capacity of the petitioner and the veracity of the allegations in the petition and its enclosures. (Section 4. Verification) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Section 4. Verification The Clerk of the Commission shall be directed to furnish the Regional Election Director (RED) concerned with a copy of the petition and its enclosures The division of the Commission to which the petition was raffled shall issue an Order directing the concerned RED to verify the existence of the petitioner in the constituency for which it seeks registration and to submit its findings and recommendations together with supporting documents Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Upon receipt of the reports from its field offices, the Commission shall immediately set the petition for hearing and shall send notices to the petitioner and other parties concerned. (Section 5. Notice of Hearing) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • On the day following the receipt of the notice of hearing, the petitioner shall cause the publication of the petition, together with the notice of hearing, in three (3) daily newspaper of general circulation, notifying in writing the Commission of such action. (Section 6. Publication of Petition and Notice of Hearing) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  •  The petitioner shall be required to publish the petition together with the notice of hearing once  During the hearing of the petition, the petitioner may be required to submit the affidavit of publication of the petition as required in Section 6  The President or the Secretary-General, as representative of the petitioner party, may be called to testify as to the veracity of the allegations in the petition Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • A certificate of registration shall be issued by the Commission upon approval of the petition, which shall be displayed in the main office and in all chapters of the petitioner. (Section 7. Certificate of Registration) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Upon verified complaint of any interested party, or motu proprio by the Commission, the registration of any political party, coalition of political parties or organization under the party- list system may be cancelled after due notice and hearing (Section 8. Cancellation of Registration) Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • Grounds for Cancellation of Registration Acceptance by the political party, coalition of political parties, or organizations or any of its candidates, of financial contributions from foreign governments and/or their agencies for activities related to elections; Violation of laws, rules or regulations relating to elections, plebiscites, referenda, or initiative; Untruthful statements in its petition forRegistration and Accreditation of Political Parties
  • The said political party, coalition of political parties or organization has become a religious sect or denomination, is pursuing its goals thru violence or other unlawful means, is refusing to adhere to or uphold the Constitution of the Philippines, or is receiving support from any foreign government, and Failure to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations of the Commission. Failure to field official candidates in the last two proceeding elections or failure of their candidates to obtain at least five (5) per centum of the votes cast in the last two preceding elections. Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties Grounds for Cancellation of Registration
  • Section 8. Cancellation of Registration  Period for filing of the Petition for Cancellation of Registration shall be determined by the guidelines issued by the Commission for the particular election The verified complaint for cancellation shall be raffled to the division  The cancellation of the registration of the party may be the subject of a motion for reconsideration Registration and Accreditation of Political Parties