Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued Resolution No. 10498 – Guidelines for Mass Media Accreditation in Connection with the Conduct of Overseas Absentee Voting under Republic Act No. 9189

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco informs that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued Resolution No. 10498 Guidelines for Mass Media Accreditation in Connection with the Conduct of Overseas Absentee Voting under Republic Act No. 9189, Otherwise Known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003” as Amended by Republic Act No. 10590 for Purposes of the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections.”

The Resolution provides that media entities that wish to observe and report on election events and processes during the 13 May 2019 Philippine National Elections may apply for accreditation. Media are advised to be guided by the following accreditation procedures:

Requirements for Accreditation

  1. Fully accomplished Accreditation Application Form (click here to download);
  2. Two (2) recently taken, 2”X2” colored photographs;
  3. Endorsement from the newspaper, television, radio station, or internet news agency employing the applicant; and
  4. Photocopy of a valid identification card.

Filing of application for accreditation

The period for filing applications for accreditation is from 15 February 2019 to 31 March 2019. This period shall be non-extendible. Applications shall be personally filed at the Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco, CA 94108 during office hours (9:00am-5:00pm).

For more information, please refer to COMELEC Resolution No. 10498.