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Reminder on the Filing of Accreditation of Mass Media and Filipino Community/NGO/CSO) in Connection with the Conduct of Overseas Voting for the May 2019 Elections

(29 March 2019, Riyadh) The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reminds all concerned parties of the guidelines, procedures, and requirements for the filing of accreditation of Mass Media and Filipino Community/NGO/CSOs in connection with the Conduct of Overseas Voting for the May 2019 Elections, as outlined in Resolutions No. 10498 and 10499 issued by the Commission on Elections as follows:

1.COMELEC Resolution no. 10498 : Guidelines for Mass Media accreditation

            General Requirements:

            1. Duly accomplished Accreditation Application Form

            2. Two (2) recently taken 2×2 colored photographs

            3. An endorsement from the newspaper, television, radio station, or internet news           agency employing the applicant

Accredited members of the mass media shall be issued Media Cards duly signed by the Head of Post, to be distributed on 08 April 2019 onwards. The Media Card shall be strictly non-transferable and shall be worn prominently whenever the media representative is covering or observing an electoral event. Any abuse thereof shall result in revocation of accreditation.        

2.COMELEC Resolution no. 10499 : Guidelines for Accreditation of Filipino Community (FilCom), Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), or Civil Society Organization (CSO)

            General Requirements:

            1. Duly accomplished Accreditation Application Form

            2. List of officers and members including their addresses and contact numbers

           

Accredited FilComs, NGOs, and CSOs shall be issued Certificates of Accreditation and IDs duly signed by the Head of Post, to be distributed on 08 April 2019 onwards. Accreditation shall be strictly non-transferable. Any abuse thereof shall result in revocation of accreditation.

IMPORTANT:

The period for filing applications for accreditation is until 31 March 2019 only.