Election candidates, Comelec officials considered APORs – task force
MANILA, Philippines — Ahead of the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2022 national elections, the country’s COVID-19 task force has classified aspirants to elective posts and Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials and personnel as authorized persons outside of residence (APORs).
“Inaprubahan po ng inyong IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases] na authorized persons outside of residence ang mga opisyal at empleyado ng Comelec,” said Harry Roque, spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte and IATF, on Friday during a televised briefing.
(The IATF has approved that all Comelec officials and employees are considered authorized persons outside of residence or APOR.)
Specifically, Roque said considered APORs during COC filing from October 1-8 are:
- Chairperson/President or in their absence the Secretary-General or authorized Representative of Political Party, Sectoral Party, organization or coalition under the party-list system
- aspirants or their authorized representatives
- companions as authorized under Comelec Resolution No. 10717
- Comelec officials/personnel in connection with the submission of hard copies of the Certificates of Candidacy and related documents/materials to the Comelec Main Office
The filing of COCs will be held in one of the tents of the Sofitel hotel instead of the Comelec’s main office in Intramuros, Manila City, to accommodate more candidates, a poll body official earlier said.
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