MANILA All registered political parties or coalitions of political parties have until Aug. 31 to submit their Sworn Information Update Statement (SIUS) in connection with the May 2019 midterm polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday.
According to Comelec Resolution 10411, registered political parties or coalitions of political parties are required to provide the poll body their SIUS not later than August 31.
The document may be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the Commission.
To ensure that those in the registry are still in existence and continue to comply with the requirements of the Constitution, the laws, the rules of the Commission, political parties or coalition of political parties must submit an SIUS with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission, the poll body said.
The SIUS must provide the full name of the political party, organization, or coalition of political parties with acronyms; principal headquarters and postal office address, including its branches and divisions; date of registration; constituency; list of current officers; list of elected members and positions in the immediately preceding national and local elections; and list of members, including guest candidates.
Failure to comply with the requirement to submit an SIUS may result in the cancellation of their registrations.
Failure to comply with the requirement despite due notice shall constitute prima facie evidence that the political party or coalition of political parties concerned already cease to exist, and shall be a cause for the party's and coalition's cancellation of registration, the Comelec added.
The poll body, however, noted that affected parties and coalitions will be given the opportunity to show cause why their registration should not be forfeited in the subsequent cancellation proceedings to be set by the Comelec en banc.
Only accredited political parties or coalitions of political parties may nominate a candidate for an elective post.
Source: Philippine News Agency