Monday, March 22, 2010

One Vote Movement Pursues COMELEC Accreditation

The One Vote Movement (a mass-based contituency composed of various national organizations such as the Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church headed by Bsp. Reuben Abante, Balikatan People's Alliance headed by its National Chairman Louie  Baylosis-Balibago with 64 organizations under it and a total of around 600,000 members nationwide, Alliance of Christian Development Agencies (ACDA), Ating Siyasatin, Ihalal Natin (ASIN), Christian Convergence for Good Government (CCGG), Community of Independent Churches in the Philippines (CICP), Far Eastern Broadcasting Company (FEBC), Heal Our Land Movement, Institute for Studies in Asian Churches and Culture (ISACC), Master Lighthouse Foundation, National Movement for Righteousness and Transformation (N-MRT), Philippine Bible Society, Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ (PCCC), Philippine Council for Evangelical Churches (PCEC), Philippine Ministerial Fellowship Network (PhilMiFen), Vote Right as well as individuals of voting age and registered voters in various congregations throughout the nation) is actively pursuing its  accreditation by the COMELEC as its citizen's arm for the national and local elections set on May 10, 2010 pursuant to Article 9(c) of the 1987 Constitution which provides: 

"Register, after sufficient publication, political parties, organization, or coalitions, which, in addition to other requirements, must present their platform or program of government, and accredit citizen's arms of the Commission on Elections." (emphasis added).

Accordingly, One Vote Movement represented by its president, Ptr. Jose Gonzales, through counsel, Atty. Eduardo Bringas. has caused the publication of its Petition for Accreditation in the Manila Bulletin today, March 22, 2010, prior to the hearing by the COMELEC en banc tomorrow, March 23.

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Note: One Vote Movement was subsequently accredited.

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