Comelec personnel, election bets considered APORs — Palace

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24)— Commission on Elections (Comelec) personnel as well as poll hopefuls will be classified as authorized persons outside of residence (APOR), Malacañang said Friday as the country gears up for the upcoming filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections.

In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force approved the inclusion of Comelec officials and employees under the list.

Aside from the poll body’s staff, the following are also considered as APORs:

— Chairperson/President, Secretary General, or authorized representative of the party or organization

— aspirants or their authorized representatives; companions as authorized under Comelec Resolution No. 10717

Candidates vying for national posts will have to troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City to file their certificates of candidacy in October.

READ: Comelec sets strict health protocols for October filing of COCs