COMELEC to provide e-rally page for nat’l bets by Feb 8
The Commission on Elections will provide free live streaming of e-rallies of national candidates for the May polls at the start of the campaign period next month.
In a statement, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the Campaign SAFE Comelec e-Rally Channel on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/COMELECeRallyChannel) will give e-rally airtime to all bona fide candidates for president, vice president, senator, and party-list.
“The Commission will issue the pertinent guidelines on how the candidates and party-list organizations can participate in the e-Rally channel. This platform can help ensure that even those candidates who have less in followers can still have more in views and exposure,” he said.
The live-streaming will begin on Feb. 8, the start of the 90-day campaign period for candidates running for national positions.
The Comelec has allocated e-rally timeslots for each elective position: presidential, 10 minutes, three slots per night; vice presidential, 10 minutes, three slots per night; senatorial, three minutes, five slots per night; party-list organization, three minutes, five slots per night; and political parties, 10 minutes, three slots per night.
“Every night, there shall be three presidential and three vice presidential 10-minute slots, and 10 party-list three-minute slots,” Jimenez said.
Meanwhile, the Comelec urged all political party/coalitions and candidates to register their official accounts, websites, blogs, and/or other social media pages.
They have until Jan. 31 to register with the Education and Information Department.
“Registration of website and/or social media accounts shall be done not later than Jan. 31 through the link: https://bit.ly/2022NLESocMed,” it said.
Comelec Resolution 10730 states that each registered political party/coalition and bona fide candidate shall register with the Comelec their social media pages which are already verified upon registration. – PNA