Are COMELEC-issued IDs now being sold to poll watchers?


Various field reports from Kontra Daya volunteers reported that COMELEC-issued IDs are being sold in Muntinlupa City for P10.00 apiece; in Pateros City for P30.00 apiece; in Pasay City for P20.00 apiece and in Quezon City (District VI) at P10.00 apiece. Similar incidents were also reported in Manila (Comelec IDs for sale at P25) and San Juan (P10).


Only poll watchers possessing COMELEC-issued IDs will be allowed to enter precincts, COMELEC officials in Muntinlupa and San Juan reportedly said in response to volunteers’ queries.


Kontra Daya called on the COMELEC to investigate these reports of their official IDs being sold. ###