Accreditation for Mass Media for Overseas Voting

22 February 2019 — The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo informs the public that the application period for accreditation for mass media is now open. Duly accredited mass media shall be given free access to observe and reporting on election events and processes.

All parties requesting accreditation shall be required to submit in person the following to the Embassy by 29 March 2019, Friday:
A fully accomplished accreditation application form, available here, (<– click link )
Two (2) recently taken, 2” x 2” colored photographs; and
An endorsement from the newspaper, television, radio station, or internet news agency employing the applicant.

Access, rules of conduct and other information on the participation of the media are outlined in COMELEC Resolution No. 10498 dated 13 February 2019, which can be accessed at


  1. Signed Copy of Resolution No. 10498 (PDF)
  2. Accreditation Form (Media) (PDF)