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Comelec set to release list of disqualified party-list groups


Ang Galing Pinoy party-list Representative Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo

Ang Galing Pinoy party-list Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections is set to release a list of disqualified party-list groups by September, its spokesman said on Wednesday.

Comelec spokesperson James Arthur Jimenez told reporters the poll body cleanse the list by removing the unqualified groups from the existing 127 registered party-lists.

Jimenez said that only the qualified party-lists could continue serving their terms in the House of Representatives.

The Comelec is currently holding hearings with party-lists to determine whether their accreditation will be retained or cancelled.

Comelec has recently warned that Ang Galing Pinoy party-list, led by Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, might be disqualified after it failed to appear in a Comelec hearing last week.

Jimenez saw this process to be useful in determining which party-lists rightfully represent the marginalized sectors. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. questioned how multi-millionaires are able to represent the poor.

Brillantes explained that they sought to understand how party-list lawmakers’ pork barrel were being utilized and also wanted to scrutinize their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs).

When Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez questioned the process, Brillantes said that it was necessary to cancel the accreditation of some party-lists that are unqualified to represent marginalized groups.

Disqualified groups could file an appeal, said Jimenez.

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Tags: Comelec , Commission on Elections , Party list

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UKH3BWXGAUI4JUWACL4RQQKO5M Bay Man

    tama yan.. i-disqualify nyo ung mga tarantadong ginagamit ang party list at inaabuso ang salitang “para sa mahirap” para sa pansariling interes lalo na itong p.i. na mikey arroyo na to… pati yung ako bicol na party list ng contractor na si saldy co… at maraming pang iba… sila yang nag papahirap sa taong bayan… by the way pls include na rin bayan muna… kumunista mga p.i. na yan walang ibang hangarin kundi pabagsakin ang demokrasya para maitulak ang komunistang gobyerno… pls. wipe those comelec.. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NVJE4NYLGDSCO6KQ4GWP35SVM Macario

    Natanggal na ang party list ni Mikey Boy, Ang Galing Pinoy as  a legitimate partylist.  Parang may nabasa ako na kaya di na sumipot si Mikey Boy e dahil babalik na siya sa pagiging private citizen and that there’s another nominee after him.  Impliedly, he’s leaving the cudgels to the person replacing him.  Napakawalang hiya mo namang congressman ka, wala kang integridad.  Dahil ba sa di na ikaw ang uupo e iiwan mo nang ganun ang grupo mo? Mano man lang na sumipot ka doon sa Comelec at ipinagmalaki mo ang mga nagawa mo sa mga security guard, tricycle driver ang small businessmen (kung meron nga).  Ipagmalaki mo sa kanila kung gano ka napakalaking kahihiyan sa kanila. Sabihin mo na din kung san mo pinang-shopping ang pork barrel mo.  Nakakainit ka ng dugo Mikey. Opportunista kang numero uno at nakakabwisit din ang mga kasama mo sa partylist mo, nagpagamit din ang mga baliw. 

    Magmula ngayon, “Mikey” ang itatawag sa mga taong opportunista. 

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