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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — A partylist lawmaker on Wednesday said he has filed a resolution questioning Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes’ mental fitness.

Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (Anad) Representative Pastor Alcover Jr. said that he filed on Tuesday House Resolution 2883 urging the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms to look into Brillantes’ mental health.

Anad was earlier disqualified by the Comelec which deemed the partylist group unfit to represent a marginalized sector.

Alcover said that Comelec’s reason for disqualifying them was their alleged failure to file Anad’s statements of contributions and expenditures for 2007. He argued that they “dug up our records (and found out that) we did file it and it was received by Comelec.”

Alcover also balked at Comelec’s reason that Anad did not represent a marginalized sector, pointing out that their constituents were farmers and former rebels who have become farmers.

“I think Comelec has a problem,” he said, urging the Commission on Appointments to release the results of Brillantes’ psychiatric test.

“We don’t care if the poll chairman would get mad at us. We agree on his idea of cleansing the partylist system but it should be done with due process,” said the lawmaker.

He further accused Brillantes of favoring communists, saying “if he would disqualify all communist-leaning groups we will also drop out of the race.”

But asked whether he would also be willing to take a psychological test with the Comelec chairman, Alcover said “I’m the complainant, should I be challenged too? Something is wrong with his mind!”


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  • Phako

    Alcover baka ikaw may ipot sa ulo!

  • generalproblem

    hahaha ang lakas magsabi kay brillantes na pa check ang ulo tapos sya ayaw din hehehe baliw. eh hindi naman talaga malaman kung ano ang nirerepresent nila eh mayadong vague. dapat talaga buwagin na yang party list. cg lang sir brillantes wag nyo na patulan ang mga baliw na tulad ni alcover. wala kasing makunag ibang trabaho yan eh kaya gusto makakuha ng prok barrel..

  • Lakan Dupil

    Talino talaga ng Congressman na ito. Baka ikaw muna Sir ang magpa check ng pag-iisip.Ako magbabayad at bibigyan pa kita ng pamasahe sa taxi.. Kaya nga lang mayaman ka nga pala…hay talaga naman. Ang mga ganitong lider ay wala dapat sa pamahalaan.

  • GaggerAlert

    Oks lang ba lahat nalng kayo ma disqualify? Wala namn kayong matinong nagagawa e. Panay sawsaw lang kayo sa mga issue.

  • superlucky2

    Mas sira ang ulo nitong si Alcover. 

  • malek_abdul

    If Brilliantes has an issue on mental fitness because he is screening and eliminating non-marginalized party lists then so be it. It is beneficial to the Philippines if the party list system will be reduced to the true and authentic marginalized people of our society or even better if totally scrapped.

  • MULEN

    At ang nagmagaling na congressman kuno ginawa pang psychiatrist ang House Committe on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms at inuutusan pa ang komite na himaymayin ang kalusugan ng isipan ni Brillantes. Kung tutuusin, dapat siya mismo ang magpatingin kung may natira pa bang utak sa ulo niya.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/bel.puncia Bel Puncia

    huwag niniyong bullyin si brillantes a’baka kayo  buhul-buhulin. lalo na  ikaw alcover sino ka b

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    A resolution questioning someone’s mental fitness? This is what we get from a fake party-list that receives pork barrels, a non-essential but additional burden to people’s taxes. 

  • Manolo Villareal

    When the term “marginalized” became devoid of its meaning (only in the Philippines), all justifications will fit. The name Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy has nothing to do with farming.  But Alcover justified that they are farmers.  Do farmers advocate for democracy? Brillante’s opinion that ANAD is an adjunct of the Phil. military is more sensible. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFH3CDZSZKVLX4G74PJOQ3L64U Natx Bacalzo

     anad’s alcover move only betrays his own mental state. he should be the one examined!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    But asked whether he would also be willing to take a psychological test with the Comelec chairman, Alcover said “I’m the complainant, should I be challenged too? Something is wrong with his mind!”

    Yes, Alcover should be examined.  He should be examined first before Brillantes!  I am also a complainant, against Party List.  And I am willing to undergo a psychiatric test along with those who thinks party list is still needed by our country!

    Ano ba IQ mo Alcover?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

    sabi nga  kanina sa radyo, dapat yung mga milyonaryong myembro ng party list na nagrerepresent umano sa marginalized sectors ay magpa psychiatric test din dahil iniisip nila na nirerepresent nila ang mga pobre kahit silay mga mayayaman, hehe 

  • harrier07

    Commissioner Brilliantes just keeps on purging and cleansing these partylists kuno or better remove them all.people of the Philippines time to have peoples’ initiative to abolish this so-called party list system..it is a brazen failure..

    • Alejandro Canda

      i support chairman brillantes 101 percent in the cleansing of partylists. abolish them all.

  • alex_diaz2014

    I think its Pastor Alcover Jr.’s head that must be examined.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      not only be examined, tanggalin na para mabawasan ang baliw sa Pinas! hahaha

  • magiting78

    Hahahaha disqualify lng sila nag mukha n s kanila abnoy yung tao hehehe…sya nga naman pag matino k gumawa s government abnoy ka….Cno nga namang normal ang magtatrabaho ng maayos kasama ang mga corrupt n opisyal…lolz

  • nparvus1202

    Magpa-check up na silang lahat sa mental, simulan kay Mr. A.B. Noy to CJ to Drilon et al senatongs  to Henares to Brillantes to Tupaks et al188 Tongressman down to Banrangay tagay. Sigurado punong puno mental hospital.

    • Francis81

       Patay tayo diyan! Lahat ng may matataas na pwesto sa gobyerno simula sa pweesidente may mga sayad!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      Umpisahan mo muna sa sarili mo kasi halatang-halata ang pagiging mentally-disturbed mo! :)

  • Rap88

    Hon. Pastor Alcover, Jr. be reminded that you are an Honorable member of the Philippine Legislature, yung pang kalye mong isip ay isangtabi mo, pls give respect to the position that was entrusted to you or better yet seek a psychiatrist…ang babaw mo Pastor, baliw!

  • adamson11

    Trying hard talaga si pastor alcover to bring down the comelec to its level, as many opined he just brought the people’s redicule back to him…

  • kilabot

    only six(6) party lists should remain:
    1) rightist                     – advocating family/military dictatorship (palparan group, anad..);
    2) leftist                       – advocating communist dictatorship (trillanes matahari, bayan..);
    3) separatist                 – advocating dismemberment of the country (milf..);
    4) environmentalist        - advocating protection of environment (agham..);
    5) handicapped             – advocating empowerment of handicapped (pwd..);
    6) pimps, prostis & lgbt – representing red district practitioners and perverts (ladlad..);

    anad falls in item(1), should remain as partylist.
    if comelec does purged the leftist, the rightist may follow.

    • Marcial72

       Yung Agham ni Palmones Komunista yan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Kung puede ang leftist sa partylist, bakit di puede ang rightist?
    Halata naman masyado na pinpaboran ng COMELEC ang maka-kaliwa

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Lawmaker wants Brillantes’ head examined<<<

    Which one….BIGGER or smaller?

    • Alejandro Canda

      it should be the other way around. alcover’s head should be the one to be examined.

  • Marcial72

    Bakit ang mga Anti-Communist na Party List tinanggal? Pero ang mga Komunistang Party List na ginagamit pa ang kanilang pork barrel para pambili ng armas ng NPA na pumapatay ng mga sundalo at pulis ay hindi tinatanggal?

  • Francis81

    Bakit ang AKBAYAD at BAYAD MUNA hindi tinanggal? 

  • Manuel Pacquiao

    As the name suggests, Commissioner Sixto Brillantes is a brilliant Comelec commissioner.
    This guy, Pastor Alcover is a bogus party list representative. He started out as an Alsa Masa guy, if I am not mistaken.
    Go, Go, Go!!! Commissioner Sixto Brillantes is trying to clean the Party List of garbage.

  • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

    Tanggalin na ang PORK BARREL ! ! ! Sa ganoong paraan, malalaman ng taong bayan kung sino lang talaga ang gustong mag-silbe ng tapat sa bayang Pilipinas. Isa lang ang problema, baka laging walang quorum. Kasi ngayon may pork barrel pero walang quorum, mangyayari kaya na walang pork barrel pero may quorum?

  • disqusted0fu

    it would be unfair if its just the Comelec chairman who would undergo psychiatric tests and release it. it has to be all government officials, starting with the president, then the Chief justice, down to the barangay captains.



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