12 more party-list groups rejected

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections has barred 12 party-list groups from participating in the 2013 midterm elections, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. disclosed on Friday.

Brillantes said the Comelec en banc decided to deny the request for accreditation of the 12 groups, whose nominees include former Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Alma De Leon, former Transportation Secretary Pantaleon Alvarez and former Iloilo Rep. Rolex Suplico.

“This is an automatic review of the groups that passed in the division level. They were denied due to various reasons,” Brillantes said.

The groups denied accreditation were the Manila Teachers’ Savings and Loan Association Inc. (Manila Teachers), Association of Local Athletics Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists Inc. (Ala-Eh), Sports Excellence For Healthier Life’s Journey (Sel-J), Isang Kasambahay Po Association Inc. (Kasambahay), 1 Serve The People, and Ako An Bisaya.

The others disqualified were Abyan Ilonggo (which nominated Suplico), A Democratic Alliance (A Dahon), 1 Para Sa Bayan (1PSB), 1 Alliance Advocating Autonomy Party (which nominated Alvarez), Alab ng Pusong Pinoy, Inc. and Akbay Kalusugan Inc. (which nominated De Leon).

Brillantes said Comelec disqualified Manila Teachers because they were actually representing their “savings and loans association,” and not teachers.

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  • UrHONOR

    PARTY LISTS gawin na lang na PARTYLESS para mawala na ang mga nag-aambisyong FUTURE MMMs ng bayan.  Sa halip, PAGHUSAYING mabuti ng mga botante ang pagpili ng mga kakatawan sa kanila upang ang kanilang mga pangangailangan ay matapatan at mapunan.

  • Bad_Ong

    This purging of the party-list groups by the Comelec is really good and I commend Chairman Briliantes for doing his homework However, as what’s happening the SC is as well as fast in issuing TROs in favor of the rejected groups! Where we going then, ano ba? Blood h3ll democracy we have!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

    Until now I don’t understand this party list and the system. It’s seems like everyone is just trying to make group for the purpose of nothing. Scrap it as only few benefit on it while every taxpayers paying for it and benefit nothing for these taxpayers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKCGLVFAGUVX7NIUY4E5PIPRKQ Gene

    Partylists, like most of the congressmen, are just after the pork barrel.  Remove the pork barrel and I’m sure these partylists will be gone.  Party-lists are only additional burden to us taxpayers.  Disqualify them all!

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Go, full speed ahead, Comelec!  All Party-Lists should be presumed to have been organized for no other purpose than to party at our expense.

  • eagleclaw101

    Haven’t
    you notice the COMELEC brilliant moves nowadays vigorously spearheaded by Malacanang
    lackey Sixto Briallantes making a daily news appearance practically trying to dupe
    the viewing public of their allege cleaning up efforts to free the poll system
    with unscrupulous party list entries. But, this “Papogi” ploy is only to divert
    the public attention away from the highly questionable PCOS machine issues and
    Smartmatic deception.              

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

      Ikaw ba yan Mikey Arroyo???? Bitter ka pa rin??? hehehehe

  • blainz

    How many of these party-lists will then march to the Supreme Court for a TRO?

    The COMELEC is in a bind. The Constitution guarantees its independence from the judiciary, but the SC is bowing to pressure from politicians to stop Brilliantes from doing his job properly. Palakasan system in full efffect. They must be missing Benjamin Abalos a lot – a few rounds of golf, maybe a burger or two, an envelope… viola! Your brand new party-list!

  • bugoybanggers

    Salamat po Sir Brilliantes, tama ang ginawa ninyo! Putulin na kasi itong Party LIst, kita naman talagang walang kwenta. Sayang ang 70M PHP (Baboy FUND).

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