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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Some 38 groups claiming to represent farmers, school drop-outs, foreign exchange dealers, drivers and women will not get the chance to run for reserved party-list seats in Congress in the May polls, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Of those that have been disqualified, two are currently occupying House party-list seats— Binhi-Partido ng mga Magsasaka para sa Magsasaka and Butil Farmers Party, said Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.

Butil, which has successfully won a congressional seat since 2001, is represented by Agapito Guanlao.

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  • boybakal

    Good Job, Mr. Comelec Brillantes.
    Imagine the taxpayers money spent on this party lists.

  • kipbuts

    we salute COMELEC Chairman Brillantes for his intrepidity in unmasking the fake millionaires taking opportunity of the partylisti law. The CPP-NPA-NDF partylists e.g. bayan muna, gabriela, anakpawis, katribu, etc. We must be reminded that CPP-NPA-NDF do not settle on mere reforms in the system but total victory over the present government. They are not necessarily representing the poor but USING the masa to advance revolutionary objectives in toppling down the government. Similarly, the rightist group such as ANAD, Guardians Brotherhood, and the like must also be deleted from the partylist’s list.

  • azkal futbol

    sana wala ng partylist… pahirap lang sa karaniwang mamamayan

  • captainramius

    A TOTAL WASTE OF PEOPLES MONEY…. E THE NORMAL CONGRESS AT SORRY SENATE CANNOT EVEN THINK OF A GOOD SOLUTION TO OUR NEVER ENDING POVERTY IN THIS COUNTRY PLUS CORRUPTION  ITO PA MGA PARTY LIST NA SAMAHAN NG KANYA KANYANG GRUPO ?

    REMOVE PORK BARREL AND ALL OF THEM WILL NOT PARTICIPATE ANYMORE ….SAME LANG ANG OBJECTIVE NG MGA YAN…  TASTE OF PEOPLES MONEY 

  • Marcial72

    Basta kaalyado ni Peenoy at Komunistang Party-list approved kaagad sa COMELEC. 

  • bugoybanggers

    Hoy COMELEC bakit yung ibang inaprobahan ninyong PARTY LIST eh pare-preho halos ang PLATAPORMA o adhikain. Di ba dapat may kanya kanya silang tungkulin at pagsisilbihan. Paki rebisa MULI! Aba pa tanga-tanga yata ang review board ninyo.

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