Traders slam LPG party-list group

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The LPG Marketers Association party list sponsors a feeding program in Barangay 161 in Caloocan City in February 2013. The Federation of Philippine Industries on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, asked the Supreme Court to stop the Commission on Elections from allowing the LPG LPGMA to take part in the party-list election, saying the group did not represent a sector authorized by the party-list law. PHOTO FROM LPGMA.COM.PH

MANILA, Philippines—A big business group on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from allowing the LPG Marketers Association Inc. (LPGMA) to take part in the party-list election, saying the group did not represent a sector authorized by the party-list law.

The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) filed a petition for certiorari on the Comelec resolution dated Dec. 13 last year that retained LPGMA’s party-list registration, and asked the high court to issue a temporary restraining order stopping the group and the poll body from implementing the resolution.

According to the FPI, the LPGMA has described itself as representing the marginalized and independent entrepreneurs and retailers of LPG. But the FPI noted that nowhere in the party-list law or in the Constitution does it provide (for a slot) for the sector of businessmen, traders, marketers, entrepreneurs and retailers of LPG.

“LPGMA is not providing any public service; it is engaged in the business (of) selling LPG to make a profit,” the FPI said.

The group also said that the retention of LPGMA’s party-list registration was a grave abuse of discretion on the part of the poll body based on the fact that Rep. Arnel Uy, an incorporator, member of the board of trustees and president of LPGMA, is “a big businessman and certified multimillionaire.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    he he he bakit kasi ayaw pang alisin ang party list laki sanang matitipid ng gobierno karamihan kasi wala naman sakop na lugar yan di kaya ng congressman karamihan pina uupo ng party list mga tapos ng term o yung mga mayayaman at talunan iba naman pangpagulo lamang maka kaliwa yung gustong ibagsak ang gobierno..sa halip na makatulong walang ginawa kundi mag rally sisigaw ng tuta ng kano ang presidente ehh lahat naman ng naging presidente lahat sinasabi nila tuta ng kano..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    Matagal  na  dapat  tinanggal  yang  mga  party-list  na  yan. . .

  • Atawid

    Mag party list na rin yung mga banko, credit card companies Kung Hindi tanggalin ang LPGma. Katulad sa ambush ni Enrile “it defies logic” bakit naging marginalized ang retailers ng LPG na mga millionaires ang may ari

  • http://www.facebook.com/rod.salvdor Rod Salvdor

    di ko alam kung bakit kasama yan lpgma comelec ano ba yan

  • sabaw_at_kanin

    isama ko na ang boses ko sa pag-kwestyon sa pagsama nitong LPGMA sa partylist. mas marami pang kwalipikadong grupo kesa sa mga mayayamang ito.

  • UrHONOR

    LPGMA….Lapiang Partido ni Gloria-etta Macapagal Alolong!  :)

  • Karabkatab

    Papano naging marginalized ang mga dealers ng LPG?  Hindi ba halos lahat ng kalan sa pilipinas LPG ang ginagamit? Aba, Mr. Comelec tapyasin na ninyo ang mga ito.  Mas mabuti pa ayusin nila ang kanilang tangkeng puro kalawang at timbang na kulang kulang.  Kaya hindi sila ma sampaan ng kaso paglabag sa rights ng mga consumers eh kasi nasa congresso ang mga damuho.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerry.mendez.923 Gerry Mendez

    tangalin nalang yang party list.  as congressmen, meron ba silang panukala na nakatulong sa sektor na kunwari sila ang kinatawan?  Pork barrel lang ang gusto ng mga yan

  • espada1964

    pagtatakahan pa ba yan? mayaman ang incorporator, di me posibildad NABAYARAN ang COMELEC?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXCIZ3GD4CSNVVIUIVYX6VC4KI Apolinario

    HOY COMELEC, GUMISING KAYO…. NEGOSYANTE ANG MGA LPGMA KAYA DI DAPAT ISALI SA PARTYLIST ANG MGA YAN. NAGIGING PROTEKTOR LANG NG MGA KATIWALIAN NG MGA LPG DEALERS ANG PARTY-LIST NA YAN. 

    NATURAL NA ANG MGA BATAS NA GAGAWIN NYAN AY LABAN SA MGA CONSUMER NG LPG NA SIYANG NAGLLUKLOK SA KANILA.

    SA MGA PILIPINONG BOTANTE, WAG NA SANA NINYONG ISIPIN NA IBOTO ANG PARTYLIST NA YAN DAHIL WALA NAMANG PABOR NA MAIBIBIGAY YAN SA INYO.

  • kismaytami

    Basta may pera ka, pwede kang mag-party list.

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