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Bill filed requiring people to fall in line

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Ako Bicol Party-list Represetatives Christopher Co and Rodel Batocabe. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS/www.congress.gov.ph

Queue jumpers, troublemakers and recalcitrants are the targets of an “anti-pasaway” bill that party-list lawmakers have filed at the House of Representatives.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol party list sending heavy equipment to Leyte, Samar

Ako Bicol party-list lawmaker Alfredo Garbin Jr. Photo from http://www.congress.gov.ph

Ako Bicol party list, in partnership with Sunwest Construction and Development Corp. and the local government of Legazpi, will send relief goods and heavy equipment to Samar and Leyte provinces to help in the massive clearing operations.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Local dynasties behind many partylist groups, says Atienza

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s a better way to win a partylist seat? Go local. Incoming Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza sounded, on Thursday, the alarm on powerful families in control of local political bailiwicks who put up their own partylist groups to gain seats in the House of Representatives.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol, 3 others get SC relief

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ako Bicol and three other party-list groups, which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) earlier disqualified from taking part in the elections next year because they do not represent marginalized sectors, have been given a reprieve by the Supreme Court.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol cites need to hurry SC decision

Citing “several public holidays” including the Christmas break, a former Supreme Court (SC) justice has asked the high tribunal to act with “extreme urgency” and stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from disqualifying the Ako Bicol party-list group (AKB).

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC asked by ex-justice to allow Ako Bicol partylist to run in 2013 polls

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Supporters of Ako Bicol gather at the Peñaranda Park in Legazpi City to show their support to the party list, which was earlier disqualified by the Commission on Elections to participate in the May 2013 elections. /JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A former Supreme Court justice is asking the high court to act with “extreme urgency” in barring the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from disqualifying Ako Bicol party-list group (AKB).

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol says it’s willing to lead legal battle

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The Ako Bicol (AKB) is willing to lead a united front with other party-list groups in asking the Supreme Court to nullify the decision of the Commission on Election (Comelec) that disqualified them from taking part in the 2013 national and local elections.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

AKB not barred from seeking SC relief–experts

A rival party-list group on Thursday denied it was riding on the popularity of Ako Bicol (AKB), a party-list group that topped the May 2010 elections, to win in next year’s elections, even as legal experts have been quoted as saying Ako Bicol, which faces disqualification, is not barred by any law from seeking relief from the Supreme Court.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aking Bikolnon slams Ako Bicol

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Ako Bicol party-list lawmaker Alfredo Garbin Jr. Photo from http://www.congress.gov.ph

Aking Bikolnon Party-list on Wednesday slammed Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe over his accusation it was riding on the latter’s popularity for next year’s elections.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol points to 1.5M voters vs DQ ruling

A representative of the partylist group Ako Bicol (AKB) said the group, which had been disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), is pinning its hope on the Supreme Court for a ruling overturning the Comelec decision.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC urged to nullify Comelec order disqualifying Ako Bicol

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Supporters of Ako Bicol gather at the Peñaranda Park in Legazpi City to show their support to the party list, which was earlier disqualified by the Commission on Elections to participate in the May 2013 elections. /JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The members of Ako Bicol Party (AKB) on Tuesday challenged before the Supreme Court the Commission on Election’s decision that disqualified their group from running in the party-list election next year.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AKO Bicol partylist to ask SC to stop disqualification

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Supporters of Ako Bicol gather at the Peñaranda Park in Legazpi City to show their support to the party list, which was earlier disqualified by the Commission on Elections to participate in the May 2013 elections. /JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

AKO Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe on Tuesday said that they would file a petition at the Supreme Court within the day to stop their disqualification.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Party-list groups fear Comelec crackdown

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After Ako Bicol and other groups were purged from the party-list roster by the Commission on Elections, more party-list organizations now fear they may encounter the same fate.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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