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Comelec to appeal SC ruling upholding Abang Lingkod’s partylist win

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will appeal the Supreme Court ruling ordering the poll body to proclaim the Abang Lingkod group as one of the winners in the party-list race in the last May elections.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court rules party-list not only for marginalized


Revising the rules it laid down 12 years ago, the Supreme Court on Friday voted to allow political parties and groups not representing marginalized and unrepresented sectors to participate in party-list elections.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC en banc meets Tuesday on suits vs RH, cybercrime laws


The Supreme Court en banc will convene for the first time in 2013 on Tuesday and on the table will be the controversial reproductive health law, against which a Catholic couple has filed a suit, and the Commission on Election’s disqualification of some party-list groups from the May elections.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Party over for party-list No. 1, ‘A’ groups

cartoon, january 5, 2013

It looked like a lottery draw complete with numbered ping-pong balls jumping inside a tambiolo or raffle drum—except that the prize was not millions of pesos but slots on the ballot for the party-list elections on May 13.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

10 more partylist aspirants disqualified from 2013 polls; nurses’ party OK’d


A group representing Filipino nurses was given the green light Wednesday to vie for congressional seats in next year’s elections but the Commission on Elections closed its doors on 10 more partylist organizations supposedly representing government employees, farmers, migrant workers and orphans.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »