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Buhay protests fewer House party-list seats

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The lawyer of party-list group Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay) on Friday protested the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) decision to allot only two congressional seats to it, after the Supreme Court directed the electoral body to “reserve seats” for the party-list group Senior Citizens.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Partylist coordinator slain in ComVal town

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Almost two weeks after the national midterm elections, a municipal coordinator of Anakpawis partylist group was gunned down in Mawab town in Compostela Valley last Saturday morning.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 or 3 of disqualified party lists may still make it to Congress

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Only two or three of the 12 disqualified party-list groups may eventually make it to Congress, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Saturday.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec favoring Arroyo party-lists, watchdog claims


A poll watchdog said Friday that the Commission on Elections gave other non-marginalized groups it had disqualified from next year’s midterm elections “legal ammunition” when it accredited at least 16 partylist groups linked to President Benigno Aquino III and his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Comelec rejects 38 more

Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »