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Militants in House mull over cutting ties with the majority


The Makabayan bloc, a league of militant party-list groups in Congress, is considering cutting its ties with the Liberal Party-led majority in the House of Representatives and adding its voice to the dwindling minority.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 party lists fail to get TRO vs Comelec disqualification


Three party-list groups disqualified by the Commission on Elections have failed to immediately secure a temporary restraining order or a status quo ante order from Supreme Court.

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

Supreme Court justices to discuss TRO on party-lists’ proclamation

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno  AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court is expected to take up in full session (en banc) on Tuesday the controversial order of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno that stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from proclaiming the five remaining party-list election winners because of a pending petition from a disqualified group representing senior citizens.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec to abide by SC ruling on partylists

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections will abide by the Supreme Court ruling stopping the proclamation of partylist groups, elections chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 party-lists win seats


A controversial group representing overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and another formed by former military mutineers on Friday made it to the first batch of winners of the party-list election.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Proclaimed party-lists and their nominees

Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) 1. Mariano Michael M. Velarde Jr. 2. Jose L. Atienza Jr. 3. William Irwin C. Tieng

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Proclamation of winning party-list groups to be finished Monday—Comelec

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to proclaim the winning party-list groups Thursday after Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. announced they would issue a resolution on the proclamation of winners Friday.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Party-list reps push for parallel manual count

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Some lawmakers are still pushing for the conduct of a parallel manual count alongside the automated ballot count.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Party-list groups back activist poll exec


Lawmakers are hopeful that lawyer Al Parreño, who has an activist background, will bolster the system of check and balance in the Commission on Elections.

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

Comelec can still disqualify bogus partylist groups, says lawmaker

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

There are still ways for the Commission on Elections to purge sham partylist groups from the ballot, despite the recent Supreme Court ruling that political parties and groups not representing the marginalized and underrepresented can join the partylist voting, according to Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares.

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

New SC guidelines give DQ’d groups a reprieve


Under the new guidelines issued by the Supreme Court, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said most of the 54 previously disqualified party-list groups may be allowed to run again in the May 13 polls.

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

3 partylist groups face disqualification for violation of poll rules

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) served subpoenas Monday to three partylist groups found to have violated rules on election posters.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec excludes 13 new applicants from list


Thirteen new applicants who were “mistakenly” included in the poll body’s first ever raffle for party-list slots were formally excluded in the list Monday.

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

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