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Comelec wants overhaul of party-list system

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The party-list system needs a “total overhaul” but it should not be done away with altogether, said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Party-list ruling detrimental to marginalized–Sereno

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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno disagreed with the majority decision of the Supreme Court that opened the party-list system to national, regional and sectoral parties and organizations that do not represent marginalized and underrepresented sectors.

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

SC dismisses disqualification rap vs party-list group

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed by the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) that sought the disqualification of the LPG Marketers’ Association (LPGMA) as a party-list group.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Follow poster rule or be canceled, party-list groups warned

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: ‘Tampo’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Wednesday warned that party-list groups caught violating rules on illegal election posters during the campaign period could face cancellation of their registration.

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

Comelec drops 13 party-list groups from May ballot

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Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday formally removed from its roster 13 party-list groups that were erroneously included in last week’s raffle of slots on the May ballot, but opted to leave the vacated slots open temporarily.

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

Comelec may do over raffle for party-lists

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: ‘Tampo’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Party-list groups that landed prime slots in the ballot for the May 13 elections may yet end up at the tail-end of the list with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) mulling over the possibility of redoing the raffle after it inadvertently included 13 groups that were not supposed to participate in the coming polls.

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

Party-list purge to save gov’t millions, says Comelec

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The Commision on Elections (Comelec) is expecting to save millions in government funds in next year’s elections with its move to trim the participating party-list groups to only those that are compliant with the law.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec OKs 4 new party-list groups, disqualifies 4 others

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday allowed four new party-list groups to run in the May 2013 polls, but disqualified four others.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec favoring Arroyo party-lists, watchdog claims

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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

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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 »

3 party-list groups get SC reprieve

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Three more party-list groups were given a reprieve by the Supreme Court, which directed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday not to disqualify the organizations from taking part in the May 2013 elections.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec OKs rival leftist party-listers

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: ‘Tampo’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After a protracted word war on who should be disqualified from the 2013 elections, party-list groups Akbayan and Bayan Muna both ended up getting the nod of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to vie for congressional seats next year.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Casiño supports Comelec’s move in ‘purging’ party-list system

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teodoro Casiño.  INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño said Monday the present leadership of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is doing the right thing in cleaning up the party-list system.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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