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Tulfo-backed ACT-CIS surges ahead in party-list voting

/ 09:11 AM May 14, 2019

Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The ACT-CIS, backed by Erwin Tulfo, continued to lead the party-list race with 2,524,878 votes as of the 8:12 a.m. partial and unofficial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV)-Inquirer Transparency Server.

As of posting, 82,094 of 87,851 or 93.45 percent of nationwide election returns have been transmitted.

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Jocelyn Tulfo, the wife of Erwin’s older brother Raffy, is the second nominee of ACT-CIS.

The Tulfos were involved in the controversial multi-million peso ad deal involving the Department of Tourism, People’s Television Network Inc. and Tulfo-owned Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. They also host hard-hitting public service programs that cater to Filipinos in the country and abroad.

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Bayan Muna came in second with 1,074,568 votes, followed by Ako Bicol with 1,002,279 votes, Cibac (898,792), Ang Probinsyano (729,491), and 1Pacman (690,091).

They are followed by the following groups:

7. Marino, 636,817
8. Probinsyano Ako, 605,430
9. Senior Citizens, 493,504
10. Magsasaka, 475,210
11. Apec, 459,838
12. Gabriela, 434,090
13. An Waray, 426,203
14. Coop-Natcco, 401,695
15. Philreca, 386,786

If the figures are translated to the number House of Representatives seats, ACT-CIS would get three seats, two for Bayan Muna, and one each for Ako Bicol, Cibac, Ang Probinsyano, 1Pacman, Marino, and Probinsyano Ako.

A total of 181 groups are vying for the 59 seats allocated for party-list congressmen.

According to the party-list system, a group needs to get 2 percent of the total party-list votes to win a seat. What remains of the 59 seats will then be distributed among the groups that got more than 2 percent. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)

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