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Ex-NYC chair Cardema attends proclamation of winners in party-list race

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 08:01 PM May 22, 2019
Ex-NYC chair Cardema attends proclamation of winners in party-list race

Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema arrives at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for the proclamation of party-list groups. INQUIRER.net/Noy Morcoso

MANILA, Philippines — Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema attended the proclamation of winning party-list organizations at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Wednesday night.

Cardema applied to substitute for his wife, Ducielle Marie Suarez Cardema, as first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list.

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But the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. 

READ: Don’t celebrate just yet, Comelec offical tells Cardema

Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, proclaimed Duterte Youth party-list won one seat at the House of Representatives. A party-list group needs 2% of the total votes cast in the election to secure a seat in Congress. Each party-list group can secure up to three seats.

Several groups have opposed Cardema’s bid to become a nominee of Duterte Youth party-list and called on Comelec to reject his petition.

READ: NUSP urges Comelec to ditch Cardema as Duterte Youth sub 

READ: Party-list race: Comelec asked to reject Cardema as wife’s sub  

Even former NYC Commissioner Dingdong Dantes slammed Cardema for “abuse and circumvention” of the party-list system.

READ: Dingdong Dantes blasts Cardema’s ‘abuse, circumvention’ of party-list law

(Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)

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