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Makabayan to Comelec: Release certificates of proclamation for winning party-lists

/ 03:53 PM June 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the House Makabayan bloc on Tuesday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to release the certificates of proclamation of winning party-lists weeks after the proclamation last May 22.

“We are actually questioning bakit hindi pa lumalabas ‘yung certificate of proclamation specifically ng mga party-lists…” Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas said in a press conference, noting that certificates were usually given right after the proclamation.

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“Ano’ng meron sa kanila? Baka meron silang niluluto sa loob so dapat malaman natin,” she added.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate shared the same concern.

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“Ang panawagan natin ilabas na ang certificate of proclamation para mawala ‘yung agam-agam. Alam naman natin maraming incumbent party-list ang di makabalik … at marami pang gusto pumasok,” he said.

INQUIRER.net has reached Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez for comment but he has yet to respond as of posting time.

Of the progressive party-lists, only the Anakpawis group failed to secure a seat in the 18th Congress. Bayan Muna won three seats, while Gabriela, ACT Teachers, and Kabataan party-lists got one each.

In the present Congress, Gabriela and ACT Teachers have two seats each, while Bayan Muna, Kabataan and Anakpawis have one each.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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