Comelec: Malasakit Movement failed to prove it was representing marginalized
MANILA, Philippines — The Malasakit Movement party-list, whose first nominee is former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago, failed to prove that it was representing the marginalized and under-represented sectors.
This was the reason why the Commission on Elections (Comelec) removed the party-list group from the final ballot for the 2022 elections.
“Malasakit movement was denied accreditation because they failed to meet the requirements for a sectoral party-list organization,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said in a press briefing.
“They were unable to prove that they were representing marginalized, under-represented sectors,” he added.
Jimenez said they can appeal the decision before the Supreme Court.
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