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El Shaddai’s Buhay leads party-list race

By: - Reporter / @deejayapINQ
/ 05:34 AM May 15, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The prolife Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay), the party-list group of El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde, took a commanding lead in the party-list electoral race, getting nearly five percent of the votes based on partial, unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

As of 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, Buhay has received 897,575 votes, or 4.84 percent of the total, more than 200,000 votes higher than the second placer A Teacher, or Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment through Action Cooperation and Harmony towards Educational Reforms, which has so far received 679,799 votes, or 3.66 percent.

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In third to fifth places were the leftist group Bayan Muna with 646,878, or 3.49 percent; consumer advocate 1-Care, or 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy Inc. with 582,968 votes, or 3.14 percent; and the progressive Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party with 565,218 votes, or 3.05 percent.

Ako Bicol Political Party was sixth with 511,528 votes, or 2.76 percent of the total votes cast; Abono was seventh with 502,664 votes, or 2.71 percent; and Gabriela Women’s Party was eighth with 502,588 votes, or 2.71 percent.

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