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Lacson says time to scrap ‘bastardized’ party-list system

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 02:15 PM August 01, 2016
Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson backed the abolition of the party-list system, saying the system had been “bastardized” and did not truly represent the marginalized sectors.

“I agree with the President. It’s about time we abolish the party-list system,” Lacson said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel’s morning show “Headstart” on Monday.

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“Medyo na-bastardize ang party-list system (The party-list system has been bastardized)…Na-bastardize na in such a way na di na talaga (It has been bastardized in such a way that they are not) representing marginalized sectors of our society in the country.”

“Of course, we may consider guards as marginalized pero marami nang nangyari, nag-evolve ang party-list system (but a lot has happened, the party-list system has evolved) and they are not representing any particular district. Sabihin nating na-defeat ang purpose (Let us say the purpose has been defeated),” the senator added.

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Lacson made the remarks when sought for comment on President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he would insist on the abolition of the party-list system.

“With a new Constitution, I will insist: no party-list,” Duterte was quoted in media reports as saying while talking about amending the 1987 Constitution.

The President decried that some party-list groups had “abused” the system. RAM/rga

READ: Duterte wants to scrap party-list system

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