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62 party-list groups delisted from May 2013 polls

May 1, 2012 4:20pm

Tags: COMELEC
At least 62 party-list groups will not be joining the 2013 national polls after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided to delist them.

In an April 27 resolution, the Comelec en banc said these party-list groups either failed to obtain the needed number of votes in the two preceding elections they participated in or have been denied registration “with finality” by the Comelec or the Supreme Court (SC).

The party-list system has been criticized in the past for allowing its abuse by individuals seeking a congressional seat even if they do not represent marginalized sectors.  

Section 6 (8) of the Omnibus Election Code states that the poll body may motu proprio remove or cancel the registration of any national, regional, or sectoral party, organization, or coalition on a number of grounds.

One of these includes the “failure to participate in the last two preceding elections or [failure] to obtain at least two percent of the votes cast under the party-list system in the two preceding elections for the constituency in which it has registered.”

According to Comelec Resolution 9412, the following were deleted from the list of registered parties, coalitions, or organizations for failure to obtain a sufficient number of votes in the two preceding elections:

1. 1-Angat Ka Pilipino (1-AK)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.19 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.11 percent

2. Isang Tulungan Para sa Bayan, Industriya at Gobyerno (1-TUBIG formerly AAWAS)
Registered: January 15, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.15 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.25 percent

3. Association of Administrators, Professionals, and Seniors (AAPS)
Registered: January 31, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.17 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.07 percent

4. Abante Ilonggo (ABA ILONGGO)
Registered: January 15, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.22 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.31 percent

5. Alay sa Bayan ng Malayang Propesyonal at Repormang Kalakal (ABAY PARAK)
Registered: January 12, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.27 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.06 percent

6. Action for Dynamic Development Inc.  (ADD)
Registered: March 22, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.30 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.47 percent

7. Action for Democracy and Development for the Tribal People (ADD-TRIBAL)
Registered: February 12, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.21 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.18 percent

8. Ahon Pinoy (AHON)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.35 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.38 percent

9. Alyansa ng Mamamayang Naghihirap (ALMANA)
Registered: March 19, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.21 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.11 percent

10. Asosasyon ng mga Maliliit na Negosyanteng Gumaganap, Inc. (AMANG)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.27 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.17 percent

11. Angat Ating Kabuhayan Pilipinas, Inc. (ANAK)
Registered: February 12, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.90 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.47 percent

12. Alliance of Peoples Organizations (APO)
Registered: February 8, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.10 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.24 percent

13. Akbay Pinoy OFW-National, Inc. (APOI)
Registered: February 2, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.51 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.23 percent

14. Advocates for Special Children and the Handicapped Movement (ASAHAN MO)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.33 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.14 percent

15. Alliance Transport Sector (ATS)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.33 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.14 percent

16. Babae Para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA)
Registered: January 15, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.23 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.39 percent

17. Bago National Cultural Society of the Philippines (BAGO)
Registered: January 16, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.36 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.11 percent

18. Bagong Bayan na Nagtataguyod ng Demokratikong Ideolohiya at Layunin (BANDILA)
Registered: March 21, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.35 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.39 percent

19. Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS)
Registered: January 8, 2004
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.49 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.06 percent

20. Biyaheng Pinoy Labor Association, Inc. (Biyaheng Pinoy)
Registered: January 31, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.50 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.23 percent

21. Biyayang Bukid (BUKID)
Registered: March 2, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.10 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.34 percent

22. Kabukluran ng mga Kababaihang Filipina sa Timog Katagalugan, Inc. (Buklod Filipina)
Registered: January 22, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.06 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.04 percent

23. Kalahi Sectoral Party (KALAHI)
Registered: February 13, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.57 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.15 percent

24. Koalisyon ng Katutubong Samhan ng Pilipinas (KASAPI)
Registered: February 13, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.04 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.11 percent

25. Youth League for Peace Advancement (LYPAD)
Registered: February 13, 2007 
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.05 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.27 percent

26. Parents Enabling Parents Coalition (PEP)
Registered: February 2, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.22 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.22 percent

27. Partido Manggagawa (PM)
Registered: February 10, 2001 
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.76 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.77 percent

28. Sulong! Barangay Movement (SB)
Registered: January 22, 2007
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.22 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.20 percent

29. Vendors and Traders Alliance of the Philippines (Vendors Partylist)
Registered: March 19, 2007 
Votes garnered in 2007: 0.21 percent
Votes garnered in 2010: 0.25 percent

On the other hand, the Comelec also said that it will not consider or include the following on the list of registered parties, coalitions, or organizations since the poll body or the SC has already dismissed or denied their petition or motion for reconsideration regarding their registration:

1. One National Empowered by Technology (1-NET)

2. Alliance and Advocate for Senior Citizens' Affairs (AASCA)

3. Alliance of Believers Bridge in Attaining Accurate and Meaningful Advancement (ABBA-AMA)

4. Abante Bicol Oragon, Inc. (ABO)

5. A Convergence for Mindanao Agenda (ACMA)

6.  Alliance for Community Transformation and Service Inc. (ACTS)

7. Akbay Kalusugan, Inc. (AK)

8. Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy, Inc. (AKAP)

9. Akap Kapatiran Para sa Tangkilikan ng mg Obrero (AKAP TAO)

10. Angkan Katutubo, Inc. (AKI)

11. Ang Kapisanan ng mga Seaman (AKSI)

12. Alyansa ng mga Naulila ng mga Tagapagtanggol ng Bayan (ALNA)

13. Alyansa Lumad, Inc. (ALUM)

14. Alliance of Nationalistic and Genuine Porgram for Agricultural Development Towards Economic Reform (ANG PADER)

15. Ang Samahan Para sa Maganang Kabuhayan (ANG SAMAKA)

16. Ang Asosasyon ng mga Trabahador at Pahinante sa Pilipinas (Ang Trabahante)

17. Ang Tagapagtaguyod ng Sikap sa Ikauunlad ng mga Pinoy (Ang Tsinoy)

18. Advocates for Penology Enhancement and Legal Assistance (APELA)

19. Alay Serbisyo (Workers in the Informal Sector Economy) (AS)

20. Alliance of Vigilant Protectors of Aquatic Products (AVPAP)

21. Anti War/Anti Terror Mindanao Peace Movement (AWAT)

22. Bagong Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Sektor ng Transportasyon, Inc. (Bangon Transport)

23. Binigkis na Interes ng mga Drayber sa Adhikain, Inc. (BIDA)

24. Damayan Alliance of Aging and Disabled Filipinos, Inc. (DAMAYAN)

25. Aabante Emmanuel Civic Association (EMMANUEL)

26. Free Workers (FEW)

27. National Council for Commuters Protection (NCCP)

28. Sagip Kapwa Foundation, Inc. (SAGIP)

29. United Caddies and Green Keepers Association of the Philippines (UCAP)

30. United Filipino Seafarers (UFS)

31. Ugnayan ng Nagkakaisang Layunin at Adhikaing Dakila (UNLAD Pilipinas)

32. Peoples Freedom Party (PFP)


The Comelec said it will also be deleting the Citizen Power Movement Inc. from the list of accredited groups because of the cancellation of its registration.

However, the poll body said it will await the final resolution of the SC in the case of the Alliance of Barangay Concerns (ABC) party-list.

A total of 187 party-list groups were accredited during the 2010 national elections. - VVP, GMA News

Tags: COMELEC



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