Only nine out of 134 party-list groups accredited by the Commission on Elections have the nod of at least 2% of registered voters, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted May 6 to 9.
- Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS): 10.6%
- Ako Bicol Political Party: 6.72%
- Bayan Muna 6.07%
- Citizens' Battle Against Corruption: 3.68%
- One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals: 3.50%
- Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines: 2.77%
- Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsiyano: 2.72%
- An Waray: 2.43%
- Magkakasama sa Sakahan, Kaunlaran: 2.20%
Party-list groups who garner at least 2% of votes in the elections may obtain a seat in the Lower House during the first round of seat allocation, based on a Supreme Court resolution issued on Feb. 17, 2017.
Meanwhile, since a maximum of 59 seats have been allotted for party-list representatives according to the SC resolution, three groups may have three seats each in the House of Representatives based on survey results.
These groups are ACT-CIS, Ako Bicol Political Party, and Bayan Muna.
The survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews among 1,800 likely voters aged 18 years and above.
The survey has a ± 2.3% error margin at the 95% confidence level. For the geographic areas subnational estimates, error margins at the 95% confidence level are: ± 6.8% for Metro Manila, ± 3.5% for the rest of Luzon, ± 5.1% for Visayas, and ± 4.8% for Mindanao.
These were some of the developments that occurred in the weeks before and at the time the survey was conducted:
- Peter Joemel Advincula held a press conference at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines headquarters, saying he is "Bikoy" in the "Ang Totoong Narcolist" videos
- The Department of Justice filed a case of inciting to sedition against Rodel Jayme, the creator of the website used to upload the "Ang Totoong Narcolist" videos
- President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the P95.3 billion allotment for infrastructure projects in the General Appropriations act of 2019.
- Duterte visited China from April 25-27 and bagged 19 deals with various Chinese companies
- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said China does not owe the Philippines for clams and corals in the West Philippine Sea; the Philippines asked China to keep away from Pag-asa Island
- The Supreme Court issued a writ of kalakasan urging the Duterte administration to protect the marine environment in the West Philippine Sea
- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Luzon, followed the next day by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Eastern Samar
- Duterte urged Congress to pass legislation to protect workers' rights
- The Metropolitan Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System slapped a P1.13-B fine on Manila Water for failure to provide consistent water supply to its customers
- PAGASA warned that 16 provinces and Metro Manila will experience drought in May 2019 due to El Niño
- The Bureau of Internal Revenue ran after more than 130,000 unregistered Chinese workers in the Philippine offshore gaming operations sector
- Duterte was out of the public eye from April 29 to May 5
- Eight explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
- Fire struck Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
—KG, GMA News