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Comelec proclaims 55 winning party-list groups in Eleksyon 2022

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday proclaimed 55 winning party-list groups, which will occupy 62 seats in the House of Representatives.

The poll body, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), named the winning party-list groups who will assume office at 12 noon on June 30, 2022.

The Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) topped the race and secured three seats in the 19th Congress after receiving 2,111,091 votes. The group's nominees who will be the new House members are Edvic Yap, Jocelyn Tulfo, and Jeffrey Soriano.

The party-list groups 1-Rider Partylist, Tingog, 4PS, Ako Bicol, and Sagip which ranked second to sixth respectively will have two seats each.

1-Rider Partylist will be represented by Ramon Rodrigo Gutierrez and Bonifacio Bosita, while sitting for Tingog are Yedda Marie Romualdez and Jude Acidre.

The nominees for 4PS who will be new congressmen are Marcelino Libanan and Edwin Cigres. Ako Bicol will have Elizaldy Co and Raul Angelo Bongalon, and Sagip will have Caroline Tanchay and Erlinda Santiago.

Meanwhile, the following groups will have one seat each on the allocation of party-list seats:

Meanwhile, the following groups will have one seat each on the allocation of party-list seats:

  • Ang Probinsiyano (Alfred Delos Santos)
  • Uswag Ilonggo (James Ang Jr.)
  • Tutok to Win (Samuel Verzosa Jr.)
  • Cibac (Eduardo Villanueva)
  • Senior Citizens Partylist (Rodolfo Ordanes)
  • Duterte Youth (Drixie Mae Suarez)
  • Agimat (Nixon Dizon)
  • Kabataan (Raoul Daniel Manuel)
  • Angat (Reynaldo Tamayo)
  • Marino (Carlo Lisandro Gonzales)
  • Ako Bisaya (Sonny Lagon)
  • Probinsyano Ako (Rudys Caesar Fariñas)
  • LPGMA (Allan Ty)
  • API (Michael Morden)
  • Gabriela (Arlene Brosas)
  • CWS (Tirso Edwin Gardiola)
  • Agri (Frank Lobrigo)
  • P3PWD (Grace Yeneza)
  • Ako Ilocano Ako (Richelle Raia Louise Michael)
  • Kusug Tausug (Shernee Tan-Tambut)
  • An Waray (Florencio Gabriel Noel)
  • Kalinga (Irene Gay Saulog)
  • Agap (Karla Regina Valera-Chua)
  • Coop Natcco (Felimon Espares)
  • Malasakit@Bayanihan (Anthony Rolando Golez Jr.)
  • BHW (Angelica Natasha Co)
  • GP Party (Jose Gay Padiernos)
  • Bagong Henerasyon (Bernadette Herrera-Dy)
  • ACT Teachers (Francisca Castro)
  • TGP (Jose Joson Teves Jr.)
  • Bicol Saro (Nicolas Enciso VIII)
  • Dumper PTDA (Claudine Diana Bautista-Lim)
  • Pinuno (Ivan Howard Guintu)
  • Abang Lingkod (Joseph Stephen Paduano)
  • PBA (Margarita Ignacia Nograles)
  • OFW (Marissa Magsino)
  • Abono (Robert Raymund Estrella)
  • Anakalusugan (Ray Florence Reyes)
  • Kabayan (Ron Salo)
  • Magsasaka (Argel Joseph Cabatbat)
  • 1-Pacman (Michael Odylon Romero)
  • Apec (Sergio Dagooc)
  • Pusong Pinoy (Jernie Jett Nisay)
  • TUCP (Raymond Democrito Mendoza)
  • Patrol (Jorge Antonio Bustos)
  • Manila Teachers (Virgilio Lacson)
  • Aambis-Owa (Lex Anthony Colada)
  • Philreca (Presley De Jesus)
  • Alona (Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez)

Voice of voters

Based on the NBOC Resolution No. 005-22, the voting from Shanghai, China, with 1,991 registered votes, will no longer affect the results and ranking of the winning candidates of party-list groups.

The Comelec earlier suspended the overseas absentee voting in Shanghai, the epicenter of China's worst COVID-19 outbreak to date.

The resolution also stated that under the tabulated National Tally Sheet Report No. 8, the United Senior Citizen’s Party-list has garnered enough votes to entitle it to one seat.

The resolution, however, noted that the United Senior Citizen’s Party-list shall not be included among those to be proclaimed as winning party-list groups due to pending resolution of its motion for reconsideration of the denial of its registration.

During his speech, Comelec chairman Saidamen Pangarungan underscored that the party-list groups enabled Filipinos particularly those “marginalized, underrepresented, and lacking well-defined political constituencies” to be represented in the Congress.

“Such groups are given a stronger voice so that all sectors may be included as our nation moves towards development and prosperity. It is a hallmark of how Philippine democracy unites us all for a common purpose and a shared brighter tomorrow.  The Comelec  is proud in giving life to this system of representation,” Pangarungan said.

“It is my hope that the voices of the voters ring clearer in the officials and representatives they voted, from the President down to the members of local councils. I pray for discernment and guidance for all of our elected leaders,” he added.

He then encouraged the Comelec workers and staff to work harder in pursuit of “more efficient, credible, and inclusive elections.”

“We shall continue to streamline our processes and professionalize. Let us do all of this together, as a united Commission, with the help of all of our partners and stakeholders,” he said.

Gabriel, Kabataan

Comelec gave the go-signal to proclaim Gabriela and Kabataan party-list groups despite pending disqualification cases.  

“In our precedent that we have been following, even if you have a pending case, based on our determination, the cases are not that meritorious, and even if it's meritorious, we can still proceed with the proclamation of these candidates or these party-lists with pending cases. It is based on our discretion,” Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said earlier in the day.

The NBOC has concluded the canvassing of all 173 certificates of canvass (COC)  for the 2022 national and local elections on Wednesday afternoon.

It finished canvassing the last COC from Tuburan, Lanao del Sur, which conducted its special elections on May 24, Tuesday.

The poll body earlier set the proclamation of the winning party-list groups last May 19. However, it decided to postpone it after a failure of elections was reported in Tuburan.

The law provides that a party-list group that gets at least 2% of the total number of votes cast in the party-list race will be entitled to at least one seat in the House of Representatives.

Those who exceed the 2% threshold will be entitled to additional seats proportionate to the number of votes cast, but the total number of seats for each winning party-list group cannot exceed three.

Those who do not meet the 2% requirement may still be able to secure a seat in the House because the party-list law also requires that 20% of House members come from the party-list ranks.—LDF, GMA News