Sunday, September 30, 2012

Disqualified Party List in the 2013 Elections

COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes
The Commission on Election or COMELEC recently announced that they disqualified at least 17 party list groups. The decision came after a thorough deliberation by the poll body. However, they did not disclosed the specific details or reasons why these organizations or groups should not run in the Party List Election next year.

Disqualified Party List:

ASKAL - Asosasyon ng Mangangalakal
AACMA, INC - Addicts and Alcoholics Carrying the Message Association
AMIN - Aksyon Mahirap
1 AM - Isa Akong Magsasaka Foundation
1-AIMCOOP - Aurora Integrated Multi-Purpose Cooperative
1ABAYAN - Nagkaisang Alay sa Bayan ng Maka-Diyos at Makabayang Nangangalakal
Ama ng Pilipinas - Aniban ng Magtutubig ng Pilipinas
Sararong Bicolnon
United Philippine Transport Tricycle
UPTHODA - Habal-Habal Operators and Drivers Association

Delisted Party List:

@1Vendors - Vendors Aggrupation
AKO BA - Ako at ang Basura Movement
ADAM-BANTAY PASAHERO - Alliance for Democracy and Morality-Bantay Pasahero
NCPD - National Crusaders for Peace and Democracy
MAF - Mindanao Allied Forces
BM - Bangon Mangingisda
Philippine Banana Pioneer Foundation Inc.

Additional Party List Group Disqualified by the COMELEC:

1-BRO Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.
1Guardians Nationalist of the Philippines
Ako Bicol Political Party
First People's Initiative for Indigent Student Athletes
A Blessed Party-List.
Alliance for National Urban Poor Organizations Assembly, Inc.
Alliance for Rural Concerns
Association for Righteousness Advocacy on Leadership
Atong Paglaum
Organization of Regional Advocates for Good Governance Onward Nation-Building
United Movement Against Drug Foundation, Inc.
Yes We Can

Unfortunately, the AKO Bicol party list was included in the disqualified group. In the last election, they have the biggest vote which gave then 3 seats in Congress. According to COMELEC, AKO Bicol does not represent a specific marginalized or under represented sector such as labor, peasant, fisherfolk, urban poor or indigenous communities.

The party list groups may still appeal their case provided they were disqualified at the division level. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes also assured the public that they will try to reduce the number of Party-List groups that will run in the May 2013 Mid term elections.

From the 187 party list groups that participated in the last elections, the COMELEC said that there were at least 289 groups that already filed for accreditation.


  1. This was the good blog for the upcoming Election in the Philippines, at least the in charge of the filing of candidacy make a study in which parties are qualified to be part of the candidate of the election.

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