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I went to the Philippine Congress site to check on the status of the bill and found out there were different authored bill and has been consolidated as HB0578, the last activity is it is the business of the day in
Hopefully this will address the gray areas that create an opening for opportunist groups in maneuvering their way through the back door of Congress. It will help ensure that only those genuine party-list groups representing the marginalized will enter the House of Representatives, but until congress acts fast (like how they act swiftly without much delay in passing national budget) this will be a perennial problem every election time.
It seeks to disqualify sectoral parties organized, funded, or assisted by the government. Military, police-related organizations, security agency or a private armed group would also be barred from registering as a party.
Proof will be required of a political party that they have a constituency spreading over the geographical territory of at least a majority of the provinces or cities, comprising a region. Let’s hope that they come up with specific ratio or number lest some smart aleck goes around it again if ever this bill passes.
They are also aimed at increasing the present number of party list of 24 to 52 seats representing 20 percent of the total house membership. It will also seek to increase the present 3 seats allocation to 6 and 1.8 percent of the total votes garnered by a party list guarantees them a seat in congress.
The party list at this point in time is like a stinking shoes hanging in the air bastardized by pseudo marginalized party. In the meantime I have sent an email inquiry to the named authors above with email address in the Congress site………. let us see how they will respond or even respond at all.
In a report by Erwin Oliva of Inquirer
If Etta Rosales is denied access to information what more with the public? What is wrong with these Comelec people do they think they are in
Despite numerous letters to the (out) law department of the Comelec on the advice of Abalos for access to the party-list nominees, Etta is getting nowhere. It appears that the request for the list was in preparation for the filing of formal complaint before the Comelec on this suspected dubious party list. No cooperation seems to be forthcoming and your guess is as good as mine…….. something smells fishy and only Comelec can do something so blatant as seen on their “model” operator errr commissioner Garci soon to be tongressman.
Meanwhile in another development Inquirer had bannered the story with “TO EXPOSE FAKE GROUPS, Comelec told to release party-list nominees” had another group Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party) asking for the same saying it will expose the “powers-that-be” and “vested interest” behind these FAKE groups.
This Bastardization of the party list system has to stop, ignore this problem and this is what Leila Rispens-Noel from the
Do people even care? Now in that same report instead of spending P50 million and up they now “only” spend 15 to P20 million, well what do you know? Even Party List political party a supposedly marginalized groups spending this amount of money is just unreal considering the numbing poverty that engulfs this nation. BOOOOH shame on you people…. Oh yeah, shaming dense people will just not cut it anymore, especially when you talk of hundreds of millions in unaccounted pork barrel and perks that goes with it……… having a thick skin is the name of the game.
Mr. Borra is such a stickler for rules; I am “honestly impressed” at his unflinching stance:
Nah, I don’t think so what he is doing is actually frustrating the people and the party list groups who wants to expose bogus party list hiding under their “formulated” rules that they “decided” kuno. If they are such a stickler for the rules and follow the laws to the letter what may I ask did they do exactly when their kulig errrr colleague operator errr commissioner Garci was in the thick of the election fraud scandal………. NOTHING, because according to them no case was filed (yeah they are right even possession of ugly face errr fake public document did not prosper in court) in court. Excuse me but don’t you guys police your own ranks? Maybe not huh, lest they accidentally arrest themselves altogether for allowing the circus to go on then no one will oversee the fraud errr election.
I am getting confused here, Mr. Borra is insisting that the nominees cannot be published but Akbayan needs the list for legal purposes (not for publication) because without said official list in the legal papers there is no basis for their disqualification petition. I say DOUBLE BOOOOH to Comelec and Mr. Borra, watch out folks something is cooking and they are not even from
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