20 winning party-list groups in 2022 got majority of votes from bailiwick regions

MANILA, Philippines – For many party-list groups, winning a seat in the House of Representatives seems to employ the same strategy in owning real estate or starting a business: it’s about location, location, location. Like in past party-list polls, many groups banked on their bailiwicks – either of the group or their nominees – to … Read more

[EDITORIAL] RIP na ba ito ng tunay na party-list system?

Noong 2019, malinaw na nagsimula na ang pagkalagas big-time ng base ng progresibong mga grupong party-list. Hindi man lang nakapuwesto ang Akbayan noon, na natalo sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon mula 1998. Nitong 2022, nabigo na naman itong bumalik muli sa Kongreso. Ang Bayan Muna, na nakapagpanalo ng tatlong puwesto noong 2019 – ngayon ay zero sa … Read more

Guanzon postures as congresswoman-to-be, but she’s not a party-list nominee

Former elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon is in a celebratory mood, as the party-list group she actively campaigned for is poised to win a seat in the 19th Congress. P3PWD is sitting comfortably at the 24th spot with over 384,000 votes, based on the partial, unofficial count from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) server, as of … Read more

Political clan members poised to win party-list seats

As of the latest count, at least six organizations with political clan members as first nominees are set to win congressional seats MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine party list continues to serve as a backdoor to Congress for members of political dynasties. There are at least nine political clans with a chance to have more … Read more

Bayan Muna, Buhay, 9 others in danger of losing reelection in 2022 party-list race

Meanwhile, around 16 new party-list groups are seen to enter the House of Representatives in the 19th Congress, based on an initial computation using partial, unofficial results MANILA, Philippines – With 177 party-list groups vying for just 63 seats in the House of Representatives, and with a complicated formula for assigning these seats to the … Read more

Marginalized? Abono, 1-Pacman, Ako Bicol are biggest ad spenders among party-list groups

MANILA, Philippines – Three party-list groups which claim to represent marginalized and underrepresented sectors aired advertisements worth hundreds of millions of pesos on traditional media from January 1, 2021, to March 30, 2022, data from Nielsen Ad Intel show. Abono Partylist was the biggest spender. It aired ads worth P377.34 million mostly before the start … Read more

Nagrerekrut ang ACT Teachers Party-List para sa CPP-NPA-NDF

Kinikilala ng Commission on Elections ang ACT Teachers Party-List. Walang matibay na batayan ang paratang na nirerekrut nila ang mga estudyante upang maging kasapi ng Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, at National Democratic Front. Buod Ang sabi-sabi: Mismong mga guro na miyembro ng ACT Teachers Party-List ang nagrerekrut sa kanilang mga estudyante … Read more