Addicts disqualified as party list group

Posted at 09/27/2012 9:17 AM | Updated as of 09/27/2012 10:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections has rejected the party list accreditations of 79 groups, including one that seeks to represent former drug addicts in Congress.

The following were dismissed with finality after these did not seek a reconsideration of their dismissal at the division level so they were considered final.

These came out in separate resolutions promulgated from May to September after the Comelec started its scrutiny of new and existing groups.

•    Aksyon Mahirap (AMIN)
•    1-Aangat Ka Pilipino (1-AK)
•    Isa Akong Magsasaka Foundation (1 AM)
•    Asosasyon ng Mangangalakal
•    Aniban ng Magtutubig ng Pilipinas (Ama ng Pilipinas)
•    Sararong Bicolnon
•    United Philippine Transport Tricycle, Trisikas, Habal habal Operators and Drivers Association (UPTHODA)
•    Aurora Integrated Multi Purpose Cooperative (1-AIMCOOP)
•    Nagkakaisang Alay sa Bayan ng Maka-Diyos at Makabayang Mangangalakal (1Abayan)
•    Ako at ang Basura Movement (Ako Ba)
•    Alliance for Democracy and Morality-Bantay Pasahero (ADAM-BANTAY PASAHERO)
•    National Crusaders for Peace and Democracy (NCPD)
•    Mindanao Allied Forces (MAF)
•    Vendors Aggrupation (@1Vendors)
•    Addicts and Alcholics Carrying the Message Association (AACMA, INC)
•    Bangon Mangingisda (BM)
•    Philippine Banana Pioneer Foundation, Inc.

In April, the Comelec already deleted the following party list organizations from the list of registered organizations qualified to run in the 2013 midterm elections for failing to achieve sufficient votes in the last 2 elections.

•    1-Aangat Ka Pilipino
•    Isang Tulungan Para sa Bayan Industriya at Gobyerno
•    Association of Administrators Professionals and Seniors
•    Abante Ilonggo
•    Alay sa Bayan ng Malayang Propesyonal at Repormang Kalakal
•    Action for Dynamic Development
•    Action for Democracy and Development for the Tribal People
•    Ahon Pinoy
•    Alyansa ng Mamamayang Naghihirap
•    Asosasyon ng mga Maliliit na Negosyanteng Gumaganap
•    Angat Ating Kabuhayan Pilipinas
•    Alliance of People’s Organizations
•    Akbay Pinoy OFW National
•    Advocates for Special Children and the Handicapped Movement
•    Alliance Transport Sector
•    Babae para sa Kaunlaran
•    Bago National Cultural Society of the Philippines
•    Bagong Bayan na Nagtataguyod ng Demokiratikong Ideyolohiya at Layunin
•    Bigkis Pinoy Movement
•    Biyaheng Pinoy Labor Association
•    Biyaheng Bukid
•    Kabukluran ng mga Kababaihang Filipina sa Timog Katagalugan
•    Kalahi Sectoral Party
•    Koalisyon ng Katutubong Samahan ng Pilipinas
•    Youth League for Peace Advancement
•    Parents Enabling Parents Coalition
•    Partido ng Manggagawa
•    Sulong Barangay Movement
•    Vendors and Traders Alliance of the Philippines

The poll body also excluded from the list of registered groups the following after the finality of the Supreme Court and commission decisions denying their registrations.

•    One Nation Empowered by Technology
•    Alliance and Advocates for Senior Citizens Affairs
•    Alliance of Believers Bridge in Attaining Accurate and Meaningful Advancement
•    Abante Bicol Oragon
•    A Convergence for Mindanao Agenda
•    Alliance for Community Transformation and Service
•    Akbay Kalusugan
•    Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy
•    Akap Kapatiran para sa Tangkilikan ng mga Obrero
•    Angkan Katutubo
•    Ang Kapisanan ng mga Seaman
•    Alyansa ng mga Naulila ng mga Tagapagtanggol ng Bayan
•    Alyansa Lumad
•    Alliance of Nationalistic and Genuine Program for Agricultural Development Towards Economic Reform
•    Ang Samahan para sa Maganang Kabuhayan
•    Ang Asosasyon ng mga Trabahador at Pahinante sa Pilipinas
•    Ang Tapagtaguyod ng Sikap sa Ikauunlad ng mga Pinoy
•    Advocates for Penology Enhancement and Legal Assistance
•    Alay Serbisyo
•    Alliance of Vigilant Protectors of Aquatic Products
•    Anti-war/Anti Terror Mindanao Peace Movement
•    Bagong Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Sector ng Transportasyon
•    Binigkis na Interes ng mga Driver sa Adhikain
•    Damayan Alliance of the Aging and Disabled Filipinos
•    Aabante Emanuel Civic Organization
•    Free Workers
•    National Council for Commuters Protection
•    Sagip Kapwa Foundation
•    United Caddies and Green Keepers Association
•    United Filipino Seafarers
•    Ugnayan ng Nagkakaisang Layunin at Adhikaing Dakila
•    People’s Freedom Party

The Comelec also deleted Citizens Power Movement from the list of party list groups after the cancellation of its registration.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the rest of the party list groups which have undergone scrutiny at the division level are now being reviewed by the en banc.

They are reviewing 113 existing groups. Brillantes said they may work till Friday or Saturday.

The en banc has also set for Monday, October 1, a hearing on the motion for reconsideration filed by the ALAM party list which also reported an alleged extortion try by 2 employees on behalf of two commissioners.

Brillantes said they are doing this because of the allegations. He said they also ordered the ALAM party list to submit its supplemental affidavit to support its extortion allegations before October 1.

Brillantes said that unless formal charges are filed, they cannot issue preventive suspensions.