Party-list groups coin catchy names for 2013 polls

Posted at 05/03/2012 1:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Several party-list groups are coming up with catchy names they hope would leave a lasting impression on voters on election day in 2013.

Aside from voter attention, they also want to be on top of the list of the official candidates.

Among the 172 groups seeking accreditation at the Commission on Elections are the Ang Basura Movement or "Ako Ba," Ako Ang Pasahero or "Ako Pa," the Association of Local Athletics Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists or "Ala Eh" Alagad ng Sining or "Asin," the Asosasyon ng Mangangakalakal or "Askal," and the Partido ng Bayan ng mga Bida or "PBB."

Former military rebels and former addicts and alcoholics are also seeking party-list seats in Congress next year. - ANC

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