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    party-list nominees unmasked

    SC orders Comelec: Name party-list nominees
    By Leila Salaverria, Jerome Aning
    Inquirer
    Last updated 04:19am (Mla time) 05/04/2007

    MANILA, Philippines -- Upholding the people’s constitutional right to information and the need for transparency in government, the Supreme Court ordered the Commission on Elections to immediately disclose the names of the party-list nominees or face contempt.

    In a unanimous decision reached Thursday following a special en banc session, the high tribunal rebuffed the poll body’s attempts to keep the nominees’ names under wraps until after the ballots are cast on May 14.

    “The court said the nondisclosure by the Comelec is against the right to information enshrined in the Constitution under Section 7, Article 3. Also, Section 28, Article 2 enunciates the policy of full disclosure and transparency in government more so where public interest is involved,” Supreme Court spokesperson Jose Midas Marquez told reporters.

    Justices Renato Corona and Alicia Austria-Martinez were on leave during the en banc session. Justice Romeo Callejo retired last week.

    Marquez said the decision would be promulgated on Friday after all the justices had signed it, and would then be delivered to the Comelec for compliance.

    But he said Chief Justice Reynato Puno had authorized the disclosure of the decision Thursday given the urgency of the issue.

    The decision, penned by Associate Justice Cancio Garcia, is immediately executory, and the poll body has to report its compliance to the high court within five days of receiving the directive, according to Marquez.

    Marquez also said the Comelec would have to comply with the directive even if it decides to file a motion for reconsideration.

    In refusing to disclose the names of the party-list nominees, the Comelec said it was not required to do so because the selection of party-list groups should not be personality-oriented.

    It also issued a resolution stating that it would only release the names of the nominees at 3 p.m. on Election Day.

    Blind voting

    But the high court, in directing the Comelec to release the names of party-list nominees, said the nondisclosure of the names was tantamount to propagating “blind voting.”

    The tribunal added that the people need to know the nominees so that they could make an informed decision when they choose a party-list group on May 14.

    “It has been repeatedly said in various contexts that the people have the right to elect their representatives on the basis of an informed judgment.

    “Hence, the need for voters to be informed about matters that have a bearing on their choice. The ideal cannot be achieved in a system of blind voting, as veritably advocated in the assailed resolution of the Comelec,” the high court said, according to a statement from its public information office.

    The Supreme Court also said there was no national security concern involved in the disclosure of the names of the party-list nominees.

    The high court also junked the Comelec’s argument that the party-list law, Republic Act No. 7941, did not require it to disclose the names.

    The tribunal said the Comelec “misread” the law, pointing out that the prohibition imposed on the poll body extended only to the certified list that is required to be posted in polling places on Election Day.

    It also said that to stretch the coverage of the prohibition to the absolute was to read into the law something that was not intended.

    “As it were, there is absolutely nothing in RA No. 7941 that prohibits the Comelec from disclosing or even publishing through mediums other than the ‘Certified List’ the names of the party-list nominees. The Comelec obviously misread the limited nondisclosure aspect of the provision as an absolute bar to public disclosure before the May 2007 elections,” the Supreme Court said.

    Two petitions

    The high court issued the directive to the Comelec in response to the two petitions filed by Akbayan party-list Rep. Loretta Ann “Etta” Rosales, Kilosbayan Forum and Bantay Katarungan Foundation, and by the Bantay Republic Act 7941 and Urban Poor for Legal Reforms.

    But the high court turned down the plea of Bantay Republic Act 7941 and the Urban Poor for Legal Reforms to disqualify 34 party-list groups for not representing marginalized sectors.

    Among the 34 is Biyaheng Langit, which represents tricycle drivers and has for its nominee Dr. Arsenio Abalos, the brother of Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos.

    The high court said the issue concerned factual matters that were beyond its ambit.

    “The Supreme Court said these are factual issues which the court cannot decide because it could not know if these organizations do not represent the marginalized sectors. It is for the Comelec to decide on this,” Marquez said.

    The Sanlakas party-list group welcomed the Supreme Court decision, saying the next challenge now to the Comelec is to “swiftly” disqualify from the party-list race Malacañang “fronts.”

    Judy Ann Miranda, Partido ng Manggagawa nominee, praised the high court for backing the people’s right to know the nominees of the party-list group they would be voting for.

    The Gabriela Women’s Party Thursday asked the Comelec to disqualify four party-list groups it claimed were “Malacañang fronts.”

    In its petition, Gabriela said that Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano (Agbiag), Babae Para sa Kaunlaran (Babae Ka), the League of Youth for Peace and Development (Lypad) and the Kalahi-Advocates for Overseas Filipinos (Kkalahi) “were not created to represent the interest of marginalized and/or underrepresented sectors but the political interest and ambition of those already in power.”

    The four groups were mentioned in an alleged two-page memorandum to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dated Oct. 16, 2006, seeking funds from the government. The memo was said to have been signed by Malacañang’s Office of External Affairs chief, Assistant Secretary Marcelo Fariñas II.

    Gabriela party-list Rep. Liza Maza, one of the complainants, said the petition was “a way of digging deeper into the existence of a counter-plan to frustrate the Left and opposition from gaining additional seats in Congress through the party-list elections.”



    Pro-Arroyo bets among 499 in 91 party-lists
    By Nikko Dizon
    Inquirer
    Last updated 01:16am (Mla time) 05/05/2007

    MANILA, Philippines -- The Akbayan party-list group yesterday said that just as it feared, people and groups allegedly closely associated with the administration appeared in the list of party-list nominees finally released by the Commission on Elections.

    Following a Supreme Court order handed down the other day, the Comelec law department yesterday released the names of the party-list nominees to Akbayan Rep. Loretta Ann Rosales and Walden Bello, the Akbayan’s second nominee.

    It showed that the Comelec has accredited 91 party-list organizations which submitted a total of 499 party-list nominees.

    “Our fears have come true that many of these people are closely associated with the Arroyo administration through the Office of External Affairs,” Bello told reporters after going through the list.

    The Supreme Court was acting on a petition filed by Rosales, among others, asking the high court to compel the poll body to immediately disclose the names of the party-list nominees.

    The high court rejected the Comelec’s argument that the party-list law did not require that it release the names of the nominees. The Supreme Court said the people’s constitutional right to information and the need for transparency in government required otherwise.

    Akbayan said it would immediately work on filing disqualification petitions against the party-list organizations and their nominees that it alleged were administration fronts, and urged the Comelec to also act expeditiously on these soon-to-be-filed cases.

    “We could have saved a lot of time. We lost about three weeks because of the Comelec’s obstructionist policies here. But now, this [list] is the basis of filing disqualification cases against these organizations,” Bello said.

    In early April, Rosales alleged that a number of party-list organizations were acting as fronts for Malacañang and urged the Comelec to re-assess the accreditations given to them.

    Rosales identified these party-list organizations as Ahon Pinoy!; Babae Ka!; Ang Kasangga; Akbay Pinoy; Aksyon Sambayanan (Aksa); Agbiag!; Biyaheng Pinoy; Aangat Tayo; Aangat ang Kabuhayan (Anak); Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (Anad); and Kakusa.

    The concerns eventually zeroed in on the party-list nominees themselves as other concerned groups alleged that a group supposedly operating out of Malacañang’s Office of External Affairs was running a campaign to get pro-administration party-list groups into Congress.

    It was also alleged that “big-time fixers” from the OEA were offering to ensure the accreditation and victory of party-list groups for fees ranging from a low of P100,000 to a high of P10 million.

    The supposed purpose of this campaign was to boost the majority numbers in the House of Representatives to quash another possible impeachment attempt against President Macapagal-Arroyo.

    Bello said the high court decision “derailed” the purported plan of the administration to create a House of Representatives favorable to the President.

    “Politics has become arithmetic. What they want to do is to make sure there is a critical mass in Congress to keep her in power. That is why they are willing to bastardize the party-list system,” he said.

    It was learned yesterday that of the five Comelec commissioners who signed an en banc resolution rejecting the release of the names of party-list nominees, two did not agree with the decision.

    Commissioner Rene Sarmiento yesterday confirmed that he and Romeo Brawner voted to have the list released as they believed that access to information was a fundamental, constitutional right.

    “It is in Article 3, Section 8 of the Constitution that we have the fundamental right to access to information,” Sarmiento said in an interview.

    Sarmiento said he scribbled his dissenting opinion beside his signature in Resolution 0724 that was approved on April 3. Brawner wrote beside his signature that he agreed with Sarmiento.

    The three other election commissioners—Resurreccion Borra, Florentino Tuason Jr. and Nicodemo Ferrer—stuck to the non-disclosure provision of the party-list law prohibiting the Comelec from revealing the names of the nominees.

    The Supreme Court shot down this argument, saying that the Comelec had misread the provision which it said extended only to the certified list that is required to be posted in polling places on Election Day.

    Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr. was on official business when the en banc resolution was signed.

  2. #2
    Tama lang na idisclose ang mga pangalan ng mga taong kakandidato PERO ANG MAS NAKATATAKOT AY ANG PANDARAYA NA POSIBLENG MAGANAP THIS COMING ELECTION.

    Noon, nandaya si GMA ..may mga pruweba na pero hindi ma impeach dahil maraming mga filipino sa Senado at Congress na patuloy na pinag tatakpan ang gawaing ito....kasama na si Kiko Pangilinan na ayaw ipabuklat ang ang mga ballots noon para kay FPJ....

    sana magising na ang mga filipino at iboto ang mga nararapat dahil kundi patuloy lang na mag hihirap ang sambayanang filipino...

  3. #3
    mula sa http://www.blacknwhite-movement.com/alpha/partylist.php

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    Incumbent Party List Groups

    Ito ang mga party list groups na nakaupo sa 13th Congress at hinarang ang katotohanan sa pamamagitan ng pagkontra sa impeachment. Sila din ay sumuporta sa paglalapastangan ng demokrasya sa pamamagitan ng ConAss. Kamakailan lang, pumirma sila sa isang kasunduan (covenant) sa Lakas-CMD na nangangakong itataguyod ang rehimeng Arroyo.

    * ALAGAD
    * APEC
    * AVE
    * ALIF
    * BUTIL
    * COOP NATCCO

    Non-incumbent Party List Groups Associated with GMA

    Ito ang mga party list groups na inilista ng grupong Kontra Daya, at sa kanilang pagsusuri, ito ang mga party list groups na suportado ng Malacanang.

    * AHON PINOY. Ang first nominee ay si Dante Ang II - anak ni Dante Ang na PR man ni GMA.
    * AHONBAYAN. Pinaniniwalaang konektado kay Sec. Norberto Gonzales.
    * AKSA. Front party list ng PDSP na pinamumunuan ni Sec. Norberto Gonzales.
    * AT (Aangat Tayo). Konektado kay PITC Usec Teddy Elso Rivera.
    * ABONO. Konektado kay House Speaker Jose de Venecia.
    * AGBIAG. Konektado sa office of external affairs ASEC Marcelo Farinas II
    * AGING PINOY. Konektado kay Sec. Norberto Gonzales
    * APOI (Akbay Pinoy OFW-National Inc). First nominee si DILG's Melchor Rosales. Second nominee si DILG's Rodolfo Ferraren.
    * ANAD (Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy). Suportadong party list ng AFP.
    * ANAK (Angat Ating Kabuhayan Pilipinas, Inc). First nominee is Supt. Eduardo Octaviano ng NCRPO-PNP.
    * ANC (Alliance of Neo-Conservatives). First nominee is USEC for Presidential Appointments Liel Cordoba.
    * ANG KASANGGA. Group affiliated with Sigaw ng Bayan and Office of External Affairs Sec. Eduardo Pamintuan.
    * ARC (Alliance of Rural Concerns). First nominee is Archie Santiago - anak ni Sen. Miriam Santiago.
    * ATS (Alliance Transport Sector). First nominee is Ariel Lim - Pres. Asst. for Public Transport Affairs.
    * ABA-AKO. The fourth nominee is Percival Chavez, Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor (PCUP). The third nominee is Manny Arejola of Kanlungan, reportedly an adivser of GMA on population matters and closely associated with POPCOM Commissioner Lito Sandejas.
    * BABAE KA (Babae Para sa Kaunlaran). Member organization ng Sigaw ng Bayan. No track record on women issues.
    * BANAT (Baranggay Association for National Advancement of Transparency). First nominee is Raul Lambino of Sigaw ng Bayan.
    * BANTAY. First nominee is Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan.
    * BIGKIS PINOY MOVEMENT. Konektado kay PAGCOR Chair Ephraim Genuino
    * BP (Biyaheng Pinoy). Claims to represent tricycle drivers. First nominee is Dr. Arsenio Abalos - brother of Comelec Chair Ben Abalos. Second nominee is Mandaluyong Vice Mayor Jesus Cruz.
    * KALAHI. Advocates for Overseas Filipinos. First nominee is Poe Gratela - former OEA coordinator for OFW concerns.
    * VFP (Veterans Freedom Party). A group supported by the AFP. Also signed a covenant with Lakas-CMD to support the agenda of GMA.

    Other Non-Incumbent Party List Groups

    * KAKUSA (Kapatiran ng mga Nakulong na Walang Sala). Supported by convicted pedophile Romeo Jalosjos. First nominee is Susan Sespene - former chief of staff of Jalosjos.

  4. #4
    nakaririmarim pala talaga ang ilang party-list. niloloko lang ang mga botante. halimbawa yung alif party-list e magkakamag-anak pala lahat ang mga nominees (tomawis).

    yan namang kakusa party-list ni jalosjos, bakit yung 1st nominee e di naman siya nakakulong pala. at wala nga bang sala si jalosjos?

  5. #5
    mula naman sa http://barethelist.wordpress.com/questionablepls/

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    Questionable groups in the party-list race

    Are there groups in the party-list race fronting for the GMA administration? Here’s a list of groups that are reportedly connected to Malacanang and to certain government officials and agencies. AKBAYAN has called for an investigation of these groups, but the COMELEC rejected the idea:

    BABAE KA

    Originally the Kababaihan para sa Inang Bayan (KABABAYAN), its first nominee, Sally Dagami was reportedly a former Kaibigan ni Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (KGMA) coordinator.

    Babae Ka! was one of the many organizations mentioned by an ABS CBN Correspondence report that were encouraged and helped by the Office of External Affairs (OEA) to participate in the party-list elections.

    Babae ka! was also a member of the Malayang Babae para sa Cha Cha at Reporma (MELCHORA) which is affiliated with the Sigaw ng Bayan group, a Pro Charter Change and Pro-Peoples Initiative group headed by Raul Lambino jr. which is reportedly organized by the OEA and DILG.

    In a recent TV interview, the spokesperson of Babae Ka! admitted that they have members working at the OEA. In fact, a certain Nerissa Garcia, Executive Director of OEA, is a standing member of the said group.

    Nominees:

    Sally Dagami- reportedly has close links with the Office of External Affairs, also a reported former KGMA Coordinator
    Ruth Vaquez- a member of Sigaw ng Bayan (pro-cha cha, pro-GMA group)
    KAKUSA

    KAKUSA’s Chairman Emeritus is convicted child rapist and former Zamboanga del Norte Representative Romeo Jalosjos. It is represented by its national president, R. Dodong Canonigo. The Lamb of God Foundation, an outreach program for elderly inmates established by Jalosjos, is supporting KAKUSA.

    The personalities involved in KAKUSA are linked to Partido Demokratikong Sosyalistang Pilipino (PDSP), which is led by National Security Adviser Bert Gonzales.

    Nominees:

    Ranulfo “Dodong” Canonigo
    Atty. Omar Rivera - Chief of Staff of Rep. Cecelia Jalosjos-Calderon. Both Jaloslos-Calderon and Atty. Rivera are members of PDSP.
    Ma. Jesusa Arguelles-Sespene - Chief of Staff of Rep. Cesar Jalosjos, who is also a member of PDSP.
    BIYAHENG PINOY

    An “association” of tricyle drivers, Arsenio Abalos, the elder brother of COMELEC chairman Benjamin Abalos sits as director and national council member of the party. Also, the group was founded and chaired by Mandaluyong Vice-Mayor Jesus Cruz, who claims to be a tricycle operator before.

    According to a January 27, 2007 news report by Malaya newspaper, COMELEC insiders reportedly said that Biyaheng Pinoy has earned a moniker inside the poll agency as “Asosasyon ng mga Kamag-anak at Kapitbahay ni Abalos or AKKA.”

    The same report said Biyaheng Pinoy’s application has been kept secret. Its name was omitted in the roster of party-list petitioners.

    Cruz, an ally of the Abalos clan, is on his last term while Arsenio is a barangay captain in Hagdang Bato Itaas.
    Cruz originally planned to contest the lone congressional district of Mandaluyong occupied by Rep. Benhur Abalos but opted to run under Biyaheng Pinoy. He is the legal adviser of the National Confederation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines.

    Arsenio is said to be planning again to run for mayor but was prevailed upon to run under Biyaheng Pinoy as one of its nominees.

    Mandaluyong insiders said the arrangement was forged so as not to spoil the agreement between Benhur and Mayor Neptali Gonzales Jr. that they would switch places in this year’s elections.

    The young Abalos is set to return as mayor while Gonzales will stage a comeback in Congress.

    Nominees:

    Mandaluyong Vice Mayor Jesus Cruz
    Dr. Arsenio Abalos - a brother of Commission on Elections Chair Benjamin Abalos, whose own son, Ben-Hur, is running for mayor in Mandaluyong City.
    ANG KASANGGA

    Its president is former Assemblyman Jose Tumbokon. Mr. Tumbukon served as an assemblyman and presidential adviser during the Marcos dictatorship. He was appointed minister of state of information and official spokesperson of the Interim Batasan Pambansa and the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL).

    The officers of Kasangga include Cristeta Absolor, reported a regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Another regional officer of the organization is Elizabeth Manuel, who is reportedly the Acting Executive Deputy Director of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).

    Nominees:
    The sister of First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, Marilou Arroyo, is allegedly one of the nominees of the group.
    AGBIAG!

    Marcelo Farinas II, Malacanang’s Assistant Secretary for the Office External Affairs (OEA) is the group’s Secretary-General.

    Perfecto Cardenas, one of the organization’s incorporators is reportedly one of Abra’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan members.

    Rogelio Peig, a registered incorporator of Agbiag!, is the Chief of Staff of Representative Vincent ‘Bingbong’ P. Crisologo, Quezon City, 1st District.

    Another incorporator of the said organization, Thompson Lantion, heads the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). A former police general, Lantion lost his bid for the gubernatorial seat in Nueva Vizcaya despite running under the administration Lakas party. Mr. Lantion was one of the many generals Mrs. Arroyo rewarded with important government positions.

    Meanwhile, Agbiag! Regional convenor for CAR region, Renato Paredes was a former chief of the Traffic Management Group (TMG). He also also lost his bid for a congressional seat in Ifugao province.

    Nominees: No information yet.
    AHON PINOY

    Headed by Dante “Klink” Ang II, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manila Times Newspapers. Klink is the son of Dante Ang Sr, the current Chairman of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).

    Nominees:
    Dante “Klink Ang Jr. –Son of Dante Ang Sr., Chairman of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.
    Bernardo Ople, brother of late senator Blas Ople
    Ernesto Herrera III, son and namesake of a former senator.
    AKSYON SAMBAYANAN (AKSA)

    Aksyon Sambayanan (AKSA) is a “social democratic” movement affiliated with the Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP) of National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, a close ally of the Arroyo government. It is said that AKSA is the recycled version of PDSP in the party-list race. PDSP lost twice in the party-list elections and was therefore disqualified.

    Nominees:
    Timoteo Aranjuez, former secretary-general of Partido Democratiko Soyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP)
    Elizabeth Angsioco, chairperson of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP), the women organization of Norberto Gonzales’ PDSP.
    BANTAY
    Also known as the True Marcos Loyalist (for God, Country and People) Association of the Philippines, led by known Marcos supporter, Cherry Cobarrubias.

    Nominees:
    Retired General Jovito Palparan - Palparan is accused of orchestrating numerous cases of extra-judicial killings. Branded as the “Butcher General”.
    BANAT

    The Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (BANAT) was already disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for failing to obtain two per centum (2%) of the total votes cast for party-list in the two elections 1998 and 2004 and failure to participate in the 2001 elections. Yet, they have been suspiciously resurrected.

    Nominees:
    Atty. Raul Lambino - Spokesman and leader of Sigaw ng Bayan, whose People’s Initiative was called by the Supreme Court as an act of grand deception.
    Atty. Salvador Britanico
    Joel Mendez
    ANAK

    List of Nominees:
    Kenneth Gatchalian - son of William Gatchalian
    Supt. Eduardo Octaviano - a police officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
    AKBAY PINOY

    Akbay Pinoy is also a member of Sigaw ng Bayan and its Chair is Bong Guro. This group was legally charged by Makati residents together with Sigaw ng Bayan for forcing them to sign signatures in favor of GMA’s Charter Change initiative.

    Nominees: No information yet.
    LYPAD

    According to a report in ABS-CBN’s Bandila, the Youth League for Peace Advancement (LYPAD) allegedly attempted to sell one of its party-list seats for P5 million. LYPAD is a newly accredited party-list, and it started as a pro-GMA organization called Youth Power Against Destabilization (YPAD). It is also a member of Sigaw ng Bayan.

    Ted Lazaro, current chairman of LYPAD, is also a member of AKBAY youth OFW, the youth wing of AKBAY Pinoy (see above). He is also the son of Adelaida Lazaro, leader of AKBAY Pinoy, who was also legally charged by Makati residents for manufacturing signatures for the People’s Initiave.

    Nolan Tiongco, LYPAD secretary-general, is a member of a group called Peace 4 Development (P4D) where Melvin Mitra, allegedly the youth coordinator for the Office of External Affairs (OEA), is also a member.

    In the same Bandila report, Melvin Mitra was named by an informant as the middle person behind the sale of party-list seats. He allegedly contacted a congressional candidate and offered a seat in LYPAD for only P5 million.

    Nominees: No information yet.
    AANGAT TAYO

    AANGAT TAYO is headed by the Philippine International Trading Corp. executive vice president Teddie Elson Rivera, who now sits as president.

    Nominees: No information yet.
    ANAD

    ANAD was formed in 2003 by the National Alliance for Democracy (NAD), the movement that supplanted the dreaded Alsa Masa, a vigilante group organized by the government in Davao. NAD serves as the umbrella organization for all anti-communist forces in the country. In 2004, NAD registered ANAD as its party-list group.

    Nominees: No information yet.
    AGING PINOY

    AGING Pinoy was also implicated in Bandila’s report as one of the party-list groups affiliated with the Office for External Affairs that is selling its seats to individuals who want to use the party-list system as a cheaper way to get into Congress.

    Nominees: No information yet.

  6. #6
    THe author and readers of this thread must be very INTERESTED in my own PERSONAL info about ARSENIO:

    I NEVER met him.

    But I met and talked for one hour with

    NONOY

    from CAINTA. It was 1pm when a rich lady from # 8 Wack Wack COndo 27 floor where her room fronts that of perfecto yasay -
    ONE ON ONE

    Nonoy narrated to me:

    He is a very close friend of ARSENIO ABALOS, since the latter borrowed P 17,000 from his during the times that chair ABALOS is just PULOT BOY in the GOLF pointing to the areas below us, the WACK WACK golf course...

    SO, arsenio and ben became so RICH... and the rich lady was even offered by NONOY to approach him and arsenio towards the COMELEC if she has an ELECTION case. And the rich lady TURNED down the offer... she became rich not thru dirty money...

    NONOY is the main companion of DR. ARSENIO in this BIYAHENG PINOY scam ...
    where did they get the MONEY for the campaign?

    remeber the 2004 DIRE FATES?

    DIVERTICULOSIS of chair ben abalos,
    the death of chiara marie of mysterious one day virus, the daughter of BEN HUR son of chair ben abalos
    plus death of arsenio's relative
    echiverri who was gunned down?

    25 April, 2005, Dr. Nicolo Echiveri“(in-law of VOMELEC Chairman Benjamin ABALOS, and husband of daughter of Arsenio, brother of the Chairman, and relative of, Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “RECOM” Echiverri) was ambushed, 7:45 a.m.,

    Echiverri is the nephew-in-law of Commission on Elections Chair Benjamin Abalos, being the husband of his niece. He’s also a distant relative of Mayor Recom Echiverri of Caloocan City.

    On April 25 Echiverri, 40, was driving his maroon Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI (UNB-312) on his way to work at the Fortune Care Clinic at 806 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, around 7:30 a.m. when he was waylaid by three men at the corner of Celia and San Rafael streets in Barangay Plain*view, Pasig City
    .

    The three men shot up his car with .45-caliber pistol bullets while three others served as lookouts.

    Despite his injuries, Echiverri managed to drive away from the site of the ambush while the assassins fled in a tricycle.

    Echiverri was rushed to the Mandaluyong City Medical Center but declared dead on arrival.

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/...51004top8.html



    Among the 34 is Biyaheng Langit, which represents tricycle drivers and has for its nominee Dr. Arsenio Abalos, the brother of Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos.


    BIYAHENG PINOY

    An “association” of tricyle drivers, Arsenio Abalos, the elder brother of COMELEC chairman Benjamin Abalos sits as director and national council member of the party. Also, the group was founded and chaired by Mandaluyong Vice-Mayor Jesus Cruz, who claims to be a tricycle operator before.

    According to a January 27, 2007 news report by Malaya newspaper, COMELEC insiders reportedly said that Biyaheng Pinoy has earned a moniker inside the poll agency as “Asosasyon ng mga Kamag-anak at Kapitbahay ni Abalos or AKKA.”

    The same report said Biyaheng Pinoy’s application has been kept secret. Its name was omitted in the roster of party-list petitioners.

    Cruz, an ally of the Abalos clan, is on his last term while Arsenio is a barangay captain in Hagdang Bato Itaas.

    Cruz originally planned to contest the lone congressional district of Mandaluyong occupied by Rep. Benhur Abalos but opted to run under Biyaheng Pinoy. He is the legal adviser of the National Confederation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines.

    Arsenio is said to be planning again to run for mayor but was prevailed upon to run under Biyaheng Pinoy as one of its nominees.
    Mandaluyong insiders said the arrangement was forged so as not to spoil the agreement between Benhur and Mayor Neptali Gonzales Jr. that they would switch places in this year’s elections.

    The young Abalos is set to return as mayor while Gonzales will stage a comeback in Congress.

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    22 April, 2005, the prologue diverticulosis hospitalization of COMELEC Chairman Benjamin ABALOS (kickers of GMA’s campaign kitty) before the May 11, 2004 elections was followed by TWIN family tragedies:

    E. Coli mysterious death of daughter of Cong. Benhur ABALOS, and fatal ambush of Dr. Nicolo Echiverri,

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    LINKS TO PROVE BIYAHENG PINOY DR ARSENIO ABALOS IS SCAM :

    http://pedestrianobserver.wordpress....s-on-the-rise/

    BOGUS PARTY LIST IN THE PHILIPPINES ON THE RISE!

    The Urban Poor for Legal Reforms (UP-LR) and Bantay R.A. 7941 (the law that created the party-list system) have sought the disqualification of 44 sectoral nominees led by Biyaheng Pinoy bets lawyer Jesus Cruz and Dr. Arsenio Abalos.

    The two groups argue that Cruz, being the incumbent vice mayor of Mandaluyong City, and Abalos, brother of Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr, could not represent Biyaheng Pinoy which is a tricycle drivers’ organization.

    Myrna Porcare, UP-LR secretary general, said some people have sought the “bastardization” of the party-list system to deprive the poor from being represented in government.

    “Do you believe that a transport group would be represented by a doctor who is a brother of the chairman and by one who is a vice mayor?,” she asked.

    “The party-list system was set up for the poor. The way it is happening now, the rich are stealing the rights of the poor,” she added.

    The poll body’s legal department has been refusing media access to the list of party-list nominees saying that doing so would defeat the spirit of sectoral representation.


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    http://migs.wordpress.com/2007/04/12...-commissioner/

    I read this news at inquirer.net.

    Dr. Arsenio Abalos, brother of Comelec Chairman Bejamin Abalos Sr., is a nominee of the party-list Biyaheng Pinoy, a group of tricycle drivers.

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    Abalos brother leads group of tricycle drivers

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquire...ticle_id=57178



    By Christian V. Esguerra
    Inquirer
    Last updated 05:37am (Mla time) 03/27/2007


    MANILA, Philippines -- What does a doctor of medicine have to do with a group of tricycle drivers seeking representation in Congress?

    Not only that, Dr. Arsenio Abalos is also the elder brother of Benjamin Abalos Sr., chair of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

    Akbayan party-list Rep. Loretta Ann Rosales Monday raised the issue before the Comelec, questioning the legality and propriety of the body accrediting a supposed party-list organization involving a close relative of its chair.

    “There’s a conflict of interest,” Rosales Monday told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview. “My gosh, you are the chair of the Comelec ... Jurisprudence itself says that nominees and leaders of a party-list organization must themselves be reflective of a marginalized (sector).”

    Arsenio Abalos is a director of Biyaheng Pinoy, a group of tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong City where the Comelec chair lives and had served as mayor, according to Rosales. She said the group had been organized by the city’s vice mayor.

    Dubious backgrounds

    “(A)re you to say that it is of no importance to you that a brother of no less than the chair of the Comelec is a high-ranking leader of a party-list group you recently accredited?” she said in a letter to Abalos Monday.

    Rosales identified Biyaheng Pinoy as one of at least 11 party-list groups accredited by the Comelec despite their allegedly “dubious” backgrounds.

    At least four of them -- Akbay Pinoy, Babae Ka, Aksyon Sambayanan, and Ang Kasangga -- were allegedly fronting for Sigaw ng Bayan, the Malacañang-backed group behind the failed plan to revise the Constitution via a signature campaign last year.

    Organized by Malacañang



    Criticized for seeking a congressional seat through a “marginalized” group he doesn’t technically belong to, Dr. Arsenio Abalos made a candid admission on Tuesday about how he became a nominee of the party-list Biyaheng Pinoy.

    Abalos, 73, said the group had tapped him for the party-list elections because of his involvement with the plight of tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong where he is chair of Barangay Hagdan-Bato Itaas. In his 12 years as a village official, he said he served as adviser to the drivers and handled franchise applications for six years.

    Abalos said Biyaheng Pinoy had five nominees, among whom was the daughter of administration senatorial candidate Vic Magsaysay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyonder View Post
    its a free country, unmasked mo mukha mo kung ayaw mo sila.
    Our nation is plagued with the so-called BROKEN WORLD of technocratic materialism - defined many years ago by leading philosopher GABRIEL MARCEL.

    American and our country are no longer free. Democracy had been muddled cursed and turned to money politics of hatred and vengeance.

    Biyanheng PINOY of Dr. Arsenio Abalos PERSECUTED the filipino soul and mind, making it a doll, a tanaguchi, who cannot even dream.

    WALA NA TAYONG PAG-ASA ang mga mayayaman na lang at nasa poder.
    BUT BUT BUT
    when I read the aparador of books of BUDDHA I saw a pattern: KARMA is universal, and it crept deeply in the ABALOS family starting 2004.

    deaths, illnesses, ....
    Remember chair ben was a mere pulotboy of golf courses
    and Dr. arsenio even borrowed P 17,000 from NONOY of cainta. That statement was made in front of a rich lady at wack wack.

    NOw, they have tons of money, where did it come from... as LINKS said: from malacanang ... as the campaign kitty of GMA came from the pcso cards of GULAY bedridden honey girl KARMA singson...

    THE WRITING ON THE WALL: unmask AND REPENT:

    sunday, May 06, 2007
    Sun.star Essay: Where is hope?
    By Erma M. Cuizon
    Sun.star Essay

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb...tar.essay.html


    WHEN you search “Filipino” in the Internet, you get data not only on Philippine tourist spots, the form of government, the history of colonization but also about depression and gloom, and distrust during election time.

    But they talk of hope, too.



    And hope is, “Will go abroad and try my luck.”

    This, in general, is what a recent article on the Pinoy in the New York Times Magazine is all about. It’s a cover story, in fact, with the picture of a Filipina walking by the beach, written by reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jason DeParle in a title that’s both strange and familiar, “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves.”

    The bare facts are: almost 10 per cent of the 89 million Filipinos live abroad in at least 170 countries, outside 1/4 of the number who are seafarers.

    But there’s another kind of hope.

    Alexander Lacson, author of a thin book called “12 Little Things (Every Filipino can do) To Help Our Country” has hopes while staying at home. And he thinks part of the answer to our problems is accepting the fact that we each have little things to do and do well within our own ability. He’s selling trust and hope, then closing his eyes to wish for the best.

    The Filipino, perhaps, doesn’t look at himself as part of a whole. He feels he has to help himself, first, and lastly, the long line of relatives and the neighbors. He doesn’t think that, say, segregating his garbage correctly could go a long way enhance positive living.

    When the Filipino abroad has saved enough, he comes home to take care of his family, builds that house, sends the children to school, for them in their turn to learn work outside the country. And he has now enough extra money to contribute to civic organizations. Meanwhile, he doesn’t segregate his garbage, he has broken one or two traffic rules, he hasn’t paid the SSS contribution of his new employee, he doesn’t even go out to vote, unless the candidate is a relative.

    No, the Filipino doesn’t see himself as a strong part of the whole country. He thinks fighting corruption in government, say, is the concern of the few honest insiders, or the top leadership, or angry militants.

    So is there hope?

    Antonio Meloto, a leader of the Gawad Kalinga movement, thinks the “Filipino spirit is rising.” The locals volunteer in building homes for the poor, the Pinoys outside send in money—Filipino businessmen and professionals in Los Angeles, nurses in North California building homes in Bicol.

    And so others see hope in the dark.

    Remember the Social Weather survey undertaken last year to determine (not elections, thank God!) how Filipinos saw the coming year? It has always been with hope. And the 2006 survey revealed, not surprisingly, that a total of 91 per cent of adult Filipinos saw hope beyond the New Year. Philippines Today publisher, Benigno Tutor, Jr. says that critics of the survey think the hope the optimistic Filipino sees in the beginning of the year is an offshoot of “bahala na.” That’s why it’s easier for the Filipino to smile and endure.

    Is there really hope?

    It hurts when you read something like what a Filipino expatriate, who comes home for quick vacations, finds—the same old heartaches of a people. A UK resident and Sun.Star Cebu columnist Allan Batuhan says, “When I return home (to the Philippines) in another May time…I might yet again be composing a piece like this—so bereft of hope, so empty of promise and so full of pain.”

    Have you heard of the Philippine silk produced by farmers in Bago City, Negros Occidental? It’s a long story of hope.

    (bird_song2002@hotmail.com)

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    thanks for the info on the abaloses, juana.

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    eto na kompletong list ng nominees (mula sa http://barethelist.wordpress.com/nominees/ )


    Party-list organizations and their nominees

    1-United Transport Koalisyon (1- Utak)

    1. Vigor Ma. D. Mendoza II
    2. Homero A. Mercado
    3. Zenaida J. De Castro
    4. Efren A. De Luna
    5. Ryan Benjamin C. Yu

    (Akong Ako Kasosyo Party) Kasosyo Producer- Exchange Association, Inc. (AA- KASOSYO)

    1. Dionisio Magpantay
    2. Felix A. Brawner, Jr.
    3. Caridad R. Delgado
    4. Luis R. Casimiro
    5. Alberto L. Ong, Jr.
    6. Francis T. Afulugencia



    Aangat Tayo (AT)

    1. Daryl Grace J. Abayon
    2. Eden Debulgado Rivera
    3. Meriam Lasta Paylaga
    4. Jean Andaca Bautista
    5. Dannelyn J. Letran

    Abakada-Guro Party (ABAKADA)

    1. Jonathan A. dela Cruz
    2. Samson S. Alcantara
    3. Cecilia M. Dy
    4. Jose Floro Crisologo
    5. Jerry D. Alfonso



    Abanse Pinay (ABANSE PINAY)

    1. Teresa Banaynal Fernandez
    2. Kalayaan Pulido-Constantino
    3. Yasmin B. Lao
    4. Rebecca N. Tanada
    5. Isabelita Solamo Constantino
    6. Lucia Evelina O. Melecio-Tan
    7. Paulina Lawsin Nayra
    8. Mary Ann Duran-Dino



    Abante Ilonggo Inc. (ABA ILONGO)

    1. Aguinaldo L. Miravalles
    2. Arturo P. Mejorada
    3. Robert C. Doromal
    4. Anecito B. Magbato
    5. Rogelio S. Setubal



    Abono Party List (ABONO)

    1. Roberto Raymund M. Estrella
    2. Francisoc Emmanuel R. Ortega
    3. Ramon M. Morden
    4. Rosendo O. So
    5. Fa Sison Almasan



    Action for Democracy and Development – Tribal People (ADD-TRIBAL)

    1. Dr. Abdurahman U. Amin
    2. Dr. Nejemah Mokiin S. Malna
    3. Datu Tayam P. Sangki
    4. Atty. Hasan G. Alam
    5. John Albert E. Cerveza



    Action for Teacher Empowerment through Action Cooperation and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms ( A TEACHER )

    1. Mariano U. Piamonte Jr.
    2. Ulpiano P. Sarmiento III
    3. Carolina C. Porio
    4. Nenita V. Habulan
    5. Julieta R. Cortuna



    Advocates for Special Children and the Handicapped Movement (ASAHAN MO)

    1. Oscar G. Yabes
    2. David Jonathan V. Yap
    3. Lino Siao Ong
    4. Jose L. Lipa, Jr.
    5. Voltaire Dela Cruz Mauricio



    Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano, Inc. (AGBIAG)

    1. Marcelo T. Farinas II
    2. Samuel V. Tomas
    3. Rogelio G. Mendoza
    4. Ruth Joy L. Guinid
    5. Alex M. Manalo



    Aging Pilipino Organization, Inc. (AGING PINOY)

    1. Edwin L. Lisondra
    2. Ernesto M. Camaino
    3. Rosalinda V. Dacanay
    4. Alma A. Lood
    5. Esther B. Sales



    Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP)

    1. Nicanor M. Briones
    2. Cesar A. Cobrador
    3. Rico B. Geron
    4. Albert Roque T. Lim
    5. Victorino Michael I. Lescano



    Ahon Pinoy (AHON)

    1. Dante Francis M. Ang II
    2. Bernardo F. Ople
    3. Ernesto C. Herrera III
    4. Alfredo M. De La Rosa
    5. Ricardo S. Arevalo



    Ahonbayan (AHONBAYAN)

    1. Edgar A. Catarongan
    2. Edgardo C. Manda
    3. Raden C. Sakaluran
    4. Antonio Mariano C. Almeda
    5. Erlindo L. Modar

    Akbay Pinoy OFW – National, Inc (APOI)

    1. Melchor P. Rosales
    2. Floyd N. Feraren
    3. Adelaida S. Lazaro
    4. Alexander S. Galura
    5. Zenaida D. Toledo

    Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party (AKBAYAN)

    1. Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel
    2. Walden F. Bello
    3. Enrico G. Dayanghirang
    4. Byron D. Bocar
    5. Vicente A. Fabe



    Aksyon Sambayanan (AKSA)

    1. Elizabeth C. Angsioco
    2. Timoteo Aa. Aranjuez
    3. Mao K. Andong, Jr.
    4. Fernando D. Gana
    5. Donna Antoinette A. Casio
    6. Hadji A. Balajadia



    Alagad (ALAGAD)

    1st set of nominees:

    1. Rodante D. Marcoleta
    2. Alberto M. Malvar
    3. Sergio C. Manzana
    4. Renato S. Cabling
    5. Miguelito C. Bajas

    2nd set on nominees

    1. Diogenes D. Osabel
    2. Julian C. Mislang, Jr.
    3. Ric O. Domingo
    4. Henry A. Asistin
    5. Hermenegildo T. Encierto, Jr.



    Alay sa Bayan ng Malayang Propesyonal at Repormang Kalakal (ABAY PARAK)

    1. Nilo L. Geon zon
    2. Datu Michael A. Kida
    3. Virgilio M. Acabal
    4. Mervin S. Natalicio
    5. Nilo R. Quiros

    Alliance for Barangay Concerns (ABC)

    1. Rafaelito N. Villavicencio
    2. Josephine G. Herrera
    3. Jovita Tuela Z. Ouano
    4. Emmanuel Thomas H. Neria



    Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD)

    1. Pastor M. Alcover, Jr
    2. Ruben R. Platon
    3. David S. Odilao, Jr.
    4. Provo B. Antipasado, Jr.
    5. Domingo M. Balang



    Alliance of Associations of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS)

    1. Ranulfo C. Feliciano
    2. Isidro G. Lapuz
    3. Lope B. Santos III
    4. Atty. Ranulfo P. Verian
    5. Engr. Ascencion G. Fonte Jr.

    Alliance of Neo-Conservatives (ANC)

    1. Gamaliel A. Cordoba
    2. Quirino D. Dela Torre
    3. Emilio B. Cayadona
    4. Manuel C. Reyes, Jr.
    5. Rene P. De Assis, Jr.





    Alliance of People’s Organization (APO)

    1. Oscar A. Marmeto
    2. Val Adriano Guevara
    3. Remigio C. Agustin
    4. Allan M. Maasir
    5. Cesar Y. Palma

    Alliance for Rural Concerns (ARC)

    1. Narciso D. Santiago III
    2. Oscar D. Francisco
    3. Kashmir B. Leyretana
    4. Basilio P. Propongo
    5. Isidro A. Suedad

    Alliance of Vendors & Traders of the Phils. (VENDORS)

    1. Yussu C. R. Macalangcom
    2. Naguib A. Munder
    3. Saidamen M. Tabao
    4. Hilda Sacay-Clave
    5. Narciso G. Quiogue



    Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE)

    1. Eulogio R. Magsaysay
    2. Jose C. Baesa
    3. Adelaida R. Magsaysay
    4. Percival J. Macapagal
    5. Aladino L. Leccio



    Alliance Transport Sector (ATS)

    1. Jaime S. Domdom
    2. Sarcawi H. Nasser
    3. Leopoldo M. Villarena
    4. Floro S. Arceta
    5. Benjamin E. Rubio



    Alyansa ng Mamamayang Naghihirap (ALMANA)

    1. Honesto L. Cueva
    2. Ernesto R. Arellano
    3. Eduardo F. Landayan
    4. Lourdes A. Gula
    5. Mario L. Aguirre



    Akapin (AKAPIN)

    1. Oscar J. Taleon
    2. Teofilo B. dela Cruz
    3. Jonathan P. Capanas
    4. Marlon C. Advincula
    5. Carmen R. Zubiage



    Alyansa ng mga Grupoing Haligi ng Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (AGHAM)

    1. Emil Q. Javier
    2. Saeed Sarapio A. Daof
    3. Angel C. Alcala
    4. Mario M. Movillon
    5. Ruben C. Gamala



    Alyansa ng Sambayan para sa Pagbabago (ASAP)

    1. Voltaire Francisco B. Banzon
    2. Roy P. Mahinay Sr.
    3. Carlito B. Cubelo
    4. Anthony B. Francisco
    5. Leonora M. Protacio
    6. Amado J. Domingo



    Aba-ako (ABA-AKO)

    1. Leonardo Q. Montemayor
    2. Dioscoro A. Granada
    3. Manuel G. Arejola
    4. Percival C. Chavez
    5. Bernadette B. Lingo
    6. Rene C. Bullecer



    An Waray (AN WARAY)

    1. Florencio Gabriel G. Noel
    2. Neil Benedict A. Montejo
    3. Michelle P. Mendiola
    4. Jason L. Alve
    5. Ranilo T. Maat



    Anak Mindanao (AMIN)

    1. Mujiv S. Hataman
    2. Ariel C. Hernandez
    3. Arnel N. Arbison
    4. Erlinda N. Senturias
    5. Quini Gine W. Areola



    Anak Pawis (ANAK PAWIS)

    1. Crispin B. Beltran
    2. Rafael V. Mariano
    3. Joel B. Maglunsod
    4. Fernando L. Hicap
    5. Ferdinand R. Gaite
    6. (not submitted)
    7. Jaime S. Paglinawan
    8. Orly E. Marcellana
    9. Joselito V. Ustarez
    10. Wilfredo A. Marbella
    11. Jose Roy G. Velez
    12. Nicolas S. Galia
    13. Carmen T. Buena
    14. Jacinto F. Tanduyan
    15. Medardo R. Roda



    Ang Bagong Bayan na Magtataguyod ng Demokratikong Ideolohiya at Layunin (BANDILA)

    1. Luth Myr P. Teoxon
    2. Lucas M. Managuelod
    3. Benasing A. Macarambon III
    4. Alexander D. Mañalac
    5. Gilberto A. Ricafort



    Ang Galing Pinoy (A.G.)

    1. Bernardo R. Corella Jr.
    2. Ronnie D. Remedios
    3. Leborio M. Jangao Jr.
    4. Bai H. Laila Y. Abbas
    5. Enrique S. Atanacio



    Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino (ALIF)

    1. Hon. Acmad M. Tomawis
    2. Aissah M. Tomawis
    3. Raima Macalandong T. Cali
    4. Jamela M. Tomawis
    5. Gamal M. Tomawis



    Ang Samahan sng mga Mangangalakal para sa Ikauunlad ng Lokal na Ekonomiya (A SMILE)

    1. Eduardo Ma. R. Santos
    2. Ronald Francisco Lim
    3. Anthony P. Dequiña
    4. Jaime G. Napoles
    5. Manuel R. Jarmin

    Angat Antas Kabuhayan Pilipino Movement (Aangat Ka Pilipino)

    1. Eduardo C. Morales
    2. Nasser J. Halipa
    3. Solomon C. Cnoy
    4. Ephraim P. Advincula
    5. Elias B. Beltran



    Aangat Ating Kabuhayan Pilipinas, Inc (ANAK)

    1. Eduardo B. Octaviano, Jr.
    2. Delfin C. Genio Jr.
    3. Kenneth T. Gatchalian
    4. Ramon L. Morillo
    5. Marcelo D. Sigue



    Arts Business and Science Professionals (ABS)

    1. Catalina G. Leonen-Pizarro
    2. Eugene Michael B. De Vera
    3. Catalino O. Lanting
    4. Yolanda C. Aguilar
    5. Mary T. Jazul
    6. Justino I. Valdez



    Asosasyon ng mga Maliliit na Negosyanteng Gumaganap (AMANG)

    1. Marcelino P. Arias
    2. Giovanni H. Melgar
    3. Enrique M. Fajardo
    4. Agustin B. Abella
    5. Isagani G. Calderon



    Assalam Bangsamoro People’s Party (ASSALAM)

    1. Datu Pendatun B. Disimban
    2. Bai Sittie Zohora Montañer
    3. Jolly S. Lais
    4. Anwat Tucar Rasul
    5. Abdulrakman D. Ampatuan



    Association of Administrators, Professional and Seniors (AAPS)

    1. Edna B. Azurin
    2. Joseph D. Logronio
    3. Rene B. Azurin
    4. Josegfina E. San Juan
    5. Felicisima S. Teododro



    Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)

    1. Edgar L. Valdez
    2. Ernesto C. Pablo
    3. Sunny Rose A. Madamba
    4. Mariano C. Corvera, Jr.
    5. Ponciano D. Payuyo
    6. Lamberto M. Canlas



    Babae para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA)

    1. Rosalinda Q. Dagami
    2. Ruth E. Vasquez
    3. Maria Corazon M. Tumang
    4. Aida Cristina M. Sunga
    5. Ma. Luisa Z. Lantin*



    Bago National Cultural Society of the Philippines, Inc. (BAGO)

    1. Alexander G. Bistoyong
    2. Perfecto U. Litap
    3. Rudolfo A. Lockey
    4. Inocencio G. Carganilla
    5. George D. Banayos



    BATAS

    1. Daniel S. Razon
    2. Melanio L. Mauricio, Jr.
    3. Jose Y. Sonza
    4. Ariel M. Pacis
    5. Olivia G. Coo



    Bagong Tao Movement (BTM)

    1. Arthur Alvin A. Aguilar
    2. Mignon M. Fernando
    3. Armando M. Escanto
    4. Norman Vincent S. Bungubung
    5. Richard V. Reverente



    Bahandi sa Kaumahan’ug Kadagatan (BAHANDI)

    1. Ali B. Sangki
    2. Eduard B. Trinidad
    3. Jose G. Agduma
    4. Esteban M. Salinas
    5. Julio R. Bincay



    Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (BANAT)

    1. Salvador B. Britanico
    2. Raul Lambino
    3. Joel C. Mendez
    4. Ricardo G. San Juan, Jr.
    5. Rodolfo R. Zalazar



    Bayan Muna (BAYAN MUNA)

    1. Saturnino C. Ocampo
    2. Teodoro A. Casiño
    3. Neri J. Colminares
    4. Elpidio A. Pulmano
    5. Alfonso M. Cinco IV
    6. Siegfred D. Deduro
    7. Roman L. Polintan
    8. Bayani O. Cabronero
    9. Hope V. Hervilla
    10. Cynthia N. Lumbera
    11. Joven G. Laura



    Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS)

    1. Sheryl G. See
    2. Johnny G. Tan
    3. Carlos A. Bathan
    4. Mario B. Cornista



    Biyaheng Pinoy (BP)

    1. Jesus C. Cruz
    2. Arsenio S. Abalos
    3. Mary Rose Magsaysay-Crisostomo
    4. Danilo B. Cagas
    5. Muamar Abudurahim Akbar



    Biyayang Bukid (BIYAYANG BUKID)

    1. Teofilo M. Villamar
    2. John Erwin S. Teodoro
    3. Teodoro G. Montoro
    4. Arsenio A. Esteras, Jr.
    5. Albino C. Pardiñez, Jr.



    Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY)

    1st set of nominees:

    1. Hans Christian M. Señeres
    2. Hermenegildo C. Dumlao
    3. Antonio R. Bautista
    4. Victor Pablo C. Trinidad
    5. Eduardo C. Solangon, Jr.

    2nd set of nominees:

    1. Rene M. Velarde
    2. Ma. Carissa O. Coscolluela
    3. William Irwin C. Tieng
    4. Melchor R. Monsod
    5. Teresita B. Villarama



    Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC)

    1. Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva
    2. Luis K. Lokin, Jr.
    3. Atty. Cinchona C. Gonzales
    4. Sherwin N. Tugna
    5. Emil L. Galang



    Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines (SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.)

    1. Atty. Godofredo V. Arquiza
    2. Jose T. Pamplona, Sr.
    3. Bienvenido M. Lim Rañola
    4. Marcelino M. dela Cruz
    5. Luciano E. Beltran
    6. Atty. Benjamin M. Tomimbang, Sr.



    Cocofed-Philippine Coconut Producers Federation, Inc. (COCOFED)

    1. Domingo P. Espina
    2. Efren M. Villaseñor
    3. Saida E. Wong
    4. Federico M. Mortola
    5. Oscar T. Pialago



    Confederation of Grains Retailers Association of the Philippines (GRECON)

    1. Pablo R. Gonzales, Jr.
    2. Helen M. Osin
    3. Zenaida D. Lim
    4. Fortunato Y. Miranda
    5. Celsa J. Bernales



    COOP-NATCCO Network Party (COOPNATCCO)

    1. Guillermo P. Cua
    2. Jose R. Ping-ay
    3. Cresente C. Paez
    4. Luis D. Carrillo
    5. Romulo F. Caceres
    6. Emmanuel L. Solis, Jr.



    Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA)

    1. Emmeline Y. Aglipay
    2. Pepito M. Pico
    3. Jamairy L. Domado
    4. J. Roberto L. Abling
    5. Luisita P. Agbayani



    Filipinos for Peace, Justice and Progress Movement (FPJPM)

    1. Lorenzo Y. Cadsawan
    2. Oscar A. Valera Jr.
    3. Roger M. Federezo
    4. Evangeline G. Reyes
    5. Amoran Mai Batara



    Gabriela Women’s Party (Gabriela)

    1. Liza T. Largoza-Maza
    2. Luzviminda C. Ilagan
    3. Flora Belinan
    4. Nenita Cherniguin
    5. Helen Asdolo
    6. Maria Lourdes T. Jarabe
    7. Nenita M. Tampico
    8. Lucia F. Francisco
    9. Elena L. Bianan
    10. Marites L. Pielago



    Hanay ng Aping Pinoy (HAPI)

    1. Jamie Flores Zarraga
    2. Tranquilino Urmeneta Picson
    3. Nino Tolentino Zarraga
    4. Ricardo Bopte Pajarillaga
    5. Edgardo Macario Roxas



    Kabataan Party-list (Kabataan)

    1. Raymond V. Palatino
    2. Enrico P. Almonguerra
    3. Mary Francis Veloso
    4. Mark Lovis B. Galanga
    5. Ma. Clarizza Z. Singson
    6. Angela B. Colmenares-Sabino



    Kabukluran ng mga Kababaihan Filipina sa Timog Katagalugan Inc. (Buklod Filipina)

    1. Zenaida T. Tobias
    2. Cynthia L. Lising
    3. Virginia A. Teodosio
    4. Cristina C. Pacheco
    5. Josefina T. Fuentes



    Kalahi-Advocates for Overseas Filipino (KALAHI)

    1. Apostol Poe M. Gratela
    2. Karlo Alexi B. Nograles
    3. Luisito V. Clavano
    4. Sunday Manlangit Olis
    5. Russel Contemplacion Almarez



    Kapatiran ng mga Kulong na Walang Sala (KAKUSA)

    1. Ranulfo P. Canonigo
    2. Omar A. Rivera
    3. Ma. Jesusa A. Sespene
    4. Josie F. Manalo
    5. Ophelia G. Javier



    Kasangga sa Kaunlaran Inc. (Ang Kasangga)

    1. Gaspar DL. Gamban
    2. Alvin L, Cabatit
    3. Felicitas R. Lomotan
    4. Rosalito D. Trinidad
    5. Albert K. Suarez



    Butil Farmers Party (BUTIL)

    1. Leonila V. Chavez
    2. Agapito H. Guanlao
    3. Herminio G. Ocampo
    4. Reynaldo C. Capalad
    5. Rufino C. Hernandez

    Novelty Entrepreneurship and Livelihood for Food Inc. (NEELFFI)

    1. Hussein P. Pangandaman
    2. Perla C. Baldemor
    3. Rogelio F. Valle
    4. Mohammad Isa Perfecto C. Vergel de Dios Jr.
    5. Alfredo I. Nengasca
    6. Reuben F. Valle



    Parents Enabling Parents (PEP)

    1. Philip H. Piccio
    2. Vicente P. Ortuoste
    3. Victoria Gomez Jacinto
    4. Cornelio C. Zafra
    5. Jocelyn M. Upano



    Partido ng Manggagawa (PM)

    1. Gerardo F. Rivera
    2. Judy Ann C. Miranda
    3. Ma. Luisa P. Parroco
    4. Eliseo D. Alim



    People’s Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)

    1. Ronaldo A. Lumbao
    2. Benita C. Tanyag
    3. Cynthia I. Villarin
    4. Jervina N. Maglunob
    5. Amado S. Masulit



    Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA)

    1. Davey Christian R. Chua
    2. Enrico A. Pineda
    3. Jerry Herman G. Cordiñera
    4. Orlando G. Castelo
    5. Steven Anthony T. Relova



    Sandigang Maralita (SM)

    1. Sultan Moh’d Yussoph Abdulkhayer P.C. Sambitory
    2. Datu Alioden P. Noor Jr.
    3. Sdg. Salem O. Batua-An
    4. Bai Johaimah N. Sacar
    5. Mr. Erwin B. Culanag



    Sanlakas

    1. Jose Virgilio L. Bautista
    2. Nilda C. Lagman-Sevilla
    3. Wilson M. Fortaleza
    4. Flora A. Santos
    5. Bibiano C. Rivera



    Seaman’s Party Inc. (SPI)

    1. Nestor M. Vargas
    2. Danila R. Mauro
    3. Marcelino J. Villanueva
    4. Rodrigo A. De Villa
    5. Ulyses M. Sapalo



    Suara Bangsamoro Party-list (SUARA)

    1. Zaynab A. Ampatuan
    2. Amirah Ali Lidasan
    3. Samaon Sammy Buat
    4. Macasalong P. Sarip
    5. Fridah G. Olama



    Sulong Barangay Movement (SB)

    1. Efren O. Docena
    2. Roberto G. Brillante
    3. Jorge M. Mariano
    4. Fustino S. Tugade, Jr.
    5. Romeo T. Valorozo



    The True Marcos Loyalist Association Inc. (BANTAY)

    1. Jovito S. Palparan, Jr.
    2. Ramon Y. Garcia
    3. Benjamin I. Angeles
    4. Alan L. Guevara
    5. Agnes L. Reaño



    Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP)

    1. Raymond D.C. Mendoza
    2. Arnel Z. Dolendo
    3. Alexander H.G. Aguilar
    4. Temistocles S. Dejon, Jr.
    5. Michael D.C. Mendoza



    Union of the Masses for Democracy and Justice (UMDJ)

    1. Virgilio S. Eustaquio
    2. Salvador S. Panelo
    3. Ruben S. Dionisio
    4. Denis P. Ibona



    United Movement Against Drugs Foundation Inc. (UNI MAD)

    1. Teodoro L. Lim
    2. Alphonsus P. Crucero
    3. Enrique B. Galang Jr.
    4. Antonio M. Rom III
    5. Manuel C. Mendoza



    Veterans Freedom Party (VFP)

    1st set of nominees:

    1. Estrella DL. Santos
    2. Ma. Esperanza H. de Ocampo
    3. Rey P. Gavina
    4. Peregrino M. Andres
    5. Justice Manuel R. Pamaran

    2nd set of nominees:

    1. Rodrigo B. Gutang
    2. Francisco L. Tolin
    3. Juanito B. Aquias
    4. Jaime C. Echeverria
    5. Nestor C. Castillo



    You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP)

    1. Carol Jayne B. Lopez
    2. Haron D. Omar
    3. Ernesto A. Moya
    4. Arnel A. Zapatos
    5. Alexis Wayne P. Valdivia

  12. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by juanatoledo View Post
    THe author and readers of this thread must be very INTERESTED in my own PERSONAL info about ARSENIO:

    I NEVER met him.

    But I met and talked for one hour with

    NONOY

    from CAINTA. It was 1pm when a rich lady from # 8 Wack Wack COndo 27 floor where her room fronts that of perfecto yasay -
    ONE ON ONE

    Nonoy narrated to me:

    He is a very close friend of ARSENIO ABALOS, since the latter borrowed P 17,000 from his during the times that chair ABALOS is just PULOT BOY in the GOLF pointing to the areas below us, the WACK WACK golf course...

    SO, arsenio and ben became so RICH... and the rich lady was even offered by NONOY to approach him and arsenio towards the COMELEC if she has an ELECTION case. And the rich lady TURNED down the offer... she became rich not thru dirty money...

    NONOY is the main companion of DR. ARSENIO in this BIYAHENG PINOY scam ...
    where did they get the MONEY for the campaign?

    remeber the 2004 DIRE FATES?

    DIVERTICULOSIS of chair ben abalos,
    the death of chiara marie of mysterious one day virus, the daughter of BEN HUR son of chair ben abalos
    plus death of arsenio's relative
    echiverri who was gunned down?

    25 April, 2005, Dr. Nicolo Echiveri“(in-law of VOMELEC Chairman Benjamin ABALOS, and husband of daughter of Arsenio, brother of the Chairman, and relative of, Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “RECOM” Echiverri) was ambushed, 7:45 a.m.,

    Echiverri is the nephew-in-law of Commission on Elections Chair Benjamin Abalos, being the husband of his niece. He’s also a distant relative of Mayor Recom Echiverri of Caloocan City.

    On April 25 Echiverri, 40, was driving his maroon Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI (UNB-312) on his way to work at the Fortune Care Clinic at 806 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, around 7:30 a.m. when he was waylaid by three men at the corner of Celia and San Rafael streets in Barangay Plain*view, Pasig City
    .

    The three men shot up his car with .45-caliber pistol bullets while three others served as lookouts.

    Despite his injuries, Echiverri managed to drive away from the site of the ambush while the assassins fled in a tricycle.

    Echiverri was rushed to the Mandaluyong City Medical Center but declared dead on arrival.

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/...51004top8.html



    Among the 34 is Biyaheng Langit, which represents tricycle drivers and has for its nominee Dr. Arsenio Abalos, the brother of Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos.


    BIYAHENG PINOY

    An “association” of tricyle drivers, Arsenio Abalos, the elder brother of COMELEC chairman Benjamin Abalos sits as director and national council member of the party. Also, the group was founded and chaired by Mandaluyong Vice-Mayor Jesus Cruz, who claims to be a tricycle operator before.

    According to a January 27, 2007 news report by Malaya newspaper, COMELEC insiders reportedly said that Biyaheng Pinoy has earned a moniker inside the poll agency as “Asosasyon ng mga Kamag-anak at Kapitbahay ni Abalos or AKKA.”

    The same report said Biyaheng Pinoy’s application has been kept secret. Its name was omitted in the roster of party-list petitioners.

    Cruz, an ally of the Abalos clan, is on his last term while Arsenio is a barangay captain in Hagdang Bato Itaas.

    Cruz originally planned to contest the lone congressional district of Mandaluyong occupied by Rep. Benhur Abalos but opted to run under Biyaheng Pinoy. He is the legal adviser of the National Confederation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines.

    Arsenio is said to be planning again to run for mayor but was prevailed upon to run under Biyaheng Pinoy as one of its nominees.
    Mandaluyong insiders said the arrangement was forged so as not to spoil the agreement between Benhur and Mayor Neptali Gonzales Jr. that they would switch places in this year’s elections.

    The young Abalos is set to return as mayor while Gonzales will stage a comeback in Congress.

    =========

    22 April, 2005, the prologue diverticulosis hospitalization of COMELEC Chairman Benjamin ABALOS (kickers of GMA’s campaign kitty) before the May 11, 2004 elections was followed by TWIN family tragedies:

    E. Coli mysterious death of daughter of Cong. Benhur ABALOS, and fatal ambush of Dr. Nicolo Echiverri,

    =========

    LINKS TO PROVE BIYAHENG PINOY DR ARSENIO ABALOS IS SCAM :

    http://pedestrianobserver.wordpress....s-on-the-rise/

    BOGUS PARTY LIST IN THE PHILIPPINES ON THE RISE!

    The Urban Poor for Legal Reforms (UP-LR) and Bantay R.A. 7941 (the law that created the party-list system) have sought the disqualification of 44 sectoral nominees led by Biyaheng Pinoy bets lawyer Jesus Cruz and Dr. Arsenio Abalos.

    The two groups argue that Cruz, being the incumbent vice mayor of Mandaluyong City, and Abalos, brother of Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr, could not represent Biyaheng Pinoy which is a tricycle drivers’ organization.

    Myrna Porcare, UP-LR secretary general, said some people have sought the “bastardization” of the party-list system to deprive the poor from being represented in government.

    “Do you believe that a transport group would be represented by a doctor who is a brother of the chairman and by one who is a vice mayor?,” she asked.

    “The party-list system was set up for the poor. The way it is happening now, the rich are stealing the rights of the poor,” she added.

    The poll body’s legal department has been refusing media access to the list of party-list nominees saying that doing so would defeat the spirit of sectoral representation.


    =======

    http://migs.wordpress.com/2007/04/12...-commissioner/

    I read this news at inquirer.net.

    Dr. Arsenio Abalos, brother of Comelec Chairman Bejamin Abalos Sr., is a nominee of the party-list Biyaheng Pinoy, a group of tricycle drivers.

    ========

    Abalos brother leads group of tricycle drivers

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquire...ticle_id=57178



    By Christian V. Esguerra
    Inquirer
    Last updated 05:37am (Mla time) 03/27/2007


    MANILA, Philippines -- What does a doctor of medicine have to do with a group of tricycle drivers seeking representation in Congress?

    Not only that, Dr. Arsenio Abalos is also the elder brother of Benjamin Abalos Sr., chair of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

    Akbayan party-list Rep. Loretta Ann Rosales Monday raised the issue before the Comelec, questioning the legality and propriety of the body accrediting a supposed party-list organization involving a close relative of its chair.

    “There’s a conflict of interest,” Rosales Monday told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview. “My gosh, you are the chair of the Comelec ... Jurisprudence itself says that nominees and leaders of a party-list organization must themselves be reflective of a marginalized (sector).”

    Arsenio Abalos is a director of Biyaheng Pinoy, a group of tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong City where the Comelec chair lives and had served as mayor, according to Rosales. She said the group had been organized by the city’s vice mayor.

    Dubious backgrounds

    “(A)re you to say that it is of no importance to you that a brother of no less than the chair of the Comelec is a high-ranking leader of a party-list group you recently accredited?” she said in a letter to Abalos Monday.

    Rosales identified Biyaheng Pinoy as one of at least 11 party-list groups accredited by the Comelec despite their allegedly “dubious” backgrounds.

    At least four of them -- Akbay Pinoy, Babae Ka, Aksyon Sambayanan, and Ang Kasangga -- were allegedly fronting for Sigaw ng Bayan, the Malacañang-backed group behind the failed plan to revise the Constitution via a signature campaign last year.

    Organized by Malacañang



    Criticized for seeking a congressional seat through a “marginalized” group he doesn’t technically belong to, Dr. Arsenio Abalos made a candid admission on Tuesday about how he became a nominee of the party-list Biyaheng Pinoy.

    Abalos, 73, said the group had tapped him for the party-list elections because of his involvement with the plight of tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong where he is chair of Barangay Hagdan-Bato Itaas. In his 12 years as a village official, he said he served as adviser to the drivers and handled franchise applications for six years.

    Abalos said Biyaheng Pinoy had five nominees, among whom was the daughter of administration senatorial candidate Vic Magsaysay.
    namiss ko si Judge Floro sa ganitong mga posts. nasaan na siya? Judge ikaw ba yan?

  13. #12
    I had faced a hypocrite jesuit in 1999. My classmates Cesar Villanueva was not yet dean. My schoolmate Sedfrey Candelaria now asst. dean, and a commissioner of rights of children, when we both faced Erap on December 8, 1998, side by side with Chief Justice Narvasa and the most hated chief justice in history DAVIDE who caused the sufferings of filipinos, when he at 12 nn on jan 20 01, used psalm 62 at 3am to have awaken the 2nd most hated chief justice PANGANIBAN to swear the ONE who STOLE THE PRESIDENCY not once but twice according to ka SUSAN,

    this Jesuit is so brilliant but lacked the moral ascendancy that San Ignacio de Loyola taught us, RATIO STUDIORUM, so, I consider ATENEO as a factory of elites which do not obey the mandate of LOYOLA from Spain:

    As we read this,

    BERNAS miserably failed to PAINT the supreme court decision as MERE BAND AID to the mouth of those who would cheat the nation:

    WHY SHOULD BERNAs NOT specify OF DR. ARSENIO ABALOS BIYAHENG PINOY as what the SUPREME COURT DECISION pointed or should PUNISH and expunge from the list?

    Why?

    BIYAHENG PINOY of DR. ARSENIO ABALOS is FALSE SHAM and ROTTEN TREE,

    bulok na PUNO

    and NONOY of Cainta is the one HAPPY with MONEYS over this scam!!!!!!!

    I learned from INDIA how to deal with these CHEATERS who get most of our moneys in the guise of TECHNICALITIES

    the SUPREME COURT DECISION HAS NOT TEETH:

    how can YOU PREVENT NONOY AND DR ARSENIO ABALOS FROM USING OUR NATION'S MONEY IN THIS SCAM BIYAHENG PINOY

    aber aber aber?????????????????


    http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquirer...ticle_id=64444

    SOUNDING BOARD
    More on the party-list system



    By Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J.
    Inquirer
    Last updated 02:15am (Mla time) 05/07/2007


    MANILA, Philippines - In my column lasrt week,I used two phrases: "party-list representation" and "sectoral representation." Some people have asked me whether they are two different things. Well, the answer is both yes and no. Better yet, one might say that sectoral representation can also take place within a party-list system.

    Part of the problem in trying to define the party-list system is the fact that there are various kinds of party-list systems. Writers speak of an open list system, or a closed list system, or a free list system. But the simplest of these is what is called the 'closed party-list system.'

    In the latter system, political parties make a list of their candidates in the order of preference. During elections, voters do not vote for individual candidates but for the party of their choice. After all the ballots are counted, seats are allotted to each party in accordance with the percentage of the popular vote each obtains. Thus, the party that obtains 30 percent of the popular votes would be allocated 30 percent of the available seats in the legislative body.

    What is the advantage of such a system? The advantage is that in such a system representation can be won not just by the major political parties but even by smaller parties which would otherwise not have a chance to win seats. Thus, the system is also called ìproportional representation.î Each party or interest group can win representation in proportion to the size of the constituency it represents. It is thus hoped that the system can be more democratic.

    Essentially, this is what we have in the House of Representatives, but with two major modifications. The first modification is that the system is not applied to the entire House but only to 20 percent of the House. The 20 percent limitation is an indication that it is meant to be a ìtoe in the waterî experiment which can be expanded if it works.

    The other modification is based on the assumption that the constitutional commission envisioned the system as a means for empowering disadvantaged sectors. Thus, during the first three terms of the post-Edsa Congress, only the disadvantaged sectors were allowed to participate. These sectors were identified as ìthe labor, peasant, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, women, youth, and such other sectors as may be provided by law, except the religious sector.î Traditional political parties were not allowed to participate.

    A subsequent decision of the Supreme Court, however, interpreting both the text of the Constitution and the party-list law, expanded this preference for the disadvantaged sectors beyond the three terms such that now only such sectors can participate in the system. This decision was a victory for those in the Constitutional Commission who had campaigned to permanently reserve party-list seats for disadvantaged groups. Thus, what we now have is a limited ìsectoral representationî within the party-list system. Sectoral groups win seats in proportion to the number of votes they obtain.

    What is happening now, however, is that, since party-list representation is reserved for disadvantaged groups, and since it is said that it is less expensive to win a party-list seat than it is to campaign for a district seat, disadvantaged sectors in need of campaign funds are tempted to sell seats to moneyed candidates who would like to win congressional seats at a cheaper cost.

    In the light of all this, there is another important aspect of the decision of the Supreme Court which needs special attention. The Court also said that ìthe persons nominated by the party-list candidate-organization must be persons belonging to marginalized and underrepresented sectors, organizations and parties.î

    The way I understand this pronouncement of the Court is that it is not enough that a person running for a party-list seat represent or feign to represent a disadvantaged sector. He must also belong to the disadvantaged group. As the Court also said, representation of the disadvantaged ìcan be feigned.î

    I am not sure, however, that such a requirement would always serve the best interest of disadvantaged groups. Such groups may be disadvantaged precisely because they do not have members capable of representing them in deliberative assemblies. Thus, I would rather read the Courtís language to mean that the person must at least have a track record of advocating the cause of the disadvantaged. Hence the urgent need of publicizing the names of nominees and the importance of the Supreme Courtís recent rebuff of the Comelecís hard-headed ìsecrecy policy.î

    Having said that, I might still have another problem. According to the Constitution, the only difference in qualifications between district representatives and party-list representatives is that a party-list representative does not represent a district and therefore need not have resided in a single district for at least one year immediately preceding the election. The Constitution does not seem to require an ideological qualification for a party-list representative. Or, does the Constitution imply such qualification?


    ============

    Who is this BERNAS?

    LOOK at his ateneo TRANSCRIPS
    yes he is SALUTATORIAN at the ateneo during his hey days and placed the bar

    BUT he cannot and will never ever
    BEAT my grades

    I speak with AUTHORITY


    I lament HOW BIYAHENG PINOY of DR. ARSENIO ABALOS would

    desecrate THE SACRED constitution that we filipinos made, created and believed in...

    DOES ARSENIO KNOW THE MEANING OF PARTY LIST

    AND DOES BERNAS REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARTY LIST AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION?

    oH MY GOD!!!!!!!

    Wala naman siyang sinacite na JOURNAL and LEDGERS of the the 1987 constit.

  14. #13

    Talking

    I don't remember a law that bars government employees from joining associations and running for elective positions. In fact, government employees are more in a position to push for changes in Congress than many well-meaning citizens. There are many idealistic, talented people in government working quietly in the sidelines to keep the government running and responsive to the needs of the people, and who would like to be better able to change many ills in the system that they have to deal with on a daily basis.

    Basing alone on the kind of reactions being posted here, I don't blame the Comelec for refusing to reveal the names of the nominees. If government officials can even become members of NPA fronts like Bayan Muna, why insinuate that other groups are fielded by the administration simply because they have members who are government employees?

    Furthermore, Kontra Daya is associated with Bayan Muna. It would be in their interest to malign rival partylist groups.

  15. #14
    That is not the point in the above-submission; I pointed specifically to the MAGIC, hidden AGENDA and corrupt circumvention and utilization of the constitutional and statutory provisions on the new party list system 1987 concept of voting representation; MORE specifically I SINGLE out BIYAHENG PINOY and DR. ARSENIO ABALOS as concrete, specific and GREAT violators of the constitution and law on the matter.

    I am not talking of honest, talented and morally upright people in the government.

    I am only TALKING about the GRAVE and sinful violation of the law and constitution by ARSENIO and BIYAHENG PINOY, this is the ART OF CORRUPTING the constitution and party list system ...

    Where did the money came from?
    Why is the brother of the comelec chair running for and is the owner of the biyaheng SCAM pinoy?

    Kaya nga ang Corte Supreme did its duty PARTIALLy to expose the EVIL, but it is only BAND AID,

    now, since the pandoras box full of ARSENIO BEN worms from BULOK na PUNO
    and ROTTEN TREE

    they must be brought to justice... direct sa OMBUDSMAN, direct to the courts of law ... PAY the filipino who are being cheated ...
    RESIGN and be prosecuted ...
    until when will chair abalos and arsenio do the DUO or DUET to deceive our people

    SUSAN ROCES already accused GMA of stealing the presidency not once but twice, now
    comelec is deceiving the nation

    this is the HEIGHT of HYPOCRISY

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    sadirmata: Dude, iboboto mo ba ang Agbiag? Wala na bang ibang Ilokano welfare based na party list?

  17. #16
    ^ hindi ko iboboto ang agbiag! party-llist, lakay. wala akong tiwala sa mga nominees at sa kanilang mga objectives. bigla na lang sumulpot ang grupong ito. tila nga totoong mga tao sila ng malakanyang. ni sa ilokos region ay hindi sila kilala o popular.

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    Si Marcelo Farinas ang unang nominee nila...a staunch Pandak supporter. Duda agad ako nung makita ko ang pangalan ni Farinas as nominee, kaya nag-aalangan ako. Saka me pwesto pa ata ito sa gobyerno. Sana me iba pang paty-list na nangangalaga sa mga Ilokano, iyun ang iboboto ko.

    ...pwede rin ako magpanominate dun. Haha!

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    Si Marcelo Farinas ang unang nominee nila...a staunch Pandak supporter. Duda agad ako nung makita ko ang pangalan ni Farinas as nominee, kaya nag-aalangan ako. Saka me pwesto pa ata ito sa gobyerno. Sana me iba pang paty-list na nangangalaga sa mga Ilokano, iyun ang iboboto ko.

    ...pwede rin ako magpanominate dun. Haha!

  20. #19
    Is it a requirement in order to be an officially accredited partylist group that the group must be anti-administration? Well, that seems to be what is happening right now? Etta Rosales and other anti-administration groups wants the so-called "fake" and "Malacanang-front" partylist groups to be disqualified from the race. Are they trying to monopolize the seats in COngress? See who really wants to have power now. What if the nominees are pro-administration or what if they believe in the government, does that hinder a group to be included in the bid for a seat? Or does Rosales and her friends want to have an all-NPA supporting partylist system? So they have changed or modified the definition of a party list group then? A party list group must not only represent the marginalized sector but must also be anti-administration. Haay, I hope BANAT wins! There ad is so great!

  21. #20
    lumalabas kasi, karamihan sa mga nagsulputang so-called party-lists, kagaya ng ilang identified sa malakanyang, ay di naman kinatawan o kumakatawan sa mga marginalized na sectors. inaabuso ang party-list system.

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