62 party-list groups disqualified from 2013 elections
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualified 62 party-list organizations from participating in the 2013 midterm elections, Radyo Singko reported on Tuesday.
These party-list groups were either unable to acquire sufficient votes during the past two preceding elections or were denied by the Supreme Court "with finality," Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said.
Only groups that represent a marginalized sector are eligible to participate in the elections, he added.
The party-lists who were unable to obtain sufficient votes in the preceding elections were 1-AK, 1-Tubig (formerly AAWAS), AAPS, Aba Ilonggo, Abay Parak, ADD, ADD-Tribal, Ahon, Almana, Amang, Anak, Apo, Apoi, Asahan Mo, ATS, Babae Ka, Bago, Bandila, Bigkis, Biyaheng Pinoy, Bukid, Buklod Filipina, Kalahi, Kasapi, Lypad, PEP, PM (Manggagawa), SB and Vendor's party list.
Those dismissed by the Supreme Court were 1-Net, AASCA, Abba-Ama, Abo, Acma, Acts, AK, Akap, Akap-Tao, Aki, Aksi, Alna, Alum, Ang Pader, Ang Samaka, Ang Trabahante, Ang Tsinoy, Apela, AS, Avpap, Awat, Bangon Transport, Bida (Binigkis), Damayan, Emmanuel, FFW, NCCP, Sagip, Ucap, UFS, Unlad Pilipinas and PFP.
The CPM party-list was also ineligible to participate due to cancellation of its registration last 2010. Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon.com