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Expect ‘numerous denials’ of party-list groups – Comelec

Robertzon Ramirez - The Philippine Star
Expect ânumerous denialsâ of party-list groups â Comelec
At the same time, the poll body said it cannot ensure the quick resolution of motions for reconsideration filed by disqualified party-list groups due to the volume of work the Commission is saddled with. time is due to the volume of work being completed – there are numerous denials being prepared for release,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez told reporters in a Viber
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MANILA, Philippines — There will be “numerous denials” of party-list group applications ahead of the raffle of placements of those qualified for the May 2022 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said this weekend.

At the same time, the poll body said it cannot ensure the quick resolution of motions for reconsideration filed by disqualified party-list groups due to the volume of work the Commission is saddled with. time is due to the volume of work being completed – there are numerous denials being prepared for release,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez told reporters in a Viber

“The resolution is being finalized. The waiting message.

It was his reply to questions on why it is taking the Comelec so long to decide on the motion filed by the United Nurses party-list group whose registration for next year’s elections had been denied.

Maristela Abenojar, president of the Filipino Nurses United group and the Nurses United party-list, filed a motion asking the Comelec First Division to reconsider its decision denying the group’s registration.

Abenojar emphasized the need for the Comelec to allow nurses to be represented in Congress, especially since 10,000 among them have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Jimenez said the conduct of the party-list raffle to determine the order of their listing on the official ballot has been rescheduled from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14.

The Comelec decided on the postponement to give more time for groups with pending incidents to exhaust legal remedies before the Supreme Court, he said.

Asked how many groups have received a copy of their individual resolutions on the respective motions they filed before the Comelec, Jimenez said he did not have that information yet.

At present, there are 165 party-list groups qualified to join the raffle, including the 13 groups with pending incidents.

But the 107 groups whose registrations were denied will not be allowed to participate in the raffle, the Comelec said.

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