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8 party-list groups to get 2% of votes – Pulse

Delon Porcalla - The Philippine Star
8 party-list groups to get 2% of votes â Pulse
File photo of a ballot.
The STAR / Krizjohn Rosales, file

MANILA, Philippines — Top pollster Pulse Asia hinted that eight of 177 party-list groups accredited by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would have the support of at least two percent of Filipino voters in the May 9 elections.

Ang Probinsiyano turned out to be one of the topnotchers in the polls, landing in the top three among sectoral organizations in the House of Representatives, based on the latest Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan national survey conducted from March 17 to 21.

“We are honored by the people’s trust, as we seek to reinforce our commitment for the development of remote areas for our country’s overall progress,” Rep. Alfred delos Santos said.

Based on the procedure for allocating a maximum number of 63 seats for party-list representatives, four groups would earn additional congressional seats, which would enable them to obtain three seats in the House.

This is the maximum number of seats a party-list group can win in the elections.

These are ACT-CIS, Ako Bicol, APPL and An Waray.

Meanwhile, Senior Citizens party-list, women’s group Gabriela, 4Ps and Ako Ilocano would get a total of two seats while 43 others would win a single seat each.

APPL - which pushes for access to livelihood, education, food and health for probinsiyanos or people in the countryside - posted 4.48 percent voter preference and could possibly get three seats, or one more from the current two.

Voted as one of the Philippines’ top five party-list groups for its maiden foray into politics during the 2019 elections, APPL #50 posted a remarkable showing on its first three years in office, providing relief packs to 56,243 beneficiaries amid the pandemic, among other achievements.

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