Aangat Tayo party-list out of 2013 polls-A A +A
Friday, October 19, 2012
MANILA -- Aangat Tayo party-list group is now out of the running for another seat in the House of Representatives.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualified the group claiming to represent the elderly and the youth from running again in the 2013 polls.
"While you can have multi-sectoral, they have to be related, not conflicting... how can you represent the elderly and the youth at the same time?" said Brillantes in a press briefing.
"Multi-sectoral as a factor does not mean that you're disqualified. What is important is that may relationship 'yung multi-sectoral na nire-represent (the sectors you are representing are correlated)," he added.
In the 2010 polls, Aangat Tayo received 177,503 votes, which earned a seat for its first nominee, Representative Daryl Grace Abayon.
For the 2013 polls, its nominees are Abayon, Teddie Elson Rivera, Patricia Mae Veloso, lawyer Neil Esponilla, and Simeon Silva Jr.
Comelec disqualified earlier Ako Bicol (AKB), 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy (1-Care), and the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (Apec), all groups have incumbent members in the House of Representatives.
It also cancelled the accreditation of 12 other party-list groups, namely 1-Aani; 1Ganap/Guardians; 1st Prisa; A Blessed; Anupa; ARC; Aral; Atong Paglaum; Oragon; Unimad; 1-BRO PGBI; and Yes We Can. (HDT/Sunnex)