MANILA, Philippines — Most representatives of the six key get together checklist teams are either allies of the present or incoming government, or connected with well known or previous politicians.
Primarily based on some unofficial final results, ACT-CIS, 1-Rider, Tingog, 4Ps, Ako Bicol and Sagip could stop up with two or three seats every single in the Dwelling of Reps.
ACT-CIS, which stands for Anti-Crime and Terrorism Group Involvement and Support, is backed by media personalities and brothers Erwin Tulfo and senator-elect Raffy Tulfo, staunch supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The group’s nominees are Edvic Yap, brother of current ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap Raffy Tulfo’s wife, Jocelyn and Jeffrey Soriano.
1-Rider will be represented by retired law enforcement colonel Bonifacio Bosita, when Tingog’s very first nominee is former Leyte Rep. Yedda Romualdez, spouse of re-elected Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, who has been getting guidance to grow to be the subsequent Speaker of the Residence . He is also the cousin of presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
A different social gathering checklist group that topped the polls was the 4Ps, whose initially nominee was previous Japanese Samar Rep. Marcelino Libanan, 1 of the defendants in a multi-million pesos fertilizer fund scam.
Ako Bicol, on the other hand, is represented by Elizalde Co, proprietor of Sunwest Construction and Enhancement Corp., although the very first nominee for Sagip, symbolizing social advancement and genuine intervention in poverty, is Rep. Rodante Marcoleta, a staunch ally of the group. The Duterte administration withdrew its Senate candidacy just times right before the Might 9 election.
For one particular political scientist, the celebration record process has been abused and rendered “irrelevant” simply because genuine sector associates from more “principled functions” have been still left out of the debate.
“The panic listed here is [they are] Professor Maria Ella Atienza, of the Department of Political Science at the College of the Philippines, told The Inquirer that the social gathering listing is just an extra work to retain a supermajority.
Atienza pointed out how celebration checklist teams that have been supposed to stand for marginalized teams ended up dominated by political clans and even wealthy people.
According to her, this is a steady trend since the 2019 midterm elections, which marked a “further deterioration” in party record groups.
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