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2 Comelec execs reject Mikey as party-list rep By Marie Surbano 07/21/2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2 Comelec execs reject Mikey as party-list rep


By Marie Surbano
07/21/2010
The son of former President Arroyo has officially gained a seat in Congress as a party-list nominee but for two commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Ang Galing Pilipino (AGP) nominee Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo is not qualified to represent the marginalized.

In their respective dissenting opinions in the consolidated resolution of Arroyo’s case, Commissioners Rene Sarmiento and Gregorio Larrazabal said Arroyo does not belong to the group which he wanted to represent at the House of Representatives.

AGP supposedly seeks to represent the sectors of security guards, unorganized groups of taxi, FX taxi, jeepney and bus drivers, vendors, small-scale businessmen and jobless individuals.

Sarmiento cited the Supreme Court decision on the case of Ang Bagong Bayani which stated that “ it is not enough for the candidate to claim representation of the marginalized and underrepresented because representation is easy to claim and to feign. The party-list organi-zation or party must factually and truly represent the margin-alized and under-represented constituencies mentioned in Section 5. Concur-rently, the persons nominated by the party-list candidate-organization must be “Filipino citizens belonging to marginalized and underrepresented sectors, organizations and parties.”

Likewise, he pointed out the SC’s decision on the Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (Banat) case..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100721hed4.html


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