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Party-list bloc seeks Senate seat, backs Villanueva’s candidacy

Monday, July 2, 2012

Congressmen representing marginalized sectors have merged into a formidable bloc at the House of Representatives. Now, the 56-member bloc appears bent on taking measures to gain one of the 24 Senate seats.

With a national election just ten months away, the bloc has not secured the passage of a  bill that amends laws governing party-list representation and the Senate as an institution.

Thus, party-list congressmen have vowed to support the senatorial bid of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) executive director Joel Villanueva, himself a former party-list congressman, in the 2013 mid-term elections.

In pushing Villanueva’s Senate bid, Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera said she herself is convinced that their bloc won’t be able to pass electoral reform bill which allocates a Senate seat for the party-list group with just five working months left before members of both chambers tackle the 2013 mid-term election..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/992-party-list-bloc-seeks-senate-seat-backs-villanueva%E2%80%99s-candidacy

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