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Solon goads Comelec: Open records of party-list groups

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio yesterday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to give the public freer access to records submitted by organizations wishing to participate in the 2013 party-list elections because as it is, their system is prone to corruption and abuse.

“The people can help Comelec weed out bogus party-lists, but they have to be armed with information which, right now, is mostly in the hands of Comelec. If these information are hidden from the public then bogus party-lists can slip into Congress more easily,” Tinio said.

The poll body earlier had vowed to rid the final list of organizations which do not legitimately represent marginalized sectors.  However, those who wish to aid in the purging are usually frustrated in the earliest stages since they cannot even get from Comelec copies of relevant records..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1062-solon-goads-comelec-open-records-of-party-list-groups

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