• 38 party-list winners proclaimed

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    THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday proclaimed 38 more winning party-list groups as it ruled that the disqualification of 11 groups is final.

    Buhay Hayaan Yumabong was awarded three seats at the House of Representatives after it garnered 1,265,992 votes.

    The groups that gained one seat in Congress were Abamin which got 465,989 votes, Act Teachers (453,491 votes), Butil (438,601 votes), Amin (376,932 votes), ACT-CIS (376,175 votes), Kalinga (371,610 votes), LPGMA (370,360 votes), TUCP (368,883 votes), Yacap (366,340 votes), Agri (365, 516 votes), Angkla (360,138 votes), ABS (358,693 votes), Diwa (341, 443 votes), Kabataan (340,573 votes), Anakpawis (321,110 votes), Alay Buhay (316,947 votes), Aambis Owwa (311,110 votes), 1-Sagip (287,060 votes), AVE (270,159 votes), Ating Koop (267,452), 1-BAP (245,237), Abakada (243,994 votes), AMA (243,551 votes), and Ang Nars (242,835 votes).

    The Comelec on Friday announced the first batch of winning party-list groups. Those proclaimed were Buhay, A-Teacher, Bayan Muna, 1-CARE, Akbayan, AKB, Abono, OFW, Gabriela, Coop-Natco, Agap, Cibac, Magdalo and AnWaray.

    Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., said the poll body is still reviewing the votes for the last five party-list groups since there some votes that are yet to be counted which may affect the current standings of the groups.

    The Comelec on Monday disqualified 11 party-list groups and ruled that the votes cast for them will be considered ‘stray’ and will not be included in the total votes cast for party-list.

    Those disqualified were Senior Citizens, Anad, Abang Lingkod, Binhi, Cocofed, Atong Paglaum, KAP, A-IPRA, Smart and Ang Galing Pinoy.

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