Category | Party-list Election 2013

Party-list seat not family property – Kontra Daya

Posted on 30 May 2013

News Release May 30, 2013   Kontra Daya convenor Fr. Joe Dizon today warned party list groups not to contract out their seats through term sharing agreements as that would not only be a violation of election laws but also violates the will of the electorate and the purpose of the party list system.   […]

Download Kontra Daya’s comments on the parytlist groups and nominees running in the 2013 elections

Posted on 12 April 2013

  In the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling on the parytlist system, Kontra Daya is issuing this matrix as a guide for voters, a way of spotting questionable groups. Kontra Daya has assailed the Supreme Court ruling as patently anti-poor and pro-elite. The ruling will open the floodgates for the rich and powerful who […]

Kontra Daya vows to oppose questionable partylists before Comelec

Posted on 10 April 2013

News Release April 10, 2013 The poll watchdog group Kontra Daya said that it would continue its opposition to questionable partylists of the rich and powerful even as it called on voters to reject these groups. Kontra Daya today released a list of questionable partylist groups who were accredited by Comelec along with those who […]

SC decision puts final nail on coffin of partylist system

Posted on 08 April 2013

News Release April 8, 2013 The poll watchdog group Kontra Daya today said that the recent Supreme Court decision allowing non-marginalized groups and nominees to join the partylist system practically puts “the final nail on the coffin of the partylist system as a social justice tool”. “The partylist system has long been abused and undermined […]

Kontra Daya slams accreditation of non-marginalized partylist groups linked to Aquino, Arroyo

Posted on 29 November 2012

Election watchdog Kontra Daya assailed the Commission on Elections for accrediting partylist groups that are clearly not marginalized nor underrepresented.

Kontra Daya calls for continued vigilance as final list of partylist groups released next week

Posted on 28 October 2012

News Release October 28, 2012 The poll watchdog Kontra Daya today called on the public the exercise heightened vigilance as the Commission on Elections is set to release the final list of accredited party-lists next week. Several incumbent partylist groups have already been disqualified by the Comelec during the past weeks, including Ako Bikol, APEC, […]

Kontra Daya says Comelec should not be sidetracked from going after sham party-list groups

Posted on 12 October 2012

Poll watchdog Kontra Daya today reiterated that the ongoing cleansing of the party-list system should weed out only those that do not represent the marginalized and under-represented sectors as intended in the 1987 Constitution and Republic Act (RA) 7941 or the Party-List System Act, and further clarified in previous rulings by the Supreme Court (SC) as well as by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Kontra Daya asks Aquino to tell allies to back off partylist system

Posted on 28 September 2012

News Release September 28, 2012 The poll watchdog Kontra Daya today called on President Benigno Aquino III to ask his allies to back off the partylist system to avoid making a continuing mockery of a system supposedly reserved for marginalized sectors. The group said that personalities who are not marginalized and have strong ties with […]

“DISQUALIFICATION OF KASANGGA PARTY LIST FILED: Haresco vast corporate holdings exposed”

Posted on 28 September 2012

Fr.Jo Dizon of Kontra Daya today filed a “Complaint for the Cancellation of the Registration of Kasangga Party List with a Petition to deny due course to the Nomination of Cong. Teodorico Haresco” or his possible replacement, Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez. “Kasangga party list is one more proof of the abuse of the party list […]

Kontra Daya files disqualification raps vs Mikey’s partylist

Posted on 14 August 2012

Poll watchdog Kontra Daya today filed a petition for the cancellation of the accreditation of partylist group Ang Galing Pinoy, currently represented by former Pampanga Congressman and presidential son Mikey Arroyo. In its Complaint for the Removal and/or Cancellation of Registration Kontra Daya alleged that Ang Galing Pinoy is not a legitimate representative of the […]

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