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MOCHA Partylist Allowed to Run After Securing Comelec Accreditation

It stands for Mothers for Change.
by Erwin Colcol
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The partylist represented by former PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson will remain in the ballot after the Commission on Elections approved its application to be one of the candidates in the 2022 partylist elections.

Uson, the first nominee of the partylist, said the group would advocate for the rights and welfare of women and mothers in Congress. Beauty queen and sportswoman Michele Gumabao stands as the partylist's second nominee.

"The decision granting the petition for accreditation said simply that the group MOCHA met all of the requirements for a sectoral organization. That was the justification for the ruling," Jimenez told reporters in an online briefing.

The Comelec also removed the Malasakit Movement partylist of former MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, from the official list of candidates for failure to meet the requirements for a sectoral partylist organization, Jimenez said.

The Comelec said it would release the final list of participating partylist organizations by Jan. 13.

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