165 Party-List Groups Allowed to Run, 107 Rejected: Comelec

NORA is out, MOCHA and Malasakit are pending.
Photo/s: Noel Celis, Agence France-Presse

The Commission on Elections has approved the registration of 165 party-list groups and rejected over 100 others for the 2022 elections, according to an official document made over the weekend.

The Commission en Banc said it rejected the motion for reconsideration filed by a total of 107 party-list groups to be part of the party-list elections next year, according to its resolution promulgated on Dec. 1.

Among those who were denied are actress Nora Aunor's National Organization for Responsive Advocacies for the Arts, LGBTQ Plus, Nurses United, and transport groups Manibela and TDP Truck Drivers.

Here are the party-list groups whose registrations were denied:

  1. 1-AMPA
  2. 1-ATPINOY
  3. 1-BANSA
  4. A.N.A.K.
  5. Abante Barangay
  6. Sambayanan
  7. ASPA
  8. Ako Balikbayan
  9. Ako Breeder
  10. Batang Pinoy
  11. Ako Tanod
  12. Ako Vendor
  13. Akoy Tech vOC
  14. AKMMA INC
  15. Aksyon Legal
  16. Alalay Natin
  17. Akap
  18. Alay sa Pamayanan
  19. Alza
  20. Abante Masa
  21. Arise
  22. Alliance
  23. Amupra
  24. Akona
  25. Ambagan
  26. Angkop
  27. Ang Kampilan
  28. Apat Dapat
  29. Sinag
  30. Ang Tanod
  31. Ang Tinig ng Seniors
  32. ATM-PL
  33. Angat Ahon Magsasaka
  34. AMK
  35. Atai
  36. Awat Mindanao
  37. Anuba Pilipinas
  38. Aral
  39. Ating Guro
  40. Atletang Pilipino Corp.
  41. Ayuda
  42. Bahay Kubo
  43. BBG
  44. BPO Circle
  45. CCWAI
  46. CCW
  47. Champ Inc.
  48. Cympil-Parak
  49. Duterte KBGan
  50. Duterte Atin To
  51. NAPSPHIL/ESC
  52. Abante Midwife
  53. FAMES
  54. FLAG-Maharlika
  55. FPJ
  56. Guardians, Inc.
  57. Batang Maynila
  58. Green Force
  59. IWI
  60. Ilocano Defenders Inc.
  61. MIPCPD/IPEACE EPANAW
  62. Isda Party
  63. Juan Pinoy
  64. Kabalikat ng Pilipino
  65. KPP-PL
  66. Ako Kaibigan
  67. Kalsada Sword
  68. Kamaida
  69. Kaakbay
  70. Angat Kabuhayan
  71. Kilusang Pagbabago
  72. KP-LOI
  73. Kanegosyo
  74. Empleyado Inc.
  75. Libro
  76. LTODAP
  77. LGBTQ Plus
  78. LBP
  79. Lunas at Gamot
  80. Malay Democrat of the Philippines
  81. Mamamayang Liberal
  82. MEDCANN
  83. Motor
  84. OFWS MRRD
  85. MRRD NECCC
  86. Solo Parents
  87. NORAA
  88. NPIC
  89. Netizens
  90. Nurses United
  91. 1 TESDA Core
  92. Online
  93. PK
  94. PBP
  95. Pasahero
  96. Pastor Inc.
  97. Pesante
  98. #5PSORG
  99. PCAP, INC
  100. 4Ps
  101. Safety First
  102. Manibela
  103. Samahang Nayon
  104. TDP Truck Drivers
  105. Uma Ilonggo
  106. Voice Philippines
  107. WACCAA
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A total of 13 party-list groups still have pending incidents with the Comelec, including former PCOO ASec. Mocha Uson's Mothers for Change, former MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago's Malasakit Movement, and Chef Boy Logro's Aangat Kusinerong Pinoy.

Here are the party-list groups with pending incidents:

  1. Aangat Kusinerong Pinoy
  2. Ako Musikero
  3. BPO
  4. Barkadahan
  5. Malabung
  6. Malasakit Movement
  7. MOCHA
  8. Maagap
  9. Pamilyang Magsasaka
  10. PSIS
  11. Pasada-CC
  12. UFCC
  13. United Senior Citizen

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One hundred sixty-five party-list groups were accredited, allowing them to participate in a raffle set for Dec. 10 to determine their order of listing on the official ballot.

"Participation in the raffle is without prejudice to the resolution of pending incidents and the exclusion on the official ballot, if applicable," the Comelec said.

The poll body added that it has the authority to exclude any party-list group prior to the publication of the final listing subject to pending incidents.

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