Friday, May 6, 2016

Abono Party-List assured 2 seats at SWS's latest polls

AKO BICOL leads 16 groups poised to gain at least one guaranteed party-list seat in the next House of Representatives, while the 29 parties next in rank are possible qualifiers for at least one party-list seat, based on the computation for the distribution of available party-list seats (Supreme Court ruling of April 21, 2009, BANAT vs COMELEC, G.R. No. 179271 [Table 5].
Of the 59 maximum seats reserved under the Party-List System, the following 16 parties are poised to gain one guaranteed seat each by obtaining at least 2.0% of votes cast for party list: AKO BICOL 5.82%, GABRIELA 5.58%, 1PACMAN 4.79%, SENIOR CITIZENS 3.92%, ACT TEACHERS 3.38%, KABAYAN 3.18%, AGRI 3.17%, BUHAY 3.01%, AN WARAY 2.63%, ABONO 2.54%, YACAP 2.51%, BAYAN MUNA 2.27%, AKBAYAN 2.27%, DIWA 2.18%, ANG KABUHAYAN 2.08%, and KALINGA 2.06%.
The remaining 43 seats will be allocated to the parties above and the parties next in rank until all available seats are distributed, with the condition that any qualified party is entitled to a maximum of only three seats.
Applying the computation for the distribution of available seats, the 29 parties next in rank poised to gain at least one party-list seat are: AMIN, AAMBIS-OWA, A TEACHER, INC., PBA, CIBAC, LPGMA, BUTIL, AASENSO, COOP-NATCCO, ABANG LINGKOD, ANAKALUSUGAN, 1-ANG EDUKASYON, ALONA, MANILA TEACHERS, ANAKPAWIS, TUCP, ABAMIN, AGAP, ALAY BUHAY, TINGOG SINIRANGAN, ACTS-OFW, ANAC-IP, ALL-FISH, KABATAAN, AWAT MINDANAO, ADDA, MAGDALO, ABAKADA, and ANGKLA. (Social Weather Station's May 1-3 poll)

Abono Partylist Congressman Conrad M. Estrella III 
pressed flesh with  constituents inthe 1.8 million
 vote - rich Pangasinan .

Rosendo So (extreme right), renowned political kingmaker in Pangasinan and Abono Party
List Chairman 
poses with (from left) Pangasinan's gubernatorial bet Mark Cojuangco,
Presidential Aspirant  Grace Poe and Vice Presidential bet Chiz Escudero. Poe and
 Escudero have been a long time allies of  So and Cojuangco.

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