Party List Winners Known Friday; Ako Bicol leads - Malaya

THE Commission on Elections, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBoC), will proclaim 10 party list winners at the very latest on Friday, spokesman James Jimenez said yesterday.

Based on the latest NBoC tally, Ako Bicol remains in the lead with 1,522,986 votes followed by Senior Citizens (1,292,182); Buhay (1,249,555); Akbayan (1,058,691); Gabriela (1,001,421); Coop-Natcco (943,529); 1-Care (768,829); Abono (766,615); Bayan Muna (746,019); and An Waray (711,631).

Rounding out the top 20 are Cibac (647,483); A Teacher (614,725); AGAP (515,501); Butil (506,703); ABC (469,093); AnakPawis (445,628); Kabataan (417,923); LPGMA (417,600); Abante Mindanao (376,011); and ACT Teachers (369,564).

Under the party-list system, party-list representatives must comprise 20 percent of the House membership, which is about 57 seats.

The number of nominees will be determined after all votes for party-list have been tallied.

A party list which gets 6 percent of the total votes is entitled to three seats, 4 percent with two seats and 2 percent with one seat.

If the 57 seats have yet to be filled up, groups or organizations leading in the race despite not meeting the 2 percent requirement will be allocated one seat each. – Gerard Naval

Source: - 24 May 2010