By Leslie Ann Aquino
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday released the tentative list of candidates for the May 13, 2019 national and local polls and urged aspirants to check their names that would appear on the official ballot.
The tentative list includes 185 party-list groups–124 duly-registered groups, 33 with pending motions for reconsideration, five with pending petitions for registration, and 23 others.
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“Aspirants are encouraged to check their names to appear on the official ballots,” the Comelec said.
Included in the tentative list are 185 party-list groups, 124 of which are duly-registered groups, 33 with pending motions for reconsideration, 5 with pending petitions for registration, and 23 others.
The 124 duly-registered groups are the following:
Abono Partylist (Abono), Butip Farmers Party (Butil), Puwersa Ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA), Manila Teachers Savings and Loan Association Inc. (Manila Teachers), Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (Kabayan), Coalition of Association of Senior Citizens in the Philippines (Senior Citizens), Partido Ng Bayan and Bida (PBB), Partido Lakas Ng Masa (PLM), Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA), Ang National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples Action Na Inc. (Anac-IP), One Unified Transport Alliance of the Philippines-Bicol Region (1Utap Bicol), Acts Overseas Filipino Workers Coalition of Organizations (Acts-OFW), Gabriela Women’s Party (Gabriela), Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng Mga Obrero (Aasenso), Cooperative Natcco Network (COOP Natcco), Angkla:Ang Partido Ng mga Pilipinong Marino Inc. (Angkla), Construction Workers Solidarity (CWS), Aangat Tayo (Aangat Tayo), Act Teachers Partylist (Act Teachers), Una ang Edukasyon (1-Ang Edukasyon), Ako An Bisaya (AAB), Kabataan Partylist (Kabataan), Talino at Galing Pinoy (TGP), Ako Ayoko SA Bawal na Droga (Ako), Rebolusyonaryong Alyansa Makabansa (RAM), Magdalo Para Sa Pilipino (Magdalo), Akbayan Citizens Action Party (Akbayan), Alliance of Public Transport Organizations Inc. (1-APTO), Global Workers and Family Federation Inc. (Global), Bayan Muna Partylist (Bayan Muna), Marino Samahan ng Mga Seaman Inc. (Marino), Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Association of the Philippines (FICTAP), Abang Lingkod Inc. (Abang Lingkod), You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP), Ang Laban Ng Indiginong Filipino (ALIF), Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action, Cooperation and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms (A Teacher); Arts Business and Science Professionals (ABS), Awareness of Keepers of the Environment Inc. (Awake), Barangay Natin Partylist (Banat), Kalinga Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation Building Through Easing Poverty Inc. (Kalinga), IST Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy Inc. Partylist (1-Care), Abante Mindanao (Abamin), Tanggol Maralita (Ito ang Tama), Kasosyo Producer Consumer Exchange Association Inc. (AA Kasosyo Party), Alliance of National Urban Poor Organization Assembly Inc. (Anupa), Append Inc. (Append), Kusug Tausug (Kusug Tausug), Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation Inc. (Alay Buhay), Ang Nars Inc. (Ang Nars), Amepa OFW Access Center Inc. (Amepa OFW), One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1-Pacman), Anti Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (Act-CIS), Noble Advancement of Marvelous People of the Philippines Inc. (Murang Kuryente), Kooperatiba Kapisanan Ng Magsasaka Ng Pilipinas (KOOP Kampi), One Advocacy for Health Progress and Opportunity (1-AHAPO), An Waray Partylist (An Waray), Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (Agap), Movement for Economic Transformation and Righteous Opportunities (Metro), Ina na Nagmamahal Sa Anak (Inang Mahal), Abakada Guro (ABAKADA), Galing sa Puso Party (GP), 1 Alliance Advocating Autonomy Party (1AAAP), Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP), Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE), Kilusang Maypagasa (Maypagasa), Confederation of Non Stock Savings and Loan Associations Inc. (Consla), Partido Manggagawa (PM), Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association Inc. (Dumper PTDA), Alliance of Organizations Networks and Associations of the Philippines (Alona), Serbisyo sa Bayan Party (SBP), Anakpawis, Agbiag Timpuyog Ilocano Inc. (Agbiag), Ang Asosasyon sang Mangunguma Inc. (Aambis-OWA), Bahay Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino Inc. (Bahay), Tinderong Pinoy Party (Tinderong Pinoy), Anak Mindanao (Amin), OFW Family Club Inc. (OFWFC), Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Kaisahan ng Mga Maliliit na Magsasaka (KMM), Social Amelioration and Genuine Intervention on Poverty (Sagip)
Ang Mata’y Alagaan, MATA; AKO Bicol Political Party, AKB; Barangay Health Wellness, BHW; Ang Kabuhayan, Ang Kabuhayan; Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption, CIBAC; Adhikaing Tinaguyod ng Kooperatiba, ATING KOOP; Parents Teachers Alliance, PTA; Bagong Henerasyon Partylist, BH; Ang Tao Muna at Bayan, TAO MUNA; Sinag Tungo sa Kaunlaran, SINAG; Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives, APEC; One Philippines, 1P; Agri-Agra na Reporma para sa Magsasaka ng Pilipinas Movement, AGRI; Sandigan ng mga Mangagawa sa Konstruksyon, SAMAKO; Avid Builders of Active Nation’s’ Citizenry Towards Empowered Philippines, ABANTE Pilipinas; Buhay Hayaang Yumabong, BUHAY; Joint Union of Active Nationalist Filipino Movement, JUAN MOVEMENT; Alagaan natin ating Kalusugan, ANAKALUSUGAN; Tingog Sinirangan, TINGOG SINIRANGAN; Union of Nationalist Democratic Filipino Organization, UNIDO; LPG Marketers Association Inc., LPGMA; Wow Pilipinas Movement, WOW PILIPINAS; 1Bro Philippine Guardians Brotherhood Inc., 1BRO-PGBI; Filipino Family Party, FILIPINO FAMILY; 1-United Transport Koalisyon, 1-UTAK; Academicians, Students and Educators Alliance Inc., ASEAN; Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations Inc., ALL-FISH; Kamais Pilipinas (Kapatirang Magmamais ng Pilipinas, Inc.), KAMAIS; Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist, LUNTIAN; Isang Lapian ng Mangingisda at Bayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran, 1-LAMBAT); Murang Kuryente Partylist, MURANG KURYENTE; Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsyano, Ang Probinsyano; Abe Kapampangan (ABEKA) Inc., ABEKA; National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc./Kontra Brownout, KONTRA BROWNOUT; Ako Bisdak-Bisayang Dako (AB-DB), AKO-BISDAK; Sulong Dignidad, SULONG DIGNIDAD; Kabalikat ng Nagkakaisang Manileño, KABALIKAT; Ako Bisaya, Inc., AKO BISAYA; Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc., PHILRECA; Public Safety Alliance for Transformation and Rule of Law (Patrol) Inc., PATROL; Probinsyano Ako, and PROBINSYANO AKO.
Those with pending motions for reconsideration are as follow:
Guardjan (Association of Guard, Utility helper, aider, rider, driver/domestic helper, janitor, agent, nanny of the Philippines, Inc. doing business under the name and style of Guardjan), GUARDJAN; Laang Kawal ng Pilipinas, LAANG KAWAL; Alyansa General Parents Teachers Association Indigenous People, Inc., A.G.P. T.A-IP, INC.; Isogdabaw, Inc., ISOGDABAW; Pambansang Kilusan ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa, or Kilos ng Manggagawa, MANGGAGAWA; Liga ng mga Mag-uumang probinsyano, Inc, LIGA NG MGA MAG-UUMA; Cyclista at Motorista ng Pilipinas, Inc. Partylist, CYMPIL; Barkadahan para sa Bansa, Inc., BARKADAHAN; RBU Tamang Isip Mental Health Center, TAMANG ISIP; Philippine National Police Retirees Association, Inc., PRAI; Wired and Wireless Internet For Filipino (WWFI) Inc., WIFI; People Surge Disaster Survivors Group, Inc., PEOPLE SURGE; United Filipino Consumers & Commuters Inc., UFCC; Tourism Educators and Movers, Philippines, TEAM PHILIPPINES; Stop & Go Transport Coalition, STOP & GO; Alliance for Truthful Information, ATIN; Gawing Una ang Tagumpay ng Ordinaryong Mamamayan, GUTOM; Abante-Pangasinan-Ilokano, Inc., API; Ako-OFW (Advocates and Keepers Organization of OFWs), AKO-OFW; Agila ng Katutubong Pilipino, Inc., AGILA; Kilusan ng Organisasong Mamamayan para sa Ulirang Transportasyin at Epektibing Reforma, KOMYUTER; Kaagapay ng Mamamayang Pilipino, KAP; Nagkakaisang Pilipino para sa Pag-angat ng Maralitang Manileño, ANGAT-PINOY; Alliance of OFW Party, ALLIANCE OF OFW PARTY; Women and Child Crime Abuse Assistance, WACCAA; Philippine Society for Industrial Security, Inc. (PSIS International), PSIS INTERNATIONAL; Duty to Energize the Republic through the Enlightenment of the Youth Sectoral Party-list Organization (Duterte Youth Sectoral Party-list Organization) DUTERTE YOUTH; 1 Accountants Party-list Inc., 1 ACCOUNTANTS; Minimum Wage Earners, MINIMUM WAGE EARNERS; Gawang Pinoy, GAWANG PINOY; Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines, HUGPONG FEDERAL MOVEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES; Pambansang Nagkakaisa sa Paggawa at Agrikultura, PNPA; Kapisanan ng Nagkakaisang Naghahangad ng Kaunlaran, Kasaganahan, Katahimikan at Pagkakaisa, KAUNLARAN.
Those with pending petitions for registration:
Rural Electric Consumers and Beneficiaries of Development and Advancement, Inc., RECOBODA; Mindoro Sandugo para sa Kaunlaran, Inc., PARTIDO SANDUGO; Ang Drayber, DRAYBER; Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment, PEACE; Pinagbuklod na Filipino para sa Bayan, BUKLOD FILIPINO.
Others in the list with different statuses:
OFW-Abroad, Inc., OFW ABROAD; Ang Siguro, Inc., ASI; New Era Partylist (New Era Citizens against Illegal drugs, poverty, and corruption), NEW ERA; Grains Retailers’ Confederation of the Philippines, Inc., GRECON; Supermalls Integrated Transport Terminals Federations, Inc., SMMITT TRANSPORT; Ako Padayon Pilipino, AKO PADAYON; Ang Pasahero Inc., API; Philippine ICT Innovation Network, ICT; Organisasyon ng Bayaning Pilipino (Bayaning Pilipino Organisasyon), BPO; 1 Ang Pamilyang (Una ang Pamilyang) 1 ANG PAMILYA; Amor-Seaman, AMOR-SEAMAN; Aksyon Magsasaka-Partido Tinig ng Masa (AKMA-PTM Party List), AKMA-PTM; Aurora Integrated Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AIMCOOP), ONE COOP; Magkakasama sa Sakahan, Kaunlaran, MAGSASAKA; Pilipinas Para sa Pinoy, PPP; Pera sa Kalikasan, P.E.R.A; Pasa-hero Mass Movement, Inc., PASA-HERO; Ating Kultura at Sining-Paces, AKS-PACES; Aabante Bawas Presyo Kuryente, ABPK; Aksyon Health Workers; AHW; Guardians Republican International, Inc., GUARDIANS BROTHERHOOD; Association of Lady Entrepreneurs, ALENG ENTREPRENEUR; Katipunan ng mga Guardians Brotherhood Philippines, KGB.
Comelec has set November 29 as the last day to file a Request for Correction on the name that would appear on the official ballot.
No request for correction shall be entertained after said date.
The Comelec is expected to come out with the final list of candidates next month.