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AKBAYAN bares “administration fronts” in the party-list race March 26, 2007

Posted by s511 in Elections 2007, electoral reform, party-list system and elections.

Is the government persecuting anti-GMA party-lists to ensure the
victory of its “front organizations?”

This was the question raised by Akbayan party-list today as it
revealed that several administration-backed groups, from Sigaw ng
Bayan members to those that have been initiated by government
officials, have been accredited by the Commission on Elections.
AKBAYAN Party-list appealed to the Commission on Elections to get its
act together and revisit its list of accredited party-list
organizations and parties that the poll body has allowed to run under
the list system in May’s elections.


COMELEC is wasting taxpayers’ money on signature drive verification April 4, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, electoral reform, graft and corruption, Legislation, Press Releases.
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The Commission on Elections is again playing the part of Malacañang’s dummy with its insistence on verifying the signatures collected by the Sigaw ng Bayan movement for a people’s initiative. It feels like 2004 all over again with a compliant COMELEC risking charges of contempt, graft and malversation just to complement Malacañang’s blessing on the cha-cha train.