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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.
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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.
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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.

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