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Resolution No. 6646             February 28, 2004
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SPECIAL BOARDS OF CANVASSERS ON OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2004 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS.


Republic of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Manila

Resolution No. 6646             February 28, 2004

IN THE MATTER OF THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE MANIFESTATIONS FILED BY SECTORAL PARTIES, ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICAL PARTIES OR COALITIONS AND MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2004 ELECTIONS

Promulgated: 28 February 2004

For consideration of the Commission are the following Manifestations to participate in the May 10, 2004 party-list elections:1awph!l.nę+

Case No.Title
SPP 03-001 (PLM)In the matter of the Intention of the True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People) Association of the Philippines to continue Participating in the 2004 Party-List Election as a Sectoral Organization under the Party-List System

The True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People)
Petitioner
SPP 03-002 (PLM)In re Manifestation of Aggrupation and Alliance of Farmers and Fisherfolks of the Philippines

AAAFFPI to Participate in the Party-List System of representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
Petitioner
SPP 03-003 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of a Peaceful Organization for Leadership Service Movement (APO Service) to participate in the party system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 03-004 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines (PCAP) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-005 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Philippine Reformist Society (PRS) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election
SPP 03-006 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Aabante Ka Pilipinas/Sagip Bayan Movement Party (APIL) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-007/03-037 (PLM)Letter manifesting their intent to participate in the forthcoming May 10, 2004 Party-List Elections as a Sectoral National Organization

Luzviminda Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
(LEDFI)
SPP 03-008 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Rizalist Party to Participate in the Party-list System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 03-009 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (ARBA) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-010 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Lapiang Manggagawa to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections

Jose Malvar Villegas, Jr.
Petitioner
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 03-011 (PLM)In re: manifestation of Pinoy Overseas Party (POP) to participate in the Party-List System of representation in the May 10, 2004

Represented by:
Nelson P. Ramirez
Chairman
Petitioner
SPP 03-012 (PLM)In re: manifestation of Kaloob-Ka Isang Loob Para sa Marangal na Paninirahan (KALOOB) to participate in the Party-List System
SPP 03-013 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa to Participate In the Party-List System of representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 03-014 (PLM)National Confederation of Irrigators Association, Inc (NCIA)
Petitioner
SPP 03-015 (PLM)Gabay ng Manggagawang Filipino Party (GABAY-OFW)
Petitioner
SPP 03-016 (PLM)Party for Overseas Workers' Empowerment and Reintegration
Petitioner
SPP 03-017/03-029 (PLM)Mindanao Federation of Small Coconut Farmers Organization Inc. (MSCFO)
Petitioner
SPP 03-018 (PLM)Katipunan ng Bantay Bayan ng Pilipinas (KABAYAN)
Petitioner
SPP 03-019 (PLM)Aniban ng mga Magsasaka, Mangingisda at Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMMMA-KATIPUNAN)
Petitioner
SPP 03-020/03-033 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Pilipino Workers Party (PWP) to participate in the Party-List Election in the May 10, 2004
SPP 03-021 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Ang Bagong Bayani-Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) also known as OMMAR OFW LABOR PARTY to Participate in the Party-List System in May 10, 2004
SPP 03-022 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation Women Power Inc. (WPI) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-023 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Cooperative Natcco Network Party (COOP-NATCCO) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections

Cooperative Natcco Network Party
Petitioner
SPP 03- 024/04-062 (PLM)Bagong Tao Movement
Petitioner
SPP 03-025 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Anak Mindanao (AMIN) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation In the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-026 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Visayas Farmers Party (VFP) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-027 (PLM)The Association of Electric Cooperatives (APEC)
Petitioner
SPP 03-028 (PLM)Cocofed-Philippine Coconut Producers Federation, Inc. to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May Elections
SPP 03-030 (PLM)In Re: Ad Cautelam Manifestation of Abot-Kamay the Searca Fellows Association of the Philippines (SFAP) Inc. (Abot-Kamay) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 03-031/ 04-025 (PLM)In Re: Ad Cautelam Manifestation of Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino (ALIF) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation dated 12/22/03
SPP 03-032 (PLM)Guardians Centre Foundation Inc. (Guardians)
Petitioner
SPP 03-034/03-045 (PLM)Ang Lakas ng Overseas Contract Workers (LAKAS-OCW)

Petitioner
SPP 03-035 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Abanse Pinay to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
Remedios Ignacio-Rikken
(Secretary-General)
SPP 03-036 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Federation of Sons and Daughters of Philippine Veterans, Inc. to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-038 (PLM)Police Hotline Network, Inc.

Petitioner
SPP 03-039 (PLM)Akbayan! Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)
Petitioner
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 03-040 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Laban Para sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran (KKK) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 elections

Petitioner
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 03-041 (PLM)Bagong Bayani Organization (Bagong Bayani),

Petitioner
SPP 03-042 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of the Alagad to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 03-043 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Sagip-Kapwa Foundation, Inc. (Sagip-Kapwa) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 03-044 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of People Power Party (People Power) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-001 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Butil Farmers Party (Butil) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-002 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Quezon Marinduque Fishing Boat Operators and Fisherman Association (QMFOFA) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-003 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Partido Manggagawa (PM) participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-004 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Sanlakas to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-005 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Sandigang Maralita (SM) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election
SPP 04-006 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Confederation of Homeowners Association for Reforms in Governance and Environment, Inc. (Homeowners) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-007 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Aksyon-Peoples Organization for Welfare and Economic Reforms (A-POWER) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-008 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election

Bahandi sa Kaunlaran ng Karagatan ("Bahandi")
SPP 04-009 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Citizens Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election
SPP 04-010 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Alab Buhay Foundation, Inc. (ALAB) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-011 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Intent to participate in the Party-List System of representation in the May 10, 2004 Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY)
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-012 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Provident Cooperative Organization of the Philippines, Inc. to participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-013 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Partido Maralitang Pilipino (PMP) to participate in the Party-List in the Party-List System of representation
SPP 04-014 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Federation of Land Reform Farmers of the Philippines, Inc. (FLRF) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-015 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Philippine Association of Retired Persons (PARP) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-016 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation; National Urban Poor Assembly (NUPA)
SPP 04-017 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Citizens Anti Crime Assistance Group (CAAG) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation Party
SPP 04-018 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Ang Ipaglaban Mo Foundation (AIM) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-019 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Migrante Sectoral Party of Overseas Filipinos and their Families (Migrante) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-020 (PLM)Advocates and Adherents of Social Justice for School Teachers and Allied Workers (AASJS)
SPP 04-021 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Visayan Association of the Philippines ("BISA") to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-022 (PLM)In Re: manifestation of National Federation of Small Coconut Farmers Organization, Inc., SCFO to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-023 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Association of Junior Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (AJGEP) to Participate in the Party-List System
SPP 04-024 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Bayan Muna to Participate in the Party List System of Representation
SPP 04-026 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of AHONBAYAN to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-027 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Democratic Workers Party (DWP) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 national and local elections involving the working sector
SPP 04-028 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Suara Bangsamoro Party-List to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-029 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (BANAT) to Participate in the Party-list System of Representation
SPP 04-030 (PLM)In re: Petition for Registration of Gabriela Women's Party

Manifestation
1. to Participate In the Party-List Election
2. to Register the official alternative name or party
SPP 04-031 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Kapatirang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat, Inc. (KAPATIRAN, KAPATID) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-032 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Alab Katipunan (AK) Party-List to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-033 (PLM)Ang Nagkakaisang Kabataan Para sa Sambayanan or Anak ng Bayan, representation by Apolinario Alvarez and Raymond Palatino
SPP 04-034 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of AASAHAN to Participate in the Party-List in the Party-List System of representation

Aasahan Party,
Petitioner
SPP 04-035 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BPM) to participate in the Party-List System of Representation

Bigkis Pinoy Movement,
Petitioner
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-036 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Trade Union Congress Party to participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-037 (PLM)Philippine Association of Private Security Guards Inc. (API)
SPP 04-038 (PLM)The Crusaders of Law, Equality and Truth (COLET)
SPP 04-039 (PLM)Alyansang Bayanihan ng mga Magsasaka, Manggagawang-Bukid at Mangingisda (ABA) - Adhikain at Kilusan ng Ordinaryong Tao (AKO) Coalition (ABA-AKO COALITION)
SPP 04-040 (PLM)Alyansa ng mga Mamamayan at Magdaragat sa mga Lawa, Ilog at Karagatan ng Pilipinas, Inc. (ALYANSA)
SPP 04-041 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Alyansang Maritima to participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Election (MARITIME)
SPP 04-042 (PLM)AbayPamilya Foundation, Inc. (ABAYPAMILYA)
SPP 04-039 (PLM)ABA-AKO Coalition by its President Leonardo Montemayor
SPP 04-043 (PLM)Assalam Bangsamoro Peoples Party (Assalam)
SPP 04-044 (PLM)Tanod ng Lahing Pilipino (Tala-Filipino) represented by Atty. Gideon D. Mortel and Arnel Fortes, its Party Chairman and Secretary General, respectively.
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-045 (PLM)Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE)
SPP 04-046 (PLM)Seafarers Millennium Association of the Philippines, Inc.
SPP 04-047 (PLM)Philippine Colleges and High Schools, Inc.
SPP 04- 048 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Kabalikat to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-049 (PLM)Bago at Responsableng Kilusan Para sa Demokratikong Hangarin (BARKADAHAN)
SPP 04-050 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Anak Pawis to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-051 (PLM)Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) thru Marcelo S. Pelisco, National Chairman
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-052 (PLM)Tribal Organization of the Philippines (TOP), Inc.
SPP 04-053 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of Aksyon Sambayanan (Aksyon) to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
SPP 04-054 (PLM)Aging Pilipino Organization Inc. (Aging Pinoy) represented by Rosalinda Dacanay, Secretary General
SPP 04-055 (PLM)Veterans Freedom Party (VFP)
SPP 04-056 (PLM)Samahan ng mga Mangangalakal sa Ikauunlad ng Lokal na Ekonomiya (SMILE) represented by Ronald Francisco Lim (President)
SPP 04-057 (PLM)Asosasyon ng mga Aruga at Kalinga (ANAK), Inc.
SPP 04-058 (PLM)Alyansa ng Sambayanan Para sa Pagbabago (ASAP)
SPP 04-059 (PLM)Alliance of Reformist Minorities Muslim Urban Poor Party
SPP 04-060 (PLM)Guardians Reformist Group Party (GRGP)
SPP 04-061 (PLM)Abante Kilusang Kooperatiba sa Gitnang Luzon (AKK)
SPP 04-063 (PLM)Say No To Drugs Movement of the Philippines, Inc.
SPP 04-064 (PLM)In Re: Manifestation of An Waray to Participate in the Party-List System of Representation
SPP 04-066 (PLM)Barrio Councils National Coordinating Office represented by Jose C. Cristobal, National Coordinator
SPP 04-067 (PLM)United Guardians Party
POLITICAL PARTY
SPP 04-068 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP) to participate in the May 10, 2004 elections

People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)
SPP 04-069 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Philippine Confederation of Drivers Organization and Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (PCDO-ACTO) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 2004 elections
SPP 04-070 (PLM)In re: manifestation of Senior Citizens/Elderly to participate in the party list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-071 (PLM)In the matter of maintaining the accreditation of Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP) as a sectoral party
SPP 04-072 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Grains Retailers Association of the Philippines (GRECON) represented by Danilo H. Garcia in his capacity as president
SPP 04-073 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS) Political Party to participate in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-074 (PLM)In the matter of the accreditation of Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAPIN) as a Sectoral Party

Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy
SPP 04-075 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Economic Development for Social Advancement (EDSA) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-076 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) to participate in the party list of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-077 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Democratic Alliance (DA) to participate in the party list representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-078 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)
SPP 04-079 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Novelty Entrepreneurship and Livelihood For Food, Inc. (NELFFI) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections

In connection with the May 10, 2004 elections, the Commission issued Resolution No. 6320 entitled: Rules and regulations governing the filing of petitions for registration, Manifestation to participate, and submission of names of nominees under the party-list system of representation in connection with the May 10, 2004 national and local elections".

Sec 2 (b) of Resolution No. 6320 provides:

"b) An organized group already registered need not register anew. However, it shall file with the Commission a manifestation to participate in the party-list election."

And Sec. 5 (b) of the same Resolution states:

"b) Manifestations to participate in the party-list election shall be filed not later than January 11, 2004."

For purposes of the May 10, 2004 national and local elections, we reviewed and evaluated organizations, sectoral parties and coalitions previously registered with the Commission and the results are:

I. RESOLUTION NO. 6521 promulgated on 06 January 2004

[FOOTNOTE: Resolution No. 6521, promulgated 06 January 2004, entitled "In the matter of the failure of party-list organizations to comply with Section 6(8) of Republic Act No. 7941".]

EligibleNot Eligible
Bayan MunaMaritime Party
APECAniban ng mga Magsasaka, Mangingisda at Manggagawa sa Agrikultura-Katipunan, Inc. (AMMMA)
AKBAYANAlyansa ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan ng Sambayanan para sa Kaunlaran (ANAKBAYAN)
BUTILWomenpower, Inc.(WPI)
CIBACNational Confederation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of the Phil. (NACTODAP)
BUHAYPilipinong Maykapansanan Party (Pinoy May K)
AMINVeterans Care and Welfare Organization (Veterans Care)
ABAAll Union of Filipino Overseas Workers (UNIFIL), Inc. (OCW-UNIFIL)
COCOFEDPilipino Workers Party (PWP)
PMAlliance of Retired Postal Employees and Senior Citizens, Inc. (ARPES)
SANLAKASAgrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (ARBA)
ABANSE! PINAYFederation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Phil., Inc. (FEJODAP)
AKOAlternative Approaches of Settlers Advocacy for the Holistic Advancement of the Nation Party (AASAHAN)
ALAGADAlliance for the Youth Solidarity (AYOS)
MSCFOParty for Overseas Workers Empowerment & Reintegration (POWER)
AAAFFPIKilos Kabataang Pilipino (KILOS)
SCFOAlyansa ng mga Mamamayan at Magdaragat sa Lawa ng Laguna, Inc. (Alyansa)
DAPartido Katutubong Pilipino (Katutubo)
PARPDevelopment Foundation of the Phil. Inc., (DFP)
GABAY OFW
KALOOB
ELDERLY
OFW
AKAP
TRICAP
TUCP[FOOTNOTE: TUCP is composed of AWATU, ATUCP and NACUSIP per Resolution promulgated January 2, 2004 in SPP 03-137 (PL)]

II. RESOLUTION promulgated on 11 February 2004

[Footnote: Resolution entitled "In the Matter of Requiring the 43 parties and organizations registered under the party-list system who did not participate in the May 11, 1998 and May 14, 2001 elections to show whether they qualify under the eight point guidelines in relation to the decision of the Supreme Court in G.R. No. 147569 and G.R. No. 147613, promulgated June 26, 2001".]

QualifiedNot Qualified
SPP 97-008- Visayas Farmers PartySPP 97-045 - Philippine Grains Industry Council, Inc.--
SPP 97-176 - National Council of women of the PhilippinesSPP 97- 048 Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCI) 
SPP 97-043 - Ang Bagong Pilipina WomenSPP 97-061 - Lady Local Legislators' League of the Philippines, Inc. (Four "L" Phils.)
SPP 97-050 - Alliance of Filipino WorkersSPP 97-069 - Phil. Association of Free Labor Unions (PAFLU)
SPP 97-058 - Sagip - Kapwa Foundation, Inc.SPP 97- 070- National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Phil. (NACUSIP)
SPP 97-065 - Solidarity Of Liberals, Independents and Democrats (Solidarity)SPP 97-073 Pinoy Overseas Party (POP)
SPP 97-068 - All Labor Unity PartySPP 97-075 Visayan Association of the Phil. (BISA)
SPP 97-077 - Alyansa ng mga Batayang SektorSPP 97-078 Samahang Manggagawang Pilipino (National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers) (SMP-NATOW)
SPP 97-088 - Pag-Asa ng Sambayanan (Pag-Samba)SPP 97-084 - Alliance of Concerned Professionals in Business (ALL-PRO)
SPP 97- 119 -Pambansang Diwa ng Manggagawang Pilipino (PDMP)SPP 97- 092 Metal Engineering Industry Foundation, Inc. (METAL)
SPP 97-122 - National Association of Trade Unions (NATU)SPP 97- 094 - Maharlika Foundation For National Transformation, Inc. (Maharlika)
SPP NO. 97-148 - Bagong Pilipino Workers' CoalitionSPP 97- 098 - Gloria- League of Women (GLOW)
SPP NO. 97-183 - Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (Banat)SPP 97-106 - AMPO Party
SPP 97-109 - PRO-ARIBA
SPP 97-117 - Alliance of Cooperatives (ALL COOP)
SPP 97-123 - Mindanao Farmers' Party
SPP 97-128 - Alliance for Multisectoral Organizations and Parties (AMORP)
SPP 97-156 - Bago at Responsableng Kabataan Para sa mga Demokratikong Hangarin (BARKADAHAN)
SPP 97- 159 - Partido Kooperatiba ng Pilipinas (PKP)
SPP 97- 174 Movement for Reform and Enlightenment (MORE)
SPP 97- 175 National Federation of Northern Tribal Councils (NFNTC)/People's Indigenous Party (PIP)
SPP 97-182 - National Constructors Association of the Philippines (NACAP), INC.
SPP 97-197- Alliance For Natural Law

New petitions for registration under the party-list system were filed and raffled to the two (2) divisions and after hearing, the following were either granted or denied registration.

I. First Division

Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 6, 2004

[Footnote: Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 6, 2004 entitled: In the matter of the registration for the party-list elections of sectoral parties, organization, coalitions in connection with the May 10, 2004 national elections.]1awph!l.nę+

GrantedDenied
SPP 02-002 - Seaman's Party Inc. (Sectoral Party)SPP 02-003 - Balikatan ng mga Manggagawa, Magsasaka at Mangingisda (Balikatan)
SPP 03-007 - Gabriela Women's PartySPP 03-001 - Philippine Federation Of Teachers And Employees Cooperative (PFTEC)
SPP 03-033 - Migrante SPP 03-079 - Oportunidad sa Kaunlaran (OK)
SPP 03-050 - Confederation of Grain Retailers Association of the Phil. (Grecon)SPP 03-085 - Guardians Center Foundation, Inc.
SPP 03-051 - Samahan ng mga Mangangalakal para sa ikauunlad ng Lokal na Ekonomiya (SMILE)SPP 03-088 - Guardians Anti- Crime Pro-People Organization Inc. (GUARDIANS)
SPP 03-090 - Assalam Bangsamoro People's Party (Regional Sectoral Party)SPP 03-089 - Alyansa Ng Sambayanan Para Sa Pagbabago (ASAP)
SPP 03-093 - Bahandi sa Kaumahan Ug Kadagatan (Bahandi)SPP 03-097 (PL) - United Retired Philippine Public School Teachers Association (URPPSTA)
SPP 03-099 - Bagong Tao MovementSPP 03-103 - Tribal Organization of the Philippines Inc., (TOP)
SPP 03-101 - The True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People)SPP 03-105 - Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)
SPP 03-107 - Alyansang Bayanihan ng mga Magsasaka, Manggagawang Bukid at Mangingisda (ABA) and Adhikain at Kilusan ng Ordinaryong Tao (AKO) CoalitionSPP 03-112 - Association of People's Socio-Economic Movement for Poverty Alleviation, Inc. (APSEMPA)
SPP 03-111 - Aksyon Sambayanan (Aksyon)SPP 03-116 - Citizens Anti-Crime Assistance Group (CAAG)
[FOONOTE: AKSYON SAMBAYANAN (AKSYON) affiliated with six (6) organizations per Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 6, 2004 (First Division)]
SPP 03-113 - Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAPIN)
SPP 03-118 - People's Movement Against Poverty

II. Second Division

Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 7, 2004

[FOOTNOTE: Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 7 2004 entitled: In the matter of the registration for the party-list elections of sectoral parties, organization, coalitions in connection with the May 10, 2004 national elections.]

GrantedDenied
SPP 03-005 - Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino (ALIF)SPP 03-008 - Alliance Volunteer Educators (AVE)
SPP 03-055 - Ang Nagkakaisang Kabataan Para sa Sambayanan (ANAK NG BAYAN)SPP 03-049 - Pilipino Patriots, Inc. (PPI)
SPP 03-068 - Aging Pilipino Organization (APO), Inc. "AGING PINOY"SPP 03-071 - Alyansa Ng Mga Miyembro Ng Social Security System (UNITED SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM MEMBER, INC.)
SPP 03-074 - Veterans Freedom Party (VFP) SPP 03-073 - Abante-Transport Coop
SPP 03-095 - AhonbayanSPP 03-080 - Advocates And Adherents Of Social Justice For School Teachers And Allied Workers (AASJS)
SPP 03-098 - Suara BangsamoroSPP 03-086 - Ang Kalipunan Ng Mga Sandigan Ng Pilipinas, Inc. (ANG KASAPI PARTY)
SPP 03-102 - Philippine Confederation Of Drivers Organization And Alliance Of Concerned Transport Operators (PCDO-ACTO), Inc.SPP 03-091 - Masa Ng Pilipino
SPP 03-119 - Alab Katipunan (AK)SPP 03-094 - Crusaders Of Law, Equality And Truth
SPP 03-100 - Bagong Mamamayan Ang Dinggin (BMAD)
SPP 03-104 - Anak Mahirap Learning Center, Inc. (Formerly Street Children's Home of Opportunities Learning (S.C.H.O.O.L.)
SPP 03-106 - An Waray
SPP 03-108 - Novelty Entrepreneurship And Livelihood For Food (NELFFI), Inc.
SPP 03-110 - Say No To Drugs Movement Of The Philippines, Inc.
SPP 03-117 - Abot-Kamay - The Searca Fellows Association Of The Philippines, Inc. (ABOT-KAMAY)

Incidentally, a petition was filed by AKSYON DEMOKRATIKO against AKSYON SAMBAYANAN docketed as SPP No. 04-005. During the hearing on February 18, 2004, an Order was issued by the Second Division which reads:

"On call of this case today, counsels of both parties appeared.

The Commission (Second Division) inquired from counsel for respondent if they are willing to enter into a compromise but counsel manifested that he is not authorized to enter into a compromise. The Commission informed counsel for the respondent that they asked for this because if the case remains unsettled, the Commission may not be able to include the name of the party in the list that the Commission will be sending for the overseas voters due to the pendency of the case.

Upon agreement of both parties, they are given until tomorrow, February 19, 2004 at 5:00 in the afternoon to file their simultaneous memoranda, thereafter, this case is deemed submitted for resolution."

Motions for Reconsideration were filed by the different parties, organizations or coalitions, pursuant to the Divisions (First and Second) resolutions, Resolution No. 6521, and Resolution (En Banc) promulgated 11 February 2004, to wit:


SPP 03-008 - Alliance Of Volunteer Educators (AVE)
SPP 02-003 - Balikatan
SPP 03-080 - Advocates And Adherents Of Social Justice For School Teachers And Allied Workers (AASJS)
SPP 03-049 - Pilipino Patriots
SPP 03-071 - Alyansa Ng Mga Miyembro Ng Social Security System
SPP 03-089 - Alyansa Ng Sambayanan Para Sa Pagbabago (ASAP)
SPP 03-073 - Abante-Transport Coop
SPP 03-104 - Anak Mahirap Learning Center, Inc.
(formerly known as STREET CHILDREN'S HOME OF OPPORTUNITIES & LEARNING (S.C.H.O.O.L.)
SPP 03-079 - Oportunidad Sa Kaunlaran (OK)
SPP 03-105 - Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)
SPP 03-085 - Guardians Centre Foundation, Inc. (GUARDIANS)
SPP 03-106 - An Waray
SPP 03-086 - Ang Kalipunan ng mga Sandigan ng Pilipinas (ANG KASAPI PARTY) INCORPORATED
SPP 03-108 - Novelty Entrepreneurship And Livelihood For Food (NELFFI) INC
SPP 03-088 - Guardians Anti-Crime Pro-People Organization (GUARDIANS), INC.
SPP 97-063 - Partido Katutubong Pilipino (KATUTUBO)
SPP 03-091 - Masa Ng Pilipino
SPP 03-094 - Crusaders Of Law, Equality And Truth, (C.O.L.E.T.)
SPP 03-103 - Tribal Organization Of The Philippines, Inc. (TOP)
SPP 03-110 - Say No To Drugs Movement Of The Philippines, Inc.
SPP 03-117 - Abot-Kamay - The Searca Fellows Association Of The Philippines, Inc. (ABOT-KAMAY)
SPP 97-133 - Aniban Ng Mga Magsasaka, Mangingisda At Manggagawa Sa Agrikultura (AMMMA)
SPP 97-209 - Pilipino Workers Party (PWP)
SPP 97-075 - Visayan Association of the Philippines (BISA)

Eight (8) of the Motions for Reconsideration were granted and fifteen (15) were denied pursuant to the Omnibus Resolution [FOOTNOTE: Omnibus Resolution promulgated January 13, 2004 entitled: In the matter of the registration for the party-list elections of sectoral parties, organization, coalitions in connection with the May 10, 2004 national elections] promulgated on February 13, 2004, illustrated hereunder:

GrantedDenied
SPP 03-008 - Alliance Of Volunteer Educators (AVE)SPP 02-003 - Balikatan
SPP 03-080 - Advocates And Adherents Of Social Justice For School Teachers And Allied Workers (AASJS)SPP 03-049 - Pilipino Patriots
SPP 03-089 - Alyansa Ng Sambayanan Para Sa Pagbabago (ASAP)SPP 03-073 - Abante-Transport Coop
SPP 03-104 - Anak Mahirap Learning Center, Inc. (formerly known as Street Children's Home of Opportunities & Learning (S.C.H.O.O.L.)SPP 03-079 - Oportunidad Sa Kaunlaran (OK)
SPP 03-105 - Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)SPP 03-085 - Guardians Centre Foundation, Inc. (GUARDIANS)
SPP 03-106 - An WaraySPP 03-086 - Ang Kalipunan ng mga Sandigan ng Pilipinas (ANG KASAPI PARTY) Inc.
SPP 03-108 - Novelty Entrepreneurship And Livelihood For Food (NELFFI) INC.SPP 03-088 - Guardians Anti-Crime Pro-People Organization (GUARDIANS), INC.
SPP 97-063 - Partido Katutubong Pilipino (KATUTUBO)SPP 03-091 - Masa Ng Pilipino
SPP 03-094 - Crusaders Of Law, Equality And Truth, (C.O.L.E.T.)
SPP 03-103 - Tribal Organization Of The Philippines, Inc. (TOP)
SPP 03-110 - Say No To Drugs Movement Of The Philippines, Inc.
SPP 03-117 - Abot- Kamay - The Searca Fellows Association Of The Philippines, Inc. (ABOT-KAMAY)
SPP 97-133 - Aniban Ng Mga Magsasaka, Mangingisda At Manggagawa Sa Agrikultura (AMMMA)
SPP 97-209 - Pilipino Workers Party (PWP)
SPP 03-071 - Alyansa Ng Mga Miyembro Ng Social Security System

The manifestation to participate in the party-list election of KATUTUBO was attached as Annex "A" to its memorandum filed on December 8, 2003. Its motion for reconsideration was granted on February 13, 2004.

After a perusal of the Motion for Reconsideration of Visayan Association of the Philippines (BISA) we are granting the same on the ground that its failure to file its Memorandum or Position Paper was not because of its own fault. Furthermore, it was able to successfully establish that it is representing a marginalized sector of the society of the OFWs.

Further, motions for reconsideration were also filed by those parties, organizations whose petitions were denied for being filed out of time:

1. Association of Junior Geodetic Engineer of the Philippines (AJGEP)

[FOOTNOTE: AJGEP- dismissed on January 8, 2004 / Motion for Reconsideration denied (February 13, 2004)]

2. Alliance of Reformist Minorities-Muslim Urban Poor Party (ARM-MUPP)

[FOOTNOTE: ARM-MUPP - Denied on Dec. 30, 2004/Motion for Reconsideration denied (February 13, 2004)]

3. Guardians Reformist Group Party

The Motions for Reconsideration of Association of Junior Geodetic Engineer of the Philippines (AJGEP) and Alliance of Reformist Minorities-Muslim Urban Poor Party (ARM-MUPP) were both denied on February 13, 2004. The Motion for Reconsideration of Guardians Reformist Group Party is likewise denied because it failed to controvert the earlier findings of the Commission (First Division).

Additional Motions for Reconsideration were filed by :

1.
SPP 03-097 - United Retired Philippine Public School Teachers Association (URPPSTA)

2. SPP 03-112 - Association of People's Socio-Economic Movement for Poverty Alleviation, Inc. (APSEMPA)

but we find no merit on said motions on the following grounds:

1. UNITED RETIRED PHILIPPINE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ("URPPSTA")

Contrary to its claim that its regional chapters are no longer holding offices at the DECS premises, the list of addressed it presented showed that its Central Mindanao and National Capital Region chapters maintain their offices at the DECS or at the school. This is not to mention the fact that there is an obvious link between the Movant and PPSTA whose members are all in the active government service. This is evidenced also by the fact that numerous regional chapters of the Movant are holding offices also at the PPSTA offices.

2. ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE'S SOCIO-ECONOMIC MOVEMENT FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION (APSEMPA), INC.

The membership of the petitioner is concentrated only in certain areas in Mindanao, in particular, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Cotabato and North Cotabato. It is clear therefore that the petitioner has no capacity to wage a nationwide campaign.

Furthermore, the petitioner failed to attach its Constitution as required by our Rules. While in its Petition it declared that it is attaching its Constitution and By-Laws as Annex "B", a review of said Annex "B" would show that only the By-Laws was attached.

Finally, petitioner did not establish what particular marginalized and underrepresented sector it seeks to represent. We thoroughly examined the pleadings as well as other documentary evidence of the petitioner and found nothing to help us identify what specific sector the petitioner is standing for. For us, this is a fatal flaw.

Separate orders dismissing the petitions for registration for being filed out of time were issued for Quezon Marinduque Fishing Boat Operators and Fisherman Association's (QMFOFA) and Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) both by the First Division on January 13, 2004.

Likewise, the petitions for registration of the following party-list groups were dismissed for being filed out of time, namely:

1. Police Hotline Network, Inc. (PHNI)

2. Provident Cooperative Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (PRO-COOP)

3. Kapatirang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat, Inc (KAPATIRAN, KAPATID)

4. Philippine Association of Private Security Guards (API)

5. Kapatiran Ng Mamamayang Filipino Para Sa Kooperasyon at Kaunlaran Ng Pilipinas (KAPATID)

6. Aabante Ka Pilipinas/Sagip-Bayan Movement (APIL)

(N.B. Registration was granted but disqualified by the Supreme Court in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613; filed new petition for the 2004 elections.)

Meanwhile, there are twenty six (26) parties, organizations or coalitions who were disqualified pursuant to the decision of the Supreme Court in G.R. No. 147589 and G.R. No. 147613, persisted on filing their manifestations to participate in the 2004 party-list elections, namely:

1. SPP 03-003 (PLM)- APO Service
2. SPP 03-004 (PLM)- PCAP
3. SPP 03-005 (PLM)- PRS
4. SPP 03-006 (PLM)- APIL
5. SPP 03-007/03-037 (PLM)- LEDFI
6. SPP 03-014 (PLM)- RIZALIST PARTY
7. SPP 03-009 (PLM)- ARBA
8. SPP 03-014 (PLM)- NCIA
9. SPP 03-018 (PLM)- KABAYAN
10. SPP 03-034 /03-045 (PLM)- LAKAS-OCW
11. SPP 03-036 (PLM)- LAHING VETERANO
12. SPP 03-040 (PLM)- LABAN PARA SA KAPAYAPAAN, KATARUNGAN AT KAUNLARAN (KKK)
13. SPP 03-041 (PLM)- BAGONG BAYANI ORGANIZATION
14. SPP 03- 044 (PLM)- PEOPLE POWER PARTY
15. SPP 04-005 (PLM)- SANDIGANG MARALITA
16. SPP 04-006 (PLM)- CONFEDERATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMS IN GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENT
17. SPP 04-013 (PLM)- PARTIDO MARALITANG PILIPINO
18. SPP 04- 014 (PLM)- FEDERATION OF LAND REFORM FARMERS OF THE PHIL. INC
19. SPP 04 - 016- NATIONAL URBAN POOR ASSEMBLY
20. SPP 04- 017- CITIZENS ANTI-CRIME ASSISTANCE GROUP
21. SPP 04- 018- ANG IPAGLABAN MO PARTY
22. SPP 04- 027- DEMOCRATIC WORKERS PARTY
23. SPP 04-042- ABAY PAMILYA FOUNDATION, INC. (ABAYPAMILYA)
24. SPP 04- 048- KABALIKAT NG BAYAN (KABALIKAT)
25. SPP 04-061- ABANTE KILUSANG KOOPERATIBA SA GITNANG LUZON (AKK)
26. SPP 03-023 (PLM))- COOPERATIVE NATCCO NETWORK PARTY

Excerpts of the Compliance Reports submitted to the Supreme Court [FOOTNOTE: Compliance Report filed with the Supreme Court on July 27, 2001, August 28, 2001 and Sept. 27, 2001 in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613] in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613 reads:

"BAGONG BAYANI ORGANIZATION (BAGONG BAYANI) purports to represent "all sectors, like labor, overseas contract workers (OCW's) or Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), fisherfolks, farmers, peasants, urban poor, indigenous people or cultural minorities, youth, women, professional muslim, veterans, disabled, multi level marketing (MLM) network distributors and other sectors" (Manifestation Compliance page 129, SPP 97-1224).

This blanket claim of representing apparently all sectors that might conceivably be described as underrepresented casts serious doubt upon BAGONG BAYANI's ability to carry out an effective advocacy of truly marginalized sectors.

A review of BAGONG BAYANI's supporting documents reveals that, while those documents contain typical assertions of the organizations plan to work for and provide protection to OCW's and other marginalized sectors, BAGONG BAYANI has no concrete plan of action. The organization has no tract record of service to its supposed constituency, casting further doubt on its ability to serve those it claims to represent.

Moreover, it appears that BAGONG BAYANI's nominees do not even belong to any marginalized sector.

ANG LAKAS NG OVERSEAS CONTRACT WORKERS (ANG LAKAS OCW) alleges that it was organized on November 07, 1997 as an organization of Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs).

There is, however, no showing that its nominees " the individuals who would be tasked with actualizing the various affirmations made by the organization in its various documents " are OCW's themselves. Agapito W. Mendez, Jr., the first nominee, is a customs broker. Charlito M. Gatasi, the second nominee, is a pastor; Reynaldo M. Cabalan, a realtor; Frank G. Sadyang-Abay, a mechanical engineer; and Esmeralda C. Ampong, a businessman.

Thus, while these nominees were qualified under the provisions of Section 9, R.A. No. 7941, the Commission harbors doubts as to their ability to provide sufficient and substantial representation for the interests and welfare of OCW's."

ABAY PAMILYA FOUNDATION [ABAY PAMILYA] - ABAY PAMILYA is an organization dedicated to the special interests and needs of the family as society's fundamental unit. As such, it does not represent the marginalized and underrepresented sectors. This much is clear in its petition for accreditation:

  • To inculcate and nurture in a spirit of volunteerism and solidarity, a culture that values and fosters the fundamental rights of parents, children and the institution of family;

  • To generate and develop pro-active and efficacious advocacies in response to the social, cultural and economic needs, interest and welfare of parents, children, families and family-oriented associations;

  • To empower, assist and collaborate with parents, families, and family associations in the exercise of their right to participate in the planning and implementation of programs and policies that affect them, trough legitimate mechanisms of advocacy and representation;

  • To activate and sustain open networks and alliances of families and family-oriented associations at the regional/or national level, committed to work and interact closely with each other in socio-economic development, and enrichment in parenting and culture;

  • To undertake research work and other studies, design and develop a common and substantive development agenda among the members of the networks and alliances, focused on strategic platforms, including:

    • Defense of Life

    • Enrichment in Marriage

    • The dignity of Woman and Motherhood

    • Family Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneural Networks

    • Youth Formation

    • Responsible Stewardship of Earth's Goods

    • Participative Empowerment of Families (p.3 Petition SPP 00-128 PL)

CONFEDERATION OF HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMS IN GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENT, INC. - [HOMEOWNERS] - Articles of Incorporation clearly reveal that the purpose of this organization is not to uplift the condition of marginalized and underrepresented sectors, but the promotion of its members' interests:

  • To initiate and promote a healthy and harmonious neighborhood by developing the civic, social and cultural awareness and consciousness of its members;

  • To conduct and sponsor seminars, symposia and technical training to be conducted by experts trainers and resource speakers;

  • To promote and maintain peace and order as well as cleanliness in the community in coordination with proper government agencies;

  • To act as an intermediary with the different government agencies tasked with the delivery of basic necessities and services to the community;

  • To seek the assistance and guidance of government and private institutions necessary to achieve the full realization of the association's objectives;

  • To organize and undertake workshops for livelihood projects and other socio-economic activities, for the benefits of its members;

  • To do and perform all other acts and deeds as may be necessary, convenient and appropriate for the accomplishment of the foregoing purposes.

  • To cooperate closely with the proper government authorities in the collection of lawful taxes and duties and in the speedy clearance and release of imports and exports.

KAPAYAPAAN, KATARUNGAN AT KAUNLARAN [KKK] -KKK'S goals militate against this organization's being characterized as being representative of the marginalized and underrepresented sectors:

"KKK envisions the emergence of a strong, stable, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous Republic. To attain this goal, KKK commits to the following objectives:

  1. Its Platform of government shall bear emphasis on the current problem of peace and order. It shall prioritize its resources against organized crimes and syndicates to promote KAPAYAPAAN, KATARUNGAN, KAUNLARAN among Filipino people.

  2. To develop a socially-responsive democratic political structure and a revitalized streamlined graft-free government bureaucracy that will contribute to stable and durable political democracy and effective national and local governance.

  3. To promote an efficient and globally-competitive democratic economic structure that will uplift the standard of living of the people and alleviate, if not eradicate, mass poverty.

  4. To advance social responsibility and corporate citizenship for the growth of a socially-progressive citizenry through creative continuity of social, cultural and economic reform policy.

  5. To uphold at all time the rule of law and of the majority, and to ensure that the people's right to life, liberty and property is affirmed.

  6. To cultivate a national philosophy that embodies the aspirations of the people and the national objectives.

    (2) the details of the above goals and objectives shall be outlined in a Party Platform to be approved by Party.

(p.5, Petition for Registration as a Political Party, SPP No. 98-001; p2-3, Constitution and By-Laws of the Laban para sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran (KKK), SPP No. 98-001)

Moreover, the nominees of this organization are practicing COMELEC lawyers who can hardly by characterized as belonging to any marginalized or underrepresented sector.

NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF IRRIGATORS ASSOCIATION (NCIA)

NCIA is a professional group which has declared its objective to be the upliftment of "the quality of life of all farmers and their families in the Philippines by achieving maximum food production through agriculture development via state-of-art irrigation systems, facilities and management." Upon hearing of its case, the Commission determined that the National Confederation of Irrigators or NCIA is an entity that receives funds and/or financial assistance from the government through the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

This much was apparent from the following excerpts from the "Modus Operandi of the National Confederation of Irrigators Association:"

"It shall also serve as a channel for the provision of technical and financial assistance of government and non government organization and as a forum to promote the growth and development of Irrigators Associations.

"It shall also enter into agreements with government agencies, non-government organizations and private institutions that provide assistance programs and other support services to enhance farm productivity."

Representation of the Marginalized and the Underrepresented. NCIA primarily represents the interest of the Irrigators Association, which is not a marginalized sector within the contemplation of the law. In the same vein, its stated purposes reveal that NCIA intends to work primarily for the benefit of its members, thus casting doubt upon their ability to formulate and enact legislation that will be relevant, and be of benefit to, the nation as a whole.

Qualification under R.A. 7941. NCIA qualifies under R.A. 7941, and its nominees likewise fall within the pale of Section 9 of the same law. However, whether or not the nominees - Orlando V. Soriano; Joseph Renato B. Amponis; and Wilfred Adviento - can actually be characterized as belonging to the marginalized sector could not be determined from the various submissions of the NCIA. NCIA, nevertheless, avers that since these individuals are members of the Association, then they too are farmer-irrigators. As the NCIA puts it: "As the nominees belong to the NCIA, a marginalized sector, so they too belong, and marginalized themselves."

KABALIKAT (Ng Bayan Party) (KABALIKAT) is an organization of media practitioners. Considering the tremendous importance given to the media in Filipino society, and the fact that there are a good number of media professionals currently occupying major elective offices in government, it would be illogical to characterize media practitioners as marginalized.

ABANTE KILUSANG KOOPERATIBA SA GITNANG LUZON (AKK), a coalition of the duly organized and registered cooperatives, does not appear to represent any marginalized or underrepresented sector.

Its Constitution enumerates the following AKK objectives:

"To provide programs to build communities towards people empowerment and sustainable development;

"To promote the social, political and economic welfare of the marginalized sectors, organizations and party;

"To effectively participate in the party-list system as provided for in the Constitution; and

To provide other related services that will promote the welfare of the cooperative sector and the community" (Annex A of the Petition SPP 00-054).

Whereas its platforms of government declares:

"(T)he AKK shall support the evaluation of cooperative way of life in accordance with the cultural and historical heritage of the Filipino people and shall strive to obliterate ills of society by working for the passage of legislations on and promote reforms in the following areas: Social Development and poverty alleviation; Peace and order; Graft and Corruption; Honesty in the government; Sustainable economic development; and Other allied fields of concern that may emerge from time to time needing prompt attention and action." (Annex "B", November 08, 2000)

Neither document concretely shows that AKK represents a marginalized sector " AKKs constitution holds forth with nothing but bare and unsubstantiated allegations of its intent to advocate the causes of the marginalized, and it's proposed action plan addresses areas of concern which affect all Filipinos equally, regardless of their social standing. Thus, the Commission entertains serious doubts on AKK's alleged representation of the marginalized.

The PEOPLE POWER PARTY (PPP), on first impression, appears to represent fisherfolk. However, due to its coalition with Ang Masa and Federation of Ecological Farmers, Fishermen & Workers Asso. Of the Phil., Inc., it now apparently also represents labor, the peasantry and the urban poor.

However, PPP's nominees, Manny Lopez - a businessman; Jose F. Sano - a lawyer; Welsie P. Lopez - a businessman; Iderlina P. Pagunuran - practicing lawyer; and Jose Astronomo - a farmer/fishermen have not proven that they indeed come from any of those marginalized sectors. Thus, their ability to provide appropriate representation for these sectors, is thrown wide open to question.

KATIPUNAN NG MGA BANTAY BAYAN NG PILIPINAS (KABAYAN) - KABAYAN's principal mandate is apparently to aid the Philippine National Police in the performance of its duties; in the programs of local government units; and to be an environmentalist watchdog. As such, KABAYAN is more properly classified as a socio-civic organization, not a party-list organization.

FEDERATION OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS (LAHING VETERANO) " Suffice it to say in this case that the sons and daughters of veterans are not, themselves, veterans, and therefore constitute no marginalized or underrepresented sector. This organization, therefore, which purports to represent those sons and daughters cannot be justifiably qualified to participate in the party-list system.

ANG IPAGLABAN MO PARTY (AIM) " AIM is an organization composed of lawyers, CPA's, architects, engineers, and other professionals. Its primary aim is not to represent marginalized and underrepresented sectors, but to work for the establishment of a system of free legal services throughout the country. While this is, admittedly a noble undertaking, it would be inappropriate to qualify AIM for participation in the party-list system.

AABANTE KA PILIPINAS PARTY (SAGIP BAYAN MOVEMENT) (APIL) " APIL's avowed objectives reveal that this organization does not represent the interests of marginalized and underrepresented sectors:

  • To engage in the dynamic quest of political power as a democratic and effective vehicle for promoting Party ideals in the service of the common weal and good of the country and the nation.

  • To promote highest ethical standards of behavior in government business, the professions, livelihood activities, and community service.

  • To uplift Filipino morals and values that shall advance national cultural traditions and family ties.

  • To make real and achievable the social justice provisions of the Philippine Constitution (SPP 97-129, Annex "B", p. 22).

PHILIPPINE REFORMIST SOCIETY (PRS) " PRS claims to be an association of the independent entrepreneurs nationwide. Thus, it is very obvious that it does not represent any marginalized and underrepresented sector. It must also be noted that if failed to submit a position paper as required by the Commission. Thus, it is the Commission's opinion that PRS has lost interest in pursuing this case, and should thus be immediately stricken from the list of party-list contenders.

On the other hand, in the following instances, despite being given ample opportunity to, the below named party-list participants were not able to sufficiently clarify to the Commission what particular sector they were representing. As a result, the Commission deems these participants not to represent any marginalized and underrepresented sector.

    x x x           x x x           x x x

  • A PEACEFUL ORGANIZATION LEARDERSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, SERVICE MOVEMENT (APO);
  • x x x           x x x           x x x

  • SANDIGANG MARALITA (SM)
  • x x x           x x x           x x x

  • LUZVIMINDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. (LEDFI);
  • x x x           x x x           x x x

    In other instances, the party-list participants appeared to represent marginalized and underrepresented sectors, and to champion their various causes. On closer examination, however, these organizations failed to substantiate their motherhood statements, thus casting serious doubt on their representation of marginalized and underrepresented sectors. These organizations were:

  • NATIONAL URBAN POOR ASSEMBLY (NUPA); and
  • x x x           x x x           x x x

    The following party-list participants failed to submit any nominees, and are therefore deemed by the Commission to be disqualified:

  • DEMOCRATIC WORKERS PARTY (DWP);
  • x x x           x x x           x x x

  • FEDERATION OF LAND REFORM FARMERS OF THE PHILIPPINES (FLRF)

The PROFESSIONAL CRIMINOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (PCAP), was, according to its own Constitution, organized:

"To promote teaching, study, practice, research and inquiry in the field of criminal justice, and to actively participate in the government crime prevention programs and efforts to combat all forms of criminality in the country."

As its name implies, PCAP has a membership that consists of professional criminologists, deans and professors of criminology and members of various government law enforcement offices. Inasmuch as these individuals cannot be classified as being marginalized in any significant way, it appears that PCAP does not meet the baseline requirement set by this Court.

PARTIDO NG MARALITANG PILIPINO AND PINATUBO PARTY (PMP-PINATUBO) is apparently a political party, primarily representing the urban poor of the 1st and 2nd Districts of Zambales and Olongapo City. According to PMP-PINATUBO, the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, coupled with the withdrawal of the American military bases, devastated the largely agricultural economy of the region, and seriously compromised the ability of residents to generate adequate income.

While PMP-PINATUBO's statements about the state of the urban poor in Zambales cannot be gainsaid, the fact remains that unless it shows itself able to truly represent the interests of the poor, such declarations would constitute nothing more than motherhood statements, with very little practical worth to the marginalized peoples of Zambales.

It was precisely for this reason " to ensure that a party-list organization can appropriately champion the interest of the sector it purports to represent " that it was held that nominees must come from among the ranks of the marginalized themselves. In PMP-PINATUBO's case, however, its nominees:

Maria Socorro Ledesma - Professional Singer;
Ariel Joseph B. Arias - Practicing Lawyer;
Ranilo T. Bocar - Rural Banker;
Marcelino C. Arias, Jr. - Law Student; and
Rodolfo F. Reynoso - Lawyer

can hardly be classified as belonging to the urban poor sector. Neither have they shown themselves to be so situated " or to have such experience " as to justify their being considered as appropriate representatives of Zambales' marginalized."

Again, for purposes of the May 10, 2004 elections, the Commission painstakingly reviewed and reevaluated its compliance report submitted to the Supreme Court in connection with G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613, including the records on file of these parties organization/coalition and it found nothing to reverse said compliance report disqualifying said parties and organizations except Cooperative Natcco Network where the Commission issued a resolution promulgated 06 January 2004 clarifying the real intent of its findings, to wit:

"Based on the foregoing facts and circumstances, this Commission is bound, in the interest of justice, to clarify that the real intent of its findings as stated in the July 27, 2001 Partial Compliance Report was to qualify COOPNATCCO as a party-list organization and not to include it in the list of party-list participants which did not meet the guidelines set by the Supreme Court.

WHEREFORE, premises considered, the petitioner's prayer in its Urgent Ex-Parte Motion for Clarification filed on September 18, 20023 that "the Partial Compliance Report dated July 27, 2001, in so far as it recommends the disqualification of movant COOP NATCCO, be clarified and rectified to express the true intent and decision of the Honorable Commission" is, in the interest of justice, GRANTED, the real intent of the Partial Compliance Report dated July 27, 2001 being, TO RECOMMEND THE INCLUSION OF PETITIONER COOP-NATCCO IN THE LIST OF PARTY-LIST PARTICIPANTS WHICH MET THE GUIDELINES SET BY THE SUPREME COURT.

Petitioner's prayer in its Urgent Ex-Parte Motion for Clarification filed on September 18, 2003 that "a transmission be sent to the Honorable Supreme Court to inform them of such excusable error and furthermore, that a request be made to proclaim the nominees of movant COOPNATCCO as duly elected party-list representatives in the 2001 party-list elections" is likewise, in the interest of justice, GRANTED. Let this RESOLUTION be TRANSMITTED, together with the records and the certified true copies of the pertinent portions of the Partial Compliance Report dated July 27, 2001, by Clerk of the Commission to the Supreme Court.

Petitioner's Manifestation to Participate in the Party-List Elections filed on December 16, 2003 is hereby GRANTED, subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court on the matter. On the other hand, its prayer for the proclamation of its alleged winning candidate is elevated to the Supreme Court pursuant to its earlier rulings in the case of Ang Bagong Bayani vs. Comelec (June 26, 2001).

Finally, the Commission on Elections En Banc also RESOLVES to recommend to the Honorable Supreme Court that the prayer of COOP-NATCCO in its Urgent Ex-Parte Motion to Clarification [On the Commission on Elections' Partial Compliance Report dated July 27, 2001] BE ACTED UPON FAVORABLY, considering that the error committed in the Partial Compliance Report has amounted to the deprivation of said party's right of representation in Congress."

Meantime, AKLAT (Asosasyon para sa Kaunlaran ng Lipunan at Adhikain para sa Tao, Inc.) was disqualified by the Supreme Court in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613 filed a petition for declaration of re-qualification as party-list organization before the Commission. The petition was dismissed for lack of merit on January 8, 2004. A Motion for Reconsideration was filed which was denied for lack of merit on February 13, 2004.

Twelve (12) manifestations were filed out of time, to wit:

SPP (PLM) 04-068

Date Filed:
January 12, 2004
In re: Manifestation of People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP) to participate in the May 10, 2004 elections

People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)
SPP (PLM) 04-069

Date filed:
January 12, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Philippine Confederation of Drivers Organization and Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (PCDO-ACTO) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 2004 elections
SPP (PLM) 04-070

Date filed:
Jan. 13, 2004
In re: manifestation of Senior Citizens Elderly to participate in the party list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-071 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 13, 2004
In the matter of maintaining the accreditation of Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP) as a sectoral party
SPP 04-072 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Grains Retailers Association of the Philippines (GRECON) represented by Danilo H. Garcia in his capacity as president
SPP 04-073 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS) Political Party to participate in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-074 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In the matter of the accreditation of Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAPIN) as a Sectoral Party

Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy
SPP 04-075 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Economic Development for Social Advancement (EDSA) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-076 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 23, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) to participate in the party list of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-077 (PLM)

Date filed:
Feb. 5, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Democratic Alliance (DA) to participate in the party list representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-078 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)
SPP 04-079 (PLM)

Date filed:
Feb. 17, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Novelty Entrepreneurship and Livelihood For Food, Inc. (NELFFI) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections

However, the following party-list groups, namely:

SPP (PLM) 04-068

Date filed:
January 12, 2004
In re: Manifestation of People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP) to participate in the May 10, 2004 elections
Registration granted:

January 6, 2004
People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)
SPP (PLM) 04-069

Date filed:
January 12, 2004
Registration granted:

January 7, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Philippine Confederation of Drivers Organization and Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (PCDO-ACTO) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 2004 elections
SPP 04-072 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Grains Retailers Association of the Philippines (GRECON) represented by Danilo H. Garcia in his capacity as president
Registration granted:

January 6, 2004
SPP 04-074 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 15, 2004
In the matter of the accreditation of Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAPIN) as a Sectoral Party
Registration granted:

January 6, 2004
Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy
SPP 04-078 (PLM)In re: Manifestation of Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)
Registration granted:

February 13, 2004
SPP 04-079 (PLM)

Date filed:
Feb. 17, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Novelty Entrepreneurship and Livelihood For Food, Inc. (NELFFI) to participate in the party-list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 Elections
Registration granted:

February 13, 2004

manifested their intentions to participate in the party list elections in their respective petitions and other pleadings filed with the Commission before the deadline, hence, their manifestations can be considered to have been filed on time.

As to the other party-list groups, except Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS) and Economic Development for Social Advancement (EDSA) whose petitions for registration as political parties are still pending, the records would show that they previously registered with the Commission as sectoral parties and/or organizations in the past elections, hence, their manifestations cannot be considered for purposes of the 2004 elections as they had been filed out of time:

SPP (PLM) 04-070

Date filed:
Jan. 13, 2004
In re: manifestation of Senior Citizens Elderly to participate in the party list system of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-071 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 13, 2004
In the matter of maintaining the accreditation of Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP) as a sectoral party
SPP 04-076 (PLM)

Date filed:
Jan. 23, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) to participate in the party list of representation in the May 10, 2004 elections
SPP 04-077 (PLM)

Date filed:
Feb. 5, 2004
In re: Manifestation of Democratic Alliance (DA) to participate in the party list representation in the May 10, 2004 elections

The petition of Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI), as earlier mentioned was dismissed by the First Division.

While there were three (3) parties or organizations who were not registered or did not file any petition for registration but filed their manifestations to participate in the party-list elections, as follows:

SPP 04-046 (PLM)Seafarers Millennium Association of the Philippines, Inc.
SPP 04-047Philippine Colleges and High Schools, Inc.

Petitioner
SPP 04-057Asosasyon ng mga Aruga at Kalinga (ANAK), Inc.

Notedly, The True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People), Citizens Anti Crime Assistance Group (CAAG) and AHONBAYAN were previously disqualified pursuant to the Supreme Court decision in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613, however, they filed new petitions [FOOTNOTE: SPP 03-101(PL) " In the matter of the registration of the True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People) Association of the Phil.; SPP 03-116(PL) " In the matter of the petition for registration under the party-list system of representation under R.A. 7941 of the Citizen's Anti-Crime Group (CAAG) and manifestation to participate in the 2004 elections; SPP 03-095(PL) " In re: Registration for the party-list system of Ahonbayan] for registration pursuant to Resolution No. 6320 promulgated on September 12, 2003 and the same were correspondingly set for hearing.

The True Marcos Loyalist and Ahonbayan were granted registration after proper evaluation made on their new petitions and evidence on file in accordance with the new guidelines set forth in Resolution No. 6320 while the registration of CAAG was denied.

Significantly, there were thirteen (13) political parties who filed their manifestations to participate in the 2004 party-list elections.

1. Rizalist Party

2. Lapiang Manggagawa (LM

3. Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa

4. Akbayan! Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)

5. Laban Para sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran (KKK)

6. Bayan Muna

7. Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS)

8. Tanod ng Lahing Pilipino (Tala-Filipino)

9. Anak Pawis

10. Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD)

11. Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY)

12. Aksyon-Peoples Organization for Welfare Economic Reforms (A-POWER)

13. United Guardians Party (UGP) [FOOTNOTE: With pending motion for reconsideration filed by oppositor PGBI]

We carefully evaluated these political parties opting to participate in the May 10, 2004 party-list elections whether they complied with the guidelines set forth in Comelec Resolution No. 6320 which includes the parameters enunciated by the Supreme Court decision in G.R. No. 147589 and G.R. No. 147613. Our analysis showed:

I. Considered eligible by the Supreme Court to have complied with the eight point guidelines in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613 on the basis of our compliance report in connection with the 2001 party list elections.

a. AKBAYAN! Citizens Action Party (AKBAYAN)

b. Bayan Muna

c. Buhay

II. Considered ineligible by the Supreme Court to have not complied with the eight point guidelines in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613 on the basis of our compliance report in connection with the 2001 party list elections.

a. Rizalist Party

b. Laban Para Sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran

III. Did not participate in the 2001 party-list elections.

a. Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa

b. Lapiang Manggagawa

IV. Newly registered political party

a. Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS)

Registered on January 8, 2004

b. Anak Pawis

Registered on December 30, 2003

c. Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy

Registered on January 8, 2004

V. Pending Registration as a Political Party.

a. Tanod ng Lahing Pilipino (Tala-Pilipino)

b. Aksyon-Peoples Organization for Welfare Economic Reforms (A-POWER)

c. United Guardians Party (UGP) " pending motion for reconsideration

Rizalist Party and Laban Para Sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran (KKK) were registered as political parties but they were disqualified as party-list by the Supreme Court in connection with the 2001 elections. Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS) filed a petition for registration as a political party on November 27, 2003 and was granted registration per Resolution of the Second Division promulgated on January 08, 2004.

In G.R. Nos. 147589 & 147613, the Supreme Court lay down the pertinent guidelines for screening Party-list applicants:

"First, the political party, sector, organization or coalition must represent the marginalized and underrepresented groups identified in Section 5 of RA 7941. In other words, it must show " through its constitution, articles of incorporation, bylaws, history, platform of government and track record " that it represents and seeks to uplift marginalized and underrepresented sectors, Verily, majority of its membership should belong to the marginalized and underrepresented. And it must demonstrate that in a conflict of interests, it has chosen or is likely to choose the interest of such sectors.

Second, while even major political parties are expressly allowed by RA 7941 and the Constitution to participate in the party-list system, they must comply with the declared statutory policy of enabling "Filipino citizens belonging to marginalized and underrepresented sectors x x x to be elected to the House of Representatives." In other words, while they are not disqualified merely on the ground that they are political parties, they must show, however, that they represent the interests of the marginalized and underrepresented."

Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa, Lapiang Manggagawa (LM), Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS), ANAKPAWIS and Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) political parties were evaluated and we found them to be eligible for the party list system on the following grounds:

1. PARTIDO ISANG BANSA, ISANG DIWA

The Partido Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa aims to:

  1. LIBERATE the Filipino people from the shackles and bondage of poverty through economic reforms;

  2. ATTAIN AND IMPLEMENT the Automatic Economic Recovery through Investment Programs;

  3. SOLVE the elusive problem of Peace and Harmony among the Muslim and Christian Brothers thru massive country-wide development especially the Land of Promise - Mindanao.

  4. STOP OR MINIMIZE cases of Grafts and Corruption among the various government agencies, government officers down to employees especially at the BIR, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Custom;

  5. UPHOLD AND CONSIDER the Holy Bible, as guide to good living and source of good values, customs and traditions.

  6. NEUTRALIZE all forms of criminal and illegal activities which threaten the future of our country;"

2. LAPIANG MANGGAGAWA (WORKER'S PARTY)

"6. Petitioner which consists of thousands of members from the ranks of labor unions and federations and being an accredited political party, is not disqualified from participating in the party-list election of 1998, because the purpose for which it was established did not fall under the disqualification in Section 6, RA 7941.

"7. Petitioner, an accredited political party, is not disqualified from participating in the party-list election of 1998 because it does not fall under the category of a major political party as set forth under Section 11 of the aforementioned law." [FOOTNOTE: SPP 97-047 (PL), Manifestation, October 10, 1997]

3. BIGKIS PINOY MOVEMENT (BIGKIS)

"The party is a national party with a constituency spread over the geographical territory of at least a majority of the regions of the Philippines composed principally of members from coalesced associations, organizations and aggrupations of the urban poor, specifically but not limited to organizations of market vendors, street vendors, association of drivers and operators of jeepneys, tricycles and pedicabs and other entities from the marginalized and the poor." [FOOTNOTE: Petition filed 27 November 2003, SPP 03-154]

4. ANAK PAWIS

"Specifically, petitioner commits itself to achieving the following: a self-reliant, socio-economic development through the integrated programs of genuine agrarian reform and national industrialization; people's inherent right to work, to a just and living wages, and to self-organization; peasants' right to own and till the land; fisherfolk's right to utilize marine and inland fishery areas and resources, people's inherent right to decent housing and livelihood and protect them against any form of eviction and displacement, a nationalist and scientific culture that liberates people from backward, feudal, colonial, and exploitative values, the basic right to free education, the removal of all barriers to the full participation of women in production and decision-making; the protection of children against child labor and other forms of abuse and exploitation; solidarity and mutual cooperation beneficial among workers' and peasants' organizations and parties all over the world; people's right to self-determination and freedom from foreign intervention, domination, and control; and the right to self-determination of the Bangsa Moro, Cordillera and other national minorities and their participation in all matters that directly affect them.' [FOOTNOTE: Petition, SPP 03-006 (PL), filed on Feb. 28, 2003, granted registration on 30 Dec. 2003]

5. ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD)

"ANAD"S membership or constituency consists of individual Filipino registered votes nationwide, who are marginalized and underrepresented, ranging from rebel returnees, common laborers and factory workers and broadcasters with common anti-communists and anti-terrorism advocacy, students, veterans, security personnel and affiliate member organizations such as rebel returnees' association, labor unions, student's associations multi-purpose cooperatives, and fisherman's association." [FOOTNOTE: Memorandum filed 17 December 2003, SPP 03-096]

There were three (3) party-list participants who asked for change of acronym or change of name and acronym, to wit:

1. BAYAN MUNA from "BAYAN" to "BAYAN MUNA"

2. ANG BAGONG BAYANI OFW LABOR PARTY to "ORGANISASYON NG MANGGAGAWANG MAG-AANGAT SA REPUBLIKA" with acronym "OMMAR".

3. Aggrupation and Alliance of Farmers and Fisherfolks of the Philippines, Inc. (AAAFFPI) to "Farmers and Fisherfolks Aggrupation of the Philippines, Inc." (FFAPI)

Motions and petitions thereof were granted by the Commission in separate orders. [FOOTNOTE: Orders of the First Division and Second Division all dated February 8, 2004.] However, the "Urgent Motion for Clarificatory Order" filed by its Secretary-General is granted. Thus, the acronym of "Ang Bagong Bayani-OFW which was earlier ordered changed from "OFW" to "OMMAR", be changed into "Organisasyon ng Manggagawang Mag-aangat sa Republika" also known as OMMAR-OFW Labor Party with acronym "OMMAR".

Premises considered, the Commission RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, as follows:

I. To GRANT the manifestations of the following parties, organizations, political parties or coalitions;

1. BAYAN MUNA

2. ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

3. (APEC)

4. AKBAYAN! CITIZENS ACTION PARTY (AKBAYAN)

5. BUTIL FARMERS PARTY (BUTIL)

6. CITIZENS BATTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION (CIBAC)

7. BUHAY HAYAAN YUMABONG (BUHAY)

8. ANAK MINDANAO (AMIN)

9. COCOFED-PHILIPPINE COCONUT PRODUCERS FEDERATION, INC. (COCOFED)

10. PARTIDO MANGGAGAWA (PM)

11. SANLAKAS

12. ABANSE! PINAY

13. ALAGAD

14. MINDANAO FEDERATION OF SMALL COCONUT FARMERS ORGANIZATION INC. (MSCFO)

15. Farmers and Fisherfolks Aggrupation of the Philippines, Inc. (FFAPI)

16. PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (PARP)

17. GABAY NG MANGGAGAWANG FILIPINO PARTY (GABAY OFW)

18. KALOOB - KA ISANG LOOB PARA SA MARANGAL NA PANINIRAHAN (KALOOB)

19. ORGANISASYON NG MANGGAGAWANG MAG-AANGAT SA REPUBLIKA (OMMAR)

20. TRADE UNION CONGRESS PARTY (TUCP)

21. GABRIELA WOMEN'S PARTY

22. MIGRANTE SECTORAL PARTY OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS AND THEIR FAMILIES (MIGRANTE)

23. SAMAHAN NG MGA MANGANGALAKAL PARA SA IKAUUNLAD NG LOKAL NA EKONOMIYA (SMILE)

24. ASSALAM BANGSAMORO PEOPLE'S PARTY (REGIONAL SECTORAL PARTY)

25. BAHANDI SA KAUMAHAN UG KADAGATAN (BAHANDI)

26. BAGONG TAO MOVEMENT (BTM)

27. THE TRUE MARCOS LOYALIST (FOR GOD, COUNTRY AND PEOPLE)

28. ALYANSANG BAYANIHAN NG MGA MAGSASAKA, MANGGAGAWANG BUKID AT MANGINGISDA (ABA) AND ADHIKAIN AT KILUSAN NG ORDINARYONG TAO (AKO) COALITION) [FOOTNOTE: ABA-AKO Coalition granted per Omnibus Resolution of the First Division promulgated January 6, 2004]

29. VISAYAS FARMERS PARTY (VFP) [FOOTNOTE: Acronym similar with Veterans Freedom Party but no petition has been filed by any of the parties questioning the use of acronym]

30. SAGIP- KAPWA FOUNDATION, INC.

31. BARANGAY ASSOCIATION FOR NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT AND TRANSPARENCY (BANAT)

32. ANG LABAN NG INDIGINONG FILIPINO (ALIF)

33. ANG NAGKAKAISANG KABATAAN PARA SA SAMBAYANAN (ANAK NG BAYAN)

34. AGING PILIPINO ORGANIZATION (APO), INC. "AGING PINOY"

35. VETERANS FREEDOM PARTY (VFP)

36. AHONBAYAN

37. SUARA BANGSAMORO

38. ALAB KATIPUNAN (AK)

39. ALLIANCE OF VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS (AVE)

40. ADVOCATES AND ADHERENTS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS AND ALLIED WORKERS (AASJS)

41. ALYANSA NG SAMBAYANAN PARA SA PAGBABAGO (ASAP)

42. AN WARAY

43. COOPERATIVE NATCCO NETWORK (COOP-NATCCO)

44. PARTIDO KATUTUBONG PILIPINO (KATUTUBO)

45. NATIONAL FEDERATION OF SMALL COCONUT FARMERS ORGANIZATION, INC. (SCFO)

46. PARTIDO ISANG BANSA, ISANG DIWA

47. LAPIANG MANGGAGAWA

48. BIGKIS PINOY MOVEMENT (BIGKIS)

49. ANAKPAWIS

50. ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD)

51. VISAYAN ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (BISA)

52. People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)

53. Philippine Confederation of Drivers Organization and Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (PCDO-ACTO)

54. Grains Retailers Association of the Philippines (GRECON)

55. Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAPIN)

56. Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI)

57. Novelty Entrepreneurship and Livelihood For Food, Inc. (NELFFI)

II. To hold in abeyance any action on the manifestation of Aksyon Sambayanan in view of the pendency of SPP 04-005.

III. To DENY the manifestations of parties, organizations, political parties or coalitions due to the following reasons:

a. Petitions for registration were filed out of time/denied and/or their motions for reconsideration thereto were denied.

1. Quezon Marinduque Fishing Boat Operators and Fishermen Association (QMFOFA)

2. Association of Junior Geodetic Engineer of the Philippines (AJGEP) [FOOTNOTE: AGJEP- dismissed on January 8, 2004/Motion for Reconsideration denied (February 13, 2004)]

3. Alliance of Reformist Minorities-Muslim Urban Poor Party (ARM-MUPP) [FOOTNOTE: ARM-MUPP - order denied/Motion for Reconsideration denied (February 13, 2004)]

4. Guardians Reformist Group Party

5. Police Hotline Network, Inc. (PHNI)

6. Provident Cooperative Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (PRO-COOP)

7. Kapatirang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat, Inc (KAPATIRAN, KAPATID)

8. Philippine Association of Private Security Guards (API)

9. Alab Buhay Foundation, Inc. (ALAB)

10. Centennial Force Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) [FOOTNOTE: Petition for registration (SPP 03-143) was dismissed for being filed beyond the September 30, 2003 deadline]

b. Manifestations to participate in the party-list elections were filed out of time, as a result of which, even if they have been accredited, they cannot participate in the election for May 10, 2004.

1. Senior Citizens/ Elderly

2. Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP)

3. Democratic Alliance (DA)

c. Sectoral Parties, Organizations or Coalitions who were disqualified pursuant to the resolution of the Supreme Court in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613 on the basis of the compliance report of the Commission but were again reevaluated for purposes of the May 10, 2004 Elections.

1. APO SERVICE

2. PCAP

3. PRS

4. APIL

5. LEDFI

6. NCIA

7. KABAYAN

8. LAKAS-OCW

9. LAHING VETERANO

11. LABAN PARA SA KAPAYAPAAN, KATARUNGAN AT KAUNLARAN (KKK)

12. BAGONG BAYANI ORGANIZATION

13. PEOPLE POWER PARTY

14. SANDIGAN MARALITA

15. CONFEDERATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMS IN GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENT

16. PARTIDO MARALITANG PILIPINO

17. FEDERATION OF LAND REFORM FARMERS OF THE PHIL. INC

18. NATIONAL URBAN POOR ASSEMBLY

19. ANG IPAGLABAN MO FOUNDATION

20. DEMOCRATIC WORKERS PARTY

21. ABAY PAMILYA

22. KABALIKAT

23. ABANTE KILUSANG KOOPERATIBA SA GITNANG LUZON

d. Sectoral parties, organizations, political parties or coalitions which were disqualified pursuant to Resolution no. 6521.

1. MARITIME PARTY

2. ANIBAN NG MGA MAGSASAKA, MANGINGISDA AT MANGGAGAWA SA AGRIKULTURA-KATIPUNAN, INC. (AMMMA)

3. ALYANSA NG NAGKAKAISANG KABATAAN NG SAMBAYANAN PARA SA KAUNLARAN (ANAKBAYAN)

4. WOMENPOWER, INC.(WPI)

5. NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF TRICYCLE OPERATORS AND DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHIL. (NACTODAP)

6. PILIPINONG MAYKAPANSANAN PARTY (PINOY MAY K)

7. VETERANS CARE AND WELFARE ORGANIZATION (VETERANS CARE)

8. ALL UNION OF FILIPINO OVERSEAS WORKERS (UNIFIL), INC. (OCW-UNIFIL)

9. PILIPINO WORKERS PARTY (PWP)

10. ALLIANCE OF RETIRED POSTAL EMPLOYEES AND SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. (ARPES)

11. AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES ASSOCIATION (ARBA)

12. FEDERATION OF JEEPNEY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHIL., INC. (FEJODAP)

13. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES OF SETTLERS ADVOCACY FOR THE HOLISTIC ADVANCEMENT OF THE NATION PARTY (AASAHAN)

14. ALLIANCE FOR THE YOUTH SOLIDARITY (AYOS)

15. PARTY FOR OVERSEAS WORKERS EMPOWERMENT & REINTEGRATION (POWER)

16. KILOS KABATAANG PILIPINO (KILOS)

17. ALYANSA NG MGA MAMAMAYAN AT MAGDARAGAT SA LAWA NG LAGUNA, INC. (ALYANSA)

18. DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION OF THE PHIL. INC., (DFP)

e. Sectoral parties and/or organizations which were disqualified pursuant to the Resolution promulgated 11 February 2004.

1. SPP 97-073 - PINOY OVERSEAS PARTY (POP)

2. SPP 97-156 - BAGO AT RESPONSABLENG KABATAAN PARA SA MGA DEMOKRATIKONG HANGARIN (BARKADAHAN)

f. Petition/s for registration under the party-list which were dismissed for failure to pay the filing fee.

1. Barrio Councils National Coordinating Office

g. Motions for Reconsideration of the resolutions of the First Division, Second Division and En Banc on petitions for registration which were denied.

1. BALIKATAN

2. PILIPINO PATRIOTS

3. ABANTE-TRANSPORT COOP

4. OPORTUNIDAD SA KAUNLARAN (OK)

5. GUARDIANS CENTRE FOUNDATION, INC. (GUARDIANS)

6. ANG KALIPUNAN NG MGA SANDIGAN NG PILIPINAS (ANG KASAPI PARTY) INCORPORATED

7. GUARDIANS ANTI-CRIME PRO-PEOPLE ORGANIZATION (GUARDIANS), INC.

8. MASA NG PILIPINO

9. CRUSADERS OF LAW, EQUALITY AND TRUTH, (C.O.L.E.T.)

10. TRIBAL ORGANIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (TOP)

11. SAY NO TO DRUGS MOVEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

12. ABOT- KAMAY - THE SEARCA FELLOWS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (ABOT-KAMAY)

13. ANIBAN NG MGA MAGSASAKA, MANGINGISDA AT MANGGAGAWA SA AGRIKULTURA (AMMMA)

14. PILIPINO WORKERS PARTY (PWP)

15. ALYANSA NG MGA MIYEMBRO NG SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

16. Citizens Anti Crime Assistance Group (CAAG)

h. Qualified party-list but did not file manifestation to participate in the 2004 elections.

1. Alyansa ng may Kapansanan sa Pilipinas (AKAP)

2. Seaman's Party

3. National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP)

4. Ang Bagong Pilipina Women (ABP-WP)

5. Alliance of Filipino Workers (AFW)

6. Solidarity of Liberals, Independents and Democrats (SOLIDARITY)

7. All Labor Unity Party (ALU Party)

8. Alyansa ng mga Batayang Sektor (ABS)

9. Pag-asa ng Sambayanan (PAG-SAMBA)

10. Pambansang Diwa ng Manggagawang Pilipino (PDMP)

11. National Association of Trade Unions (NATU)

12. Bagong Pilipino Workers' Coalition

13. Anak Mahirap Learning Center, Inc.

i. Parties or organizations who were not registered or did not file any petition for registration.

a. Seafarers Millenium Association of the Philippines, Inc.

b. Philippine Colleges and High Schools, Inc.

c. Asosasyon ng mga Aruga at Kalinga (ANAK), Inc.

IV. To DENY the manifestations of the following political parties:

a. Old political parties which were disqualified pursuant to the Resolution of the Supreme Court in G.R. Nos. 147589 and 147613.

1. Rizalist Party

2. Laban Para sa Kapayapaan, Katarungan at Kaunlaran (KKK)

b. Political parties which are still pending for resolution/hearing/verification of the Commission:

1. Tanod ng Lahing Pilipino (Tala-Filipino)

2. Aksyon-Peoples Organization for Welfare Economic Reforms (A-POWER)

3. United Guardians Party (UGP)

4. Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS) [FOOTNOTE: Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (AAWAS), petition for registration as a political party is still pending for verification]

5. Economic Development for Social Advancement (EDSA) [FOOTNOTE: Economic Development for Social Advancement (EDSA) petition for registration as a political party is still pending with First Division ]1avvph!l.nęt

V. To ENTER the corresponding change of name and acronym of the following:

1. Bayan Muna from "BAYAN" to "BAYAN MUNA"

2. Ang Bagong Bayani-OFW Labor Party ("OFW") to Organisasyon ng Manggagawang Mag-aangat sa Republika also known as OMMAR-OFW Labor Party with acronym "OMMAR"

3. Aggrupation and Alliance of Farmers and Fisherfolks of the Philippines, Inc. (AAAFFPI) to Farmers and Fisherfolks Aggrupation of the Philippines, Inc. (FFAPI)

The Law Department is hereby directed to prepare the certified list for party list participants in accordance with this resolution.

SO ORDERED.

(Sgd.) BENJAMIN S. ABALOS, SR.
Chairman
(Sgd.) RUFINO S.B. JAVIER
Commissioner
(Sgd.) MEHOL K. SADAIN
Commissioner
(Sgd.) RESURRECCION Z. BORRA
Commissioner
(Sgd.) FLORENTINO A. TUASON, JR.
Commissioner
(Sgd.) VIRGILIO O. GARCILLANO
Commissioner
(Sgd.) MANUEL A. BARCELONA, JR.
Commissioner

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