KONTRA DAYA LIST OF QUESTIONABLE PARTYLIST GROUPS PARTICIPATING IN THE PARTYLIST ELECTIONS OF 2013 B. Questionable partylist groups and nominees allowed by the Comelec to run in the 2013 elections


 KONTRA DAYA LIST OF QUESTIONABLE PARTYLIST GROUPS PARTICIPATING IN THE PARTYLIST ELECTIONS OF 2013 B. Questionable partylist groups and nominees allowed by the Comelec to run in the 2013 elections
Name (brief description) 2013 nominees Remarks

1. Abante Tribung Makabansa or ATM (claims to represent the indigenous people)


(1) Allen A. Capuyan; (2) Reuben Dasay A. Lingating; (3) Nouh M. Daiman; (4) Edtami P. Mansayagan; (5) Joel A. Unad Sr.; (6) Benhar H. Usman Nominees are former officials of the Arroyo administration including top nominee, Allen Capuyan, a retired Colonel of the Intelligence Service of the AFP; 2nd nominee, Reuben Lingating, chairperson of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) & program officer of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP); & 4th nominee Edtami Mansayagan, also a former director of the NCIP

2. Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action, Cooperation, and Harmony or A Teacher (claims to represent teachers)


(1) Rep. Mariano U. Piamonte Jr. (incumbent); (2) Rep. Julieta R. Cortuna (incumbent); (3) Nenita V. Habulan; (4) Elizabeth L. Saldivar; (5) Joseph Noel M. Estrada Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Piamonte, is the former executive director of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and board member of the University of Regina Carmeli in Malolos, Bulacan; 5th nominee, lawyer Joseph Noel Estrada, is the vice president for administration of the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) & executive director of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (Cocopea)

3. Agila ng Katutubong Pilipino Inc. (claims to represent the indigenous peoples)


(1) Gil A. Valera; (2) Jocelyn B. Lebanan; (3) Elorde B. Valera; (4) Felix A. Carayoan; (5) Romeo R. Isabelo Jr. Top nominee Gil Valera is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs under the Arroyo administration, he was suspended by the Ombudsman in 2004 for graft & corruption but was cleared by the Sandiganbayan in 2011; Valera also ran but lost as Congressman of the lone district of Abra in the 2007 polls; a lawyer, Valera established the Gil A. Valera & Associates which holds office at the RCBC Plaza in Makati

4. Alagad Party-List (claims to represent the urban & rural poor)


(1) Rep. Diogenes S. Osabel (incumbent); (2) Hermenegildo T. Encierto Jr. (3) Renato R. Navata; (4) Teodoro V. Brul Jr.; (5) Charles J. Roda Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Osabel, is a former head of the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor (PCUP) & chairman of the National Urban Poor Sectoral Council under the aegis of NAPC; the group is also being supported by the influential Iglesia ni Cristo

5. Ang Partido ng mga Marinong Pilipino Inc. or Angkla (claims to represent OFWs/seafarers)


(1) Jesulito A. Manalo; (2) Ronaldo S. Enrile; (3) Jose Miguel S. Manalo; (4) Alfredo G. Haboc; (5) Augusto M. Perez Jr. Top nominee, Jesulito Manalo, is a presidential appointee to the Road Board as private sector representative. He is also the corporate secretary of the Philippine Racing Club Inc. & the Heritage Park Management Corp. as well as president of the Summit Rural Bank of Lipa; Jesulito’s relative, Jose Miguel, a lawyer, is 3rd nominee; 4th nominee Alfredo Haboc is the Dean of the Mapua-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training; 5th nominee Augusto Perez is also a lawyer

6. Social Amelioration & Genuine Intervention on Poverty or 1-Sagip (claims to represent the poor)


(1) Erlinda M. Santiago; (2) Edgardo F. Madamba; (3) Remegio S. Casingal; (4) Camilo D. Bacha; (5) Marlou B. Pangilinan; (6) Evelyn N. San Jose-Diaz; (7) Catherine C. Lumbad; (8) Jaime C. Cariaso; (9) Rhodora V. Buenaobra; (10) Paolo Henry M. Marcoleta 2nd nominee Edgardo Madamba is the assistant head of the Quezon City Urban Poor Affairs Office (UPAO) & is facing a graft complaint before the Ombudsman; 10th nominee Paolo Henry Marcoleta is the son of former Alagad Rep. Rodante Marcoleta

7. Alliance of Volunteer Educators Party-List or AVE (claims to represent the teachers)


(1) Rep. Eulogio R. Magsaysay; (2) Jose C. Baesa; (3) Nicolas A. Braña Sr.; (4) Alicia M. Diel; (5) Estelita V. Tucay Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Eulogio Magsaysay, comes from the known Magsaysay political clan in Zambales that includes former Zambales Governor Vic Magsaysay, former Senator & 2013 Liberal Party senatorial bet Jun Magsaysay & incumbent Zambales 1st district Congresswoman & 2013 PDP-Laban/United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet Mitos Magsaysay

8. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines or TUCP (claims to represent the workers)


(1) Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza (incumbent); (2) Anthony B. Sasin; (3) Miguel P. Niez; (4) Michael Democrito C. Mendoza; (5) Ramon A. Certeza Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Raymond Mendoza, is a lawyer and husband of North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, his brother Michael is the 4th nominee, their father Democrito is TUCP President & Chairman of OPASCOR, a cargo handling company for foreign cargoes at the Cebu International Airport; 2nd nominee Anthony Sasin is Management Consultant & Board of Director of ANFLOCOR, which manages firms engaged in exporting bananas & pineapples, real estate, etc.; 3rd nominee Miguel Niez is an Assistant Vice President & Manager for Materials Management of banana exporter TADECO

9. Abakada-Guro (claims to represent teachers)


(1) Rep. Jonathan A. dela Cruz (incumbent); (2) Atty. Alexander T. Lopez; (3) Rodolfo A. Tor; (4) Atty. Reynaldo B. Parungao; (5) Josephine C. Reyes Top nominee, incumbent Rep. dela Cruz, used to occupy administrative positions at the Ilocos Norte provincial government & counselor of Sen. Bongbong Marcos when he was still 2nd district Congressman of Ilocos Norte; 3rd nominee Rodolfo Tor is a retired PNP Police Director & former UN Police Commissioner; 2nd & 4th nominees, Alexander Lopez & Reynaldo Parungao, respectively, are both lawyers

10. Abante Katutubo Inc. or Abante Ka (claims to represent the indigenous people)


(1) Atty. Hermenegildo C. Dumlao; (2) Atty. Jose B. Lopez; (3) Teodorico P. Calica; (4) Hezel P. Gacutan; (5) Ely Immaculada A. de Pablo; (6) Manuel T. Navera; (7) Ceferino G. Estillore; (8) Joel V. Jimenez Sr. Top nominee, Atty. Dumlao, is a Ramos appointee & has been the Executive Director of the North Luzon Growth Quadrangle Area (NLGQA) since 1995; 2nd nominee Atty. Lopez is a former regional trial court judge in Davao Oriental & Compostela Valley & undersecretary the Office of Southern Cultural Communities during the Cory Aquino administration, a senatorial candidate of the Ramos ticket in the 1992 elections & former government director of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC)

11. Abante Mindanao or Abamin (claims to be a regional party)


(1) Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (incumbent); (2) Virginia T. Sering; (3) Irenetta C. Montinola; (4) Dionisio M. Caballero; (5) Sergio E. Firmacion II Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Rodriguez Jr., is the brother of Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez & is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱9.12 M; Sering is the sister-in-law of Maximo & is a full-time realtor being a member of the Muntinlupa Realtors Board as well as president of the Soroptimist International of Alabang; Montinola is also a distant relative of Maximo & was the executive director of the National Historical Institute in 2007

12. Abono Party-List (claims to represent the agricultural sector)


(1) Conrado M. Estrella III; (2) Rep. Franciso Ortega III (incumbent); (3) Erika Caitlin T. Dy; (4) Ronald Allan Q. So; (5) Oftociano M. Manalo Both incumbent representatives come from the Estrella & Ortega political clans in Pangasinan & La Union & are both multi-millionaires with Ortega III’s net worth pegged at ₱17.2 M & Rep. Robert Raymund Estrella, the brother of 2013 nominee Conrado III, with ₱12.59 M

13. Adhikain ng mga Dakilang Anak Maharlika or ADAM (claims to promote the indigenous culture of Mindanao)


(1) Al-Makram N. Arbison; (2) Kadirie J. Sahali; (3) Abdulbasar C. Abdula; (4) Rodolfo Gerardo Leon T. Serrano III; (5) Ana Eleanor B. Intrina; (6) Umolhair Lumenda Lumenda The group was founded by former Energy undersecretary Zamzamin Ampatuan from the notorious Ampatuan political dynasty in Mindanao & has been accused as one of the party-list groups supported by the Arroyo administration; 2nd nominee Kadirie Sahali is the provincial administrator of Tawi-Tawi & from the Sahali political clan that includes provincial governor Sadikul Sahali

14. Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano (claims to be a regional party)


(1) Rep. Patricio Antonio (incumbent); (2) Visitacion Ordoveza; (3) Jose Antonieto M. Antonio; (4) Jorge A. Sales; (5) Herman B. Fernandez Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Antonio, used to be the 1st district Congressman of Cagayan & is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱55.64 M

15. Agrarian Development Association or ADA (claims to promote the agricultural sector)


(1) Eric D. Singson; (2) Eric G. Singson Jr; (3) Rodolfo F. Salanga; (4) Blake Clinton Y. Dy; (5) Grace Kristine S. Meehan; Victor M. Manuel Jr The group belongs to the powerful Singson political clan of Ilocos Sur with former House Deputy Speaker & four-time congressman Eric Singson as its top nominee & his son Eric Jr., current 2nd district Congressman of Ilocos Sur, as 2nd nominee. Eric Sr. is Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson’s father

16. Agricultural Sector Alliance or Agap (claims to represent the agricultural sector)


(1) Rep. Nicanor Miral P. Briones (incumbent); (2) Rico B. Geron; (3) Arnel C. Marasigan; (4) Victorino Michael I. Lescano; (5) Benjamin A. Jaro Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Briones, is chair of big security firm Audacious Services & is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱46.62 M

17. Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party (claims to be a registered political party with national constituency)


(1) Rep. Walden F. Bello (incumbent); (2) Ibarra M. Guttierez III; (3) Angelina Ludovice Katoh; (4) Sylvia Estrada Katoh; (5) Francis Q. Isaac; (6) Edwin A. Bustillos Past & present officials & nominees are appointees of Pres. Aquino in high-ranking executive positions including 2nd nominee Ibarra (undersecretary for political affairs) & 3rd nominee Ludovice-Katoh (member of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor); former Akbayan representatives Etta Rosales (Commission on Human Rights), Mario Agujo (member of the GSIS Board of Trustees) & Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (spokesperson of the National Anti-Poverty Commission); former Akbayan presidents Ronald Llamas (presidential adviser on political affairs) & Joel Rocamora (head of the National Anti-Poverty Commission); former Akbayan chairperson Percival Cendaña (commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission); Akbayan also received at least ₱18 M in campaign funds from Aquino relatives including ₱10 M from Kris Aquino during the 2010 polls

18. Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation Inc. or Alay Buhay


(1) Rep. Weslie T. Gatchalian (incumbent); (2) Antonio L. Sayo; (3) Rodolfo C. Mallari; (4) Ariel R. Go; (5) Zarla I. Misajon Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Weslie Gatchalian (proclaimed by the Comelec just last October 2012), is the son of tycoon & so-called “Plastics King” (& alleged Erap crony) William Gatchalian; he holds key positions in the family’s businesses including as Assistant to the President of Waterfront Phils. (the largest Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country) & Vice President for Investments & International Affairs of the Wellex Group; his brothers Sherwin and Rex are currently Mayor & 1st district Congressman, respectively, of Valenzuela City

19. Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino or ALIF (claims to represent the indigenous people)


(1) Abdul M. Tomawis; (2) Agakhan M. Tomawis; (3) Raima T. Cali; (4) Gamal M. Mohamad; (5) Sultan Bacolod Madki D. Maurac Top two nominees, Abdul & Agakhan Tomawis, are both sons of the group’s incumbent Rep. Acmad Tomawis; Acmad’s brother is Jerry Tomawis, chairman of the Southern Philippine Development Authority; Acmad is among the congressmen with high-end vehicles, according to a PCIJ report

20. An Waray (claims to be regional party)


(1) Rep. Neil Benedict A. Montejo; (2) Jude A. Acidre; (3) Victoria Isabel G. Noel; (4) Patrick G. Aguilos; (5) Aileen Jane G. Siao Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Montejo, is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱19.69 M while his family owns the Montejo Newspaper & Hotel Alejandro, a prominent & luxurious hotel in Tacloban City; another current Rep. Florencio Noel, husband of Malabon Congresswoman Jane Lacson-Noel, is also a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱13.11 M; 3rd nominee Victoria Isabel Noel is a relative of Reps. Florencio & Jane Noel; 5th nominee Patrick Aguilos was a losing Liberal Party candidate for Tacloban City councilor in the 2010 polls

21. Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya – Owa Mangunguma, Inc. or AAMBIS OWA (claims to represent small landowners farming in far-flung areas)


(1) Rep. Sharon S. Garin (incumbent); (2) Gerladine P. Arnaiz; (3) James “Jimmy” L. Garin; (4) Ephrem G. Dadivas; (5) Emilion E. Gilo Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Sharon Garin, a multi-millionaire with a networth of ₱25.87 M comes from a powerful political family in Iloilo that includes her father Philippine Coconut Authority administrator Oscar Garin, mother San Joaquin mayor Nimfa Garin; brother Iloilo vice governor Richard Garin, sister Guimbal mayor Christine Garin & sister-in-law Cong. Janette Garin. Another member of the clan, Jimmy Garin, is the 3rd nominee

22. Ang Mata’y Alagaan or AMA (party-list for the blind & vision-impaired)


(1) Lorna Q. Velasco; (2) Atty. Tricia Nicole Q. Velasco-Catera; (3) Vincent Michael Q. Velasco; (4) Alfredo B. Guiao, Jr.; (5) Divina B. Pinlac Top nominee, Lorna Velasco, is the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco while 2nd & 3rd nominees (Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera & Vincent Michael Velasco, respectively) are their children

23. Ang National Coalition of Indigenous People’s Action Na or Ang NCIP (claims to represent the indigenous peoples)


(1) Jose T. Panganiban Jr.; (2) Rizalino “Langley” G. Segundo; (3) Nicole Pauline L. Dy; (4) Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan; (5) Atty. Emmanuel B. Bigornia Top nominee, Jose Panganiban Jr., is the former mayor of the municipality of Angandanan in Isabela and former provincial president of the League of Municipalities; 2nd nominee Langley Segundo is a former NCIP commissioner for Cagayan Valley; 4th nominee, lawyer Danrex Tapdasan, is an international boxing judge & referee

24. Arts and Business Science Professionals or ABS (claims to represent professionals)


(1) Rep. Catalina G. Leonen-Pizarro (incumbent); (2) Eugene Michael B. de Vera; (3) Catalina O. Lanting; (4) Mary T. Jazul; (5) Carlito B. Buentipo Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Leonen-Pizarro, is the wife of Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro & is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱40.38 M

25. Association of Labor and Employees or ALE (claims to represent workers)


(1) Rep. Catalina C. Bagasina (incumbent); (2) Ma. Michaela D. Magtoto; (3) Jane T. Castro; (4) Faridah Lomondot; (5) Atty. Romeo B. Torno Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Bagasina, is a former Pampanga provincial board member & 3-time Sasmuan mayor. A known ally of former Pres. GMA, Bagasina is the richest party-list solon with a net worth of ₱133.94 M & owns the First Cargo Freight Forwarder

26. Bagong Henerasyon or BH (claims to represent women & youth)


(1) Rep. Bernadette Cruz-Hererra Dy (incumbent); (2) Katherine Rose T. Gancayco; (3) Redentor S. Tuazon; (3) Daciano David C. Palami Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Hererra Dy, is a former Quezon City councilor & multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱8.72 M; Third nominee Redentor Tuazon is the deputy administrator for operations of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)

27. Buhay Hayaan Yumabong or BUHAY (claims to protect & support the unborn, the sick & the disabled & others not capable of protecting themselves)


(1) Rep. Mariano Michael D.M. ‘Velarde (incumbent); (2) Jose L. Atienza Jr.; (3) Rep. William Irwin C. Tieng (incumbent); (4) Franciso Xavier S. Padilla; (5) Edgardo M. Capulong; (6) Primitivo D. Chua, M.D. Associated with religious group El Shaddai with top nominee, incumbent Rep. Mariano Velarde, being the son of influential El Shaddai founder & leader Bro. Mike Velarde (who also used to be a nominee of Buhay). Rep. Velarde is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱53.34 M; 2nd nominee Jose Atienza is a former Manila mayor & secretary of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources; 3rd nominee, incumbent Rep. Tieng, is another multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱20.05 M & belongs to the family that controls Solar Sports

28. Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption or CIBAC (claims to be a multi-sectoral political organization against corruption & cronyism


(1) Rep. Sherwin N. Tugna (incumbent); (2) Rep. Cinchona Cruz-Gonzales (incumbent); (3) Armi Jane R. Borje; (4) Virginia S. Jose; (5) Stanley Clyde C. Flores Associated with religious group Jesus is Lord Movement of Bro. Eddie Villanueva, a defeated presidential candidate in the 2004 & 2010 polls. The group’s Chairman & President is Bro. Eddie’s son and former CIBAC Rep. Joel Villanueva, now an Aquino appointee as head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); top nominee, incumbent Rep. Sherwin Tugna, is Bro. Eddie’s son-in-law; another Villanueva son, Eduardo Villanueva Jr., is currently the Mayor of Bocaue, Bulacan; 2nd nominee, incumbent Rep. Cinchona-Cruz, is also among the multi-millionaire party-list representatives with a net worth of ₱11.02 M

29. Democratic Independent Workers Association or Diwa (claims to represent the labor sector)


(1) Rep. Emmeline Y. Aglipay (incumbent); (2) Ramon D. Bergado; (3) Pepito M. Pico; (4) Atty. Leopoldo A. Blanco Jr.; (5) Prof. Frederico A. Balanag Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Aglipay, is a former student council president at the De La Salle University & whose family owns one of the country’s largest security agencies; 2nd nominee Bergado is the chairperson & national president of PADPAO (Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agencies Operators Inc.) while 4th nominee Leopoldo Blanco is PADPAO Region VII president & national director, president of NICO Security Agency, former OIC Vice Governor of Bohol & former president of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry

30. Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation Building Through Easing Poverty Inc. or KALINGA (claims to work for the youth, senior citizens & poor families)


(1) Rep. Abigail Faye C. Ferriol (incumbent); (2) Irene Gay F. Saulog; (3) Uzziel F. Caponpon; (4) Osinando V. Quillao Jr.; (5) Michael M. Cruz The group is associated with the religious group Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) with top nominee, incumbent Rep. Ferriol being the daughter of PMCC Bishop Arturo Ferriol & 4th nominee Osinando V. Quillao, a PMCC pastor

31. Kasangga sa Kaunlaran Inc. or Ang Kasangga (claims to represent small entrepreneurs)


(1) Atty. Gwendolyn Ll. Pimentel; (2) Rene U. Villa Jr.; (3) Jose Ciceron Lorenzo A. Haresco; Partylist is connected to Rep. Teodorico Haresco, has a net worth of ₱92.81 M & owns several large businesses. He used to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine National Oil Co. His son, Jose, is group’s 4th nominee & owner of Seventh High, a 1st class nightspot in Taguig Global City; After Haresco’s withdrawal, its first nominee is now Gwendolyn Pimentel, the daughter of former Sen. Nene Pimentel & sister of current Sen. Koko Pimentel & was a losing senatorial bet of the Nacionalista Party in the 2010 polls; 3rd nominee Rene Villa, meanwhile, is the head of the Local Water Utilities Administration and a former Agrarian Reform secretary under the Arroyo administration. Third nominee is believed related to the incumbent Haresco.

32. Kasosyo Producer-Consumer Exchange Association Inc. or AA-Kasosyo Party-List (claims to represent fisherfolk, farmers & other laborers)


(1) Rep. Nasser C. Pangandaman (incumbent); (2) Raynor L. Taroy; (3) Renato B. Alano; (4) Maria Liza G. Resurreccion; (5) Roseten E. Tugaff Top nominee, incumbent Rep. Pangandaman, is a former Agrarian Reform secretary under the Arroyo administration & a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱14.66 M; 2nd nominee Raynor Taroy was the DAR’s OIC regional director & concurrent project manager of Region I during the stint of Pangandaman

33. LPG Marketers Association Inc. or LPGMA (claims to represent independent & small LPG retailers)


(1) Rep. Arnel U. Ty (incumbent); (2) Atty. Miguel L. Ponce Jr; (3) Jose B. Cruz III; (4) Miguelito P. Bernal Jr; (5) Orlando G. Reyes The group does not represent a marginalized sector; top nominee, Rep. Ty, is a multi-millionaire with ₱15.18 M net worth & an incorporator of Omni Gas Corp., Republic Gas Corp., Pinnacle Gas, Multi Gas Corp., Extraordinaire Gas Corp. & Suncrest Gas Corp.

34. Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta or PBA (claims to promote the interest of the youth & sports development)


(1) Rep. Mark Aeron H. Sambar (incumbent); (2) Sol Angelie E. Libanan; (3) ZC O. Gorres; (4) Allen Gayle A. Geronimo; Ernanie M. Calica The group is associated with Saranggani Congressman & wealthy boxing icon Manny Pacquiao; in the 2010 elections, PBA was among the top spenders among party-list groups with ₱80 M; top nominee, Rep. Sambar, is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱11.64 M

35. 1 Ang Pamilya or Una ang Pamilya, formerly ANC Party-List (claims to stand for the welfare of the family as country’s core unit)


(1) Romeo C. Prestoza; (2) Atty. Baltazar C. Asadon; (3) Rep. Reena Conception G. Obillo (incumbent); (4) Bienvenido L. Geronimo; (5) Virgilio M. Rosete 3rd nominee, incumbent Rep. Obillo, is a former Senior Agrarian Reform Officer of the DAR; top nominee Romeo Prestoza is the former Chief of Intelligence of the AFP and former head of the Presidential Security Group

36. Veterans Freedom Party or VFP (claims to represent the “veterans sector”)


(1) Eduardo P. Pilapil; (2) Estrella DL Santos; (3) Justice Manuel R. Pamaran; (4) Joel Joseph A. Cabides; (5) Salacnib I. Tulingan Top nominee, Eduardo Pilapil, served as 3rd district Congressman of Camarines Sur during the 8th Congress; 2nd nominee Estrella Santos is a businesswoman; 3rd nominee Manuel Pamaran is a retired Sandiganbayan Justice

37. You Against Corruption and Poverty or YACAP (claims to be fighting corruption & poverty)


(1) Rep. Carol Jayne B. Lopez (incumbent); (2) Mae Asuncion A. Pichay; (3) Benhur B. Lopez Jr.; (4) Sheila Mae B. Ruelo; (5) Virgelio R. Castillo Jr. Top nominee, Rep. Lopez, is a multi-millionaire businesswoman with a net worth of ₱29.44 M

38. Aagapay sa Matatanda or AMA (claims to represent the senior citizens)


(1) Agustin S. Dizon; (2) Ricardo M. Agapito; (3) Linda Gaddi-David; (4) Josue P. Mora; (5) Lorenzo Rigonan; (6) Ruperto Eugenio; (7) Juan Roldan; (8) Feliciano S. Rosete Top two nominees are former officials of the Judiciary with top nominee Agustin Dizon, a retired Court of Appeals (CA) Justice & second nominee Ricardo Agapito, a retired Judge of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Laur, Nueva Ecija
Accredited new applicants but with dissenting commissioners  

39. 1 Abilidad Inc. (claims to represent the urban poor)


(1) Puramaryver F. Saquing; (2) Wanda M. Talosig; (3) Marichu T. Benavides; (4) Reynaldo de Mesa Galicia; (5) Francis Bernard Caquioa Top two nominees do not belong to the urban poor as Saquing & Talosig, the 1st & 2nd nominee, respectively, are both lawyers  

40. 1 Joint Alliance of Marginalized Groups Inc. or 1JAMG (claims to stand for the agriculture sector)


(1) Romero A. Mercado; (2) Shiela Marie Y. Fernandez; (3) Julian Eugene SB Chipeco; (4) Benjamin M. Felismino II; (5) David B. Villa Sr. Top nominee, Romero Mercado, used to represent the party-list group 1-Utak and a multi-millionaire with a net worth of ₱65 M  

41. Abante Retirees Party-List Organization (claims to represent the retirees)


(1) Plaridel M. Abaya; (2) Ruel S. Urgello; (3) Aravela A. Ramos; (4) Edwin R. Lopez; (5) Ma. Belen F. Nocon Top nominee, Plaridel Abaya, is a former Congressman of the first district of Cavite (1995 to 2005) & father of current Department of Transportation and Communications Sec. Jun Abaya  

42. Advance Community Development in New Generation or Ading


(1) Fernando M. Nicandro; (2) Eufemia J. Oliva; (3) Herminia F. Rarama; (4) Mischel E. Simbulan; (5) Luz M. Macalinao Associated with Tarlac-based Advantage Bank Corp., established only last April 2011 & whose chairman & president, Fernando M. Nicandro, is the top nominee; another Advantage Bank employee, Mischel Simbulan, is the 4th nominee  

43. Ang Prolife (describes itself as a coalition of individuals & organizations committed to pro-life & pro-family advocacy)


(1) James M. Imbong; (2) Jeremy Benigno I. Gatdula; (3) Lorna B. Melegrito; (4) Lareina Lea M. Garcia; (5) Edgardo J. Tria Tirona The group does not represent any marginalized or under-represented sector. Its main advocacy is apparently to simply oppose bills on divorce, euthanasia, abortion, birth control, reproductive rights, population control & homosexuality.  

44. Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support Inc. or ACT-CIS


(1) Jerome V. Oliveros; (2) Samuel Pagdilao; (3) Jojo Cesar O. Sermonia The is associated with the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) whose head used to be Chief Police Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr. The group is believed to have been a government project later used for the partylist race.  

45. Isang Pangarap ng Bahay sa Bagong Buhay ng Maralitang Kababayan Inc. or 1-Pabahay (claims to represent the poor)


(1) Att. Nereo R.T. Joaquin Jr; (2) Juveley P. Panganiban; (3) Kenway H. Tan; (4) Arnulfo S. Baria; (5) Annabella G. Revadenera Top nominee, Nereo Joaquin Jr., is the son of former Congressman Nereo Joaquin (1987 to 1998) & Congresswoman Uliran Joaquin (1998-2007) of the 1st district of Laguna. Joaquin Jr. lost in his reelection bid in the 2010 elections  

46. Mamamayan Tungo sa Maunlad na Pilipinas or MTM (claims to represent the indigenous people, public transport sector & farmers)


(1) Renato P. Uy; (2) Joseph T. Entero; (3) Samuel M. Ganzan; (4) Diolito N. Inosanto Top nominee, Renato Uy, is a former Sangguniang Panlalawigan member of Samar’s 1st district, he sought reelection as a member of the Lakas-Kampi in the 2010 elections but lost  

47. OFW Family Club Inc. (claims to represent OFWs)


(1) Roy V. Señeres Sr.; (2) Juan “Johnny” R. Revilla; (3) Roy M. Señeres; (4) Hannah S. Francisco; (5) Melchor B. Rosales Top nominee, Roy Señeres Sr., occupied various positions in past administrations – Labor Attache of the Philippine Embassy in the UAE under Cory Aquino, Ambassador in Washington DC under Ramos & chair of the National Labor Relations Commission under Estrada & Arroyo; 3rd nominee, Roy Jr., is his son while 4th nominee, Hannah Señeres Francisco, is his daughter  

48. Ugnayan ng Maralita Laban sa Kahirapan or Umalab Ka (claims to represent the poor)


(1) Maria Angela Esquivel; (2) Arnold P. Castro; (3) Edgardo Edwin A. Segaya; (4) Noel S. Cano; (5) Nicanor R. Salameda Jr Top two nominees do not come from the poor sector; Esquivel & Castro, the 1st & 2nd nominees, respectively, are both lawyers  
Information culled from the Comelec website and various online sources



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