Comelec proclaims winners of 53 party-list seats

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The poll body has named 38 party-list groups that will share 53 seats in Congress, leaving five more slots vacant pending a Supreme Court decision on disqualified groups.

The partial proclamation comes 15 days after the midterm polls, after the canvass of national votes had been delayed by transmission problems and concerns raised over the count.

Buhay party-list led the list of party-list winners, and was the only group that won three seats in Congress.

The 53 seats given away so far are allocated as follows:

1. Buhay - 3 seats
2. A Teacher - 2 seats
3. Bayan Muna - 2 seats
4. 1 Care - 2 seats
5. Akbayan - 2 seats
6. Ako Bicol - 2 seats
7. Abono - 2 seats
8. OFW Family - 2 seats
9. Gabriela - 2 seats
10. COOP NATCCO - 2 seats
11. AGAP - 2 seats
12. Cibac - 2 seats
13. Magdalo - 2 sears
14. An waray - 2 seats
15. Abamin - 1 seat
16. ACT Teachers - 1 seat
17. BUTIL - 1 seat
18. AMIN - 1 seat
19. ACT-CIS - 1 seat
20 .Kalinga - 1 seat
21. LPGMA- 1 seat
22. TUCP - 1 seat
23. YAKAP - 1 seat
24. AGRI - 1 seat
25. ANGKLA - 1 seat
26. ABS - 1 seat
27. DIWA - 1 seat
28. KABATAAN - 1 seat
29. ANAKPAWIS- 1 seat
30. ALAY BUHAY - 1 seat
31. AMBIS OWWA- 1 seat
32. 1 SAGIP - 1 seat
33. AVE - 1 seat
34. ATING COOP -1 seat
35. 1 BAP - 1 seat
36. ABAKADA - 1 seat
37. AMA- 1 seat
38. ANG NARS - 1 seat

Under the law, party-list groups get at least one seat in the House of Representatives with two percent of votes. They can get a maximum of three seats.

Five seats have been left vacant while the Commission on Elections awaits the Supreme Court's decision on disqualified groups.

Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. has earlier noted that the high court may issue a decision favoring the groups.

Such a decision may impact the list of winners, since some of the disqualified groups whose name have still been included in the ballot were among the top contenders.

Among the disqualified groups is Senior Citizens, which bagged the 10th highest number of party-list votes in the midterm polls.

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