Monday, May 9, 2016

Philippines' Party List Marginalized Sectors

Section 2. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall promote proportional representation in the election of representatives to the House of Representatives through a party-list system of registered national, regional and sectoral parties or organizations or coalitions thereof, which will enable Filipino citizens belonging to the marginalized and underrepresented sectors, organizations and parties, and who lack well-defined political constituencies but who could contribute to the formulation and enactment of appropriate legislation that will benefit the nation as a whole, to become members of the House of Representatives. Towards this end, the State shall develop and guarantee a full, free and open party system in order to attain the broadest possible representation of party, sectoral or group interests in the House of Representatives by enhancing their chances to compete for and win seats in the legislature, and shall provide the simplest scheme possible.
Today is the 2016 National Elections Day which will determine the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. It is also included in this election the voting of party-list group which will represent the so-called marginalized sectors underrepresented in the political system of the Congress. These sectors are indicated in Section 5 of the Republic Act 7941. We pray that the best party-list will win the required number of votes and sufficiently represent the advocacies of the sector they are affiliated with.


  1. labor
  2. peasant
  3. fisherfolk
  4. urban poor
  5. indigenous cultural communities
  6. elderly
  7. handicapped
  8. women
  9. youth
  10. veterans
  11. overseas workers
  12. professionals


References:

Republic Act No. 7941 Posted: 07 October 2015
8 things you need to know about the party list
In a quandary over which party-list group to elect?
Party-list representation in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
PRIMER ON THE PARTY-LIST SYSTEM OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
Philippine presidential election, 2016

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