A total of 25 party-list groups have been delisted by COMELEC, which means that they can no longer participate in the May 2010 presidential elections. According to an en banc resolution issued on Tuesday, the poll body said that the 25 party-list groups were taken out of its official list after failing to get at least two percent of the votes cast in the last two elections.

Party-list groups delisted by COMELEC
Included in the list are:
  1. AGING PINOY
  2. AHONBAYAN
  3. AKSA
  4. AKAPIN
  5. ASAP
  6. A SMILE
  7. ASSALAM
  8. BTM
  9. BAHANDI
  10. COCOFED
  11. GRECON
  12. NELFFI
  13. PMAP
  14. SM
  15. SANLAKAS
  16. SPI
  17. SUARA
  18. ABANSE! PINAY
  19. MIGRANTE
  20. AK
  21. PCDO-ACTO
  22. PGBI
  23. ANAK MAHIRAP
  24. ABANSE! PINAY
  25. AKO
Although stricken off the list, the groups could still file their verified opposition to the resolution on October 26 during office hours, the COMELEC said.

I think the resolution is just right. There are so many party-list groups that had registered in the COMELEC. Most of them do not likely serve the purpose of representing the marginalized sector of the country.

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