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Rich and powerful, dynasties comprise majority of 38 proclaimed partylist groups

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Today the Comelec proclaimed 38 party list groups, occupying 53 of the 58 congressional seats reserved for the party list system. Only 5 seats are left to be filled. From the list below, it is clear that the Supreme Court ruling allowing non-marginalized groups and nominees to enter the pary tlist race will only result in the domination of the system by the rich and powerful. What greater proof than this result for 2013? We have party lists that serve as extensions of political dynasties. Party lists that are family enterprises, where the nominees are are related to each other. Party lists that are connected with the police, judiciary, local governments and even Malacanang. Our new partylist reps include the wife of an SC Associate Justice, the wife of a CA justice, the wife of the incoming ARMM governor, a former Manila mayor, a former head of the CIDG, on…

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