The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be scrubbing the accreditation of 39 partylist groups thereby barring them from running in the 2022 elections.
A Comelec source said the poll body is legally authorized to cull the groups for either 1) failing to participate in the past two electoral exercises or 2) failing to obtain at least 2 percent of votes cast under the partylist system in the last two preceding elections.
Those affected are Advance Community Development in New Generation; 1-A Action Moral & Values Recovery Reform of the Phils.; Una Ang Pamilya; Ang Galing Pinoy; Alagad Partylist; Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy; Kapatiran ng mga Nakulong na Walang Sala Inc.; Kalikasan Partylist; and Usa An Aton Nahigugma Nga Iroy Mga Tuna.
Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation Inc.; Adhikaing Tinataguyod ng Kooperatiba; Alliance of Volunteer Educators; Abakada Guro; Barangay Natin; Abante Mindanao Inc.; Append Inc.; Ang Nars Inc.; Ang Tao Muna at Bayan; and Ako An Bisaya.
Alliance of National Urban Poor Organizations Assembly Inc.; Confederation of Non-Stock Savings and Loans Associations Inc.; Academicians, Students and Educators Alliance Inc.; Amepa OFW Access Center Inc.; and Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Associations of the Philippines.
Global Workers and Family Federation Inc.; Kasamahan ng mga Maliliit na Magsasaka; Movement for Economic Transformation and Righteous Opportunities; Partido Manggagawa; Sandigan ng mga Manggagawa sa Konstruksiyon; Sinag Tungo sa Kaunlaran; Tanggol Maralita Inc.; and Tinderong Pinoy Party.
Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines; Union of Nationalist Democratic Filipino Organizations; Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations Inc.; Awareness of Keepers of the Environment Inc.; Kapatirang Magmamais ng Pilipinas Inc.; Partido ng Bayan ang Bida; and One Ahapo ng Pilipinas Partylist.