Top 25 partylist groups still dominated by rich and powerful

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Below are the top 25 partylist groups according to the latest tally of the Comelec. As many as 45 partylist groups may be proclaimed winners and be given seats to fill up the 58 seats allotted for the PL system. From this list, it is quite apparent that most  of the winners come from non-marginalized groups and are in fact already part of the country’s economic and political elite. Some of these partylist groups accredited by the Comelec have nominees who belong to political dynasties that delivered votes from their home provinces. (See related post Dynasties, political clans deliver votes for partylist groups ). A recent Supreme Court ruling allowing even non-marginalized groups, major political parties and non-marginalized nominees is expected to  open the floodgates for more of the rich and powerful seeking congressional seats outside the regular district elections.

The group Senior Citizens, while landing in the top 10 based…

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