Ted Failon Investigates Party List Accreditation

Broadcast journalist Ted Failon investigates the decision of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in disqualifying more than 100 party-list groups from participating in 2013 elections in this Saturday’s (Dec 15) episode of ”Failon Ngayon.”

According to Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, the poll body screened the party-list groups to weed out bogus and rich party-list representatives. But some groups were dismayed and questioned what they think were inconsistencies in the Comelec’s decision.

Some noticed that party-list groups that claim to represent the same marginalized groups didn’t receive the same ruling, while legitimate party-list groups such as 1-Utak and Samahang Magsasakang Ilocano didnt make the cut and got disqualified.

How did the Comelec arrive at its decision? Was it fair or partial? Was there a sell out?

Don’t miss the full report on “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (Dec 15), 4:45 PM on ABS-CBN with a replay on ANC every Sunday, 2PM. Visit its Facebook page at and follow it on Twitter via @Failon_Ngayon. Tweet your thoughts and reaction this weekend using the hashtag #FailonNgayon.

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