Fix party-list law – Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is considering lobbying in Congress to fix the loopholes in the party list law that allow the rich and the powerful to occupy seats meant for marginalized and underrepresented sectors in the House of Representatives.   At a press briefing on Wednesday, Comelec Chair Sheriff Abas said the poll body was looking into the possibility of proposing measures "to enhance further the party list system" that, he said, has become a "joke."   "Those who join are billionaires, while the marginalized get ousted, and that becomes the issue," the poll official said.   "But that can be fixed by Congress," Abas said, adding that only l...Keep on reading: Fix party-list law – Comelec

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