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WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections sitting en banc as National Board of Canvassers, thru its Sub-Committee for Party

-List, as of 03 July 2007, had officially canvassed, in open and public proceedings, a total of fifteen million two hundred eighty three thousand six hundred fiftynine (15,283,659) votes under the Party-List System of Representation, in connection with the National and Local Elections conducted last 14 May 2007; WHEREAS, the study conducted by the Legal and Tabulation Groups of the National Board of Canvassers reveals that the projected/maximum total party-list votes cannot go any higher than sixteen million seven hundred twenty three thousand one hundred twenty-one (16,723,121) votes given the following statistical data: Projected/Maximum Party-List Votes for May 2007 Elections i. Total party-list votes already canvassed/tabulated ii. Total party-list votes remaining uncanvassed/ untabulated (i.e. canvass deferred) iii. Maximum party-list votes (based on 100% outcome) from areas not yet submitted for canvass (Bogo, Cebu; Bais City; Pantar, Lanao del Norte; and Pagalungan, Maguindanao) 102,430 Maximum Total Party-List Votes 16,723,121 1,337,032 15,283,659

WHEREAS, Section 11 of Republic Act No. 7941 (Party-List System Act) provides in part: The parties, organizations, and coalitions receiving at least two percent (2%) of the total votes cast for the party-list system shall be entitled to one seat each: provided, that those garnering more than two percent (2%) of the votes shall be entitled to additional seats in proportion to their total number of votes: provided, finally, that each party, organization, or coalition shall be entitled to not more than three (3) seats. WHEREAS, for the 2007 Elections, based on the above projected total of party-list votes, the presumptive two percent (2%) threshold can be pegged at three hundred thirty four thousand four hundred sixty-two (334,462) votes; WHEREAS, the Supreme Court, in Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) versus COMELEC, reiterated its ruling in Veterans Federation Party versus COMELEC adopting a formula for the additional seats of each party, organization or coalition receving more than the required two percent (2%) votes, stating that the same shall be determined only after all party-list ballots have been completely canvassed; WHEREAS, the parties, organizations, and coalitions that have thus far garnered at least three hundred thirty four thousand four hundred sixty-two (334,462) votes are as follows: RANK PARTY/ORGANIZATION/ VOTES

163. the Commission on Elections.971 476.029 386.872 423. Executive Order No.194 337. 7166. except for Bagong Alyansang Tagapagtaguyod ng Adhikaing Sambayanan (BATAS). 7941. docketed as SPC No. all the parties. hereby RESOLVES to PARTIALLY PROCLAIM.COALITION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 BUHAY BAYAN MUNA CIBAC GABRIELA APEC A TEACHER AKBAYAN ALAGAD BUTIL COOP-NATCO BATAS ANAK PAWIS ARC ABONO RECEIVED 1. organizations and coalitions included in the aforementioned list are therefore entitled to at least one seat under the party-list system of representation in the meantime. the following parties.451 538.730 760. against which an URGENT PETITION FOR CANCELLATION/REMOVAL OF REGISTRATION AND DISQUALIFICATION OF PARTY-LIST NOMINEE (With Prayer for the Issuance of Restraining Order) has been filed before the Commission.218 972. the Omnibus Election Code. THEREFORE. sitting en banc as the National Board of Canvassers. NOW.036 338. by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution. 07250.361 376. 6646. and other election laws.260 610.052 390. Republic Act Nos.076 405.046 WHEREAS.036 470. subject to certain conditions set forth below. organizations and coalitions participating under the Party-List System: 1 2 3 4 Buhay Hayaan Yumabong Bayan Muna Citizens Battle Against Corruption Gabriela Women’s Party BUHAY BAYAN MUNA CIBAC GABRIELA . 144.

298 412.964 621.489 492.718 622. APEC A TEACHER 7 8 9 Akbayan! Citizen’s Action Party Alagad Luzon Farmers Party AKBAYAN ALAGAD BUTIL COOP-NATCCO ANAKPAWIS ARC ABONO 10 Cooperative-Natco Network Party 11 Anak Pawis 12 Alliance of Rural Concerns 13 Abono This is without prejudice to the proclamation of other parties.165 . organization or coalition shall be determined pursuant to Veterans Federation Party versus COMELEC formula upon completion of the canvass of the party-list results.178.674 423.190 409. Inc.920 370. The total number of seats of each winning party.5 6 Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action.747 977.476 755.369 462. Cooperation and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms. organizations. Party-List 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 BUHAY BAYAN MUNA CIBAC GABRIELA APEC A TEACHER AKBAYAN ALAGAD BUTIL COOP-NATCO ANAKPAWIS Projected total number of votes 1. or coalitions which may later on be established to have obtained at least two percent (2%) of the total actual votes cast under the Party-List System.

making it the “first party” in accordance with Veterans Federation Party versus COMELEC. organizations and coalitions. the correct formula as expressed in Veterans and reiterated in CIBAC is.747 .178.= 0. of votes of first party No. WHEREAS. Buhay obtained the following percentage: 1.. the results are as follows: . reiterated in Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) versus COMELEC.. organizations and coalitions.2% 16..846 ABONO 340. Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay) obtained the highest number of votes among the thirteen (13) qualified parties. applying the above formula.. organizations and coalitions participating under the party-list system of representation that have obtained one guaranteed (1) seat may be entitled to an additional seat or seats based on the formula prescribed by the Supreme Court in Veterans.. WHEREAS.261. applying the above formula. the correct formula as expressed in Veterans. qualified parties.. in determining the additional seats for the other qualified parties. is: Number of votes of first party --------------------. as follows: No.151 WHEREAS.369 which entitles it to two (2) additional seats. in determining the additional seats for the “first party”.= Total votes for party-list system Proportion of votes of first party relative to total votes for party-list system wherein the proportion of votes received by the first party (without rounding off) shall entitle it to additional seats: Proportion of votes received by the first party Equal to or at least 6% Equal to or greater than 4% but less than 6% Less than 4% Two (2) additional seats One (1) additional seat No additional seat Additional seats WHEREAS..12 13 ARC 375. of votes of concerned party ------------------No. WHEREAS. based on the above Report. of additional x seats allocated to first party Additional seats for = a concerned party WHEREAS.07248 or 7.

by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution. the Commission on Elections en banc sitting as the National Board of Canvassers. or to the appropriate percentage of votes to entitle them to one (1) additional seat.05 0. Omnibus Election Code.62 0.28 1. 7166.57 Additional Seat 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NOW THEREFORE.65 1.05 1. to proclaim the following parties. 7941 and other elections laws.63 0. organizations or coalitions as entitled to additional seats. organizations or coalitions which may later on be established to have obtained at least two per cent (2%) of the total votes cast under the party-list system to entitle them to one (1) guaranteed seat. hereby RESOLVED.78 0.Party List BAYAN MUNA CIBAC GABRIELA APEC A TEACHER AKBAYAN ALAGAD BUTIL COOP-NATCO ANAKPAWIS ARC ABONO Percentage 1.69 0.71 0. Executive Order No. 144. to wit: Party List BUHAY BAYAN MUNA CIBAC GABRIELA APEC Additional Seats 2 1 1 1 1 This is without prejudice to the proclamation of other parties. 6646. Republic Act Nos. as it hereby RESOLVES. .83 0.69 0.

Let the National Board of Canvassers Secretariat implement this Resolution. furnishing a copy hereof to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. The first paragraph of Section 11 of R. on the other hand. Article VI of the Constitution provides: Section 5.A. organizations and coalitions with pending disputes shall likewise be held in abeyance until final resolution of their respective cases. as provided by law. (1) The House of Representatives shall be composed of not more than two hundred and fifty members. unless otherwise fixed by law. Section 5(2). xxx Section 5(1). (2) The party-list representatives shall constitute twenty per centum of the total number of representatives including those under the party-list. Number of Party-List Representatives. all proclamation of the nominees of concerned parties. — The party-list representatives shall constitute twenty per centum (20%) of the total number of the members of the House of Representatives including those under the party-list. and sectoral parties or organizations. We compute the number of seats available to party-list representatives from the number of legislative districts.Finally. youth. as provided by law. The Constitution allows the legislature to modify the number of the members of the House of Representatives. and such other sectors as may be provided by law. who shall be elected from legislative districts apportioned among the provinces. Section 5. indigenous cultural communities. cities. unless otherwise fixed by law. regional.” The House of Representatives shall be composed of district representatives and party-list representatives. we do not deviate from the first formula in Veterans. and the Metropolitan Manila area in accordance with the number of their respective inhabitants. women. by selection or election from the labor. and on the basis of a uniform and progressive ratio. except the religious sector. thus: Number of seats available to legislative districts x . Article VI of the Constitution states that the “House of Representatives shall be composed of not more than two hundred and fifty members. shall be elected through a party-list system of registered national. Article VI of the Constitution. one-half of the seats allocated to party-list representatives shall be filled. and those who.20 = Number of seats available to party-list representatives . peasant. states the ratio of party-list representatives to the total number of representatives. 7941 reads: Section 11. urban poor. No. For three consecutive terms after the ratification of this Constitution. On this point.

there are 55 seats available to party-list representatives. x .20 = 55 . the Constitution left the manner of allocating the seats available to party-list representatives to the wisdom of the legislature.. 220 .80 This formula allows for the corresponding increase in the number of seats available for party-list representatives whenever a legislative district is created by law.80 After prescribing the ratio of the number of party-list representatives to the total number of representatives. Since the 14th Congress of the Philippines has 220 district representatives.