Comelec mulls partial proclamation of winning party-lists

enablePagination: false
maxItemsPerPage: 10
totalITemsFound:
maxPaginationLinks: 10
maxPossiblePages:
startIndex:
endIndex:

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday said it is studying the possibility of a partial proclamation of winning party-lists based on the nearly completed tally of votes. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday said it is studying the possibility of a partial proclamation of winning party-lists based on the nearly completed tally of votes.

"Inaaral din ng National Board (of Canvassers) kung pwede namin ma-proclaim kahit partial [The National Board of Canvassers is also reviewing if we can partially proclaim the winners]…based on the total party-list votes that we have right now," Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said in a media briefing.

He explained that, among others, they would have to first consider the possible impact — in terms of the rankings — of the special elections yet to be held in certain areas.

Sixty-three party-list seats are up for grabs in Congress.

The parties that will win at least 2% of the national vote are guaranteed one seat. Those with more than 2% will be given additional seats in proportion to their total number of votes, although a group cannot win more than three seats.

Should a partial proclamation push through, Laudiangco said those that would be included are the groups that have secured the top spots in the race.

The Comelec's partial and unofficial tally as of Friday, which is based on 98.35% election returns, showed the ACT-CIS party-list garnered the highest number of votes. Included in the top five are 1-Rider, Tingog, 4Ps and Ako Bicol. 

Meanwhile, Laudiangco said Comelec intends to announce all 12 winning senatorial candidates as soon as possible. On Thursday he hinted that can be done "early next week."