By Janice Cave
MANILA (24May2013) – The Commission on Elections, sitting as National Board of Canvassers, on Friday proclaimed the 14 winning party-list groups in the May 13 polls.
The winning party-list groups are: Buhay, A Teacher, Bayan Muna, 1-CARE, Akbayan, Ako Bicol, Abono, OFW family, Gabriela, COOP-NATCCO, Agap, CIBAC, Magdalo and An Waray.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr said these groups are guaranteed at least one seat in the House of Representatives.
In the proclamation, the NBOC did not include the number of votes the groups garnered.
As of the latest official Comelec tally, Buhay Hayaan Yumabong of El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde got 1,255,734 votes while A Teacher and Bayan Muna got 1,033,873 and 945,639 votes respectively.
On Monday, the NBOC will reconvene and proclaim the remaining 44 winning party-lists.
There are a total of 58 seats for party-list groups in the House of Representatives. (PNA)