The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it would proclaim the winning 63 party-list groups earning seats in the House of Representatives following the 2022 elections by May 26 or May 27.
Poll spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the Comelec was just waiting for the results of the special elections in 12 barangays in Tubaran town, Lanao del Sur.
“We are targeting to proclaim all of the 63 winning party-lists if the 1,900 remaining votes from Shanghai would not affect the results,” he said.
“The timetable is to proclaim on the 26th. We will complete all processes and we really are gunning for proclaiming the 63 seats with the hope that 1,991 registered voters in Shanghai will not affect the results and the results of Lanao del Sur will be sufficient to complete, not only the 63 seats, but also determine their standing,” Laudiangco said.
Election Commissioner George Garcia said they wanted to hold a one-time proclamation of all winning party-list groups, thus they decided to wait for the results of the special elections in Lanao del Sur.
“We would like to proclaim … those with guaranteed seats. They should have been proclaimed already,” Garcia said.
Meanwhile, the Comelec said many party-lists had filed petitions to change their nominees. The petitions involved withdrawal, substitution, and death of nominees.
“The intention of the Comelec is really to do a complete 63 seats,” he said.
Figures from the latest National Tally Sheet for party-lists show that six groups have so far met the 2 percent threshold – ACT-CIS (2,109,022 votes), 1-Rider Party-list (1,000,343 votes), Tingog (886,431 votes), 4Ps (836,294 votes), Ako Bicol (816,255 votes), and Sagip (779,542 votes).