Recent Pulse Asia survey revealed that Bayan Muna party-list still remains on top of the party-list groups with at least 7.94 percent of votes from the nationwide poll conducted last April 10-14.
The militant group topped the pre-electoral national survey which showed that out of 134 party-lists, 13 groups will receive more than 2% of total votes if the election proceeds during the survey period. It can be recalled that in the March 23-27 survey, Bayan Muna also got the most number of votes with 8.5 percent.
According to the Party-list System Act, a party-list group needs to get at least 2 percent of total votes from the party-list elections to secure a House seat. Those with more than 2 percent of the votes can obtain as many as three seats, depending on their total number of votes.
Also, under the same law, party-list representatives should constitute 20 percent of the total members of the lower chamber. However, aside from Bayan Muna, the other top 3 party-list are Ako Bicol with 6.65 percent, followed by new sectoral groups such as Magsasaka with 5.32 percent, and ACT-CIS with 4.67 percent.
Here is the complete list of the 13 party-lists who were able to secure a spot in the recent survey:
- Bayan Muna (7.94 percent)
- Ako Bicol Political Party (6.65 percent)
- Magkakasama sa Sakahan, Kaularan – MAGSASAKA (5.32 percent)
- Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support Inc.- ACT CIS (4.67 percent)
- Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives – APEC (4.11 percent)
- Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines – AGAP (3.55 percent)
- Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption – CIBAC (3.12 percent)
- Coalition of Senior Citizens in the Philippines Inc. – SENIOR CITIZENS (2.92 percent)
- Anak Mindanao – AMIN (2.83 percent)
- Probinsyano Ako (2.64 percent)
- Ang National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples Action Na! Inc. – ANAC IP (2.44 percent)
- Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsyano – Ang Probinsyano – (2.24 percent)
- Cooperative NATCCP Network – (2.97 percent)
The Pulse Asia survey also showed that 76 percent of the 1,800 respondents were aware of the party-list system.