Flon Faurillo /
Thumbs Up for the Impostors
The country is now
witness to the proliferation of fake party-list groups – those with links
to Malacañang, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and traditional
politicians at both local and national levels. That these “party-list
groups” have yet to be disqualified runs counter to the country’s
party-list laws and the 1987 Constitution itself – which specifically
reserve the party-list system for marginalized and underrepresented
sectors. To make matters worse, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her
allies have even expressed support to these “party-list groups” – a
development that, if unchecked, could give way to the easing-out of
genuine party-list groups from the electoral arena.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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