Militant partylist bloc retains niche in House

At Ground Level May 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Satur_Ocampo_nobgAs I write this piece, the Comelec has yet to complete the canvassing and announce the official results of the senatorial and partylist elections in the May 13 midterm elections.
Many protests and questions have been raised over the malfunctioning of vote-counting machines (VCMs) – worse than in the previous elections – and the seven-hour delay in the transmission of election results to the Comelec transparency servers. The oversight committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives has vowed to conduct an investigation and public hearings on the matter.
Whatever may be the outcome of such an investigation, it appears there’s little doubt, if any, that it could hamper President Duterte’s drive to attain a supermajority control of the Senate, as he has in the House.

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