Comelec disqualifies 1-CARE, APEC


Posted at Oct 15 2012 01:15 PM | Updated as of Oct 15 2012 09:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections announced Monday the disqualification of incumbent party-list groups 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy Partylist (1-CARE) and the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC).

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said both party-list groups are electric cooperatives. He pointed out that electric consumers are not part of the marginalized sector.

APEC is represented by Rep. Ponciano Payuyo while 1-CARE has 2 representatives, Reps. Salvador Cabaluna III and Michael Angelo Rivera. Report by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News