Which party-list group best represents you?

Michael Bueza
Rappler classifies groups vying for slots in the party list according to advocacy or the regions and sectors they represent

MANILA, Philippines – After a series of reforms, a last-minute Supreme Court decision, and a marathon re-assessment by the poll body, there are a few things that are finally clear about the party list:

  • As intended by the Constitution and the party-list law, it is not exclusive to the marginalized sectors.
  • There are 111 groups that are qualified to vie for seats.

Read: 8 things you need to know about the party list

How do you know what group seeks to represent your sector or advocacy or region? Or, is there is any organization that seeks to represent you at all?

Rappler drew up this list to help voters find the group that fits them. We have categorized the 111 accredited organizations according to the advocacy and the sectors they registered to represent.

See the full list below. It is sorted by sector/advocacy, then by the acronym of the groups. Names in bold are the groups seeking re-election:

PARTY LISTS BY CATEGORY IN 2013 MIDTERM ELECTIONS
Sector/Advocacy # on
Ballot
Acronym Party List Name
Anti-Corruption 92 CIBAC Citizens’ Battle Against Coruption
62 KAAKBAY Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan All Filipino Democratic Movement
Anti-Drugs 122 AKO Ako Ayoko sa Bawal na Droga
20 UNI-MAD United Movement Against Drugs Foundation, Inc.
Athletes 25 PBA Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta
Environmental
Protection
26 FIRM 24-K Firm 24-K Association, Inc.
128 GREEN FORCE Green Force for the Environment Sons and Daughters of Mother Earth
Farmers and
Fishermen
119 1-JAMG 1 Joint Alliance of Marginalized Groups, Inc.
11 1-LAMBAT Isang Lapian ng Mangingisda at Bayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran
107 A BLESSED Blessed Federation of Farmers and Fishermen International, Inc.
71 AAMBIS-OWA Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya-Owa Mangunguma, Inc.
19 AANI Ang Agrikultura Natin Isulong
70 ABA Alyansang Bayanihan ng mga Magsasaka, Manggagawang Bukid at Mangingisda
7 ABONO Abono Party-list
113 ADA Agrarian Development Association
38 AGAP Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines
125 AGRI Agri-Agra na Reporma para sa Magsasaka ng Pilipinas Movement
15 AKMA-PTM Aksyon Magsasaka-Partido Tinig ng Masa
114 ARARO Alliance for Rural and Agrarian Reconstruction, Inc.
50 BUTIL Butil Farmers Party
Groups with
Religious Ties
42 ANG PROLIFE Ang Prolife
135 BUHAY Buhay Hayaan Yumabong
Indigenous
Groups
73 ABANTE KA Abante Katutubo, Inc.
93 AGILA Agila ng Katutubong Pilipino, Inc.
130 ALIF Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino
21 ALIM Action League of Indigenous Masses
66 ANAC-IP Ang National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples Action Na
99 ATM Abante Tribung Makabansa
32 KATRIBU Katribu Indigenous Peoples Sectoral Party
Laborers and
OFWs
72 1-AALALAY Isang Alyansang Aalalay sa Pinoy Skilled Workers
104 AASENSO Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng mga Obrero, Inc.
61 ABROAD Action Brotherhood for Active Dreamers, Inc.
2 ABS Arts, Business and Science Professionals
77 AFPSEGCO Alliance for Philippines Security Guards Cooperative
40 ALE Association of Laborers and Employees
58 ALYANSA NG OFW Alyansa ng OFW Party
65 AMOR SEAMAN Association of Marine Officer & Ratings, Inc.
6 AMS Alyansa ng Media at Showbiz
132 ANAKPAWIS Anakpawis
85 ANG MINERO Sectoral Party of Ang Minero
127 ANG NARS Ang Nars, Inc.
67 ANGKLA ANGKLA: Ang Partido ng mga Pilipinong Marino, Inc.
8 BAYANI Bayani Party-list
90 DIWA Democratic Independent Workers Association, Inc.
96 MIGRANTE Migrante Sectoral Party of Overseas Filipinos and their Families
4 OFW FAMILY OFW Family Club, Inc.
27 TUCP Trade Union Congress Party
LGBTs 28 ANG LADLAD Ang Ladlad LGBT Party
Multi-sectoral 74 1-BAP 1 BANAT & AHAPO Party-list Coalition
126 AANGAT TAYO Aangat Tayo
117 AKBAYAN Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party
91 ARC Alliance for Rural Concerns
79 BAYAN MUNA Bayan Muna
81 MTM PHILS Mamamayan Tungo sa Maunlad na Pilipinas
14 SANLAKAS Sanlakas
Persons with
Disabilities
10 PWD Pilipinos With Disabilities
Poverty Alleviation 133 1-PABAHAY Isang Pangarap ng Bahay sa Bagong Buhay ng Maralitang Kababayan, Inc.
118 1-SAGIP Social Amelioration & Genuine Intervention on Poverty
120 AKO BAHAY Adhikain at Kilusan ng Ordinaryong Tao Para sa Lupa, Pabahay, Hanapbuhay at Kaunlaran
106 ALAGAD Alagad
131 KALINGA Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation-Building through Easing Poverty, Inc.
100 PACYAW Pilipino Association for Country-Urban Poor Youth Advancement and Welfare
57 UMALAB KA Ugnayan ng Maralita Laban sa Kahirapan
60 YACAP You Against Corruption and Poverty
Prisoners 134 KAKUSA Kapatiran ng mga Nakulong na Walang Sala, Inc.
Regional Groups 123 ABAMIN Abante Mindanao, Inc.
111 ABP Alliance of Bicolnon Party
39 AGBIAG! Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano, Inc.
18 AKB Ako Bicol Political Party
98 ALLUMAD Alyansa Lumad Mindanao, Inc.
56 AMIN Anak Mindanao Party-list
23 AN WARAY An Waray
97 AWAT MINDANAO Anti-War/Anti-Terror Mindanao Peace Movement
Senior Citizens and
Retirees
30 ABANTE RETIREES Abante Retirees Party-list Organization
64 AMA Aagapay sa Matatanda
52 VFP Veterans Freedom Party
SMEs and Consumers 1 1-CARE 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy
86 AA-KASOSYO Kasosyo Producer-Consumer Exchange Association
12 AAMA Alliance of Advocates in Mining Advancement for National Progress
22 ALAY BUHAY Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation, Inc.
82 ANG KASANGGA Kasangga sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
116 APEC Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives
124 APPEND Append, Inc.
35 ATING KOOP Adhikaing Tinataguyod ng Kooperatiba
51 COOP-NATCCO Cooperative NATCCO Network Party
84 LPGMA LPG Marketers Association
Soldiers/
Brotherhoods
76 1BRO-PGBI 1 BRO-Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.
94 1GANAP/GUARDIANS 1 Guardians Nationalist of the Philippines, Inc.
5 MAGDALO Magdalo Para sa Pilipino
Teachers 9 A TEACHER Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action, Cooperation, and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms
59 ABAKADA Abakada-Guro
49 ACT TEACHERS ACT Teachers Party-list
46 ATING GURO Ating Guro
43 AVE Alliance of Volunteer Educators
Transportation
Groups
89 1-UTAK 1-United Transport Koalisyon
3 PASANG MASDA PASANG MASDA Nationwide, Inc.
37 PISTON Piston Land Transport Coalition, Inc.
Women and
Families
87 1 ANG PAMILYA Una ang Pamilya Party-list
54 GABRIELA Gabriela Women’s Party
103 KLBP Kababaihang Lingkod Bayan sa Pilipinas
Youth 109 AKAP BATA INC. Akap Bata Sectoral Organization for Children, Inc.
13 BH Bagong Henerasyon
17 KABATAAN Kabataan Party-list
Others 55 1-AAMOVER 1-A Action Moral & Values Recovery Reform Philippines, Inc.
31 1-ABILIDAD 1-ABILIDAD, Inc.
53 ACT-CIS Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, Inc.
121 ADAM Adhikain ng mga Dakilang Anak Maharlika
29 ADING Advance Community Development in New Generation
95 AGHAM Alyansa ng Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan
108 AMA Ang Mata’y Aalagaan
48 ARAL Association of Righteousness Advocacy on Leadership

Laborers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are represented by 18 groups, the most in any sector or advocacy in our list. It is followed by farmers and fishermen, with 13 groups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and consumers, with 10 groups.

Forty-one party-list groups are running for re-election. Eight are in the SMEs and consumers sector, the most re-electionist groups in any category.

Recap of the 2013 party list

A total of 289 groups submitted their manifestations of intent to participate in the 2013 party list. On Dec 26, 2012, Comelec trimmed down the roster to 84, in an unprecedented purge

Fifty-two disqualified groups – including 2010 topnotchers Ako Bicol, 1-CARE, and Senior Citizens – obtained status quo ante orders (SQAOs) from the Supreme Court, allowing them to remain on the ballot.

During the Comelec raffle on Jan 4, 2013, to determine the order of appearance of party lists on the ballot, the poll body inadvertedly included 13 new groups which obtained SQAOs but failed to secure mandatory injunctions from the SC. Comelec retained the raffle results, while leaving blank on the ballot the spaces meant for the 13

On April 5, 2013, the Supreme Court introduced 6 parameters to determine qualified party-list groups. The High Court then remanded to Comelec the petitions of the disqualified party-list groups.  

On Monday, May 6, Comelec reinstated 24 groups and cancelled the accreditation of 11 others. It disallowed one organization from joining the elections.

The remaining three party-list groups – 1-Utak, Pacyaw, and Pasang Masda – were allowed to join the polls in a rehearing of their accreditation on Thursday, May 9.

The final number of accredited party lists on the ballot stands at 111. – Rappler.com

(Editor’s note: We earlier reported that there are 112 accredited party-list groups. The party list SMART was included in the list above, but it was among those disqualified by Comelec on May 6. We regret the error. – Ed.)


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Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.