Election Day is on May 9, 2022
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Party List Groups
Terms: 3 years, representatives may be nominated by an elected party or organization for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms

Function: Congress holds legislative power, except to the extent reserved to the people by the provision on initiative and referendum. The Senate is the upper house of Congress while the House of Representatives is the lower house.

There are two kinds of lower house members: 80% of them represent legislative districts and the remaining 20% of them represent party-list groups. Party-list representatives enjoy the same powers and benefits as district representatives but are expected to legislate toward the interests of their sector or party.

The incoming 19th Congress will have 316 representatives, 63 for party-list and 253 for legislative districts.

Qualifications:

(1) Must be any of the following registered organized groups:
• Sectoral party – the group’s principal advocacy pertains to the special interests and concerns of the following sectors: labor, peasant, fisherfolk, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, elderly, handicapped, women, youth, veterans, overseas workers, and professionals
• Sectoral organization – the group is bound together by similar physical attributes or characteristics, employment, interests, or concerns
• Political party – the group advocates an ideology or platform, principles and policies for the general conduct of the government, which regularly nominates and supports certain of its leaders and members as candidates for public office
(2) Must not be a religious sect or denomination, organization, or association organized for religious purposes
(3) Must not advocate violence or unlawful means to seek its goals
(4) Must not be a foreign party or organization
(5) Must not receive support from any foreign government, foreign political party, foundation, and organization
(6) Must not violate or fail to comply with laws, rules, or regulations relating to elections
(7) Must not declare untruthful statements in its petition
(8) Has not ceased to exist for at least 1 year or has not failed to participate in the last 2 preceding elections
(9) Has not failed to obtain at least 2% of the votes cast under the party-list system in the 2 preceding elections
Party-List Groups

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Image Short Name Long Name
1.KAMALAYANKALIPUNAN NG MARALITA AT MALAYANG MAMAMAYAN, INC.
2. KM NGAYON NAKILOS MAMAMAYAN NGAYON NA
3. PSISPHILIPPINE SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL SECURITY
4. AGAPAGRICULTURAL SECTOR ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
5. KABAYANKABALIKAT NG MAMAMAYAN
6. HOME OWNERHOME OWNERS, AND MARGINALIZED EMPOWERMENT THROUGH OPPORTUNITIES WITH NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC RELIABILITY
7. KAPUSO-PMKABALIKAT PATUNGO SA UMUUNLAD NA SISTEMATIKO AT ORGANISADONG PANGKABUHAYAN MOVEMENT
8. PDP CARESPDP CARES FOUNDATION, INC.
9. MARVELOUS TAYONOBLE ADVANCEMENT OF MARVELOUS PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES INC.
10. AKO OFWADVOCATES AND KEEPERS ORGANIZATION OF OFWS, INC.
11. UNITED SENIOR CITIZENUNITED SENIOR CITIZENS KOALITION NG PILIPINAS, INC.
12. WOW PILIPINASWOW PILIPINAS MOVEMENT
13. ALTERNATIBAALTERNATIBA NG MASA
14. 1-RIDER PARTYLISTANG BUKLOD NG MGA MOTORISTA NG PILIPINAS
15. 1-CARE1ST CONSUMERS ALLIANCE FOR RURAL ENERGY, INC.
16. ABPANG BUMBERO NG PILIPINAS
17. AKO MUSIKEROAKO MUSIKERO ASSOCIATION, INC.
18.AKO BICOLAKO BICOL POLITICAL PARTY
19. PRAIPHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE RETIREES ASSOCIATION, INC.
20. 4PSPAGTIBAYIN AT PALAGUIN ANG PANGKABUHAYANG PILIPINO
21. MAAGAPMOVEMENT OF ACTIVE APOSTOLIC GUARDIANS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES
22. ABANTE PILIPINASAVID BUILDERS OF ACTIVE NATION'S CITIZENRY TOWARDS EMPOWERED PHILIPPINES
23. AKTIBONG KAAGAPAYAKTIBONG KAAGAPAY NG MGA MANGGAGAWA
24. ALSA BISAYAALSA BISAYA
25. PROBINSYANO AKOPROBINSYANO AKO
26. YACAPYOU AGAINST CORRUPTION AND POVERTY
27. MAGDALOMAGDALO PARA SA PILIPINO PARTYLIST
28. ACT-CISANTI-CRIME AND TERRORISM COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT, INC.
29. HUGPONG FEDERALHUGPONG FEDERAL MOVEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
30. TGPTALINO AT GALING NG PINOY
31. ONE COOPONE COOP
32. BARKADAHANBARKADAHAN PARA SA BANSA
33. DUMPER PTDADUMPER PHILIPPINES TAXI DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
34. MALABUNGMALABUNG WORKERS PARTY
35. BH (BAGONG HENERASYON)BH BAGONG HENERASYON
36. AKMA-PTMAKSYON MAGSASAKA-PARTIDO TINIG NG MASA
37. IPATUPADIPATUPAD FOR WORKERS INC.
38. PINUNOPINATATAG NA UGNAYAN PARA SA MGA OPORTUNIDAD SA PABAHAY NG MASA
39. LPGMALPG MARKETERS ASSCIATION, INC.
40. CLICK PARTYCOMPUTER LITERACY, INNOVATION CONNECTIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE, INC.
41. TODATOWARDS DEVELOPMENT AND ACTION
42. BHWBARANGAY HEALTH WELLNESS PARTY
43. [email protected]MALASAKIT AT BAYANIHAN FOUNDATION, INC.
44. ABSARTS BUSINESS AND SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS
45. PASAHERO PARTYLISTPASSENGERS AND RIDERS ORGANIZATION, INC.
46. ANGATAGRIKULTURA NGAYON GAWING AKMA AT TAMA
47. SOLID-CHANGESOLID MOVEMENT TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE CHANGE
48. BICOL SAROBICOL SARO
49. OFWONE FILIPINOS WORLDWIDE COALITION PARTYLIST
50. ANG PROBINSIYANOALYANSA NG MGA MAMAMAYANG PROBINSIYANO
51. ANAKALUSUGANALAGAAN NATIN ATING KALUSUGAN
52. PBAPUWERSA NG BAYANING ATLETA
53. PEACEPHILIPPINE EDUCATORS ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
54. P3PWDKOMUNIDAD NG PAMILYA PASYENTE AT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
55. S.M.I.L.ESAMAHAN NG MANGGAGAWA SA INDUSTRIYA NG LIVE EVENTS
56. AAMBIS-OWAANG ASOSASYON SANG MANGUNGUMA NGA BISAYA - OWA MANGUNGUMA, INC.
57. BUTILBUTIL FARMER'S PARTY
58. LUNASLUNGSOD AASENSO INC.
59. ANG KOMADRONAANG KOMADRONA
60. KABAKAKABALIKAT NG BAYAN SA KAUNLARAN
61. SAGIPSOCIAL AMELIORATION & GENUINE INTERVENTION ON POVERTY
62. ANG KABUHAYANANG KABUHAYAN PARTYLIST
63. AKO I.P.ANG KOALISYON NG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
64. PHILRECAPHILIPPINE RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES ASSOCIATION, INC.
65. BABAE AKOBABAE AKO PARA SA BAYAN
66. KBKUSOG BIKOLANDIA
67. GABRIELAGABRIELA WOMEN'S PARTY
68. KALINGAKALINGA-ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT AND NATION-BUILDING THROUGH EASING POVERTY, INC.
69. STLSAMAHAN NG TOTOONG LARONG MAY PUSO FOUNDATION
70. RECOBODARURAL ELECTRIC CONSUMERS AND BENEFICIARIES OF DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT, INC.
71. ANGAT PINOYNAGKAKAISANG PILIPINO PARA SA PAG-ANGAT NG MARALITANG MANILENO
72. ANAC-IPANG NATIONAL COALITION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ACTION NA! INC.
73. DIWADEMOCRATIC INDEPENDENT WORKERS ASSOCIATION
74. ASENSO PINOYASENSO PINOY
75. PPPPILIPINAS PARA SA PINOY
76. PAMILYA MUNAANG PAMILYA MUNA
77. AYUDA SANDUGOMINDORO SANDUGO PARA SA KAUNLARAN, INC.
78. BUKLOD FILIPINOPINAGBUKLOD NA FILIPINO PARA SA BAYAN
79. BTSBAYANING TSUPER
80. MOCHAMOTHER FOR CHANGE
81. ACT TEACHERSACT TEACHERS PARTY-LIST
82. ALONAALLIANCE OF ORGANIZATIONS, NETWORKS & ASSOCIATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
83. KABALIKATKABALIKAT NG HUSTISIYA NG NAGKAKAISANG MANILENO
84. ALIFANG LABAN NG INDIGINONG FILIPINO
85. 1-UTAP BICOLONE UNIFIED TRANSPORT ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES BICOL REGION
86. TINGOGTINGOG SINIRANGAN
87. H.E.L.P. PILIPINASHEALTH, EDUCATION, LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM OF THE PHILIPPINES
88. TUCPTHE TRADE UNION CONGRESS PARTY
89. PTAPARENTS TEACHERS ALLIANCE
90. AGIMATAGIMAT NG MASA
91. KONTRA BROWNOUTNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS FOR REFORMS, INC.
92. TULUNGAN TAYOTULUNGAN TAYO
93. DUTERTE YOUTHDUTERTE YOUTH PARTY-LIST
94. ABEKAABE KAPAMPANGAN
95. KABATAANKABATAAN PARTYLIST
97. ACTS-OFWACTS OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS
98. RAMREBOLUSYONARYONG ALYANSANG MAKABANSA
99. USWAG ILONGGOUSWAG ILONGGO PARTY
100. AKO BISAYAAKO BISAYA PARTYLIST
101. KAPAMILYAKAPAMILYA NG MANGGAGAWANG PILIPINO
102. PUSONG PINOYPUSONG PINOY
103. CWSCONSTRUCTION WORKERS SOLIDARITY
104. SILBISAMAHANG ILAW AT BISIG
105. CIBACCITIZEN'S BATTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION
106. SUBANENSUBANEN PARTY-LIST
107. AKKKANG KABUHAYANG KAYANG KAYA
108. BG PARTY-LISTBISAYA GYUD PARTY-LIST
109. PAMILYANG MAGSASAKAPAMILYANG MAGSASAKA
110. COOP NATCCOCOOP NATCCO PARTY-LIST
111. FRONTLINERS ANG BIDAFILIPINO RIGHTS PROTECTION ADVOCATES OF MANILA MOVEMENT
112. KASAMAKASAMA REGIONAL POLITICAL PARTY
113. AKO BISDAKAKO BISDAK - BISAYANG DAKO (AB-BD), INC.
114. GP PARTYGALING SA PUSO PARTY
115. BAHAYBAHAY PARA SA PAMILYANG PILIPINO, INC.
116. MAGSASAKAMAGKAKASAMA SA SAKAHAN KAUNLARAN
117. MARINOMARINO SAMAHAN NG MGA SEAMAN, INC.
118. UNITED FRONTLINERSUNITED FRONTLINERS OF THE PHILIPPINES
119. L.O.G.R.O. KUSINEROAANGAT KUSINERONG PINOY
120. BPOBANGON PHILIPPINE OUTSOURCING PARTYLIST
121. ABANG LINGKODABANG LINGKOD INC.
122. KUSUG TAUSUGKUSUG TAUSUG
123. PLMPARTIDO LAKAS NG MASA
124. OK PARTYLISTMORO AKO - OK PARTY-LIST
125. A TEACHERADVOCACY FOR TEACHER EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ACTION, COOPERATION AND HARMONY TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL REFORMS
126. PASADA-CCPILIPINO SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES COMMUTER-CONSUMER
127. OFW FAMILYOFW FAMILY CLUB, INC.
128. ANGKLAANGKLA: ANG PARTIDO NG MGA PILIPINONG MARINO, INC.
129. COCOMANPARTIDO COCOMAN
130. ACT AS ONEACT AS ONE PHILIPPINES
131. AIAAKO ILOCANO AKO
132. TRABAHOTAGAPAGTAGUYOD NG MGA REPORMA AT ADHIKAING BABALIKAT AT HAHANGO SA MGA OPORTUNIDAD PARA SA MGA PILIPINO
133. PATROLPUBLIC SAFETY ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMATION AND RULE OF LAW INC.
134. AKO PADAYONAKO PADAYON PILIPINO PARTY LIST
135. ABONOABONO PARTYLIST
136. MANILA TEACHERSMANILA TEACHER'S SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, INC.
137. KOOP-KAMPIKOOPERATIBA-KAPISANAN NG MAGSASAKA NG PILIPINAS
138. MAYPAGASAKILUSANG MAYPAGASA
139. PVAIDPEOPLE'S VOLUNTEER AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS, INC.
140. TUTOK TO WINTUTOK TO WIN
141. BAYAN MUNABAYAN MUNA
142. APIABANTE PANGASINAN-ILOKANO PARTY
143. ARTEADVOCATES FOR RETAIL & FASHION, TEXTILE & TRADITION, EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT & CREATIVE SECTOR
144. ASAPALAGAAN ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO
145. BUNYOGBUNYOG (PAGKAKAISA)
146. AKBAYANAKBAYAN CITIZEN'S ACTION PARTY
147. DAMAYANDAMAYAN PARA SA REPORMA TUNGO SA INKLUSIBO AT LAGANAP NA MGA OPORTUNIDAD NGAYON
148. WIFIWALANG IWANAN SA FREE INTERNET INC.
149.CANCER PARTY LISTCANCER ALLEVIATION NETWORK ON CARE, EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION, INC.
150. 1-ANG EDUKASYONUNA ANG EDUKASYON
151. UFCCUNITED FILIPINO CONSUMERS AND COMMUTERS, INC.
152. AGRIAGRI-AGRA NA REPORMA PARA SA MAGSASAKA NG PILIPINAS
153. MAHARLIKAMAHARLIKANG PILIPINO PARTY
154. ANAKPAWISANAKPAWIS PARTYLIST
155. 1TAHANAN1 TAHANAN, INC.
156. TURISMOTURISMO ISULONG MO
157. APECASSOCIATION OF PHILIPPINE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
158. SENIOR CITIZENS PARTYLISTCOALITION OF ASSOCIATIONS OF SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES, INC
159. AASENSOATING AGAPAY SENTRONG SAMAHAN NG MGA OBRERO, INC.
160. AMINANAK MINDANAO PARTYLIST
161. 1-PACMAN1-PATRIOTIC COALITION OF MARGINALIZED NATIONALS INC.
162. ABB-NFCPINATIONAL FIREMEN'S CONFEDERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES
163. AN WARAYAN WARAY PARTY LIST
164. AP PARTYLISTALLIANCE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT ORGANIZATION, INC.
165. AKAP PINOYAKSYON TUNGO SA ASENSO AT PAGSULONG NG PILIPINO
166. BUHAYBUHAY HAYAAN YUMABONG
167. ARISEALLIANCE FOR RESILIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY AND EMPOWERMENT
168. IWIIGOROT WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
169. ANG TINIG NG SENIORSANG TINIG NG SENIORS CITIZENS SA FILIPINAS, INC.
170. LBPLINGKUD BAYANIHAN PARTY
171. IPEACE EPANAWIPEACE EPANAW PARTY -LIST (MINDANAO INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT)
172. APAT-DAPATANG PROGRAMANG AASENSO TAUMBAYAN - DREAM, ACT, PARTICIPATE AND ADVOCATE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION
173. UMA ILONGGOUGYON MANGUNGUMA, MANGINGISDA KAG MAMUMUGON NGA ILONGGO
174. AYUDAAYUDA SA MAY KAPANSANAN
175. SAMBAYANANABANTE SAMBAYANAN
176. AKO BREEDERAKO BREEDER PARTY-LIST
177. FPJFRIENDS OF THE POOR AND JOBLESS PARTY-LIST
178. LIBROLABAN NG ISANG BAYAN PARA SA REPORMA AT OPORTUNIDAD

Brief history and mandate


Representatives for the youth and labor sectors were first elected to the legislature in the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who installed a unicameral system that was abolished following his ouster.

After the 1986 People Power Revolution and the return to a bicameral Congress, sectoral representatives remained in the House but were appointed by the president from 1987 to 1998.

The party-list system is intended to democratize political power by giving political parties that cannot win in legislative district elections a chance to win seats in the House of Representatives. The 1987 Constitution mandates that party-list representatives shall constitute 20% of all seats in the House of Representatives.

On May 11, 1998, the first election for party-list representation was held simultaneously with the national elections. According to Comelec’s rules then, groups that received 2% of the total party-list votes earned one party-list seat in Congress, with additional seats for every 2% thereafter.

However, the Supreme Court has twice changed the formula for determining winning party-list groups: first in 2000 and then in 2009.

The high court has also gone back and forth on what constitutes a party-list group, originally ruling in 2001 that only those from the marginalized and underrepresented sectors could participate in the system but reversing this in 2013, deciding that organizations “do not need to organize along sectoral lines and do not need to represent ‘any marginalized and underrepresented’ sector.”

In its 2013 ruling Atong Paglaum, Inc. vs. Comelec, the Supreme Court laid down the parameters currently used for party-list elections:



  • Three different groups may participate in the party-list system: (a) national parties or organizations, (b) regional parties or organizations, and (c) sectoral parties or organizations
  • National parties or organizations and regional parties or organizations do not need to organize along sectoral lines and do not need to represent any "marginalized and underrepresented" sector
  • Political parties can participate in party-list elections provided they register under the party-list system and do not field candidates in legislative district elections. A political party, whether major or not, that fields candidates in legislative district elections can participate in party-list elections only through its sectoral wing that can separately register under the party-list system. The sectoral wing is by itself an independent sectoral party and is linked to a political party through a coalition.
  • Sectoral parties or organizations may either be "marginalized and underrepresented" or lacking in "well-defined political constituencies." It is enough that their principal advocacy pertains to the special interest and concerns of their sector. The sectors that are "marginalized and underrepresented" include labor, peasant, fisherfolk, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, handicapped, veterans, and overseas workers. The sectors that lack "well-defined political constituencies" include professionals, the elderly, women, and the youth.
  • A majority of the members of sectoral parties or organizations that represent the "marginalized and underrepresented" must belong to the "marginalized and underrepresented" sector they represent. Similarly, a majority of the members of sectoral parties or organizations that lack "well-defined political constituencies" must belong to the sector they represent. The nominees of sectoral parties or organizations that represent the "marginalized and underrepresented," or that represent those who lack "well-defined political constituencies," either must belong to their respective sectors or must have a track record of advocacy for their respective sectors. The nominees of national and regional parties or organizations must be bonafide members of such parties or organizations.
  • National, regional, and sectoral parties or organizations shall not be disqualified if some of their nominees are disqualified, provided that they have at least one nominee who remains qualified.


Computation of number of seats of party-list groups


  • The party-list representatives shall constitute 20% of the total number of representatives including those under the party-list.
  • The allocation of seats under the procedure in the 2009 Banat ruling is as follows:
    (a) The party-list groups are ranked from the highest to the lowest based on votes garnered.
    (b) The party-list groups garnering at least 2% of the total votes cast for the party-list system shall be entitled to one guaranteed seat each.
    (c) Those garnering a sufficient number of votes, according to the ranking, shall be entitled to additional seats in proportion to their total number of votes until all additional seats are allocated. The percentage is multiplied by the remaining available seats (difference between the maximum reserved seats under the party-list system and the guaranteed seats to the two percenters). The whole integer of the product of the percentage and of the remaining available seats corresponds to a party’s share in the remaining available seats.
    (d) One seat to each of the parties next in rank shall be assigned until all available seats are completely distributed.
    (e) A three-seat cap is imposed such that a party-list cannot hold more than three seats.
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