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Unformatted text preview: ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 21 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 5. No. 190582, Apr. 8, 2010) Note: Obviously, the level of representation desired by both the Constitution and R.A. 7941 for the party‐
list system is the second, the narrow definition of the sector that the law regards as "marginalized and underrepresented." The implication of this is that, if any of the sub‐groupings (the carpenters, the security guards, the microchips factory workers, the barbers, the tricycle drivers in the example) within the sector desires to apply for accreditation as a party‐list group, it must compete with other sub‐
groups for the seat allotted to the "labor sector" in the House of Representatives. This is the apparent intent of the Constitution and the law. (Separate Opinion of Justice Abad, Ang Ladlad LGBT Party v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 190582, Apr. 8, 2010) Q: What groups are disqualified for registration? A: 1. Religious denominations or sects. 2. Those who seek to achieve their goals through violence or unlawful means. 3. Those who refuse to uphold and adhere to the Constitution; and 4. Those supported by foreign governments (Ang Bagong Bayani‐OFW Labor Party, v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 147589, June 25, 2003) Q: In sum, what are the requirements for a group to qualify for sectoral party accreditation? A: 1. The applying party must show that it represents the "marginalized and underrepresented," exemplified by the working class, the service class, the economically deprived, the social outcasts, the vulnerable, the work impaired, or some such similar class of persons. 2. The applying party should be characterized by a shared advocacy for genuine issues affecting basic human rights as these apply to the sector it represents. 3. The applying party must share the cause of their sector, narrowly defined as shown above. If such party is a sub‐
group within that sector, it must compete with othe...
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