The party-list group associated with TV host Willie Revillame was among the 32 groups recently disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2013 nationwide polls.
Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes said that Revillame and the other disqualified groups did not file a motion for reconsideration concerning an earlier decision of separate divisions that denied the accreditation of the said groups.
A resolution from Comelec’s first division led by Commissioner Rene Sarmiento stated that the “I Wil Serve party-list,” actually intends to represent Revillame’s WILFOUNDATION and not the urban poor, elderly and professionals. The resolution added that the party-list do not sufficiently demonstrate the party-list’s knowledge about the needs of each and every sector of the urban poor, elderly, women and professionals.
The Comelec also said that the nominees of the party-list do not belong to the sectors it claims to represent and won’t be able to make useful contributions to appropriate legislation due to their lack of concrete knowledge regarding the actual needs, concerns and sentiments of the said sectors.