Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares warned voters in a press release he issued yesterday not to be deluded by claims of Abang Lingkod that their disqualification from the party-list election has been lifted by the Supreme Court in the case of Paglaom vs. COMELEC.
According to the Supreme Court itself in page 21 of the Paglaom decision, Abang Lingkod was disqualified by the COMELEC in its Omnibus Resolution of Oct. 11, 2013 on the grounds that Abang Lingkod did not file its statements of expenditures in the 2010 elections, Colmenares said.
Its nominees do not represent the sectors Abang Lingkod claims to represent, het added.
None of its nominees are farmers and it has no track record of advocating for the farmer sector, Colmenares said.
Abang Lingkod first nominee Stephen Paduano, alias Carapali Lualhati, has insisted that his partylist group has not been disqualified and that Bayan is misleading the public.*