MANILA – Kalipunan ng Maralita at Malayang Mamamayan, Inc. (Kamalayan) secured the top spot on the ballot for 166 party-list groups in the 2022 elections.
This developed after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on December 14 conducted an electric raffle at its main office in Intramuros, Manila to determine party-list organizations that will participate in the May 9 elections.
A new party-list group, Philippine National Police Retirees Association Inc. (PRAI) co-founded by bemedalled retired generals Reynaldo V. Velasco, Leo Napenas and Van Luspo, among others, was listed among the top 20 in the list,prompting police, military and uniformed retirees to laud the Comelec for its work.
General Velasco, who is also a farmer and experienced corporate manager having been the Chairman of the Board and Administrator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), among others, said the PRAI advocates the welfare of thousands of retirees, including their families, to ensure that they get their rightful pension and other benefits, after devoting the best years of their lives maintaining peace and order and protecting the people from criminals, rebels, insurgents, separatists, kidnappers, among others.


General Velasco stressed PRAI is ready to present itself to the nation with its advocacy and its aim to help strengthen the party-list system in the country with the support of the retirees in the uniformed services and their families.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court (SC)  has issued temporary restraining orders (TROs) against the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) decision to deny the registration of two party-list groups.

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo issued the TROs in the petitions filed by the Alliance for Resilience, Sustainability and Empowerment (ARISE), represented by its president, Arze Glipo, and Igorot Warriors International Inc. (IWI), represented by its chairperson, Jerson Bantag.

The SC ordered Comelec to comment on the petitions within a non-extendible period of 10 days and in the meantime, honor the restraining order by not enforcing its registration dismissal orders.

The Comelec dismissed the petitions for registration of IWI on September 22 and ARISE on August 11.

Their motions for reconsideration were turned down on December 1, prompting them to take their cases to the SC.

The party-list system is an innovation of the Constitution seeking to allow underrepresented and marginalized sectors of society to gain a presence in the House of Representatives after obtaining a minimum threshold of votes nationwide.

On November 17, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said the Comelec rejected 126 groups bidding to register as party-lists for the 2022 elections.

Aside from Kamalayan, other party-list groups comprising the top 10 are Kilos Mamamayan Ngayon Na, (KM NGAYON NA), Philippine Society for Industrial Security (PSIS), Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP), Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (KABAYAN), Home Owners and Marginalized Empowerment Through Opportunities with Neighborhood Economic Reliability (HOME OWNER), Kabalikat Patungo sa Umuunlad na Sistematiko at Organisadong Pangkabuhayan Movement (KAPUSO-PM), PDP Cares Foundation Inc. (PDP CARES), Noble Advancement of Marvelous People of the Philippines Inc. (MARVELOUS TAYO), and Advocates and Keepers Organization of OFWs, Inc. (AKO OFW).

Others in the list are:

11 United Senior Citizens Koalition ng Pilipinas, Inc. (UNITED SENIOR CITIZEN)
12 Wow Pilipinas Movement (WOW PILIPINAS)
13 Alternatiba ng Masa (ALTERNATIBA)
14 Ang Buklod ng mga Motorist ng Pilipinas (1-RIDER PARTYLIST)
15 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy Inc.(1-CARE)
16 Ang Bumbero ng Pilipinas (ABP)
17 Ako Musiker Association, Inc. (AKO MUSIKERO)
18 Ako Bicol Political Party (AKO BICOL)
19 Philippine National Police Retirees Association, Inc. (PRAI)
20 Pagtibayin at Palaguin ang Pangkabuhayang Pilipino (4PS)

21 Movement of Active Apostolic Guardians Association of the Philippines (MAAGAP)
22 Avid Builders of Active Nation’s Citizenry Towards Empowered Philippines (ABANTE PILIPINAS)
23 Aktibong Kaagapay ng mga Manggagawa (AKTIBONG KAAGAPAY)
24 Alsa Bisaya (ALSA BISAYA)
25 Probinsyano Ako (PROBINSYANO AKO)
26 You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP)
27 Magdalo para sa Pilipino PartyList (MAGDALO)
28 Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, Inc. (ACT-CIS)
29 Hugoong Federal Movement of the Philippines, Inc.
30 Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP).

31 One Coop (ONE COOP)
32 Barkdahan para sa Bansa (BARKADAHAN)
33 Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association, Inc. (DUMPER PTDA)
34 Malabung Workers Party (MALABUNG)
35 BH Bagong Henerasyon (BH (BAGONG HENERASYON))
36 Aksyon Magsasaka-Partido Tinig ng Masa (AKMA-PTM)
37 Ipatupad for Workers Inc. (IPATUPAD)
38 Pinatatag na Ugnayan para sa mga Oportunidad sa Pabahay ng Masa (PINUNO)
39 LPG Marketers Association, Inc. (LPGMA)
40 Computer Literacy Innovation Connectivity and Knowledge, Inc. (CLICK PARTY)

41 Towards Development and Action (TODA)
42 Barangay Health Wellness Party (BHW)
43 Malasakit at Bayanihan Foundation, Inc.(MALASAKIT @BAYANIHAN)
44 Arts Business and Science Professionals (ABS)
45 Passengers and Riders Organization, Inc.(PASAHERO PARTYLIST)
46 Agrikultura Ngayon Gawing Akma at Tama (ANGAT)
47 Solid Movement Towards Comprehensive Change (SOLID-CHANGE)
48 Bicol Saro (BICOL SARO),
49 One Filipinos Worldwide Coalition Party-List (OFW)
50 Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsyano (ANG PROBINSIYANO)

51 Alagaan Natin Ating Kalusugan (ANAKALUSUGAN )
52 Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA)
53 Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE)
54 Komunidad ng Pamilya Pasyente at Persons with Disabilities (P3PID)
55 Samahan ng Manggagawa sa Industriya ng Live Events (S.M.I.LE)
56 Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya-OWA Mangunguma, Inc. (AAMBIS-OWA)
57 Butil Farmer’s Party (BUTIL)
58 Lungsod Aasenso Inc. (LUNAS)
59 Ang Komadrona (ANG KOMADRONA)
60 Kabalikat ng bayan sa Kaunlaran (KABAKA),

61 Social Amelioration & Genuine Intervention on Poverty (SAGIP)
62 Ang Kabuhayan Party-List (ANG KABUHAYAN)
63 Ang Koalisyon ng Indigenous People (AKO I.P.)
64 Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA)
65 Babae Ako para sa Bayan (BABAE AKO)
66 Kusog Bikolandia (KB)
67 Gabriela Women’s Party (GABRIELA)
68 Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and National-Building Through Easing Poverty, Inc. (KALINGA)
69 Samahan ng Totoong Larong may Puso Foundation (STL)
70 Rural Electric Consumers and Beneficiaries of Development and Advancement, Inc. (RECOBODA).

71 Nagkakaisang Pilipino para sa Pag-angat ng maralitang Manileño(ANGAT
72 Ang National Coalition of Indigenous People Action Na! Inc. (ANAC-IP)
73 Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA)
74 Asenso Pinoy (ASENSO PINOY)
75 Pilipinas Para sa Pinoy (PPP)
76 Ang Pamilya Muna (PAMILYA MUNA)
77 Mindoro Sandugo para sa Kaunlaran (AYUDA SANDUGO),
78 Pinagbuklod na Filipino para as Bayan (BUKLOD FILIPINO)
79 Bayaning Tsuper (BTS)
80 Mother for Change (MOCHA)

81 ACT Teachers Party-List (ACT TEACHERS)
82 Alliance of Organizations, Networks & Associations of the Philippines, Inc.
83 Kabalikat ng Hustisya ng Nagkakaisang Manileno (KABALIKAT)
84 Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino (ALIF)
85 One Unified Transport Alliance of the Philippines Bicol Region (1-UTAP BICOL)
86 Tingog Sinirangan (TINGOG)
87 Health, Education Livelihood Program of the Philippines (H.E.L.P. PILIPINAS)
88 The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines Party (TUCP)
89 Parents Teachers Alliance (PTA)
90 Agimat ng Masa (AGIMAT)

91 National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms, Inc. (KONTRA
92 Tulungan Tayo (TULUNGAN TAYO)
93 Duterte Youth Party-List (DUTERTE YOUTH)
94 Be Kapampangan (ABEKA)
95 Kabataan Partylist (KABATAAN)
96 Malasakit Movement Partylist (MALASAKIT MOVEMENT)
97 ACTS Overseas Filipino Workers Coalition of Organizations (ACTS-OFW)
98 Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM)
99 Uswag Ilonggo Party (USWAG ILONGGO)
100 Ako Bisaya Partylist (AKO BISAYA)

101 Kapamilya ng Manggagawang Pilipino (KAPAMILYA)
102 Ang Matay Alagaan Partylist (MATA)
103 Construction Workers Solidarity (CWS)
104 Samahang Ilaw at Bisig (SILBI)
105 Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC)
106 Subanen Party-list (SUBANEN)
107 Ang Kabuhayang Kayang Kaya (AKKK)
108 Bisaya Gyud Party-list (BG PARTY-LIST)
109 Pamilyang Magsasaka (PAMILYANG MAGSASAKA)

111 Filipino Rights Protection Advocates of Manila Movement (FRONTLINERS ANG
112 Kasama Regional Political Party (KASAMA)
113 Ako Bisdak – Bisayang Dako (AB-BD), Inc. (AKO BISDAK)
114 Galing sa Puso Party (GP PARTY)
115 Bahay para sa Pamilyang Pilipino, Inc.(BAHAY)
116 Magkakasama sa Sakahan Kaunlaran (MAGSASAKA)
117 Marino Samahan ng mga Seaman, Inc.(MARINO)
118 United Frontliners of the Philippines (UNITED FRONTLINERS)
119 Aangat Kusinerong Pinoy (L.O.G.R.O. KUSINERO)
120 Bangon Philippine Outsourcing (BPO)

121 Abang Lingkod Inc. (ABANG LINGKOD)
122 Kusug Tausug (KUSUG TAUSUG)
123 Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM )
124 Moro Ako – Ok Party-list (MORO AKO)
125 Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action and Harmony Towards Educational Reform (A TEACHER)
126 Pilipino Society and Development Advocates Commuter-Consumer (PASADA-CC)
127 OFW Family Club, Inc. (OFW FAMILY)
128 Partido Cocoman (COCOMAN)
129 Act as One Philippines (ACT AS ONE)
130 Ang Partido ng mga Pilipinong Marino, Inc. (ANGKLA)

131 Ako Ilocano Ako (AIA)
132 Tagapagtaguyod ng mga Reporma at Adhikaing Babalikat at Hahango sa mga Oportunidad para sa mga Pilipino (TRABAHO)
133 Public Safety Alliance for Transformation and Rule of Law Inc. (PATROL)
134 Ako Padayon Pilipino Party List (AKO PADAYON)
135 Abono Partylist (ABONO)
136 Manila Teacher’s Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (MANILA TEACHERS)
137 Kooperatiba-Kapisanan ng Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (KOOP-KAMPD)
138 Kilusang May Pagasa (MAYPAGASA)
139 People’s Volunteer against Illegal Drugs, Inc. (PVAID)
140 Tutok to Win (TUTOK TO WIN)

141 Bayan Muna (BAYAN MUNA)
142 Abante Pangasinan-Ilokano Party (API)
143 Advocates for Retail & Fashion, Textile & Tradition, Events, Entertainment & Creative Sector (ARTE)
144 Alagaan ang Sambayanang Pilipino (ASAP)
145 Bunyog (Pagkakaisa) ( BUNYOG)
146 Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party (AKBAYAN)
147 Damayan para sa Reporma Tungo sa Inklusibo at Laganap na mga Oportunidad Ngayon (DAMAYAN)
148 Walang Iwanan sa Free Internet Inc. (WIFI)
149 Cancer Alleviation Network on Care; Education and Rehabilitation, Inc. (CANCER PARTY LIST)
150 Una ang Edukasyon (1-ANG EDUKASYON)

151 United Filipino Consumers and Commuters, Inc. (UFCC)
152 Agri-Agra na Reporma para sa Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (AGRI)
153 Maharlikang Pilipino Party (MAHARLIKA)
154 Anak Pawis Partylist (ANAKPAWIS)
155 1 Tahanan, Inc. (1TAHANAN)
156 Turismo Isulong Mo (TURISMO)
157 Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)
158 Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines, Inc. (SENIOR CITIZENS PARTYLIST)
159 Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng mga Obrero, Inc. (AASENSO)
160 Anak Mindanao Partylist (AMIN)

161 1- Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals Inc. (1-PACMAN)
162 National Firemen’s Confederation of the Philippines (ABB-NFCPI)
163 An Waray Party list (AN WARAY)
164 Alliance of Public Transport Organization, Inc. (AP PARTYLIST)
165 Aksyon Tungo sa Asenso at Pagsulong ng Pilipino (AKAP PINOY)
166 Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY)