Some Findings from Pulse Asiaâ€™s April 2007 Nationwide Survey on Filipinosâ€™ Party-List Preferences
- Around one out of every two Filipino registered voters (53%) has heard or read something about the party-list system at one time or another.
- If the May 2007 elections were held today, ten of the 93 party-list groups vying for congressional seats would have a statistical chance of sending at least one of their nominees (out of a maximum of three) to the House of Representatives.
- Three representatives:
– Bayan Muna with an overall voter preference of 13.7%
– Anak Pawis (9.4%).
– Gabriela Womenâ€™s Party (6.0%)
- Two representatives:
– Akbayan! Citizensâ€™ Action Party (5.3%)
– Angat Ating Kabuhayan Pilipinas, Inc. (4.2%)
- One representative:
– Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (3.4%)
– Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action,
Cooperation, and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms, Inc. (2.7%)
– Filipinos for Peace, Justice, and Progress Movement (2.7%)
– Citizensâ€™ Battle Against Corruption (2.4%)
– Ahon Pinoy (2.0%)
Note that left-leaning and anti-Arroyo groups Bayan Muna, Anak Pawis, Gabriela, and Akbayan topped the survey. Bayan Muna is led by Satur Ocampo, who was arrested and mishandled by the police last March over multiple murder charges. On April 3, the Supreme Court ordered his release.
Here are the percentage shares of other groups with similar orientation:
Kabataan – 0.9%
Suara Bangsamoro – 0.8%
Sanlakas – 0.6%
Partido ng Manggagawa – 0.3%