76% of Filipino voters aware of party-list system, survey says

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 11:16:50 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Seventy-six percent of registered voters said they are aware of the party-list system as the May 13 midterm elections approach, a recent survey of Pulse Asia showed.

Survey results indicated that 76 percent of Filipinos surveyed from April 10 to 14 have “heard, read, or watched something about the party-list system.”

Pulse Asia said the highest awareness levels were reported in Metro Manila (82 percent) and Luzon (88 percent).


In the Visayas, only 57 percent of registered voters said they were aware of the system.

Meanwhile, the survey also showed that 13 out of 134 party-list groups will likely win seats in the House of Representatives if the elections were conducted during the survey period.

The Pulse Asia survey said that the following party-list groups will secure one seat in the House of Representatives:

Bayan Muna  – 7.94 percent

Ako Bicol Party – 6.65 percent

Magsasaka – 5.32 percent

Anti-Crime Cooperatives – 4.11 percent

Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines – 3.35 percent

Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption-  3.12 percent

Coalition of Association of Senior Citizens in the Philippines, Inc. – 2.92 percent

Anak Mindanao – 2.83 percent

Probinsyano Ako – 2.64 percent

Ang National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples Action Na! Inc. – 2.44 percent

Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsiyano – 2.24 percent

Cooperative NATCCP Network – 2.07 percent

Pulse Asia added that four party-list groups could each obtain three seats in the lower chamber – Bayan Muna, Ako Bicol Political Party (Ako Bicol), Magkakasama sa Sakahan (Magsasaka), and Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, Inc. (ACT-CIS). /gsg

The survey conducted interviews with 1,800 voters aged 18 years old and above nationwide with +/- 2.3% error margin at the 95% confidence level. / gsg