Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares expressed gratitude to the Filipino people as a confirmation of the correctness of their legislative role in fiscalizing corruption and abuse.
“The victory of Bayan Muna tells us that we should continue to pursue our fiscalizing of corruption and abuse, pass bills that increase wages and pensions, and file resolutions investigating abuse in government. Despite the huge resources of the rich and powerful and their abuse of the partylist system we managed to increase our votes. We thank all those who supported us,” he said.
He also urged the Comelec to fully proclaim all winning and qualified party list as soon as possible “Because with only 5 remaining seats left, the stakes are higher and any delay opens the system to fraud from losing groups. Otherwise the AES is a failure because of this unacceptable delay,” he added.
“We also urge the Comelec not to use Smartmatic in the next elections. They have toyed with Philippine elections long enough, and this is it for Smartmatic!” Colmenares ended.