Aasenso means “will prosper”, “will be preferment”.
Sabungero means “cockfighter”.
Prosper Cockfighter is the closest translation.
A cockfighter is all these:
- doctor/surgeon/behavioral therapist
- trainer/coach/massage therapist
- protector of all liberties/individual liberty activist
We can expect many of you joining this party list when COMELEC approved its application as a party list for the coming elections. Submit your name and you are a member. Pretty easy, huh? So, do it now. Nid Alcantara Anima will be happy to hear from you.
Note that Alyansa Sabungero (cockfighter alliance) is now Aasenso Sabungero (prosper cockfighter).
Sectoral representatives are determined in a party-list election, where the voter votes for the party, not for the nominees (closed list), the votes are then arranged in descending order, with the parties that won at least 2% of the national vote are given one seat….
Aasenso Sabungero Party List Platform
Start of Nid’s message…
The passage of a law encompassing all the imaginable problems besetting the cockfight, to be known as Magna Carta of Cockfighting.
Everyone will be informed when such bill will be in the making, if and when the Party List gets to Congress, via committee hearings.
The Supreme Court has delimited nominees of Party Lists to just one, removing four.
End of Nid’s message…
– Gameness til the End
The House of Representatives of the Philippines (Filipino: Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ng Pilipinas; also known in its Spanish name Camara de Representantes de Filipinas) is the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines. The Senate is the upper house. The House is often informally called Congress. Members of the house are called Congressmen (mga kinatawan or mga konggresista) and their title is Representative. Congressmen are elected to a three-year term and can be reelected, but cannot serve more than three consecutive terms. Around eighty percent of congressmen are district representatives, representing a particular geographical area. There are 229 legislative districts in the country, each composed of about 250,000 people. There are also sectoral representatives elected through the party-list system who constitute not more than twenty percent of the total number of Representatives.
Aside from having its concurrence on every bill in order to be passed for the president’s signature to become a law, the House of Representatives has the power to impeach certain officials, and all money bills must originate from the lower house.
The House of Representatives is headed by Speaker, currently occupied by Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. of Quezon City. The official headquarters of the House of Representatives is at the Batasang Pambansa (literally, national legislature) located at the Batasan Hills in Quezon City in Metro Manila. The building is often simply called Batasan; the word has also became a metonym to refer to the House of Representatives.
The sectoral representation in the House of Representatives of the Philippines is achieved via the party-list system of representation. Under-represented sectoral groups such as labor, peasant, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, women, youth, and such other sectors as may be provided by law, except the religious sector, are encouraged to participate in the party-list election. The constitution institutionalized the party-list system, mandating that 20% of the House is composed of sectoral representatives.
The determination of what parties are allowed to participate, who their nominees should be, how the winners should be determined, and the allocation of seats for the winning parties had been the subject of several Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and court cases, and is a source of controversy ever since the party-list election was first contested in 1998.
Sectoral representatives are determined in a party-list election, where the voter votes for the party, not for the nominees (closed list), the votes are then arranged in descending order, with the parties that won at least 2% of the national vote are given one seat, with additional seats determined by a formula depending on the number of votes garnered, with no party winning more than three seats. If the number of sectoral representatives does not reach 20% of the total number of representatives, parties with less than 2% of the vote wins one seat each until the 20% quota has been reached.
The 2013 Philippine House of Representatives elections will be held on May 13, 2013, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the Philippines to serve in the 16th Congress of the Philippines from June 30, 2013, until June 30, 2016. The Philippines uses parallel voting for seats in the House of Representatives.
The Philippines uses parallel voting for the House of Representatives: first past the post on single member districts on 80% if the seats, and via closed party lists on a 2% election threshold with 3-seat cap on 20% of the seats, with parties with less than 2% of the vote winning one seat each if 20% of the party-list seats are not filled up.
Campaigns for the House of Representatives are done on a district-by-district basis; there is no national campaign conducted by the parties. No matter the election result, the party of the president usually controls the House of Representatives.
“REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9225”
Sec 1. SHORT TITLE — This Act shall be known as the “Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003.”
Sec 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY – It is hereby declared the policy of the State that all Philippine citizens who become citizens of another country shall be deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under the conditions of this Act.
Sec 3. RETENTION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP – Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, natural-born citizens of the Philippines who have lost their Philippine citizenship by reason of their naturalization as citizens of a foreign country are hereby deemed to have re-acquired Philippine citizenship upon taking the following oath of allegiance to the Republic:
“I _________________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted authorities of the Philippines, and I hereby declare that I recognize and accept the supreme authority of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto; and that I impose this obligation upon myself voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.”
Natural-born citizens of the Philippines who, after the effectivity of this Act, become citizens of a foreign country shall retain their Philippine citizenship upon taking the aforesaid oath.
Sec 4. DERIVATIVE CITIZENSHIP – The unmarried child, whether legitimate, illegitimate or adopted, below eighteen (18) years of age, of those who re-acquire Philippine citizenship upon effectivity of this Act shall be deemed citizens of the Philippines.
Sec 5. CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES – Those who retain or re-acquire Philippine citizenship under this Act shall enjoy full civil and political rights and be subject to all attendant liabilities and responsibilities under existing laws of the Philippines and the following conditions:
- Those intending to exercise their right of suffrage must meet the requirements under Sec. 1, Article V of the Constitution, Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003” and other existing laws;
- Those seeking elective public office in the Philippines shall meet the qualifications for holding such public office as required by the Constitution and existing laws and, at the time of the filing of the certificate of candidacy, make a personal and sworn renunciation of any and all foreign citizenship before any public officer authorized to administer an oath;
- Those appointed to any public office shall subscribe and swear to an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and its duly constituted authorities prior to their assumption of office: provided, that they renounce their oath of allegiance to the country where they took that oath;
- Those intending to practice their profession in the Philippines shall apply with the proper authority for a license or permit to engage in such practice; and
- That right to vote or be elected or appointed to any public office in the Philippines cannot be exercised by, or extended to, those who:
(a) are candidates for or are occupying any public office in the country of which they are naturalized citizens; and/or
(b) are in active service as commissioned or non-commissioned officers in the armed forces of the country which they are naturalized citizens.
Sec 6. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – If any Sec. or provision of this Act is held unconstitutional or invalid, any other Sec. or provision not affected thereby shall remain valid and effective.
Sec 7. REPEALING CLAUSE – All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec 8. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE – This Act shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or two (2) newspapers of general circulation.