Migrants’ group to file petition on SC for poll bid

MANILA, Dec. 27, 2009—Migrante International and its party-list, Migrante Sectoral Party is not giving up on its goal to represent the migrant sector in Congress and was scheduled to file a petition on the Supreme Court to allow them to join the 2010 congressional bid.

The Supreme Court has dismissed on December 7 the petition filed by Migrante for a temporary restraining order against the de-listing by the Commission on Elections.

In a statement, Connie Bragas-Regalado, Migrante Sectoral Party chair said they will file a motion for reconsideration to press recognition for Migrante as a legitimate party-list and is capable of representing the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Congress.

“After consultation, we have a consensus to file a motion for reconsideration regarding the matter. And because the number of distressed OFWs continues to increase, Migrante will continuously assert to Supreme Court how important the justice is for them, as a marginalized group, to advance the protection on the alarming conditions of our fellow kababayans abroad,” she said. (CBCPNews.com)