While people were busy with #painttheirhandsback, an LGBT party-list was delisted by Comelec
Sad news that was barely on the radar
(SPOT.ph) The controversial Bench ad had everyone buzzing, from people supporting it...to people not quite sure how to feel after a confusing statement that led some to believe that it was a marketing stunt. Still, #painttheirhandsback was a strong show of pro-LGBT sentiment...which Ang Ladlad could have used a few elections ago.
In the same week that the "celebration of all kinds of love" trended, Ang Ladlad and 38 other party-lists had their registrations dismissed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The resolution released by the agency cited "failure to obtain at least two percent of the votes cast for the party-list system" as a reason to delist the organizations.
Along with Ang Ladlad, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that AMS (Alyansa ng Media at Showbiz), Katribu (Katribu Indigenous Peoples' Sectoral Party), and Pasang Masda (Pasang Masda Nationwide Inc.) will also cease appearing from our ballots.