If federalism is to bring fundamental change, then the dynasties and the oligarchs should face greater competition
'Seats in the House of Representatives may be taken away by law, but a genuine organization with a real constituency and real advocacies cannot be melted by the mere stroke of a pen'
Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past, including measures pushing for freedom of information, ending political dynasties, and increasing the pension for SSS members
As a child, Art Despi dreamed of becoming mayor. This year, he fulfilled his dream, breaking a political dynasty's streak in the process.
In a forum organized by the Ateneo School of Government, experts say political dynasties are one of the reasons why economic growth remains slow
Cayetano, who belongs to a political dynasty himself, says he's fine with only one person in their family serving government if it's the will of the people
Know the electoral profile of the province with the biggest voters' population, the venue of the 2nd presidential debate on March 20
While there have been nominees from marginalized sectors, some individuals and groups have taken advantage of a 'loophole' to join the party list
While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society, not much has been written about the profile of their voters
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Pulse Asia asks if respondents 'should not vote for candidates who have children, spouses, siblings, or parents who are current or former elected government official'
The Pulse Asia survey shows 39 percent or 'a sizeable plurality of Filipinos' believe cheating will take place in the May 2016 presidential elections
As long as there is no law yet prohibiting political dynasties, there is nothing wrong in seeking their support, vice presidential bet Chiz Escudero says
Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also affirms the recommendation of Cebu prosecutors to file grave coercion charges against Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr and two others over an incident in 2010, involving his rival
We are paying the price for over-personalizing what should have been systems building, professional management and meritocratic hiring and promotion
After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding continue?
In lieu of political reforms, perhaps the only hope remains in the academe, Church and media to try to bring discernment back into our choice of leaders
'Political dynasties do not cause poverty. Poverty is caused by poor leadership,' the Vice President tells students and professors at UPLB
My message to reformers thus is this: forget running in 2016
The clearest way out of the dynastic trap is not simply to educate voters, but to implement the constitutional prohibition against political dynasties
The Philippines cannot afford to miss this opportunity to reform its dinosaur politics
As long as we focus on dynasties as the main political bane, we are masking our inability to admit that we still adhere to the one law that rules above all: the iron law of oligarchy
Liberal Party stalwart Edgar Erice slams political dynasties a week after the President pushed for an anti-dynasty law
If we want to reduce the harmful effects of political dynasties, we shouldn't try to control the families, we should try to control the profit
Senator Koko Pimentel says if his version of the anti-political dynasty bill passes, Senator Nancy Binay will have to resign for her father to run for president in 2016
Filipinos can commit to take a step further by passionately convincing others to never cast a vote for a candidate who belongs to a political dynasty
'President Aquino must realize he is no longer being compared to past presidents. He's being judged on the standard he set: matuwid na daan.'
After defending political dynasties during the campaign, Senator JV Ejercito now files an anti-political dynasty bill but with a limited definition
The voice of the people actually leans toward change, but the choices are very much limited
If the results are confirmed in General Santos City, the Antonino clan will lose their 18-year-long grip on power
For 27 years under the Villafuertes, Camarines Sur has earned more money, but the inequalities remained large, with the poor seemed to be getting poorer
Joey Salceda -- the unopposed governor whose endorsement Team PNoy and UNA are fighting over -- has put his family in the same league as the longer-running dynasties in Albay
In the last two weeks before the elections, voters still have a chance to make the Senate much more inclusive
Timbangan 2013, a forum organized by the Movement for Good Governance, says senatorial candidates who come from political dynasties should give up their senatorial dreams
UNA's campaign in its bailiwicks reveals the complex dynamics of local and family politics
Former ConCom Commissioner Rene Sarmiento says, 'We did not foresee that after EDSA 1, change will take time'
JunMag recalls how his father, late President Ramon Magsaysay, did not allow his relatives to run for office during his administration
What causes concern here is that political dynasties in the Philippines thrive in regions with relatively higher poverty, lower human development and more severe deprivation
The Supreme Court extends the temporary restraining order on the cybercrime law. | The High Court dismisses a petition against political dynasties. | Inflation rises in January after the implementation of the sin tax law.
The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday, February 5 a petition filed by a senatorial candidate asking the High Court to compel Congress to pass a law prohibiting political dynasties
Led by lawyer Alex Lacson, a Liberal Party senatorial bet in 2010, the petition will seek the disqualification of the Pinedas of Pampanga, the Dutertes of Davao, and the Villafuertes of Camarines Sur
Candidates, academics, poll watchdogs hold forum Jan. 24 on how to move the anti-dynasty campaign forward. Rappler liveblogs the event.
Rappler returns to Bacolod for a rescheduled forum on social media and political dynasties
Biraogo says that even if Congress has yet to pass a law defining political dynasties, the Comelec should implement the constitutional prohibition against them
Challengers to ruling families face odds, but they want to give hope to their badly governed localities
Members of the traditional elite with vested interests have kept the Philippines from truly experiencing inclusive growth in the post-Marcos era, according to a renowned economist
Senator Santiago hits Vice President Binay for criticizing the bill banning political dynasties. Newly-installed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle assumes his new role as adviser to the Pope. Philippine capital markets hit three new record highs as investor confidence increases.
Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago chides Binay for criticizing the bill banning political dynasties