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Is federalism the silver bullet?

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

If federalism is to bring fundamental change, then the dynasties and the oligarchs should face greater competition

Is federalism the silver bullet?

Should the party-list system go?

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:40 PM

'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'

Should the party-list system go?

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

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

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

One man's dream ends century-old political dynasty in Bantayan, Cebu

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:30 PM

As a child, Art Despi dreamed of becoming mayor. This year, he fulfilled his dream, breaking a political dynasty's streak in the process.

One man's dream ends century-old political dynasty in Bantayan, Cebu

#PHVote: The rise of 'fat dynasties'

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

In a forum organized by the Ateneo School of Government, experts say political dynasties are one of the reasons why economic growth remains slow

#PHVote: The rise of 'fat dynasties'

Alan Cayetano on supporting anti-dynasty law: We will follow rules

Apr 12, 2016 - 2:35 PM

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

Alan Cayetano on supporting anti-dynasty law: We will follow rules

Fast Facts: What you ought to know about Cebu and elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Know the electoral profile of the province with the biggest voters' population, the venue of the 2nd presidential debate on March 20

Fast Facts: What you ought to know about Cebu and elections

2016 party-list nominees: Taking a 'shortcut' to Congress?

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM

While there have been nominees from marginalized sectors, some individuals and groups have taken advantage of a 'loophole' to join the party list

2016 party-list nominees: Taking a 'shortcut' to Congress?

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

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

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Political dynasties, Pacquiao fight, Zuckerberg on encryption | 12PM wRap

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Political dynasties, Pacquiao fight, Zuckerberg on encryption | 12PM wRap

Poll: 34% Filipinos to vote for bets from political dynasties

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:25 PM

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'

Poll: 34% Filipinos to vote for bets from political dynasties

Nearly 4 in 10 Filipinos expect election cheating – poll

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:57 AM

The Pulse Asia survey shows 39 percent or 'a sizeable plurality of Filipinos' believe cheating will take place in the May 2016 presidential elections

Nearly 4 in 10 Filipinos expect election cheating – poll

Anti-dynasty? Why do Poe, Escudero ask support from Cebu families?

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

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

Anti-dynasty? Why do Poe, Escudero ask support from Cebu families?

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Occidental Mindoro mayor sacked over P2.9-M tobacco fund misuse

Jan 14, 2016 - 10:20 AM

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

Occidental Mindoro mayor sacked over P2.9-M tobacco fund misuse

We need managers, not saviors

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

We are paying the price for over-personalizing what should have been systems building, professional management and meritocratic hiring and promotion

We need managers, not saviors

How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016?

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding continue?

How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016?

We need election debates, not boodle fights

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:19 PM

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

We need election debates, not boodle fights

VP Binay: Dynasties don't cause poverty

Sep 15, 2015 - 11:47 PM

'Political dynasties do not cause poverty. Poverty is caused by poor leadership,' the Vice President tells students and professors at UPLB

VP Binay: Dynasties don't cause poverty

Local mass-based parties: The way to beat dynasties

Aug 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM

My message to reformers thus is this: forget running in 2016

Local mass-based parties: The way to beat dynasties

Limiting political dynasties will help the poor

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:13 PM

The clearest way out of the dynastic trap is not simply to educate voters, but to implement the constitutional prohibition against political dynasties

Limiting political dynasties will help the poor

#AnimatED: Congress should pass anti-dynasty bill

Aug 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines cannot afford to miss this opportunity to reform its dinosaur politics

#AnimatED: Congress should pass anti-dynasty bill

The anti-dynasty law: A cosmetic measure

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM

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

The anti-dynasty law: A cosmetic measure

Aquino ally on Nancy Binay: 'No experience but baking cakes'

Aug 03, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Liberal Party stalwart Edgar Erice slams political dynasties a week after the President pushed for an anti-dynasty law

Aquino ally on Nancy Binay: 'No experience but baking cakes'

The real problem with political families

Jun 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

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

The real problem with political families

Senate anti-dynasty bill allows only 1 Binay in office

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:16 PM

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

Senate anti-dynasty bill allows only 1 Binay in office

Can Filipinos destroy political dynasties?

May 15, 2015 - 6:39 PM

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

Can Filipinos destroy political dynasties?

What next for Aquino and Congress?

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:59 PM

'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.'

What next for Aquino and Congress?

Estrada son files anti-pol dynasty bill

Nov 21, 2013 - 4:14 PM

After defending political dynasties during the campaign, Senator JV Ejercito now files an anti-political dynasty bill but with a limited definition

Estrada son files anti-pol dynasty bill

Just let the people decide

Jun 06, 2013 - 1:16 PM

The voice of the people actually leans toward change, but the choices are very much limited

Just let the people decide

Major upset in General Santos City

May 14, 2013 - 12:21 PM

If the results are confirmed in General Santos City, the Antonino clan will lose their 18-year-long grip on power

Major upset in General Santos City

CamSur: Among the poorest, with no new choices

May 02, 2013 - 7:00 AM

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

CamSur: Among the poorest, with no new choices

Salceda and the dynasties of Albay

May 01, 2013 - 3:38 PM

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

Salceda and the dynasties of Albay

An even more exclusive Senate?

Apr 27, 2013 - 9:33 AM

In the last two weeks before the elections, voters still have a chance to make the Senate much more inclusive

An even more exclusive Senate?

'No to candidates from political dynasties'

Apr 17, 2013 - 8:22 PM

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

'No to candidates from political dynasties'

Binay, Estrada dynasties vow to deliver for UNA

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:07 AM

UNA's campaign in its bailiwicks reveals the complex dynamics of local and family politics

Binay, Estrada dynasties vow to deliver for UNA

EDSA’s failed legacy: Political dynasties

Feb 23, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Former ConCom Commissioner Rene Sarmiento says, 'We did not foresee that after EDSA 1, change will take time'

EDSA’s failed legacy: Political dynasties

JunMag blasts Mitos, pushes for anti-dynasty bill

Feb 17, 2013 - 2:32 PM

JunMag recalls how his father, late President Ramon Magsaysay, did not allow his relatives to run for office during his administration

JunMag blasts Mitos, pushes for anti-dynasty bill

People power or dynasty power?

Feb 17, 2013 - 9:03 AM

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

People power or dynasty power?

Rappler Newscast | February 5, 2013

Feb 05, 2013 - 8:54 PM

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.

Rappler Newscast | February 5, 2013

SC denies petition vs political dynasties

Feb 05, 2013 - 1:16 PM

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

SC denies petition vs political dynasties

Test case to disqualify 3 'political dynasties' readied

Jan 24, 2013 - 11:17 PM

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

Test case to disqualify 3 'political dynasties' readied

Will Congress kill itself? Let’s talk pol dynasties

Jan 23, 2013 - 9:48 PM

Candidates, academics, poll watchdogs hold forum Jan. 24 on how to move the anti-dynasty campaign forward. Rappler liveblogs the event.

Will Congress kill itself? Let’s talk pol dynasties

#MoveBacolod: Take 2 for 'Political dynasties still?'

Jan 09, 2013 - 1:10 AM

Rappler returns to Bacolod for a rescheduled forum on social media and political dynasties

#MoveBacolod: Take 2 for 'Political dynasties still?'

SC junks case on Comelec and dynasties

Jan 08, 2013 - 6:08 PM

Biraogo says that even if Congress has yet to pass a law defining political dynasties, the Comelec should implement the constitutional prohibition against them

SC junks case on Comelec and dynasties

Running vs dynasties 'much like sacrifice'

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Challengers to ruling families face odds, but they want to give hope to their badly governed localities

Running vs dynasties 'much like sacrifice'

#TalkThursday: Groups with vested interests keep many in PH poor

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:25 PM

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

#TalkThursday: Groups with vested interests keep many in PH poor

Rappler Newscast | November 26, 2012

Nov 26, 2012 - 8:54 PM

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.

Rappler Newscast | November 26, 2012

Miriam to Binay: Pol dynasties immoral

Nov 26, 2012 - 4:17 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago chides Binay for criticizing the bill banning political dynasties

Miriam to Binay: Pol dynasties immoral

HIGHLIGHTS: #MoveCebu

Nov 21, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Rappler heads to Cebu for #MoveCebu on November 21

HIGHLIGHTS: #MoveCebu