political dynasty

Duterte backs anti-political dynasty bill but doubts Congress will approve it

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Duterte himself comes from a family of politicians dominating Davao

DOUBTFUL. Duterte thinks the anti-political dynasty bill will fly in Congress. Malacañang file photo

Con-Com finalizes wording of anti-dynasty provision

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The vote of the Consultative Committee is a step toward regulating political dynasties but will Congress, full of scions of such dynasties, adopt the body's recommendation?

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Mar 14, 2018 - 1:04 PM

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Con-Com allows 2 family members to run in same elections

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The federal constitution to be proposed will allow two family members to run if one is seeking a national post and the other is seeking a local or regional post

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com votes to regulate political dynasties in new charter

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity

CON-COM. The Consultative Committee discusses regulating political dynasties in the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Con-Com leaning toward regulating political dynasties in proposed charter

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The group reaches a tentative agreement to include a provision regulating political dynasties in the constitution it will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha disempowers Filipinos, especially poor, marginalized

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Duterte's Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power

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Mar 02, 2018 - 8:03 PM

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[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

More 'dangers' if federalism pursued before anti-dynasty law, says Robredo

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the absence of an anti-dynasty law under a federal system may lead to the emergence of 'fiefdoms' nationwide

CHARTER CHANGE CONCERNS. Vice President Leni Robredo says constitutional amendments should not be rushed, especially as the Philippines has become 'very divided' as a nation. File photo from OVP

Senate committee seeks to ban dynasties, turncoatism in Bangsamoro

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Read the other salient features of the Senate's proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which seeks to give political and fiscal autonomy to the region

LANDMARK MEASURE. Photo taken during the Senate consultations in Tawi-Tawi on February 8, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alvarez’s flip-flop on Cha-Cha hit in forum

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:25 AM

'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez

FLIP-FLOP? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention but quickly shifts to calling for a Constitutional Assembly and strongly pushes for it. File photo

Bangsamoro region will fail if dynasties are not banned, lawmakers told

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says 3 out of the 5 poorest provinces in the country are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and have a high share of 'fat dynasties'

BBL. Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza says there is a need for an anti-dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or else it would be another failure just like the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Experts suggest compromise for Congress: Regulate, not ban, dynasties

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Having family members in office all at the same time could be prohibited, while having family members serving one after another could be allowed

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

A comparison of Cha-Cha proposals: From federalism to foreign equity

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution

Inclusion of anti-dynasty provision in BBL pushed in Senate

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, however, oppose the proposal, saying it would send a signal that the Bangsamoro people are being 'singled out' for a national issue

BBL. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pushes for the inclusion of an anti-political dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by George P Moya/Rappler

New constitution must directly ban political dynasties – former SC justice

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:47 PM

However, UP political scientist Clarita Carlos says banning political dynasties goes against the citizens' constitutionally provided power to vote

POLITICAL DYNASTIES. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza (L) calls for a new constitution that will directly prohibit political dynasties. File photo

Framers of 1987 Constitution: Charter change, federalism not the answer

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:08 PM

'If we do not trust the process, how can we trust the outcome?' ask some members of the Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution

CHARTER CHANGE. Framers of the 1987 Constitution, seen in the file photo above during their oath-taking, believe that charter change and federalism are not the answers to the country's problems. Photo from the Official Gazette

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local way of doing politics with its associated coercive features vulgar argot and a more personalized patronage system

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

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

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

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Drilon: Anti-political dynasty bill 'highly possible' in 17th Congress

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to level the playing field in the political arena

REFILED. Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to prohibit political dynasties in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

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

Century-old Ortega dynasty loses hold on La Union capital city

May 10, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Incumbent Vice Mayor Hermeginildo Gualberto a long time ally of the Ortegas wins the mayoral race in San Fernando City

NEW MAYOR. Incumbent Vice Mayor Gualberto defeats the Ortega clan in La Union

Poe to push for law despite help from 'dynasties'

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe poses for a picture with Camsur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Rep LRay Villafuerte and senatoriables Isko Moreno and Lorna Kapunan before a crowd of supporters in the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City, Camsur. Photo by Bobby Toriano (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)

#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

PATRONAGE SYSTEM. Dr Ronald Mendoza, incoming dean of the Ateneo School of Government, says patronage politics is one of the reasons why political dynasties thrive. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Clash between old and new for CamSur’s 3rd congressional seat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Former representative Luis Villafuerte and Naga City vice mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr spar over local issues during Harampangan 2016 a debate series organized by church and civil society groups

COVETED SEAT. Former Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Luis Villafuerte and former Naga City Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr participate in a debate organized by local church and civil society groups. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

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

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Vice-presidential bet Alan Peter Cayetano campaigns in his hometown of Taguig on April 11, 2016. Photo by Nico Aquino/Rappler

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

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

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

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Feb 23, 2016 - 12:13 PM

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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

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

Mock Elections- close voting. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

In Manila, Roxas supporters also cheer on Santiago during debate

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I think people will also find it funny because Miriam was really hitting most of the time Vice President Binay says the Liberal Party s Miro Quimbo

POLITICAL DYNASTY. Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Miriam Santiago discuss political dynasties during the 3rd round of the presidential debate on Sunday, February 21. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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

COURTING CEBU. Presidential candidate Grace Poe speaks to students at the Univeristy of Visayas in Toledo City in vote-rich Cebu province on February 10, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Rappler

16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law the FOI Act and anti political dynasty bill doesn t mean Congress wasn t working hard in the last 3 years

NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the second regular session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Making sense of Digong Duterte

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:30 AM

If we are to elect Duterte to the presidency we must first ask ourselves: how different is present day Philippines from Davao City of the 1980s?

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

LAST DAY. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office on the last day of registration on Monday, September 29. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

DISMISSED. San Jose Mayor Jose Villarosa has been dismissed from the service and perpetually barred from re-employment in government. Photo from the Municipality of Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

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

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration s legacy

WAITING IN VAIN. Will Congress be able to pass BBL, FOI and Anti-Political Dynasty Bills as legacy laws of the Aquino administration?

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?

Political dynasties: The end of PH politics?

Sep 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The superiority of political dynasties is the dead end of Philippine politics Unless we institutionally diffuse political power or change our political narrative to a multidimensional one

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

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

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

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

#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