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[OPINION] Practical questions on the Sangguniang Kabataan law's anti-dynasty provision

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous

[OPINION] Suspending elections involves shameless power grab

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The statement of President Duterte that he will step down in 2022 even if a federal constitution is passed is as good as his campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys

Duterte's wish: For his grandson to be Davao City mayor

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is joined in his Sulu trip by his grandson, Omar Duterte, son of Paolo Duterte with his former wife, Lovelie Sangkola Sumera

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:09 PM

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13 senators sign panel report approving bill vs dynasties

Mar 22, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The bill covers spouses, siblings, parents, and children; and the spouses of these second-degree relatives

Duterte on political dynasties, Bus crash, Cambridge Analytica controversy| Midday wRap

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:15 PM

(UPDATED) 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

Mistresses, live-in partners of politicians can still run in draft charter

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Though the Con-Com voted to regulate political dynasties, mistresses and boyfriends of politicians can still run for public office

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' 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?

Aguirre orders probe into NBI panel, Con-Com on political dynasty, Trump sacks Tillerson | Midday wRap

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

Sereno won’t resign, Malacañang on joint exploration, Duterte on UN rapporteurs | Evening wRap

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

China's first emperor ordered search for immortality

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Wooden slips found in Hunan contain an executive order from emperor Qin Shihuang, ordering people to find the 'elixir of life'

(FILES) This photo taken on October 21, 2016 shows the sculptures of the Terracotta Army at the Terracotta Warrior Museum in Xian in north China's Shaanxi province. The first emperor of China, also known as Qin Shihuang, had an executive order of the elixir of life, according to a text on a set of wooden slips discovered through archaeological excavations, local media reported on December 25. / AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT

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Oct 07, 2017 - 3:00 PM

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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

Paradise Dynasty, home of the famous, colorful 8-flavor xiao long bao

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Truffle foie gras ginseng garlic crab roe xiao long bao and more There s a lot to like in Paradise Dynasty s first branch in the Philippines

Foreground, clockwise: Crab roe, garlic, Szechuan, ginseng, foie gras, truffle, cheese flavors. The original pork xiao long bao is in the center. Photo by Wyatt Ong/Rappler

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

If decentralization or broader federalism is to work leadership selection must first be made more inclusive and competitive

LA Tenorio rises above the criticism, hopes for Ginebra dynasty

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Tenorio and Ginebra overcome the criticism but the Finals MVP is aware that the fight for respect won t end here

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

Church and China Communists vie over French missionary

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Auguste Chapdelaine born on a farm in Normandy was ordained in his early twenties and sent in the early 1850s to the southern Chinese region of Guangxi where he was known as Father Ma

This photo taken in May 2016 shows parishioners during a mass at the Catholic church in Dingan, in China's southern Guangxi region. The finishing touches are being put to a new museum in Dingan, the village where French missionary Auguste Chapdelaine died in 1856, celebrating the 'patriotism' of his execution and condemning the 'spiritual opium' of religion. Photo by Greg Baker/ AFP

Building a foundation of dissent vs Marcos dynasty

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:37 AM

This is a call for all Filipinos to use stones not as weapons but to build a foundation of dissent against those who long denied our country democracy equality safety and truth

Pinoy fighter Eric Kelly faces ex-ONE Championship titleholder in China

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Kelly faces a tough test in the former Mongolian champion as he attempts to bounce back from a loss at ONE Championship s Dynasty of Champions 6

READY TO BOUNCE BACK. ONE FC finds a new opponent for Eric Kelly in time for the July card in China. File photo by Josh Albelda/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