political dynasties

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

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

Addressing the political dynasty question

Aug 03, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Forcing politicians to self impose limits to their stint in the seat of power has to become the new norm

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

NO EXPERIENCE? Liberal Party stalwart Edgar Erice hits Senator Nancy Binay's supposed lack of experience. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte to Aquino: Don’t you belong to a dynasty?

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The mayor of Davao City doubts President Aquino meant it when he said it is probably time to pass an anti dynasty law

LAST. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA during the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino: It's time to pass anti-dynasty law

Jul 27, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Lawmakers have no clear definition of what constitutes a political dynasty But Aquino himself has relatives in public office including his first cousin Senator Bam Aquino

JOINT SESSION. President Aquino delivers his last State of the Nation Address before the Senate and the House of Representatives in joint session Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Reject these 2016 presidential wannabes

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The only presidential candidate who deserves serious consideration from the electorate is the one who does not fit the profile of a dynastic politician

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Jun 11, 2015 - 6:23 PM

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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

'CHOOSE ONE.' If the Senate version of the anti-political dynasty bill passes, Senator Koko Pimentel says the Binays will have to choose only one member to hold public office. File photo of VP Binay and Senator Binay from Senator Binay's Facebook page

House to vote on 'less strict' anti-political dynasty bill

Jun 09, 2015 - 4:25 PM

The bill allows family members to run in different provinces It also covers common law spouses and even illegitimate children

SET TO PASS? Fredenil Castro, chair of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reform, speaks to reporters during the weekly Ugnayan sa Batasan forum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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

Youth groups call for quick passage of Anti-Dynasty Bill

May 10, 2015 - 4:51 PM

Youth leaders present a manifesto to the House of Representative urging the immediate passage of the Anti Dynasty Bill a year before the 2016 elections