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Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza says political dynasties with members simultaneously occupying more than one elective post have grown by about 1% per election period since 1988
The party-switching culture, academics say, are unhealthy in a democracy. Proposed changes to the Constitution attempt to curb this.
Simply removing term limits at this point will secure the political foothold of many already fat political dynasties
Evidence suggests that ours is a generally healthy economy, posting impressive growth, but carrying some structural flaws
(UPDATED) With at least 79 signatories as of 7 am of July 14, the manifesto also condemns talks of cancelling the 2019 elections
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'
Having family members in office all at the same time could be prohibited, while having family members serving one after another could be allowed
With increased ambition could there also be more risk?
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Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says people need to trust in their leaders and institutions for reforms to take root
Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs
While two presidential candidates promise outright tax exemptions economists say a comprehensive overhaul is more sustainable and feasible
In a forum organized by the Ateneo School of Government experts say political dynasties are one of the reasons why economic growth remains slow
The presidential candidates’ policy positions indicate a surprising degree of similarity on many fronts
Citizens reaction to Senator Nancy Binay statement reflects a growing concern over the threat to meritocracy in our political system
The Philippines has effectively arrested its historical decades long decline Now is the time for greater ambition as well as policies and investments to bring the Philippines to the next level
A better understanding of the economics of the taxi industry suggests that LTFRB may be targeting the wrong issue here
Many infrastructure projects take up 3 administrations to finish and with Aquino s term in its last stretch an expert says a multi administration plan is needed to solve infrastructure woes
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All of Asia must address inequality in its various forms Otherwise prepare for more democrazy
Are we winning the fight against corruption? And if so how can we sustain this beyond 2016?
Summer black tie events will see sexy sporty flowy and colorful creations
The voice of the people actually leans toward change but the choices are very much limited
Despite upgrading the Philippines to investment grade Fitch Ratings notes that incomes remains below the average
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 results are striking given that the regions that may need this law the most at least according to the economic argument and evidence may actually have less solons supporting the bill
Much needed reforms need to ensure citizens’ empowerment through freedom of information the promotion of free and fair competition policy and the implementation of investment incentives
The Chinese army vows to ensure the country s maritime rights and interests
If they would contemplate conflict decision makers should also consider its costs Any conflict in this region will cost the countries involved the Asian region and the world dearly
Either poor people continue to vote for political dynasties or dynasties continue to frustrate poverty reduction efforts