‘Movement Against Dynasties’ launched in historic Baclaran Church


MANILA, Philippines — Another civil society group has joined the snowballing campaign against the rule of powerful political families, launching a signature drive in Baclaran Church, where similar movements that changed the course of the country’s history had been initiated decades ago.

The Movement against Dynasties (MAD) staked out all day at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Redemptorist in Parañaque City until the last Mass was held, drawing registered voters — from young to old, residing as far as Zamboanga City — to sign in their petition.

The initiative petition, which is hoping to gather 5.2 million signatures, the minimum requirement of Republic Act 6735 or the People’s Initiative and Referendum Act, is hoping to result in the adoption of a national law prohibiting political dynasties in the country.

The target signatures, which should come from 250 legislative districts, appears impossible to achieve.  But it is possible with the help of the Church, which has more parishes than legislative districts in the country, according to MAD co-chair Danilo Olivares.

A similar move was launched last week by the Bicol Autonomy Movement, hoping to gather at least 1.5 million voter signatures by the end of April this year or a couple of weeks before the May 13 automated midterm elections.

“[We are going to ask the help] of the parishes all over the country so in one sweep, we can easily reach the 5.2 million signatures… imagine, a people power through the churches,” said Olivares in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Sunday.

He said the group dared to take the first step in the “very long, long process” of enabling a law against political dynasties after the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), for the first time in recent history, came out with a  pastoral statement denouncing the rule of the few powerful political clans in the country.

In the pastoral statement, the CBCP vowed to back any popular initiative to pass a law that would put an end to political dynasties, which the proliferation of such “breeds corruption and inhibits general access to political power, which is a fundamental mark of democracy.”

“If all the churches will help, and I am sure they will help because the CBCP declared their support for anti-dynasty movements and we can definitely meet the target. It seems impossible but it isn’t,” said Olivares.

According to Olivares, MAD will launch signature campaigns at the Quiapo Church, the Sto. Domingo Church, the Binondo Church in Metro Manila and ultimately in big churches and cathedrals in Cebu, Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro and Davao, among others.

MAD, composed of advocacy groups, including civic clubs like Rotary, Kiwanis and Jaycees, will also tap the help of other churches like the Iglesia Ni Cristo and Protestant churches.

“Realizing that Congress will never pass an enabling law that will make Section 26 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution operational and enforceable against its members’ own political dynasties and that the Supreme Court will never rule against political dynasties for the very convenient excuse that there is no enabling law yet that will enforce this provision of the constitution, MAD intends to use the only option left — a People’s Initiative,” the group stated.

Clad in red shirts that read “I am MAD,” some 50 group members kicked off the signature campaign by attending the 9 a.m. Mass at the Baclaran Church, where the petition that propelled the late President Corazon Aquino to power was first initiated.

Olivares said he helped in the Cory Aquino for President Movement (CAPM), initiated by the late Manila Times newspaper publisher Chino Roces in 1985, to convince the late President Aquino to accept the people’s draft for her to run for president and topple the Marcos dictatorship.

In 2009, the Noynoy Aquino for President Movement also launched a signature campaign in Baclaran Church for then Senator Benigno Aquino III to accept the same draft.

“I was with Chino Roces and we started gathering signatures way back in 1985…We are starting here again because we would like history to repeat itself,” said  Olivares.

Ironically, the current initiative was aimed at political families that included the Aquinos.

“Nothing is permanent in this world … the dynasties are evolving … and since the 1987 Constitution is a Cory Constitution, we hope that [her son] will initiate the observance of the law…the President should also heed, respect and lead in the dismantling of dynasties,” said Olivares.

Aside from the Aquinos, the family of Vice President Jejomar Binay, deposed president Joseph Estrada, Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and the Ortegas of La Union are considered political dynasties as with the families of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, siblings Senators Pia and Allan Cayetano and the Singsons of Ilocos Sur.

“The list is endless,” he said, citing a recent study showing that at least 70 percent of the current senators and congressmen belong to political dynasties, many of which have family relatives by consanguinity or affinity simultaneously occupying elective positions down to the barangay and sanggunaing kabataan levels.

“Our campaign is not about personalities…we are not zeroing in on just one family. As what they say, ‘Bato bato sa langit, ang tamaan, wag magagalit (Let the chips fall where they may),” he said.

While it was too late for the People’s Initiative to take effect in the upcoming elections, he said their efforts now were groundwork for the 2016 elections.

“With our information campaign now, we hope that people will not vote anymore for members of political dynasties. But the final result will be in 2016, which is more critical because that’s the presidential elections,” he pointed out.

The campaign signature inside the church premises was approved by its rector Fr. Victorino Cueto and Lito Latorre of the Parish Pastoral Council.

As of 10 a.m. on Sunday, MAD volunteer Juanito Bacero, 62, had been able to gather 10 signatures from  people going to and from the Baclaran Church.

Oliveros said the group was hoping to gather at least 100,000 signatures from Sunday’s daylong activity at Baclaran Church, visited by thousands of devotees every day.

Bacero, as well as his colleagues collecting signatures on Sunday, were careful to explain to interested people what the campaign was all about. They also showed them a copy of the petition that would be filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after the gathering of a sufficient number of signatures.

The initiative petition included a proposed bill, titled “The Anti-Political Dynasty Act,” which will impose a “one politician per family rule.”

The proposed bill also defined political dynasties as a situation wherein “a person who is the spouse of an incumbent elective official, or a relative within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity of an incumbent elective official holds or runs for an elective office simultaneously with the incumbent elective official, in national or local elections … or occupies the same office immediately after the term of office of the incumbent elective official.”

Majority of those who signed the petition were middle-aged voters while some were senior citizens.

Among those eager to sign was 75-year-old Rolandrino Datu, residing in the neighboring barangay. Datu said he signed the petition because he believed that change must come from the voters themselves. “It’s really because of the voters why these politicians are elected,” he pointed out.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Sali ako diyan!
    Sana gawin lahat ng simbahan para mapadali ang pagkuha ng 5.2M signatures. Panahon na para may pangontra sa mga modernong bampira sa katauhan ng mga corrupt polituku dynasties.

  • boypalaban


  • tonyoks

    for all its intents and purposes, this call may look legit.

    redemption time for this way ward cult….

    but i do have problem with the timing…

    bakit noong namumutakte ang ina, mga anak ay walang ka ingay ingay itong mga to…

    i am also very “mad” at these dynasties, in fact i find it in bad taste the inclusion of Pnoys nephew, bam2 in their LP line up as well as the estradas binays and enrile…pakapalan talaga…

    so sana naman sa mga kaparian, eh baka humahanap lang din kakampi para bumango ulit sila….wag naman…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    The leading province laire of Politukus-dynacrocos is the Ilocandia:

    Maybe they are related.

    ILOCOS:Governor : Chavit Singson
    Vice Gov.: Deogracias Savellano 
    Congressman: Ronald Singson

    Vigan City Mayor:  Eva Marie Singson
    Councillor: John Patrick Singson
    Congressman : Eric Singson (2nd district)

    Candon City:
    Mayor: Allen Gacula Singson
    Vice Mayor:  Alfonso Dario Singson
    Councilor: Kristelle Singson

    Magsingal Ilocos Sur: Wife and husband tandem
    Mayor: Arlyn Apostol Favis
    Vice-Mayor: Alrico Apostol Favis 

    San Vicente Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Nancy Dy Tabanda
    Vice-Mayor: Jose Cajigal Tabanda III

    Santa Cruz Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Teresita Corpus Valle
    Vice-Mayor: Virgilio Jimeno Valle

    Santa Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Jeremy Jesus De Peralta Bueno III
    Vice-Mayor: Jesus Bello Bueno Jr.

    Santiago Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Michael Sipin Miranda
    Vice-Mayor: Josefino Estrañero Miranda

    Sto Domingo Ilocos Sur
    Mayor: Amado Tuzon Tadena
    Vice-Mayor: Floro Tuzon Tadena

    Solsona Ilocos Norte:
    Mayor: Joseph Espiritu De Lara
    Vice-Mayor: Jonathan Luz De Lara

    San Nicolas Ilocos Norte:
    Mayor: Alfredo Pajinag Valdez Jr.
    Vice-Mayor: Ma. Teresa Pajinag Valdez-Barrett

    Sta. Lucia Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Estrella Favis Hernaez
    Vice-Mayor: Ferdinand Favis Hernaez

    San Esteban Ilocos Sur:
    Mayor: Chester Aquino Elaydo
    Vice-Mayor: Mildred Morales Elaydo

    Salcedo Ilocos Sur
    Mayor: Leonofre Galazo Gironella
    Vice-Mayor: Leopoldo Galazo Gironella Jr.

    Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
    Mayor: Zuriel Singson Zaragoza
    Vice-Mayor: Charito Singson Zaragoza

    Nueva Era Ilocos Norte
    Mayor: Aldrin Ragonjan Garvida
    Vice-Mayor: Caroline Arzadon Garvida

    Pagudpud Ilocos Norte
    Mayor: Matilde Henson Sales
    Vice-Mayor: Marlon Ferdinand Torres Sales

    Pasuquin Ilocos Norte
    Mayor: Victoria A. Peralta Aguinaldo
    Vice-Mayor: Felix Dancel Aguinaldo Jr.

    Caoayan Ilocos Sur
    Mayor: Germelina Singson Goulart
    Vice-Mayor: Gemma Pamani Padaong

    Currimao Ilocos Sur
    Mayor: Gladys Go Cue
    Vice-Mayor: Rosario Chua Go

    Badoc Ilocos Norte
    Mayor: Arlene Monje Torralba
    Vice-Mayor: Thomas Nicolas Torralba

    Banna Iocos Norte
    Mayor: Carlito Nolasco Abadilla
    Vice-Mayor: Carlito Aguilar Abadilla II

    Balungao, Pangasinan
    Mayor Jose De Guzman Peralta Jr.
    Vice-Mayor Philipp De Guzman Peralta

    Basista, Pangasinan
    Mayor Raul Coranto De Guzman
    Vice-Mayor Jesus De Guzman Perez

    Bautista, Pangasinan
    Mayor Amado Ignacio Espino II
    IVice-Mayor Jose Totaan Espino

    BInalonan, Pangasinan
    Mayor Ramon Naval Guico, Jr.
    Vice-Mayor Ramon Velicaria Guico III

    Calasiao, Pangasinan
    Mayor: Mark Roy Quinto Macanlalay
    Vice-Mayor: Engr. Roy Tuliao Macanlalay

    Mangatarem, Pangasinan
    Mayor: Teodoro Corpuz Cruz
    Vice-Mayor: Cristina Punzal Cruz

    Mapandan, Pangsinan
    Mayor: Maximo Mejia Calimlim Jr.
    Vice-Mayor: Asuncion Delos Reyes Calimlim

    Santo Tomas Pangasinan
    Mayor: Vivien Ocampo Villar
    Vice-Mayor:  Timoteo Salazar Villar III

    ..certainly not the end of the list…

    • disqus_CudSy1ZeHQ

      Kung ayaw ng tao ibuto ang isang kandidato di wag ibuto, simpla as that. Bat pag iinitan ang taong gusto manungkulan…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Have you heard of “Election Manipulation”.?
        Have you heard of “Election Cheating”.?
        Have you heard of “Vote-Buying”..?
        Have you heard of “Election Rigging”.?
        Have you heard of “Dag-Dag Bawas”.?

    • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

      I like your post Sir! Let’s exposed these politicians who’d privatized their provinces. They created their kingdom with their own Guns, Goons, and Gold. They control casinos, illegal gambling, drugs, lands, mines, buildings, transportation, tax, and the long list just goes on.

    • $20722540

      very good!

    • w33k3nd3r

      It’s sickening just seeing the same last names ruling the provinces. It’s just absolutely sickening.

    • ztefertilizerscam10

      salute you sir for exposing dynasties in the north…

    • WeAry_Bat

       North pa lang ito, wala pa yung South kagaya ng Jalosjos.

  • Atawid

    Count me in

  • lapasan

    I am one with the church in this movement. 

  • Luthmar

    MAD should also launched its campaign against political dynasty in all the malls, on
    the streets.  Pls come to Makati, Glorietta and Greenbelt area so could sign the

  • Atawid

    Sa lahat ng sulok ng Rizal merong Ynares. Maging Ynarizal na ang bagong pangalan ng province at yan ay Hindi daw dynasty – sa akin yun ay family corporation

  • disqus_CudSy1ZeHQ

    Every single person has the right to vote who ever they like, and every single person has the right to become a candidate and dont blame those canditate who want to serve the governement. At the end if the day, you are the one who choose the individual who you want to sit in the government. And dont blame those candidate who would like to serve the government, if you want, you can be a candidate, but dont be so stupid to stop a person who want to serve you, if you dont like them, dont vote them, simple as that…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Amend the constitution so that anyone can occupy public office.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Dynasties, if left to its own…,
      could remain in power, indefinitely.

      THAT is the reason why that there is an “Anti-Dynasty Provision” in our Constitution.
      Dynasties include Monarchies & Royalty.
      Royalty & the Monarchy are not part/included in our form of government.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    All sane Filipinos should go MAD!

    MAD is sane.
    Dynasties, insane.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    sama ako dito…this law is necessary because the constitution says so. its just that the congress don’t want to pass an enabling law. anyway the people can initiate this law by the system of people’s initiative as embodied in our constitution art. 6 sec. 1. besides this dynasties they have a tremendous advantage because they can pass the advantage to their relatives by virtue of the equity of the incumbent. panahon na para matigil na tong mga dynasties na to. isulong ang nakasaad sa constitution….

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    TO Arturo Balaoing and others who reason similarly:*

    You are correct.  But only in the sense that Anatole France was correct when he wrote:

    “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

    – – – – –
    * the reply button did not work

  • RHumabon

    Buwagin na ang Korupsyon at ang mga Political Dynasties.

    Buwagin na ang tiwaling Tatlong Hari.

    Huwag iboto si ERAP pagka Mayor ng Maynila.

    Huwag iboto ang asawa ni BINAY pagka Senador.

    Huwag iboto ang anak ni ENRILE pagka Senador.

    Ipagpatuloy ang mga REPORMAng naumpisahan noong 2010. . .

  • mike

    i’m totally against only to all incompetent politicians.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Maganda ang layunin… Dito masusubukan kung gaano pa kahalaga ang taga-simbahan sa buhay ng ating nakakaraming kristiyanong mamamayan… Panig ako at yan naman ay para sa kapakanan ng ating bansa. Natatakot ako na dumating sa punto na iilan lang pamilya ang may hawak ng kapangyarihan ng buong bansa at para na rin tayong nasa ilalim ng Martial Law. Sana nga ay magkaroon ng katuparan dahil ang tanong ay, Kundi ngayon, kailan pa?

  • Albert Einstien

    UNA —–Unlimited Nepotism Allowance…..

    LP….Lahat Plastik…..


    NO to E- EBAC….Enrile, Estrada,Binay,Aquino,angara, Cayetano…!

    E-EBAC lang sila….


    lalo na mga CHINESE PUPPETS….BAWAL NA sila sa SENADO…… : > )

    si GORDON red cross at si Pimentel mindanaon lang PWEDE sa UNA at LP…

    mag- independent na lang kayo…..mas MAtuwid SILA..wala lang mga pera…

    • $20722540

      sama ko dito, absolutely

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Senator Enrile gives out public money to senators

    Enrile gave a whopping bonus of 1.6 million pesos each to 18 senators last Christmas. It is interesting to note that rather than hand over unused funds back to the treasury, Enrile saw it fit to distribute the so-called “savings” to Senate employees as a personal gift. According to the same report, even drivers and security personnel in the senate got bonuses ranging from 50,000.00 to 120,000.00 pesos.

  • ztefertilizerscam10


    change the dot

    2008: Enrile smuggling in Cagayan;

     Pajeros, BMWs
    During the first four months of the year 2008 alone, 1,773 units, including Mitsubishi Pajeros and BMW Z3s, were shipped into Port Irene

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    The former mayor now( Vice President)was charged in 2006 for allegedly bypassing the bidding procedure in favor of Office Gallery International Inc. 

    Binay was questioned over the anomalous purchase of office fixtures and furniture for the new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office Gallery International from December 1999 to February 2000. The contract was allegedly overpriced by P3.6 million.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay wife linked to Php72.06-M graft

    A FORMER whistleblower in high-profile graft corruption controversies turned-head of government’s financial watchdog yesterday linked the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an incumbent and several former Makati City officials to alleged deception in the public bidding for a Php72.06 million supply contract awarded by the city government in 2001.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay and alleged mistress’ photos surface the internet
    change the dot

    • $20722540

      luma ng balita yan ah!

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Nothing can stop us now! Exposed this evil wrong doing of Politicians. Other sectors like Iglesia, JIL, Kibuloy, Jehovah, Mormon, Students, Employees, Simple and ordinary people should unite and make a stand with this issue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro


  • INQ415

    This is all so great for the country pero di nyo rin maiiwasan na isipin na magpapalaki or mag-aalaga ng mga ‘tuta’ o ‘puppet’ itong mga dynasty na ito na hindi ‘related’ sa kanila para malusutan ang batas kung maipasa man.

    may batas din ba para dyan na inihahanda?

  • $20722540

    i strongly support this movement

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    WHY are so many signatures needed to present a Petition for an Anti-Dynasty Law.?

    WHY are so many signatures needed when the Subject of this Petition is already embodied in our Constitution and it only needs an “Enabling Law” to put it into effect.?

    WHY.?  WHY.?  WHY.?

    • TotoyKalentong

      that is the requirement of the Initiative and Referendum Act (RA 6735), if they were able to gather the needed signatures, it will have the force of a law, without passing through Congress

  • batchmatters

    The voters education process should be complete and not only focused on one aspect such as preventing even highly qualified candidates from being elected just so they happened to belong to one family of elected officials. If this is the case, then there should also be a campaign to make it illegal for influential groups to influence or dictate to their members to vote for the group leaders` chosen candidates.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    WHY don’t I see MAD operating their “signature campaign” in the Visayas & Mindanao.?

    5.2 Million votes could be easily gathered, if these places were included.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther



    Isama na rin ang “Abolition of PDAF”. Ang Congress at Senate ay para gumawa ng maka tarungang batas. Hindi batas na isinulong ng PDAF.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Nice try but still marqmi pa ring bobotante kesa MAD. However, it’s not too late.
    Is there a manifesto online?


    Lahat ng pumirma ay sabihang “HUWAG BOMOTO ng SENADOR”, bilang patunay na meron ngang 5 million na pumirma.

  • josefe38

    NO TO 


  • Rovingmoron

    I encourage MAD to file a case in court against those candidates who are close relatives or scions of elected officials, just do it? Now, it is up to the courts to determine if they can run or not. These political dynasties are not good for public service because there are no proper safeguards on how they will manage public funds when elected into office. What some of them will do is to continue the corruption their parents or relatives had done to the detriment of public interests.

  • gggrrrrrrr

    i urge all ofw around the globe to support this initiative..we are more than 10 million, more than enough to stop those political dynasty controlling our county…

  • Rolando Cahilog

    Please publish the body of the petition of the Movement Against Dynasty (MAD) because I know plenty of us will do the spearheding the cause in our respective places. As a move, let us make it as a bargaining stance to the present candidates specially for congress and senate. NagpaUNA na kasi si Binay. Kaya huwag natin iboto ang mga katulad ng MIng Dynasty.

  • EOJ

    The WORST political dynasties within the 2ND DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY as defined in the proposed senate bill


    BINAY family – Daughter 1 – for senator

                          Daughter 2 – for congress

                          Son – for mayor

                          All running while Father is incumbent vice president, who wants to be president, then the wife who was ex-mayor would be first lady

    ARROYO family – Mother (ex-president) – for congress

                              Son 1 and Son 2 – for congress

                              All running at the same time

    ESTRADA family – Father (ex-president) – for mayor

                                Son 2 – for senator

                                Wife 2 – for mayor

                                All running while Son 1 is incumbent senator

    MARCOS family – Mother (ex-first lady of dictator) – for congress

                               Daughter – for governor

                               All running while Son is incumbent senator

    These are the WORST of all the political dynasties.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro


  • chemist45

    Maybe a manifesto on-line or resolution will be an alternative so OFWs can join us against this political dynasties. Mabuhay ang MAD!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    Very good! Hangad namin ang inyong tagumpay! Hind dapat na sa ilang pamilya lang ipagkatiwala ang pamumuno at paghawak sa kaban ng bayan…Sobrang kakapal ng mga pulitiko sa atin…sa U.S. at ibang bansa walang ganyan……sinasamantala ang katangahan ng maraming botante……


    OK yan, though quixotic.  Sabi nga, e, “a journey of a thousand miles start with the first step.”  Sali ako dyan, if not physically….morally.  Sadyang nagkalat ang ‘dyanasties’ sa buong kapuluan na pinasimunuan, sinusugan, at hinayaang yumabong ng mga naturingang ‘leaders’ ng bayan para sa kani-kanilang sariling kapakanan lamang…kung kaya’t naging mga super-rich ang mga TNL na “lingkod ng bayan” sa maigsing panahon lamang, at……pinapagpapatuloy sa kanilang mga asawa, anak, kamag-anak, kumpare, kumadre, at kapit-bahay.  Kung ako lamang ang masusunod, HINDI ko papayagang kumandidato ang kahit na sinong may kaugnayan sa nahalal ng opisyal, sanguinity or affinity, sa kahit na anong pwesto, KAHIT NA GAANO KAGALING, KALINIS, at KATAPAT ang TNL na kung sinupaman yon.  Kapag ang na-isa-ayos na ng mabuti ang patakaran at pamamaraan ng pamamahala ng gobierno, walang dahilan kung bakit ang lahat ng kabayan ay mabigyan ng pagkakataon upang manilbihan sa kanyang kapwa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Count me in. The new dynasty is the Aquino and Cojuangco tandem. 

    • bryanbrian

      Aquino who? Cojuangco who?

      Be specific. Name names.

      And let us scrutinize if they are indeed a dynasty as defined by proposed bills in congress.

    • batchmatters

      panahon ni Gloria, ay may Dato, Mike, Iggi, hipag na taga negros bukod sa de facto na nagpapatakbo ng mga galamay ng gobierno si FG Mike. Pero hindi ka nagsalita, Peter. Bakit?

      • dirk_nowitzki

        peter is an arroyo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    dapat hanggang 4th degree…..ang 2nd degree kasi ay kapatid, parent…..sabagay ok na rin yan…..kaya lang ang mga tiyuhin at pamangkin o apo sa tuhod ng incumbent ay pwde pa rin tumakbo……


    SAMPOL OF a dynastic dynamism:

    MAKOY and pands

    Makoy…sakim sa kapangyarihan at salapi
    pands….sakim sa salapi at kapangyarihan.

    Makoy…nang-agaw ng eleksiyon gamit ang AFP
    pands….nang-agaw ng ekesiyon gamit ang AFP at si Garci

    Makoy…may Imeda.
    pands….may Imelda din na ang pangalan ay Mike.

    Makoy—pinatakbo ang bayan sa pamamagitan ng AFP.
    pands….pinatakbo si pands ng AFP sa pamamagitan ng korap na ex-of ng AFP (ermita, ebdane, mendoza)

    Makoy…may BB, Im, at Ir.
    pands….may BB, Im, at Ir na lalake.

    Makoy…may Imeldang blue ladies
    pands….may Mike na Rotary.

    Makoy…may sakit na lupus at kung ano-ano pa.
    pands….may kung ano-anong sakit.

    Makoy…pinuwesto ang lahat ng kamag-anak at ka-nayon sa gobierno pati si Nituda.
    pands….pinuwesto ang lahat pati hardinero at manikurista.

    Makoy…may collector na Luc** Tan
    pands….may collector at auditor na Mi** Def**sor.

    Makoy…takot sa mga paring lalaki
    pands….takot sa mga madreng babae.

    Makoy…may golden buddha
    pands….may NBN-ZTE

    Makoy…bilyon-bilyon ang nalimas sa kaban ng bayan.
    pands…nag-iwan ng ilang bilyon para sa bayan.

    Makoy…pinuwesto ang mga kaklase sa gobierno.
    pands…pinuwesto si Mike para ma-ipwesto ang mga kaklase sa gobierno.

    Makoy…na-ospital matapos manilbihan.
    pands….ospital na ang tirahan.

    MAKAMANDAG talaga ang tinatawag na dynasty o sa Tagalog, KAMI-KAMI, kayo-kayo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      At mga Cojuangco , Aquino. Isama mo sila. Totoo ba na suportado ng China sina Aquino? Para walang duda wag ng ilagay sa pwesto ang Cojuangco Aquino. Sobrang kontrolado na nila ang pulitika sa Pilipinas. Mula kay Madam Cory ay puro Aquino guys na ang naging Presidente. Dynasty rin sila at matindi na kapangyarihan nila.n

  • batchmatters

    While doing this, there should be effrots to make government positions attractive to competent private individuals.  The reason why very few good people are attracted to join the government is that there are more risks to it than there are incentives like being criticized left and right for whatever they do and at times viciously by ironically those with vested interests. Educating the public must go alongside good pay among others, and most importantly a fair justice system that will make it sure the incompetent and thieves in the government will be locked up in jail instead of being allowed to parade their loot in public.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    hay naku pong buhay ito wala ng lugar sa boong pilipinas ang di mag kaka pamilya ang nasa pwesto umpisa mo sa kabataang baranggay kung maalis man ninyo naku tiyak na may liltaw din uli na ganyan sino at saan galing kaya pundo ninyo sa CBCP..sa mga talunan kandidato..kung ang bawat pilipino may karapatan bumoto ayon sa batas ayon din sa batas may karapatan din kumandidato ang bawat mamayang pilipino soo kung aalisan ninyo ng karapatan kumandidato ang may kamag anak na nasa pwesto aalisin din ninyo ang karapatan nilang bumoto..pano ngayon yan alisan na ng karapatan ba ngayon di naman lahat ng mag kaka mag anak na nasa pwesto ay masama madami din sa kanila ang gumagawa ng mabuti may mga wala naman kamag anak na nasa pwesto na di rin gumagawa ng mabuti….ANO BA TALAGA ANG PAKAY NG ANTI POLITICAL DYNASTY…O CBCP..noong panay ang pabor ng gobierno wala kayong binabato sa kanila gaya nga ng sabi ninyo ng CBCP..lahat naman nandadaya kaya ok lang mandaya..panahon pa ni limahong andiyan na iyan bakit ngayon lang gagawain porke ba di nasunod ang mga CBCP..NAG TATANONG LANG PO

    • Febien Lopez

      Gusto nila si Mar Roxas. Hehehe. Yan ang ibig sabihin nyan. kaya ang manok ni Pinoynoy pa rin ang dala ng mga obispo. Pero tama rin na tigilan na ang dynasty. Di na maiboto yung magagaling . Tama mga obispo.

      • sanjuan683

         Sino ba obispo mo si Obispo Damaso ba? ang kilabot sa Noli me Tangere.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    open a website MAD where people can easily join the cause, if it’s possible.

  • batukan

    nice, where and how to join the movement?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    The main interest of LP & UNA is to remain politically powerful. this is in effect individual political dynasty should be maintain in every kingdom (province). oppressing,bribing or fooling the people is their main concern. FOI bill and ANTI DYNASTY bill are an obstacle that they have to crashed.

    Here internet bloggers are paid by this powerful and wealthy politicians just to contradict or divert the issue of FOI & ANTI DYNASTY bill.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    mahiya naman kayo mga DYNASTY FAMILY ,kayo nalang yata ang kumakamkam sa pera ng bayan.

    • sanjuan683

       Para daw huag na lang kumalat ang kayamanan sa gobierno. Mga buwitre ang mga yan erap, binay at enrile. Huag kayo magkamali iboto ang mga ito.

  • prince_janus

    This is a good move. Sawang-sawa na ako sa mga pagmumukha ng mga magkamag-anak na nakaupo sa pwesto sa gobyerno. It’s time to wipe them out. My whole clan will support this signature campaign. I hope MAD could create a website so that it could be accessible to all filipinos around the globe.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZFJ33JUQK7G5OSYRA7OXSEKIZU Accountant Tax

    we should be against part-time government politicians who are paid full-time.
    examples are actors and actresses.

    • AllaMo

      Boxer, too?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Stop Aquino Cojuangco dynasty! Mga elitista at oligarch! Mula kay Madam Cory Aquino hanggang ngayon puro Aquino people ang umupong Presidente. Gamit ang bilyong pera ng mga oligarch kaya di na mawala sa peesto ang mga taong ito. kanino nila ibinibigay ang pera ng bayan? Baka sa China! Isip mga mamamayang Filipino. May mga tao na spy ng China ang isinusulong ay kapakanan ng China. No to Cojuangco Aquino!

  • theoklab


  • AllaMo

    Kudos and more power. If only the movement can also take an initiative on making it punishable with death for any elective official to amass unexplainable, thus, ill-gotten wealth while only on salary of the post.  

  • Populovich

    Please help me where and how to enlist.  I have the capacity in small way to help gather signatures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris.gambanono Kris P Gambanono

    Saludo ako sa MAD.sana  maging tagumpay itong MAD.banas na banas na ako sa mga  salut na dynasting lahi. gooooooooooooooo MAD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    This is good initiative that require the support of every Filipino voter so that political dynasty  once in for all is stopped in Philippine politics that only cause more graft and corruption. Don’t support politicians that practice political dynasty….Binay,Enrile, Estrada and others!

  • WeAry_Bat

    Kung saan man si Mang Teban…Support this cause.  One way the Church is becoming relevant and a social cohesive for societies.

    • sanjuan683

       Naku huag mo isama ang katolik church mo eh kunsintidor ang mga yan bakit kamo nag-mimisa pa yan sa mga pulitiko gunggong at mga magnanakaw. Maging neutral ka na lang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    The only people who can stop dynasties are the electorate. If you vote for popular family members, then you are only supporting dynasties.
    Having a law in place does nothing because we have a history of being totally incompetent of implementing laws.
    Even PNOY is openly supporting “friends” and “family” members of his existing administration, so if you want to stop dynasties, DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM at the election….

    • tadasolo

      I understand but raising awareness is more important. The other issue is who will replace these politically connected families??? Are there any qualified people to replace them?

      • sanjuan683

         Mayroon na qualify na qualify sigurado ako mananalo, Ikaw yun bakit hindi mo subukan kaysa bumoto ako sa isang dynasty eh di ikaw na bilib ako sa iyo.

    • buttones

      Maybe true, but after candidates have run the gambit of our very nice political policemen called Comelec, you may find the list is littered with these dynastical families, and it’s hard to keep track on who is breeding with whom. You or I might be able to do that and vote for people who have no royal blood just for the hell of it, and I would happily do that, but most won’t, the majority won’t, the majority are still seeped in feudal tradition, give them a traveling circus, a small pig on a stick, a T-shirt in primary color- that’s it!

  • virgoyap

    I’ll support this snowballing campaign. I’m 101% all for it though I will still vote one or two senatorial candidates with dynasty.

  • Fumble Litis

    magiging succesful lang yan kung ipagbabawal ang mga ignoranteng botante.

  • Fumble Litis

    jackie “the killer” enrile magiging senador pa ata…nancy “bekows she is dowter” binay patok din..LOL 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TBFLMGYQ6VOQOSMUUFHOML5VE Archie B

    for those who are supporting this move, paki LIKE and SHARE sa FB ninyo!

    kilos tayo!!!

    • frudo

      ok na like and share na tnx sa info bro.

  • tadasolo

    More power to you and hoping for a good success and turnout

  • butilngbayan

    Let’s support MAD.  No to political dynasty!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLHTAUIFFX2RVP2RMPGY57YNZA Acute


  • Yobhtron

    Suportahan natin ang lahat ng ANTI-DYNASTY groups.  Sa FB ang daming aktibo sa anti-dynasty movements.  Kumilos tayong lahat para sa magandang kinabukasan ng bansa natin. NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY!  NO TO TRAPOS!  

  • sanjuan683

    Panahon na para itakwil itong mga dynasty tulad nina Binay (nognog) Estrada (plunderer) Enrile (author ng Martial Law). Ang mga halimaw na ito sampung ng mga second degree at third degree hindi na dapat maupo sa gobierno. Mga salot sila ng lipunan

  • tra6Gpeche

    Imprssive! It’s really, really good start for Filipinos to
    take matters in their own hand in a civil, responsible and peaceful manner. I
    salute the Movement against Dynasties! Let’s us give them 100% support! This could
    be the beginning of having honest, decent, incorrupt and principled elected
    politicians in our country!

    • buttones

      I’m sorry but I don’t think you understand, the article in our Constitution regarding dynasties requires a Law to be passed through Congress who are, for the most part from dynastical lot. Ergo, the dynastical members of the Houses are being asked to pass a Law that destroys them. Do you really imagine this could happen? This mass suicide? Not only that think about the lost pork. I mean how will these ex members earn a living- get a job at a call center? Go back to acting? I don’t think so!!

      • tra6Gpeche

        I don’t think you really understand what I am saying. Educated
        Filipinos know that the Philippine Constitution has a provision regarding the
        political dynasty. The only problem is, as you are saying, it requires the
        lawmakers to pass a law defining what a political dynasty is. And as you said,
        these lawmakers will not do it and destroy themselves. MAD  is a people’s organization as I understand
        it. If they have the support of many Filipinos, they will be a force to
        pressure every elected politicians to listen and respect their mission. This
        organization, MAD, will also educate and inform the many ignorant and
        uneducated Filipinos about the greedy political dynasty. This will only happen
        if that organization, MAD, will be active, serious, sincere and have the
        endurance to go all the way for a long haul. It can’t be a “ningas
        kogon” organization. Majority, if not all, of the Filipinos should become member of
        this organization. There are more ignorant, dumb, greedy and corrupt Filipino
        politicians than those honest, incorrupt, principled, discipline and non
        materialistic. Only an organization, like MAD organization, can change these
        wayward and shameless politicians. Do we understand each other? Without any
        collective group, like MAD, the country will not go anywhere! About those ex
        members, that should not be of concern for MAD.
        The country and the majority of the Filipinos are their priority.

      • buttones

        Well I do understand what you are saying, if I might paraphrase- a collective group who wish to rid this country of dynastical, basically old feudal rule.. I’ll vote for that, but what I am saying is that we have in place a ‘democratic’ process we have to adhere to, it is underwritten by our Constitution that requires Congress, who are for the main part dynastical in nature, to pass a Law to deny their very existence. Is this going to happen? Well of course not. A different scenario- a well meaning group, who want to stir up people to eradicate this scourge we have- well first of all 40% of this nation thought it was a good idea to elect a dynastical house into the Presidency anyway, and there was about 20% that supported yet another new boy on the block dynastical lot, from the theatre crowd- an ex president no less with a criminal record. Now, I have just accounted for 60% of the voters…and if you look at the tired remains of the rest of them, the remainder of the votes went there. So where is this going? You say, a loud voice will make these people accountable, I think this ‘voice’ will just be referred to the process of our ‘democratic’ system. And I might add, this system we have had of overtly supporting these dynasties, due to the bovine nature of the electorate for 67 years, is alive and well….The majority of Filipinos support dynastical rule……. Do I you might ask? NO, I think it’s utterly loathsome and disgusting….it’s medieval…..

      • tra6Gpeche

        I think we have different definition of dynasty. If you are saying
        that the current President, who were voted by 40% of the voters, does belong to
        political dynasty, I disagree with you. Why? I consider a dynasty when two or
        more individuals who belong to a family are in the office at the same time.
        There is no brother or sister of Mr Aquino in the government right now. Am I
        clear on this? As for MAD, as I said, as long as they are not “ningas
        kogon,” then something good will happen to the country and Filipinos. MAD
        is part of democracy and the people’s support is needed for them to succeed. Intelligent
        and honest Filipinos should organize to change the wayward behavior of the
        politicians. Otherwise, the Filipino politicians will be forever corrupt and

      • buttones

        Well, I’m looking at it from the meaning of the word – “prominent and powerful family or group of people whose members retain their power and influence through several generations..” Father to wife to son as in the case of Aquino.. This as we know, is not peculiar to Aquino, many of our towns and cities have been in family hands for generations… On MAD, on the principals that the organization stands for I entirely agree, all of these powerful families who have too many fingers in politics should be brought to heel, they have, over the last sixty seven years largely contributed to the mess we are in now. If this can be achieved via Republic Act 6735, Ok I’ll sign the petition ….prominent and powerful family or group of people whose members retain their power and influence through several generations..” Father to wife to son as in the case of Aquino.. This as we know, is not peculiar to Aquino, many of our towns and cities have been in family hands for generations… On MAD, on the principals that the organization stands for I entirely agree, all of these powerful families who have too many fingers in politics should be brought to heel, they have, over the last sixty seven years largely contributed to the mess we are in now. If this can be achieved via Republic Act 6735, Ok I’ll sign the petition ….

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, this time, I agree with you 100%.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Firstly, “Political Dynasty” must have to be defined properly.  A family member or a clan member of a presently active political figure, whose political influence can affect the policy-making of a municipality (local) up to the national posts (i.e. A mayor’s child cannot seek the post of a Sanguniang Bayan, or the Governor’s child to the Sanguniang Panlalawigan Post, and a family or clan members occupying various national posts to protect mainly the family/clan’s business interests and not the welfare of the Filipinos and the nation)… It must, also, prohibit the running of a family or clan member for a presidential post, without any seasoned experience, with psychological incapacity to determine high-level comprehension and emotional & mental stability, but the backing of the oligarch’s for self-preservation purposes, and not for the Filipinos and the country’s welfare, as a whole…

    • Andress Makabayan

      The reputation of bad once destroys the reputation of the good. Of all the political families we know in the Philippines there are less than a hand full that you can say are trustworthy…..Correct me if im wrong!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

        It should be the economic welfare of the Filipinos and the Phil. that has to be protected.  This “political dynasties” are the “vampires” of men…

    • buttones

      The position of a President, a Senator a member of the Lower House requires the following qualifications as per our Constitution, One of a certain age, one of being a Filipino, and one of being able to read and write…. That’s it…And if you want to change this then the Constitution has to be changed , and if you want to do that this has to go through the Congress and then to the people… it will never pass the House and the people will NEVER get the plebiscite. Our Constitution is inviolate it can never be changed, it was in fact authored and penned under the realm of the President’s mother, a saint by all accounts so it is unlikely….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

        True…but a journey begins in a single step…it has to begin with someone (a Filipino) who can brave it all…to change the current Constitution designed/created for the oligarchs, by the oligarchs and of the oligarchs…because  we hated too much (on that dictator) and we trusted the wrong personalities with hidden family business’ agenda…we were drifted by the euphoric atmosphere on the ouster of a dictator and we left the house opened for the oligarchs with selfish agenda…and then they take everything inside it…
        It’s a constant struggle…but one must not give up…

      • buttones

        I think you are quoting a Chinese philosopher- no matter “It’s not the despair, Jose Rizal. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.” Never give up? Well of course not…..

      • Adam_d_langgam

        ugh … you buttons.  the sainted cory was infallible.  you are in deep doodoo in casting aspersions on the qualities of the “saint”.  heck, the son is infallible too.

        the cory constitution will never be changed.  as long as the son is the current emperor.  change what mama cory inititiated?  are you out of your mind?  and you’re right of course.  our current crop of congressmen and senators might not be smart, but they’re not stupid either.  change the constitution?  the sitting monarchs willing to abdicate their thrones?  no way jose.  

        how about us kibitzers?  we can of course lob our ammos but i doubt if it can penetrate the thick walls of their castles.  kung sakali mang na bulls eye, hindi pa din masusugatan ang mga buwaya.  ang kakapal ng balat ng mga ‘yan. but hey, maybe one day a few fragments from outer space might hit malacanang, senate, the house and a few more castles of these monarchs.  boooom …. nuked.  toasted. 

      • buttones

        Well this is what I keep saying to people- it simply is NOT going to happen, this dissolution of political dynasties is just a pipe dream, it’s a water of space and time- it’s like me heading a movement that advocates the idea that the next Pope should be a woman, that’s about as effective as a lead balloon…This last ‘Cory’ Constitution was very well penned, firstly it made it clear foreign types were not welcome in PH to invest their money, ordinary Filipinos were restricted as to what land they can own, extraordinary Filipinos were not, if we wanted a FOI Bill then that’s up to Congress, and if we wanted to rid ourselves of the scourge of feudal dynastical rule then we had better chat to the feudal dynastical lot that sits in Congress so they can pass some sort of ‘suicide’ Bill… Can all this be changed? Well it can of course, history is littered with examples from the French Court, the House of the Romanov’s, and even King Charles II -of England, all of these involved civil war instigated by people who had a leader who declared ’we have had enough and we ’aint gonna take this ANYMORE!” All of these things involved violence, we don’t really do violence, it’s difficult to eradicate 500years of subservient conditioning anyway…

  • frudo

    Kudos to the Group!!! 

  • EOJ


    Within 2ND DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY as defined in a proposed senate bill:


    BINAY family – Daughter 1 – for senator                             

                          Daughter 2 – for congress

                          Son – for mayor

                          All running while Father is incumbent vice
    president, who wants to be president, then the wife who was ex-mayor
    would be first lady.

    ARROYO family – Mother (ex president) – for congress

                               Son 1 and Son 2 – for congress

                               All running at the same time

    ESTRADA family – Father (ex president) – for mayor

                                Wife 2 – for mayor

                                Son 2 – for senator

                                All running while Son 1 is incumbent senator

    MARCOS family – Mother (ex first lady of dictator) – for congress

                               Daughter – for governor

                                All running while Son is incumbent senator

    They are the worst of all the political dynasties.


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      What about the Cojuanco Aquino and the installation of a zero and zero nothing but a son of a fake hero? …and the subsequent installation of a zero psych value CJ Sereno?…for the protection of the HLI and the future of the inheritance of that hijo?

      • yesyesyo

        Ano tinungga mo?

      • kismaytami

        Nakalimutan ng mga yellow-zombies yung Mendiola Massacre at Hacienda Luisita Massacre. Oh! And the bogus agrarian reform of corazon, plus the bogus stock options.

    • buttones

      Actually, if you have the time you could list all the towns and cities in PH and you would find the same scenario- I really don’t think this can be taken down by talking and appealing to lawmakers to destroy themselves, lawmakers are an odd bunch but they are not clinically insane. There was a report from the UN some years ago that indicated that 85% of all politicians in PH were related one way or another, at different levels- it is still the same, it has been that way for 67 long years, this is what Quezon promised us all- and now this MAD organization is going to change this, or try to.. They must be mad, it simply is not going to happen- well it could, if you read your History of the French Revolution, or the fall of the Romanov’s, and even mad King George who lost America, and a few more I could mention but we don’t DO revolution that well….

  • sam_aquino

    i am MAD…



    If this initiative can be done, we might as well include the ‘FOI’, since the so called lawmakers of the Ph. is sitting on it….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    The installation of KKK’s is one of the ill-effect of “political dynasties” that is sure to be deterrent on the economic welfare of the Filipinos and the Philippines.  This mechanism is aimed for the political preservation of a zero and zero image of a son of a fake hero.

  • disqusted0fu

    It will be hard to strike out political dynasty because most of the officials in position are members of political dynasty, including an authoritarian President. This has a slim chance of working. Better yet, the Comelec should just have higher standards of qualifications for aspiring politicians. There should be exams and medical check ups. They should do what private companies does in hiring their employees to ensure that the PH would have competent and mentally sane government officials. 

    • buttones

      I think this has a snowballs chance in hell to be honest with you. This leads us back to the Constitution that determines the state of high officials, they should be of a certain age, be a Filipino and be able to read and write. No mention of their mental or physical health, none whatsoever. Being of sound mind and body is NOT a requirement, I mean look at Enrile he’s half blind and can barely walk but this is no restriction,,, in fact he has done rather well for himself.. Can this Constitution be changed- well no it can’t really, it’s a bit like the Laws of Moses .. Having said that I think out Church actually changed one of his Laws….the Second one, worshipping dolls [OMG am I gonna get some stick for that comment!]

      • Adam_d_langgam

        there is only one way to stop these dynaties – do not vote for them.   but what are the chances that these jerks will not garner the majority of votes?  to borrow your first line “not a snowballs chance in hell”.  these “patriotic and honorable” gentlemen and ladies perfected the art of politics – phil style.  as long as they can dance and sing on the stage, the clueless will vote for them.

        talking about clueless, is the little boy with a halo aware that his bosses are struggling with barely nothing to eat?  where did the “pag walang korap walang mahirap” battle cry end up?  since madami pa din ang mahihirap, does it follow that madami pa din ang mga corrupt?  just asking.

    • white scorpion

      unfortunately, the qualification to become a politician is just right age and natural born. kaya, ang daming BOBO na politicians. ni hindi makagawa ng EFFICIENT law, or rather sadyang may loop holeS. para mapaikutan ang batas against SELF INTEREST.

      • disqusted0fu

        Exactly! Along with that, the lack of knowledge and education has also played a big role in the failure of the PH to elect high quality leaders. Voting is not based on who is a better public servant, but it’s based on who is more popular. That is the sad becoming of our current administration.

  • JasonBieber

    They’ve been talking about anti-dynasty for a long time now and not much has happened. Even the Supreme Court doesn’t want to touch this issue.

    The only things that will happen in the country are those that the President chooses to focus on…all other aspects are secondary no matter the importance of it.

    In fact, the President’s cousins/nephew Bam is running for Senator and is being fully supported by the President so that tells you what will happen to the anti-dynasty thing…nothing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      It’s a constant struggle but one must not have to give up.

      • white scorpion

        i agree. pls don’t laugh. i’m serious. he.he.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    We hate political dynasties but where should the Catholic church be denounced? In a way the church is also a working dynasty. It has inherited much of our prime lands, not paying taxes and wanted its religious objective imposed upon the government.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      Malabo…kasing labo ng utak ng kasalukuyang presidente.

    • ProudToBePinoy75

      Pwede sa streets kung gusto mo. Umpisahn mo na. Or better yet, magtayo ka rin ng pro-dynasty or anti-catholic group.

    • white scorpion

      sa email na lang magsignature campaign. i’m sure marami magsa-sign. mas MARAMING MARAMI ang silent majority.

  • buttones

    “The Movement against Dynasties (MAD)” Good acronym, I couldn’t have put it better myself……..


      Does it mean, all those who signed the manifesto are MAD ! A signature is not enough. It must be accompanied with actions. “REFUSE to VOTE for Senators”, 99.69 % of senatorial candidates are somehow of Dynasty Tribe. Action speaks louder than signature.

    • panhase

      . Over here the military counterintelligence is using that acronym. Nobody should say this guys don´t have a sense of humor.

  • ProudToBePinoy75

    Umpisahan natin sa senado. Huwag iboto sina estrada, angara, enrile, cayetano. Hindi lang sila ang marunong gumawa ng batas. Marami tayong pde pagpiliaan

  • Platypus09

    I hope that these political families realize what they are doing. And just stop asking other family members to refrain from running for office peacefully in a calm manner.

    But isn’t that in our culture, most of us do whatever is convenient to us?

    This is our culture, a reflection of who we are as a nation. We want easy way to get in as we want an easy way to get out.

    Who cares about rules and delicadeza? We do things because we want to, like driving recklessly without respecting traffic laws or signs.

    We don’t want to do hard work, no hard thinking and no long wait.

    Then, it trickles down to everything we do as society.

    Unless we do change lots of things we do, our attitudes, our values, our behavior, this protest could be part of political circus, on top of another circus.

    • white scorpion

      this defenitely is a political circus. THESE GUYS DOESN’T HAVE KAHIHIYAN. in short, MAKAPAL ANG PAGMUMUKHA.

  • white scorpion

    i for one will support the initiatives. this dynaties IS A VERY DANGEROUS practice. the TRAPOS always claim experience, qualifications, etc, etc, etc kuno. they DON’T have the monopoly of experience and qualifications,….much more PATRIOTISM. it all boils down to two things….power and corruption. i don’t see any politician that don’t have skeleton hiding in his closet. some MAKAPAL ANG PAGMUMUKHA is only banking on their father’s name na HINDI naman malinis din. makapal lang din ang PAGMUMUKHA na pinanangdakan sila ang MAG-AAHON sa atin kababayan sa hirap.

    ABER !!!!  TIGNAN NATIN KAYA NIYO GAWIN.  manalo muna kayo sa darating na eleksion. 

  • disqusted0fu

    Before this anti dynasty thing that has a very slim chance of passing anyway, whats more important and more urgent is to ensure the immediate passing of the FOI. The Aquino administration has been screaming transparency and good governance but that’s not what we’ve been seeing from them, especially when they did not do anything for the FOI to pass. An administration that claims to be transparent and good did not act on a bill that would support those claims. That says a lot about the character of this administration.

  • Padre Damaso

    This is a good Initiative, Sana may mga Info-mercials din na lumabas pa tungkol sa MAD at ang mga layunin nito. Let us influence our family, neighbors, and friends no to vote for known Family of TRAPOS. Let us also push for a Constitutional Amendments on Political Dynasties it needs to have a better ground in our laws. I hope someone would start a campaign for the FOI Bill again, Im willing to be part of that group, through it we can tell them that the people are sick and tired of being robbed by Politicians. – I will be the first one in line to sign and go to rallies if we have to.


    Mapupudpod mga daliri ng mga hunghang na Pinoy hindi ninyo maaalis ang dynasty sa Pilipinas. Pera-pera lang yan eh ang dami na naming pera. Tatapalan lang namin ng pera bawat gunggong na Pinoy eh andyan pa din kami. Anak ko nga siguradong senadora na sa Mayo. Walang kapigil-pigil. Mabuhay ang mga BINAY. CLAPS.. CLAPS… CLAPSS

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MEGIRFUGZ6NQSAF4JMGHZSIIY4 Joseph

    I will sign for ANTI_POLITICAL DYNASTIES.  Lets make a starting point.

  • agaylaya

    Our people are not dumb nor stupid. The prevalence of political dynasties seem to indicate that our people are stupid or dumb. However, most of the time they are simply mis informed or have misguided notions about how their government works. With or without political dynasties, what we need is a “good” government which is not corrupt, a government which is efficient and effective in delivering basic social services and in responding to perceived needs of the community. Assuming that we can arrive at a commonly accepted definition of a political dynasty (or its opposite, the non-political dynasty), there is no consistent proof that political dynasties would bring about either bad or good governance. There is also no proof that non political dynasties can do any better or worse. We just assume that political dynasty equals bad governance. I don’t think this movement against political dynasties will improve governance except perhaps it will highlight the need for more effort in educating the electorate. The needed education is  not necessarily about elections per se but on how their government works. If these anti political dynasty  people are really serious in improving  the quality of elected political leaders, they should channel their energies in educating the electorate.

  • noelpdavid

    YES ! ! ! LET US ALL SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE. Let us show that we are really the boss. sana  isama na rin sa kokontrahin yung mga sikat na mga kandidato na obvious naman na hindi qualified, kasikatan at pera ang lang dala sa pagtakbo.

  • repapips

    educate the voting public. let them decide.

  • PartidoSilang

    We can never prohibit our fellowmen from choosing their leaders regardless of whether or not the candidates are members of what they described as ‘political dynasties.’ We cannot also deprive or limit their choice. Otherwise, this will go against the very essence of democracy – for democracy draws strength from the choice the people make which is the same choice that we are likewise bound to protect. 

    Moreover, do we really find it democratic to prevent a person from seeking public office just because blood of the incumbent is the same blood that runs in her or his veins? And in specifying the specifying the families which they consider as dynasties, are we not violating the equal protection clause under the Constitution? 

    The remedy, therefore, is not to prohibit a specific family or group from running for public office. The remedy is to provide a concrete mechanism where many of our brightest minds who intend to devote their lives in public service and possess that unquestionable integrity and honesty, be given the necessary resources to be known and eventually win in an election. The aim is not to limit people’s choices but to give the voters more choices. 

    • alfred sanchez

       the only remedy is to prohibit politician from giving charity

    • magarito

      magandang idea. kaso sabi sa constitution dapat may batas kontra sa dynasty. 1 politician per family rule pa rin. yung pinaka bright sa family un ang patakbuhin. un ang maganda.

  • manual47

    To this MAD initiative…….”may the force be with you”.  More power and may you succeed for better Philippines.

  • boybakal

    Start from the roots….where these Dynasties come from, why Political Dynasties exist.
    They are the cause of Political Dynasties. They voted for them.
    Stop Voters’ Dynasties…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    Why do you need a signature drive?? You have the constitutional right to vote, but that right also means you can choose WHO to vote for. If you truly believe candidates are only campaigning to further a family dynasty.THEN DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM….

    • Drillon Recto

      Easier said that done. Without law prohibiting political dynasties, voters, as one commented here, can be led around like cattle and for slaughtering at that, if I may add.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    How many people here will vote for Nancy Binay??? no qualifications, been a silver spoon baby all her life, never worked for anything to say she has experience and VP Binay said her only qualification is being his daughter, so that gives her the right to win a senate seat and as 80% of the voters are from classes D & E, they have no intelligence and can be led around like cattle.

    Already showing the feeling of “entitlement” and thinks she WILL win, just because they say so.
    So the only MAD is the voters for being so brain dead on election day to allow this to happen.

    • buttones

      Well I certainly wouldn’t entertain the idea! I thought Binay’s comment about his daughter being ‘qualified’ because of him was arrogant, as if the woman by virtue of being part of the Binay lineage has some sort of divine right, like a royal family. The DE’s [DE is an acronym for something] will of course vote for her…..

  • Drillon Recto

    Wasn’t MAD the acronym for “Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga” before? What happened to that one? Here’s hoping that this new initiative don’t go the same way. Hoping also, that the people behind this campaign don’t have their own personal agenda other than to fight political dynasties.

    • kismaytami

      MAD = Mamamayan Adik sa Droga

    • jojotolentino


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ECH7DQFRXHG6OZUPJLXXSLNKJI Joel

    hey, I”ll sign!!! I hate political dynasties! Hey MAD don’t just go to churches why don’t you visit UNIVERSITIES! there are a lot of young voters there! I’ll sign!

    • RHumabon

      . . .include in your locations for the signature drive, the Malls. You will accomplish the 5.2 million signatures in no time. Political Dynasties must end. So does Corruption. Harinawa ! Inshalla !

  • boybakal

    Stop Political Dynasties by Stopping Voters Dynasties….sila ang nag eelect.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMCH6YXWCVRTS5VOEGHYZ4NW6Y jl

    nakakapagtaka nag babangayan mga comments d2, mron gus2 signature, meron nmn gus2 wag iboto..e kung gawin nyo nlng ung mag signature at wag iboto..atleast kung di umobra ung isang paraan baka sakali ung isa..

  • EOJ

    The WORST POLITICAL DYNASTIESWithin 2ND DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY as defined in a proposed senate bill:
    BINAY family – Daughter 1 – for senator
    Daughter 2 – for congress
    Son – for mayor
    All running while Father is incumbent vice president, who wants to be president, then the wife who was ex-mayor would be first lady.
    ARROYO family – Mother (ex president) – for congress
    Son 1 and Son 2 – for congress
    All running at the same time
    ESTRADA family – Father (ex president) – for mayor
    Wife 2 – for mayor
    Son 2 – for senator
    All running while Son 1 is incumbent senator
    MARCOS family – Mother (ex first lady of dictator) – for congress
    Daughter – for governor
    All running while Son is incumbent senator
    They are the WORST of all the political dynasties.

    • kismaytami

      You forgot the Cojuangcos and the Aquinos. What’s worse than injustice for farmers whose been duped twice for the past six and a half decades? First with violating the conditions of the loan, which is to subdivide the land to the tenants, and second with corazon aquino’s bogus agrarian reform and bogus stocks. And the death of farmers from Mendiola Massacre and Hacienda Luisita Massacre.

  • kismaytami

    Ang problema lang, kung supported din ni padre damaso ang kandidato mula sa political dynasty, dahil malaki kung mag-donate. Example… yung mga mitsubishops.

    Ha’ay, buhay nga naman. Sa panahon ngayon, mahirap maniwala sa kaliwa man o sa kanan.

  • jojotolentino

    Lucky name, Olivares to head Anti Dynasty organization. Di ba family of politicians sila sa Paranaque, Laguna and Tagaytay?

  • Chihuahua

    Oh, I may add to the lists: no ex-athletes, no ex-military officials, no ex-beauty queens, no-ex movie stars, and of course no ex-convicts and that includes ex-convicted or impeached  politicians, officials, business people, etc.   

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