By Tonette Orejas
Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda is usually elusive, especially when “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket that is a known source of payola to authorities, is in the news. But basking in the glow of the political power of his wife and children is fine with Pineda, one of the country’s suspected jueteng lords.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Saying the Supreme Court had already defined the meaning of a political dynasty, a civil society group asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec), on Tuesday, to disqualify six prominent local candidates—including Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte—for being “clear and obvious” political dynasts.