By Leila B. Salaverria
The antipolitical dynasty bill goes hand in hand with the ongoing battle against corruption, according to one of its authors who is looking forward to its approval in the House of Representatives when he introduces a “tamer” version during future deliberations.
By Leila B. Salaverria
An ally of President Aquino has asked him to help ensure the passage of the antipolitical dynasty bill by declaring the measure that could result in the disqualification of the members of many prominent political clans from running in future elections as a priority bill.
By Jerome Aning
With the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines set to hold its plenary assembly next week, lay organizations are calling on the Church hierarchy to get behind a people’s initiative being organized for the adoption of a national law to implement the antipolitical dynasty prohibition in the Constitution.
Militant lawmakers are seeking the passage of a bill banning political dynasties in a continuing bid to challenge the concentration of political power in the hands of a few families.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Why is Congress playing deaf to the growing clamor to abolish the annual P24-billion pork barrel?
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
He said that of the 80 provinces in the country, 73 are controlled by political dynasties.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Leaders of Movement Against Dynasties (MAD) said the group will continue to fight until 2016 for a law that would put flesh to a constitutional ban on political dynasties, encouraged by the rejection by voters of several members of powerful dynasties in the May 13 elections. MAD chair Quintin San Diego [...]
By Jani Arnaiz
, Joey A. Gabieta
Old political families maintained their grip on Eastern Visayas with the exception of the Dazas in Northern Samar.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
If there’s a big winner in last Monday’s mayoral races in Pangasinan, it is Gwen Palafox-Yamamoto, a 35-year-old councilor who is on her first term in this western Pangasinan town.
Political families that have been dominating parts of Cebu province are slowly losing their grip on power based on results of the canvassing of votes in Monday’s midterm elections.
Dynasties are running rampant in central and northern Luzon.
By Philip C. Tubeza
While other Catholic prelates have endorsed specific candidates, the Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro City has urged his flock to be “pan-partisan” but to junk political dynasties.
By Germelina Lacorte
“It’s like fighting the Gods of Olympus,” businesswoman Joji Ilagan-Bian describes how it is to run against an established political family who dominated the city’s second district— the area stretching from Agdao, Buhangin to Bunawan —in the last 21 years.