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.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
Senatorial candidates who participated in the First Inquirer Senate Forum on Wednesday vowed not to oppose an anti-dynasty bill should the measure be considered in the next Congress.
By Karen Boncocan
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said the 16th Congress should determine whether the Constitution’s provision against political dynasties is still relevant.
By Jerome Aning
Supporters of the 12 independent and minor party candidates for the Senate in the next month’s elections have begun negotiations to form a single slate that would focus on bringing down political dynasties.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Stepping up the Catholic Church’s campaign against pro-reproductive health (RH) candidates, an archbishop in vote-rich Batangas province said Sunday his archdiocese will distribute sample ballots containing the names of its favored candidates come midterm elections in May.
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has vowed to take up the uphill battle in Congress to enact a law that would ban political dynasties should he be reelected.
By Chris V. Panganiban
With just more than a week before the local campaign period starts, the bitter rivalry among the siblings of the long-running Plaza political dynasty in this province has heated up in public gatherings.