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Watered-down antidynasty bill proposed

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Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

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.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Legislator wants Aquino’s backing vs dynasties

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Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

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.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church to join fight vs political dynasties

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Faithful pray after Mass in a Puerto Princesa, Palawan, church on Dec. 29, 2013. Lay Catholic groups said that it’s about time the Church became more involved in the crusade against political dynasties.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO/INQUIRER.net

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.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers seek end to dynasties

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Why Congress won’t act on call for pork scam probe

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Why is Congress playing deaf to the growing clamor to abolish the annual P24-billion pork barrel?

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Group invokes people’s initiative vs dynasties

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Batasang Pambansa. FILE PHOTO

He said that of the 80 provinces in the country, 73 are controlled by political dynasties.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

War on dynasties seen until 2016

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 [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Old families maintain grip on East Visayas

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Old political families maintained their grip on Eastern Visayas with the exception of the Dazas in Northern Samar.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

35-year-old dad ends 40-year reign of clan

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YAMAMOTO WILLIE. LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

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.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu dynasties take a beating

Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City’s south district) has lost in the city’s mayoral race to incumbent Mayor Mike Rama. Political families that have been dominating parts of Cebu province including the Osmeñas are slowly losing their grip on power based on results of the canvassing of votes in Monday’s midterm elections. congress.gov.ph

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.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Political dynasties continue in northern, Central Luzon

PAMPANGA Gov. Lilia Pineda (right)  with her  son, Dennis Pineda, INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Dynasties are running rampant in central and northern Luzon.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Reach out to all bets, not dynasties’

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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.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Trader runs for Davao City’s House seat, goes against Garcia dynasty

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“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.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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