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Ban on political dynasties in Charter should be self-enforcing—Santiago

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of passing a law against political dynasty, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is proposing a “self-enforcing” prohibition that can be introduced as an amendment to the Constitution.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Emano back as consultant of Cagayan de Oro City Council

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Former mayor Vicente Emano is back — now as a consultant of the City Council.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Anti-political dynasty moves draw support from Drilon

Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday threw his support behind the proposed Anti-Political Dynasty Act and even expressed his willingness to push for it in the Senate.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Reform SK, fight political dynasties at same time’

Sen. Teofisto Guingona III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An administration senator believes the effort to reform the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) could be an opportunity to finally put the antipolitical dynasty law into action.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SK, hope of motherland, but ‘breeding ground for political dynasties’

Comelec commissioner Lucenito Tagle. FILE PHOTO

Will Congress abolish its nursery? For the Commission on Elections, the Sangguniang Kabataan, or local youth councils, are nothing more than a “breeding ground for political dynasties” and, worse, of corrupt politicians.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Alleged ‘jueteng’ lord launches political dynasty


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.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan cases start to pile up vs political clan

The Cagayan legal office is processing up to 15 complaints of alleged abusive behavior and harassment against members of the influential Mamba family during the recent midterm elections.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino help sought vs Cagayan violence

Civic leaders in Cagayan are appealing to President Benigno Aquino III to step in and stop what they said is the continuing harassment that perceived rivals of a powerful political clan in the province are suffering from.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ex-cabbie ends 30-year clan rule in Oriental Mindoro


A former taxi driver has put an end to three decades of the reign of a single political clan in Oriental Mindoro.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Public participation and political dynasties


Was it just a week ago that we trooped to the polling places, patiently waited for hours and endured the oppressive heat to participate in the process of choosing candidates whom we hope are deserving of our trust, at least for the next three years?

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Zamboanga voters crush Jalosjos dynasty

zamboanga city

“Yellow fever” finally caught up with the Jalosjos clan during Monday’s midterm elections, frustrating its aggressive appetite for dynastic expansion and trimming its political empire to its modest beginnings in 2001.

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

Robredo widow whips Bicol dynasty

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTO

It was the morning after Leni Robredo’s big win—garnering about 80 percent of the votes that toppled the Villafuerte clan’s almost 40 years of dominance in the third congressional district of Camarines Sur.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dynasty? So what, Ilocos votes show


The results of elections in Ilocos Norte merely proved that political dynasty is a nonissue among Ilocanos.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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