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More 'dangers' if federalism pursued before anti-dynasty law, says Robredo

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the absence of an anti-dynasty law under a federal system may lead to the emergence of 'fiefdoms' nationwide

CHARTER CHANGE CONCERNS. Vice President Leni Robredo says constitutional amendments should not be rushed, especially as the Philippines has become 'very divided' as a nation. File photo from OVP

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Southern Leyte Gov Mercado: 'We're 100% Roxas-Robredo'

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:12 PM

The Liberal Party provincial chairman reiterates his support for the administration tandem as he debunks reports that his clan has endorsed another vice presidential candidate

Governor Oging Mercado addresses a crowd in a local candidates’ forum in Maasin City Integrated Terminal as he seeks for election as Congressman of the Lone District of Southern Leyte. Photo by Dionard Mendova/Rappler

2016 party-list nominees: Taking a 'shortcut' to Congress?

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM

While there have been nominees from marginalized sectors some individuals and groups have taken advantage of a loophole to join the party list

Candidates in new Davao Occidental province come from one family

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The political clan of the Bautistas extends from Davao del Sur to the province newly carved out of it

#AnimatED: Congress should pass anti-dynasty bill

Aug 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines cannot afford to miss this opportunity to reform its dinosaur politics

Aquino: It's time to pass anti-dynasty law

Jul 27, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Lawmakers have no clear definition of what constitutes a political dynasty But Aquino himself has relatives in public office including his first cousin Senator Bam Aquino

JOINT SESSION. President Aquino delivers his last State of the Nation Address before the Senate and the House of Representatives in joint session Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Moro power and the MILF

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Will the MILF led movement eventually replace the clans and truly democratize Muslim Mindanao?

Gordon, homegrown Senate bets win in Zambales

May 19, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Gordon topped the senatorial polls in his home province of Zambales where 3 other senatorial hopefuls Mitos Magsaysay Ramon Magsaysay Jr JC delos Reyes hail from