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'This is very anti-democratic because there are families elected democratically,' argues Isabela 1st District Representative Tonypet Albano
Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza says political dynasties with members simultaneously occupying more than one elective post have grown by about 1% per election period since 1988
Senator Pia Cayetano, who has 4 relatives in elected positions, says she keeps an 'open mind' regarding anti-dynasty bills
President Duterte also weighs in on his 3 older children – he approves of Sara, is happy Sebastian is into public service, but he doesn't see much of his eldest son Paolo
'The Constitution entrusted to Congress the duty to end political dynasties. Unfortunately, we have failed in our duty and, hence, political dynasty still persists and so does poverty,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Meanwhile, in two areas where there will be new districts after 2019, political dynasties and prominent politicians grab important local posts
Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.
SALNs can also track political dynasties, not just politicians' wealth
The 24-member Senate under the next Congress will be filled with members from political dynasties
(UPDATED) This is the highlight of an elaborate 3-day coronation ceremony
If the SK Reform Act already defines ‘political dynasty,’ then it can be a basis for Comelec to rule on disqualification cases
The Royal Gazette has published an announcement saying Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, a former flight attendant, has 'legally married' the king in accordance with royal traditions
Bahraini opposition swiftly condemns the verdict, while human rights group Amnesty International decries the 'mockery of justice' and 'mass arbitrary denaturalization'
Simply removing term limits at this point will secure the political foothold of many already fat political dynasties
Political clans have not disappeared. Duterte has made them stronger. Duterte’s shoot-from-the-hip style of governance and more pervasive incompetence has weakened the central government.
But at the same time, Senator Manny Pacquiao uses democracy to defend his stance against laws banning political dynasties and turncoatism
Tinkering with the formal rules isn’t nearly enough to see lasting political reforms. We need to revamp as well the informal norms that pervade our political culture.
At a rally, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra calls for supporters to join a campaign to build 'a new future' for India and a 'new kind of politics where everyone is a stakeholder'
Other senatorial candidates who come from political families – JV Ejercito and Francis Tolentino – have opposing views on creating a law to ban dynasties
Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state
Dynastic politicians will not hesitate to hijack the federalism agenda to perpetuate themselves in their positions of power
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
Here are some people with familiar family names, trying to get to the House of Representatives without running in district polls
President Rodrigo Duterte claims his daughter Sara forced her younger brother, Sebastian, to run as her vice mayor in Davao City
What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue
'Let’s push for the self-executory anti-political dynasty provision...but I propose that term limits be removed,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Political analyst Julio Teehankee says 'unintended consequences' of federalism include 'escalated political rivalry and electoral violence among political clans'
'As a form of protest, I did not argue and push for its adoption anymore because the provision, as crafted, is useless,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, proponent of the anti-political dynasty provision
(2nd UPDATE) The Bangsamoro Transition Commission, some members of which belong to political families, has strongly opposed the ban on dynasties, saying it is a 'clear violation' of a person's right to vote and be voted
The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous
The statement of President Duterte that he will step down in 2022 even if a federal constitution is passed is as good as his campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys
President Rodrigo Duterte is joined in his Sulu trip by his grandson, Omar Duterte, son of Paolo Duterte with his former wife, Lovelie Sangkola Sumera
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The bill covers spouses, siblings, parents, and children; and the spouses of these second-degree relatives
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(UPDATED) Duterte himself comes from a family of politicians dominating Davao
Though the Con-Com voted to regulate political dynasties, mistresses and boyfriends of politicians can still run for public office
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The vote of the Consultative Committee is a step toward regulating political dynasties but will Congress, full of scions of such dynasties, adopt the body's recommendation?
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The federal constitution to be proposed will allow two family members to run if one is seeking a national post and the other is seeking a local or regional post
(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity
The group reaches a tentative agreement to include a provision regulating political dynasties in the constitution it will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte's Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power
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At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is
Vice President Leni Robredo says the absence of an anti-dynasty law under a federal system may lead to the emergence of 'fiefdoms' nationwide
Read the other salient features of the Senate's proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which seeks to give political and fiscal autonomy to the region
'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez
Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says 3 out of the 5 poorest provinces in the country are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and have a high share of 'fat dynasties'