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Party switching: 'Perversion' of political system

May 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The party-switching culture, academics say, are unhealthy in a democracy. Proposed changes to the Constitution attempt to curb this.

Midterm exodus: When political butterflies switch party alliances

May 11, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Data analysis of recent elections shows that many local politicians usually jump to the party of the incumbent president during midterm elections

[OPINION] Political independence

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Our political party system has been in an abject state of infantile stagnation

PACT. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio attends the signing of alliances between her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago and 3 national and 6 local parties. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

May 02, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte s supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

Is Jonvic Remulla dumping Binay?

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:13 PM

If the Remullas of Cavite pull out their support from the Vice President they will be the second political family from a vote rich province to do so after the Garcias of Cebu

SPOKESMAN NO MORE. Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, his brother confirms, is staying away from the presidential campaign of Vice President Jejomar Binay, shown in this file photo during a motorcade in Cavite in February 2016. Rappler photo

NPC may split from Aquino's rainbow coalition in 2016

Jun 14, 2015 - 5:28 PM

We don t have a formal coalition with the LP We are simply supportive of many of the initiatives of President Aquino says NPC acting president Giorgidi Aggabao

Binay vs Duterte in 2016?

Feb 21, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The mayor of Mindanao’s largest city is testing the waters for the presidential polls If ever he would chip off Binay s support base: local governments

VP Binay turns speech into political ad

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:03 PM

This fight is for all Filipinos The advertisement airs as Binay battles corruption allegations coming from his former allies in Makati City

Aquino pushes for Speaker Belmonte

Jun 03, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Newly elected Liberal Party governors representatives and city mayors gather in Malacañang for a social lunch

Why we need career politicians

Oct 22, 2012 - 5:01 PM

New legislation might work but the best alternative is a better system because it is the only means to institutionalize this reform

Lakas-CMD: Relevant for how long?

Oct 02, 2012 - 7:55 AM

It s an old story the highs and lows of Lakas as a political party

THE NEW LAKAS: The remaining Lakas members consolidated its members in June 2012 (Photo from

We end up electing the wrong people

Oct 01, 2012 - 9:34 AM

Most voters choose between personalities because there are no political parties to explain the issues to us We end up electing the wrong persons

Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino: Coming full circle

Oct 01, 2012 - 7:34 AM

From the 3 2 million members during Estrada’s term PMP now has only 370 000 card bearing members

PDP-Laban's target: Ruling party by 2016

Oct 01, 2012 - 6:18 AM

What PDP Laban lacks in numbers and positions it tries to make up for in a formula that proved successful in Jejomar Binay’s 2010 vice presidential bid: local networks