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Party switching: 'Perversion' of political system
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
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
Our political party system has been in an abject state of infantile stagnation
Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties
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instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals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
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?
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
NPC may split from Aquino's rainbow coalition in 2016
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?
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
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
Newly elected Liberal Party governors representatives and city mayors gather in Malacañang for a social lunch
Why we need career politicians
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?
It s an old story the highs and lows of Lakas as a political party
We end up electing the wrong people
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
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
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