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MAP: Major political families in PH after the 2019 elections

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler counts at least 163 families whose members include a senator, House representative, or governor, serving at the same time as relatives in other local positions

LIST: Political clans, powerful figures among 2019 party-list nominees

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:51 PM

(UPDATED) At least 46 party-list groups participating in the 2019 polls have at least one nominee linked to a political clan or a powerful figure in the country

Imee Marcos blocking Fariñas’ bid to retain House leadership

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:02 PM

His vicious conflict with Ilocos Norte's Governor Imee Marcos could cost Representative Rodolfo Farñas his position as House majority leader

CLASH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals maternity leave arrangements

May 14, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The 37-year-old Ardern says she will continue working as close as possible to her due date of June 17 and then hand over power to her deputy Winston Peters

MATERNITY LEAVE. File photo shows Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (left) talking with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau as they walk through St George's Hall in Windsor Castle for a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) retreat in Windsor, west of London on April 20, 2018. Photo by Henry Nicholls/pool/AFP

Is federalism the silver bullet?

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

If federalism is to bring fundamental change then the dynasties and the oligarchs should face greater competition

Blood is thicker than water: Political clans retain hold on Iloilo

May 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Familiar names like Garin Tupas Defensor Biron and Gorriceta have retained their solid hold on the province’s 5 districts after the recently concluded May 9 elections

2016 local races: Lone candidates, fewer voter choices

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Around 545 candidates are running for various local positions without an opponent making them sure winners after the May 9 elections

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

Anti-dynasty? Why do Poe, Escudero ask support from Cebu families?

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

As long as there is no law yet prohibiting political dynasties there is nothing wrong in seeking their support vice presidential bet Chiz Escudero says

COURTING CEBU. Presidential candidate Grace Poe speaks to students at the Univeristy of Visayas in Toledo City in vote-rich Cebu province on February 10, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Rappler

#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

Ten go on trial in France for 'exploiting' frail L'Oreal heiress

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:19 AM

A bitter mother daughter feud a butler s betrayal advancing dementia unscrupulous friends and cash filled envelopes for politicians: these are only some threads of the complex web surrounding the world s 12th biggest fortune

A file picture taken of French Billionaire L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt in the Institut de Francein Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT Francois Guillot/ AFP Photo

Remulla patriarch dies at 81

Dec 29, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Juanito Remulla the longest serving Cavite governor dies at the age of 81

NCR: All re-elected and returning mayors

May 30, 2013 - 8:58 PM

In the 17 local governments in Metro Manila 11 mayors have been re elected while 6 will be governed by former mayors or relatives of outgoing chief executives

Ambushed mayor leads one of biggest pol dynasties in Lanao

Apr 26, 2013 - 2:29 PM

The Manamparan clan has the third most number of members fielded in the local race in Lanao del Sur

AMBUSH. Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan of Nunungan town recuperates at a hospital in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP

Sara Duterte gives way to dad, won't run for mayor

Oct 06, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Rodrigo Duterte makes a comeback in Davao City as a candidate for mayor; his son will run for vice mayor

Dynasties in democracies: The political side of inequality

Mar 12, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Either poor people continue to vote for political dynasties or dynasties continue to frustrate poverty reduction efforts