Category Archives: Political Dynasty

CRUCIBLE: BBL – Entangled Anew? (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 02 March) – (First part of a paper presented during the Center for People Empowerment and Governance’s (CENPEG) Forum on “Key Issues on Federalism: A Policy Action Conference” held at the Center for Integrative Development Studies, University of the Philippines on 07 February 2018. Part of this paper was also presented […]

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Nene Pimentel: “we must never allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — The founder of the PDP-Laban — the political party that boasts of a “super majority” in the House of Representatives — on Wednesday urged the public “never to allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out” as he reiterated his opposition to a no-election scenario in […]

COMMENTARY: To the Con-Com: Beware of Feudarilism!

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – It is an accepted fact that traditional political families control the Philippine political system. Hence, it is only prudent to be circumspect in pursuing federation. We certainly do not want to see feudal masters lording over the constituent states of the federal republic. To begin with, let us […]