LML Polettiques (109)

Turncoatism or Butterflyism

Thursday, 03 October 2013 14:04 Written by
Turncoatism or Butterflyism has been with us since as far back as we can remember. In local parlance, one who does this is called “balimbing,” in reference to a fruit with many sides.Turncoatism happens when a politician who runs for…

The Realities of Political Parties in the Philippines

Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:55 Written by
Unfortunately, the political parties we described in our debut blog do not exist. We do not have such parties in our country. As a matter of fact, we have no real political parties by the reality that they are not…

The Party-List System

Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:20 Written by
While it was meant for good - that is: to provide political access to representatives of marginalized groups -- the Party-list system only leads to factions in Congress. It has so far been heavily misused by powerful and rich families…

The Need for the Urgent Passage of the Politcal Party Developent Bill

Thursday, 03 October 2013 19:37 Written by
It is incumbent upon us to push for the immediate passage of the Political Party Development Bill if we are to have truly honest, free and credible elections next year.


Monday, 09 June 2014 11:22 Written by
When Rey Teves, my partner was alive, we used to entertain a lot of our friends and colleagues witha duet of songs of the 60’s. Even up to the time just before his demise in November of 2009, we performed…


Monday, 16 June 2014 11:06 Written by
This is because the Philippine President controls Congress and the Judiciary! The Executive Department, headed by Pnoy, which by our Constitution is co-equal with the other two branches of Government – the Congress and Judiciary,is in fact the ‘primus inter-pares’.

Part 1: The Philippines in a Spectrum: Contexts and Ideological Underpinnings

Monday, 23 June 2014 18:20 Written by
Short History of the Philippines The Philippines by any measure of antiquity is much younger than the nations, states or political entities in Indo-China. We are an archipelago isolated from the mainland by bodies of water, the West Philippine and…

Part 2: Awakenings in Modern Democracy: Rise of the Centrist Democratic Party in Two ASEAN Nations

Monday, 30 June 2014 17:54 Written by
From a Political Movement to a Political PartyIn 2009 together with a partner in TACDRUP ⃰ an NGO, supported by Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) we conceptualized the SUCCESSOR GENERATION Program. This was to be a vanguard of the youth and…
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