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Ruling Political Families in the Philippines

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  • Thursday, 07 May 2015 03:08
House Bill 3587 or the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill hurdled the committee hearings and was brought up in plenary last year, for the first time in almost 30 years.
 
The bill defines a political dynasty as "the concentration, consolidation, or perpetuation of public office and power by persons related to one another." A dynasty exists when "two or more persons who are spouses or are related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity run simultaneously for elective public office within the same city and/or province."
 
Each of the country's 81 provinces has at least one ruling political dynasty.
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Politics and Governance for Peace: Opportunities and Challenges from Sulu Perspective and Experience

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  • Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:33

Prepared note delivered before the launch of "Promoting Political Climate and Stability for Peace" (Pro PolitiCS for Peace), Zamboanga City, 29 April 2015

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Senate Probes Alleged Overpricing of Infra Projects

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  • Thursday, 13 November 2014 03:24

Two Senators filed separate resolutions directing the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate alleged overpricing of various infrastructure projects throughout the country.

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Philippine Presidents/Vice-Presidents who appeared in a Congressional Hearing [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Friday, 07 November 2014 05:54

In the course of Philippine political history, there was an instance that a Vice-President testified in a house of Congress. In 2009, Vice-President Noli de Castro testified in a Senate Committee on economic affairs regarding the issue of controversial infomercials made by cabinet officials.

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Leaders in other countries who testified on their own respective courts/committees/congressional hearings to answer allegations

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  • Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:54

In the case on countries aside from the US, there are instances when a sitting president/vice-president had testified before their respective congressional hearings/courts in order to answer allegations against their wrongdoings.

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DBM ERRATA in the 2015 National Budget

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  • Tuesday, 04 November 2014 05:34

US Presidents/Vice-Presidents Who Appeared before a Congressional Hearing [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Monday, 03 November 2014 06:36

In the course of US history, there are several instances when a sitting President/Vice-President testified before a congressional hearing in order to answer allegations against their wrongdoings.

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Congress Tackles Agri Budget on Food Security and Poverty Reduction

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  • Wednesday, 22 October 2014 03:18

The National Food Authority’s (NFA) Proposed Budget is Php 4.250 B that covers the stabilization of supply and prices through procurement and distribution, decoupling regulatory and proprietary functions and fixed costs reduction.

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OPAPP positive for BBL’s Passage

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  • Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:03

As much as the administration expects a positive deliberation in Congress, it is important to highlight the concrete measures that the national government plans to do if the bill is enacted into law.

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Peace and Order in PH, how safe are we?

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  • Tuesday, 07 October 2014 02:12

The Armed Forces Modernization Program will have a shortfall of P20.8 billion both in 2014 and 2015. According to PL Magdalo Rep. Ashley Acedillo, the AFP requested for a budget of P24 billion for 2014 and P26.8 billion for 2015 for the said program but both amounts were not approved by the Department of Budget and Management, saying that the government has other priorities to give funding support to.

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