PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist

PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist.
 

Who will be the “smart” candidate or candidates would be interesting to watch since that will be reflected in the pre-campaign surveys.

Add a comment

It used to be campaigns were all about air war and ground war (grassroots). Today, there is a third type known as cyber or digital war. 

Add a comment

Unfortunately, data management is so bad in the Philippines...

Add a comment

A “Smartmatic” candidate is a person, especially a candidate, who pays a group of institutional operators to ensure his/her victory after 90 days or 45 days of campaigning. 

Add a comment

When you leave, you leave not because of the problems of Facebook but because the herd is not there.

Add a comment

The Philippines is the only country in the world, aside from Vatican City, that does not allow divorce.

Add a comment

“Parliamentary immunity is a legal instrument which inhibits legal action, measures of investigation, and law enforcement in civil or criminal matters against members of the legislature.”

Add a comment

"When accountability and transparency are bartered for the convenience of partisan politics, it does not strengthen institutions."

Add a comment

 "Until we are able to break the monopolistic economic behaviors of those who wield  power, government would remain a neutral player in the market."

Add a comment

Anonymous, off-the-record, not authorized to talk and no attribution are just some of the ways to hide the use of multiple sources in writing news. 

Add a comment