When people talk about Philippine politics, the issue of political dynasties is — and will always be — at the forefront of discussions. Now that we are approaching an election year, the seemingly accepted “truth” that dynasties are bad for us becomes all the more salient, in the media, and among voters as well. Is […]

Carvajal: Played for fools

It is critical to the nation’s inclusive development because it insures that power is not exercised by the wealthy elite alone and economic benefits are not exclusively enjoyed by them. Yet, the 1987 Constitution’s ban on political dynasties has remained a paper ban. Our lawmakers, who are either members or proxies of political dynasties, have […]