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State of Philippine Politics

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A presentation by the Centrist Democracy Political Institute on the current state of Philippine politics particularly on the political party system, party-list system, and on the negative effects of the proliferating political dynasties.

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State of Philippine Politics

  1. 1. STATE OF PHILIPPINE POLITICS LITO MONICO LORENZANA DEMOCRACY STATE OF PHILIPPINE POLITICS Lito Monico Lorenzana President, CDPI
  2. 2. Philippines has joined many Asian countries as an “emerging economy” 5.8 % 6.8% 7.16%
  3. 3. TWO MAJOR EVENTS THAT TESTED THE AQUINO ADMINISTRATION
  4. 4. TYPHOON HAIYAN IN 2013
  5. 5. MAMASAPANO ENCOUNTER IN 2015
  6. 6. TYPHOON DAMAGE: 6,300 lives lost US2.86$ Millions In damages Incompetence
  7. 7. “PLAN EXODUS” 67 lives lost BASIC BANGSAMORO LAW (BBL) dead
  8. 8. “The champions of regional autonomy in governance lost the day.”
  9. 9. THE NEED TO REVISIT AND OVERHAUL THE 1987 AQUINO CONSTITUTION
  10. 10. JOBS AGAINST POVERTY CHARTER CHANGE Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines’ two major platforms for the next administration
  11. 11. Rule of Law with no nonsense policies on fighting crime, violence, impunity Subsidiarity (parliamentar y system; regional autonomy towards Federalism Institutionalizing Political Parties free from Patronage Adoption of the principles Social Market Economy Human Dignity Anchored on Centrist Democratic Values
  12. 12. SOME REALITIES IN PHILIPPINE POLITICS
  13. 13. PERSONALITY POLITICS
  14. 14. In 2010, LP raided the LAKAS-NUCD- KAMPI TRADITIONAL PARTY POLITICS
  15. 15. The moribund LAKAS-NUCD- KAMPI
  16. 16. Vice President and Presidential candidate Jejomar Binay from PDP-Laban to UNA Co-founder of UNA Erap Estrada, endorsing Grace Poe
  17. 17. PDP-LABAN given a new leash to its political life
  18. 18. Nacionalista Party President Manny Villar in a “modus vivendi” with Bong Bong Marcos who tops the VP survey
  19. 19. NPC founded by a Marcos crony, Danding Cojuangco, Jr. back into the fold NPC Ex-member Chiz Escudero with running mate Senator Grace Poe (both are Independent candidates) who tops the Presidential Surveys
  20. 20. So many changes in personalities, within the political parties; yet no changes in the party system.
  21. 21. Philippines as a Republic 20141950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2005 2010 2013
  22. 22. 75% of the 15th Congress is dynastic Dynsties are more numerous in regions with higher poverty incidence
  23. 23. P922.80 million P819.74 million P713.87 million INFLUENCES These dynasties are wealthy clans
  24. 24. Provincial Governors Mayors Barangay Captain Councilors And it reaches down to the local levels
  25. 25. Some dynasties have perpetuated themselves from the turn of the century
  26. 26. Political Dynasty among the party-list “Party-list system is no longer for the marginalized and underrepresented.” - Kontra Daya And many more…!
  27. 27. 1) ANTI- DEMOCRACY 5 NEGATIVE effects of political dynasties (AIM, 2015)
  28. 28. 2) ANTI-FAMILY 5 NEGATIVE effects of political dynasties (AIM, 2015)
  29. 29. 3)Abuse of power, political violence & corruption 5 NEGATIVE effects of political dynasties (AIM, 2015)
  30. 30. BINAY POLITICAL DYNASTY
  31. 31. 4) Hinders economic progress 5 NEGATIVE effects of political dynasties (AIM, 2015)
  32. 32. 9 out 10 poorest provinces are rules by political dynasties
  33. 33. 5) Anti – political party system 5 NEGATIVE effects of political dynasties (AIM, 2015)
  34. 34. DISMANTLE this culture of traditional PATRONAGE POLITICS! Where to begin…
  35. 35. Creation of a real dues-paying member based and ideologically anchored political party is the only way to go!

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