“We have seen how the massive resources of government are being put to use to campaign for administration candidates.“
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The people must frustrate Duterte’s “serious attempts at dictatorship through martial law, bogus revolutionary government or Charter Change” by voting for the opposition.
Some party-list representatives belong to political clans whose relatives occupy several government positions in a province.
There have been instances where the party-list system had been used by the elite to further their business interests by taking advantage of national and local expenditures, as was the case in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
Many of those claiming to represent these marginalized sectors do not belong to these sectors and are members of well-entrenched political dynasties and special interest groups. Some have been implicated in corruption investigations while others have been known to promote special business interests. They are among the 59 party-list representatives occupying seats in Congress today.
Interview with NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison By Rio Mondelo, Editor, Pinoy Abrod RM 1: The senatorial race in the May 13, 2019 elections in the Philippines is crucial because if Duterte’s candidates in Hugpong ng Pagbabago and PDP-Laban win in an overwhelming way, Duterte will get complete control of the government and…
“It’s not like we’re doing this for the first time.“
“Voters should be wary of party-list groups of known political dynasties and big business interests claiming to represent the poor.”
The only prohibition on Churches is against registering as a political party
“If the government doesn’t want us to give services to victims of human rights violations, that is no justification to open us to attacks.”
“Why is the president putting much more store into this foreign intelligence body than that of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) which denied there was such an Oust Duterte plot?”