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Defining a Political Dynasty

Political dynasties are prohibited. No less than the Constitution (Article 2, Section 26) provides that: “The State shall guarantee equal access to public service and prohibit political dynasty as may be defined by law.” This provision, while explicitly prohibiting political dynasties, also requires an enabling law. Continue reading

Protecting the Whistleblowers

Government officials and employees, including the President himself, acknowledge that graft and corruption is rampant in government. “Graft and corruption become very prevalent in the country making the Philippines as one of the most corrupt countries in Asia.” This acknowledgment is contained in Senate Bill 1063, filed by Senator Manny Villar, proposing a “Whistleblower Act of 2010”. Graft and corruption, according to the Villar Bill, “will be lessened if not eradicated”. Continue reading