Tag Archives: election 2013

Filipino voters should be blamed for the Philippines’ problems

I don’t think there is a point in holding elections in the Philippines. It’s so expensive and the whole process just disrupts normal activities and keeps Filipinos from moving forward. What is the point in going through something that won’t … Continue reading

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Lead up to fiesta elections: Has Philippine democratic politics changed at all?

From the little window through which I take stock of the landscape of issues that describe the lead up to the May 2013 elections, I’d say — surprise surprise — things haven’t changed much. A lot of developments have supposedly … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino’s greatest accomplishments: campaigning against his enemies and campaigning for his allies

Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino is one dedicated man. His passion and commitment to following through his support for the Liberal Party’s senatorial bets is unmatched and unprecedented. Despite all the problems facing the nation, he still finds the … Continue reading

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Do showbiz politics and ‘brown presidents’ make a good mix?

Things haven’t changed much in Philippine politics despite efforts to impart upon Filipino voters the finer cognitive skills involved in choosing their leaders. Of course, it is really foolish to expect more from candidates like Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada and Jejomar … Continue reading

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