Monday, April 19, 2010

Political Dynasty in The Philippines

The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines:
Article 2 - Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Section 26:
The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.
prohibit = disallow = forbid

The problem is, the framers of the 1987 Philippine Constitution failed to define the law to implement the prohibition of political dynasty. They left-out the construction of the enabling law on how to implement the prohibition of political dynasty. It means they entrusted the task of making the law about political dynasty in the Congress. Philippine Congress passing a law prohibiting political dynasty? You must be dreaming. You should not expect the 'wise men' of the congress to shoot their own foot and hoofs.

For over 20 years now already, the Philippine Congress has been sitting in their hands continually ignoring to make a law accompanying the article in the Constitution to prohibit Political dynasty in the Philippines. They are busy passing laws in renaming streets. Or are they just incapable on defining what is political dynasty actually means?

Political clans / families has been walking all over the Philippine Senate, congress, local and national public offices. Grandparents, Father, Mother and siblings are taking turns on different seats of power all over the archipelago.

Why do people vote them? Familiarity? Family name is all over the nearby places? Family name of political clans are all over the place. Waiting shades are named after their family names, basketball courts, schools, etc. etc. etc. Naming government projects (that was constructed using tax payer's money) after a politician is wrong.

Why do people vote them? Sometimes there are no other choice.
In the upcoming Philippine Presidential election 2010: we have no choice.

  • Noynoy Aquino belongs to the political family of the Aquino clan in Tarlac
  • Manny Villar belongs to the political family of the Villar clan in Las Pinas
  • Joseph Estrada belongs to the political family of the Villar clan in San Juan
  • Gilbert Teodoro belongs to the political family of the Cojuangco/Teodoro clan in Tarlac

ergo: They all belong/connected to families that are politically active.
Their family members take turns on official political positions in the government.
Why do people vote them? Sometimes there are no other choice.
Can we now expect a law to be passed prohibiting political dynasty in accordance to our Philippine constitution?

The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines:
Article 2 - Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Section 26:

The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service,
and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.
prohibit = disallow = forbid

Being senators and congressmen, they are representatives of the the state/congress that should be passing laws under our Philippines Constitution. Obviously, our 'honorable' lawmen have failed on their job defining the prohibition of political dynasty. Or, is the prohibition of the political dynasty is just a decoration on our constitution? We cannot even hear our lawmakers discussing political dynasty included on the list of their agendas. Just like Jueteng (illegal numbers game), Political dynasty is wrong but is very-well accepted by the Philippine society. Is political dynasty wrong? Yes. It is prohibited on the Philippine Constitution. Is political dynasty beneficial to Philippines? Philippines is literally/figuratively soaked in mud. It only depends on how deep you are stucked. For decades, political clans have been roaming and ruling public offices. What do we get from the past decades of family superiority over their constituents and dominions? What do we get? mud. *note: as every rule there are still exemptions. *example: the Fernando clan in Marikina has been doing a great job but still: this should not justify in violating the prevailing statement of our supreme law of the land

The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines: 
Article 2 - Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Section 26:
The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.
prohibit = disallow = forbid

We have no choice but to accept political dynasty even if it is prohibited by the constitution. It is like a relief food packed inside a styrofoam with the label of the name of politician. If you're a flood victim, to avoid starving to death in the middle of a cold storm and flood. You have no choice but to eat your pride and principle and get the donated food by the politician.

Political Clans  Province
Abad Clan  Batanes
Abalos Clan  Mandaluyong City
Abaya Clan  Cavite
Abduraham Clan  Tawi-Tawi
Acosta Clan  Bukidnon
Adaza Clan  Misamis Oriental
Adiong Clan  Maguindanao
Aganon Clan  Nueva Ecija
Agbayani Clan  Pangasinan
Akbar Clan  Basilan
Albani Clan  Tawi-Tawi
Albano Clan  Isabela
Alberto Clan  Catanduanes
Alfelor Clan  Camarines Sur
Almario Clan  Davao Oriental
Amante Clan  Agusan del Norte
Amatong Clan  Compostela Valley
Ampao Clan  Basilan
Ampatuan Clan  Maguindanao
Andaya Clan  Oriental Mindoro
Angara Clan  Aurora
Angkanan Clan  Sultan Kudarat
Anni Clan  Sulu
Antonino Clan  General Santos
Apostol Clan  Leyte
Aquino Clan  Tarlac
Armada Clan  Iloilo
Arnaiz Clan  Negros Oriental
Arroyo Clan  Camarines Sur, Pampanga, Negros Occidental
Asistio Clan  Caloocan
Astorga Clan  Leyte
Atienza Clan  Manila
Aumentado Clan  Bohol
Bacani Clan  Manila
Bacani Clan  Quirino
Bagatsing Clan  Manila
Balanquit Clan  Northern Samar
Barbers Clan  Surigao del Norte, Surigao City
Barroso Clan  South Cotabato
Baterina Clan  Ilocos Sur
Belmonte Clan  Quezon City
Belo Clan  Capiz
Biazon Clan  Muntinlupa City
Bichara Clan  Albay
Binay Clan  Makati City
Bondoc Clan  Pampanga
Brawner Clan  Ifugao
Bulut Clan  Apayao
Cabacang Clan  Northern Samar
Caballero Clan  Compostela Valley
Cainglet Clan  Zamboanga City
Calingin Clan  Misamis Oriental
Calizo Clan  Aklan
Calo Clan  Butuan City
Calumpang Clan  Negros Oriental
Candao Clan  Shariff Kabunsuan
Cappleman Clan  Ifugao
Carag Clan  Cagayan
Cari Clan  Leyte
Carloto Clan  Zamboanga del Norte
Catane Clan  Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte
Cayetano Clan  Taguig
Celera Clan  Masbate
Chiongbian Clan  Sarangani, Cebu, Misamis Occidental
Clarete Clan  Misamis Occidental
Claver Clan  Mountain Province
Climaco Clan  Zamboanga City
Crisologo Clan  Ilocos Sur, Quezon City
Cojuangco Clan  Tarlac
Corvera Clan  Agusan del Norte
Cosalan Clan  Benguet
Cua Clan  Quirino
Cuenco Clan  Cebu
Cuneta Clan  Pasay City
Cupin Clan  Agusan del Norte
Dalog Clan  Mountain Province
Dalwasen Clan  Apayao
Dangwa Clan  Benguet
David Clan 
Daza Clan  Northern Samar
Defensor Clan  Iloilo
Delfin Clan  Antique
De La Cruz Clan  Bulacan
De Leon Clan  Misamis Oriental
De Venecia Clan  Pangasinan
Del Rosario Clan  Davao del Norte
Diaz Clan  Nueva Ecija
Dilangalen Clan  Shariff Kabunsuan
Dimaporo Clan  Lanao del Norte
Dominguez Clan  Mountain Province
Duavit Clan  Rizal
Dumpit Clan  La Union
Dupaya Clan  Cagayan
Durano Clan  Cebu
Duterte Clan  Davao City
Dy Clan  Isabela
Ecleo Clan  Dinagat Islands
Emano Clan  Misamis Oriental
Enrile Clan  Cagayan
Enverga Clan  Quezon
Ermita Clan  Batangas
Escudero Clan  Sorsogon
Espina Clan  Biliran
Espino Clan  Pangasinan
Espinosa Clan  Masbate
Estrella Clan  Pangasinan
Estrada Clan  San Juan City
Eusebio Clan  Pasig City
Famor Clan  Zamboanga Sibugay
Fernandez Clan  Pangasinan
Fernando Clan 
Figueroa Clan  Samar
Floriendo Clan  Davao
Fresnedi Clan  Muntinlupa City
Frivaldo Clan  Sorsogon
Fuentebella Clan  Camarines Sur
Garcia Clan  Cebu
Garcia Clan  Palawan
Garin Clan  Iloilo
Gentuyaga Clan  Compostela Valley
Gordon Clan  Olongapo City
Guiao Clan  Pampanga
Guingona Clan  Bukidnon
Herrera Clan  Bohol
Henson Clan
Hofer Clan  Zamboanga Sibugay
Imperial Clan  Albay
Jalosjos Clan  Zamboanga del Norte
Javier Clan  Antique
Joaquin Clan
Joson Clan  Nueva Ecija
Kintanar Clan  Cebu
Lacbain Clan  Zambales
Lacson Clan  Negros Occidental
Lacuna Clan  Manila
Lagman Clan  Albay
Lapid Clan  Pampanga
Larrazabal Clan  Leyte
Laurel Clan  Batangas
Lavin Clan  Northern Samar
Lazaro Clan  Laguna
Lazatin Clan
Ledesma Clan  Negros Occidental
Lerias Clan  Southern Leyte
Leviste Clan  Batangas
Libanan Clan  Eastern Samar
Ligo Clan  Sultan Kudarat
Locsin Clan  Negros Occidental
Lobregat Clan  Zamboanga City
Loong Clan  Sulu
Lopez Clan  Iloilo
Loreto Clan  Leyte
Lucman Clan  Lanao del Sur
Luna Clan  Abra
Maamo Clan  Southern Leyte
Macapagal Clan  Pampanga
Macias Clan  Negros Oriental
Madrigal Clan  Manila
Maganto Clan  Bulacan
Magsaysay Clan  Zambales
Malanyaon Clan  Davao Oriental
Malinas Clan  Mountain Province
Mandanas Clan  Batangas
Mangudadato Clan  Maguindanao
Marañon Clan  Negros Occidental
Marasigan Clan  Oriental Mindoro
Marcos Clan  Ilocos Norte
Martinez Clan  Cebu
Matalam Clan  Cotabato
Matba Clan  Tawi-Tawi
Mathay Clan  Quezon City
Matugas Clan  Surigao del Norte
Mayaen Clan  Mountain Province
Mayo Clan  Batangas
Mendiola Clan  Occidental Mindoro
Mercado Clan  Leyte
Miranda Clan  Isabela
Misuari Clan  Sulu
Mitra Clan  Palawan
Molinas Clan  Benguet
Montelibano Clan  Negros Occidental
Montilla Clan  Sultan Kudarat
Moreno Clan  Misamis Oriental
Mutilan Clan  Lanao del Sur
Navarro Clan  Surigao del Norte
Nepomuceno Clan  Pampanga
Nisce Clan  La Union
Ocampo Clan  Misamis Occidental
Olivarez Clan  Laguna
Olvis Clan  Zamboanga del Norte
Ople Clan  Bulacan
Ortega Clan  La Union
Osmeña Clan  Cebu
Ouano Clan  Cebu
Padilla Clan  Camarines Norte
Pagdanganan Clan  Bulacan
Pajarillo Clan 
Palma-Gil Clan  Davao Oriental
Pancho Clan  Northern Samar
Paras Clan  Negros Oriental
Paredes Clan  Abra
Parojinog Clan  Misamis Occidental
Pasificador Clan  Antique
Paylaga Clan  Misamis Occidental
Payumo Clan  Bataan
Pelaez Clan  Misamis Oriental
Pelegrino Clan  Bohol
Perez Clan  Pangasinan
Petilla Clan  Leyte
Pichay Clan  Surigao del Sur
Pimentel Clan  Surigao del Sur
Pineda Clan  Pampanga
Plaza Clan  Agusan
Ponce de Leon Clan  Palawan
Publico Clan  Sultan Kudarat
Puno Clan  Rizal
Punzalan Clan  Quezon
Rabat Clan  Davao Oriental
Rama Clan  Agusan del Norte
Ramiro Clan  Misamis Occidental
Raquiza Clan  Ilocos Sur
Real Clan  Zamboanga City
Recto Clan  Batangas
Redaja Clan  Western Samar
Remulla Clan  Cavite
Relampagos Clan  Bohol
Rengel Clan  Bohol
Revilla Clan  Cavite
Reyes Clan  Marinduque
Reymundo Clan  Pasig City
Reyno Clan  Cagayan
Robredo Clan  Camarines Sur
Romualdez Clan  Leyte
Romualdo Clan  Camiguin
Rono Clan  Western Samar
Roqueros Clan  Bulacan
Roxas Clan  Capiz
Rodriguez Clan  Rizal
Sahidulla Clan  Sulu
Salazar Clan  Eastern Samar
Salceda Clan  Albay
Sali Clan  Tawi-Tawi
Salipudin Clan  Basilan
San Luis Clan  Laguna
Sanchez Clan  Cebu
Sandoval Clan  Malabon, Navotas, Palawan
Sarmiento Clan  Bulacan
Sering Clan  Surigao del Norte
Silverio Clan  Bulacan
Singson Clan  Ilocos Sur
Sinsuat Clan  Shariff Kabunsuan
Siquian Clan  Isabela
Soliva Clan  Agusan del Norte
Sotto Clan  Leyte
Sulpicio/Tupas Clan  Iloilo
Sumulong Clan  Rizal
Tañada Clan  Aurora, Quezon
Tanjuatco Clan  Rizal
Tatad Clan  Catanduanes
Tan Clan  Samar, Southern Leyte
Tanco Clan  Capiz
Tolentino Clan  Tagaytay
Teves Clan  Negros Oriental
Trinidad Clan  Compostela Valley
Ty Clan 
Umali Clan  Nueva Ecija
Valentino Clan  Marikina City
Valera Clan  Abra
Velasco Clan  Western Samar
Veloso Clan  Leyte
Verceles Clan  Catanduanes
Villanueva Clan  Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental
Villar Clan  Las Pinas, Pangasinan
Villafuerte Clan  Camarines Sur
Villareal Clan  Capiz
Villaroza Clan  Occidental Mindoro
Villegas Clan  Negros Oriental
Violago Clan  Nueva Ecija
Yap Clan  Tarlac
Yebes Clan  Zamboanga del Norte
Yulo Clan  Laguna, Negros Occidental
Ynares Clan  Rizal
Yniguez Clan  Leyte
Zubiri Clan  Bukidnon


  1. Dapat talagang IWAKAS NA nang tuluyan ang kabalintunaan ng "POLYDYNARCHY" o ang Kaharian ng "Political Dynasties" dito sa MAHAL NATING BANSANG PILIPINAS! Dinaig pa nga natin ang ibang bansa kagaya ng Britanya, Tsina, Indiya, Korea, Mongolia, at iba pa 'pagdating sa paramihan ng "KAMAG-ANAK INKORPORAYTED" at binansagan pa tayong 'POLITICAL DYNASTY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD? HINDI TAYO SANG-AYON sa kalakarang nitong mga hunghang at abusadong politikong pampamilya!...

    PAKIUSAP lang po, mga KAPWA kong PiNOY: Sa pamamagitan ng inyong HINDI PAGBOTO sa BALOTA sa darating na MAYO TRESE para sa kanilang PANSARILING KAPAKANAN at hindi para sa INTERES NG NAKARARAMI, nawa'y manaig talaga ang TUNAY NA DEMOKRASYA na DAPAT NATING TAMASIN! SWAK na, WAPAK pa sa mga PUSO at DIWA nating mga inalipustang MAMAMAYANG magiging TUNAY na BAYANI ng ating sariling BAYAN!!!

    Kaya ito ang magiging TANONG namin sa inyong lahat: "UULITIN PA BA ULI KUNG NAULIT NA ULI?"