imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Philippine political dynasties must end

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño on Tuesday urged voters to use the upcoming 2013 elections to end political dynasties by voting for new faces and new names.

Philippine political...
1-elite-philippines-political-dynasty-family-enterprise.jpgggbof5.jpg, image/jpeg, 321x450

Casiño, who is a sponsor of House Bill 3413 or the act prohibiting the establishment of political dynasties, said next year’s elections is an opportunity to elect new public servants who do not belong from a political family.

“Gamitin natin ang 2013 elections para mabali na ang sobrang paghahari ng mga political dynasties na ito. It’s about time na maglagay naman tayo ng mga bagong mukha at bagong pangalan sa iba’t ibang lugar. Kumbaga sa handa, maganda naman na may ibang putahe,” the lawmaker told Studio 23’s “Iba-Balita.”

Casiño believes that dynasties, which control both the economic and political landscape of a certain region, are not doing the country any good.

“Hindi maganda na masyadong namo-monopolize ng iilang pamilya lang ang kapangyarihang pampulitika sa ating bansa. Isang dahilan kaya hindi nagbabago ang ating bansa ay dahil ang may hawak na kapangyarihan sa ekonomiya at pulitikal ay pare-parehong pamilya na lang, pare-parehong interes. Kaya para sa akin, mas mabuting iba naman ang pumasok na hindi nagmumula sa mga pamilyang ito,” he said.

The bill has been pending for 2 years. It underwent a second hearing at the House committee level but has not moved forward.

Casiño claimed the measure is not gaining support because of political dynasties inside the House of Representatives and Senate.

“Basically, ang Kongreso at ang Senado ay balon ng mga political dynasties. Mahigit ng mayorya, miyembro diyan ay galing sa angkan ng pulitika,” Casiño said.

“Parang ito ‘yung FOI [Freedom of Information] Bill, walang tumututol pero misteryosong hindi gumagalaw sa Congreso. Ibig sabihin, sumasangayon sila kung kaharap mo pero ‘yung tunay nilang sentimyento ay ayaw nila,” he added.

What is a political dynasty?

Casiño said political dynasties exist when a spouse of a second degree relative of an incumbent official runs for a government post in the same city or province as that of the official.

According to the bill, a political dynasty also exists when “2 or more persons who are spouses or are related within the second civil of consanguinity or affinity run simultaneously for elective public” in the same area, even if neither is related to an incumbent official.

Casiño admits that passing the bill into law may be a long shot, but he believes that if dynasties are challenged, change will soon follow.

“Aaminin ko, suntok sa buwan ito pero kailangan natin itulak. Importante na tuloy-tuloy na ilaban natin ito. Siguro balang araw dadating din ang panahon na mababago na natin ang sistemang pampulitika, pero at this point, ang labanan ay one step at a time. Siguro sa bawat eleksyon, sa bawat lugar ay i-challenge natin itong mga political dynasties,” he said.

In next year’s senatorial race, several candidates come from prominent political families, including the brother of incumbent Senator Pia Cayetano, Alan Peter; Jinggoy Estrada and step brother JV Ejercito; and the son of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Jack Enrile.

Two relatives of President Aquino will also be running for senator--his cousin Bam Aquino and aunt Tingting Cojuangco.

House Bill 3413, however, does not cover the national level.

Running for Senate

Casiño said he is planning to file his certificate of candicacy (COC) for senator on Wednesday.

He will—literally—run from Luneta to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros to file his COC to symbolize that being elected to public office is something that has to be worked for.

Casiño is running under the newly-formed MAKABAYAN (Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan) coalition.

He said he is the only member of his family running for public office in 2013.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Political Parties advocating National Democracy:

Argentina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Argentina%29

Egypt : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Egypt%29

Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_of_Germany_%28NPD%29

Italy : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Italy%29

Lithuania : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Lithuania%29

Nepal : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Nepal%29

Pakistan : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28Pakistan%29

Poland : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democracy

UK : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Party_%28UK_1960s%29

USA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Institute

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
3-political-dynasty-philippines-cpp-ndf.jpgwhjhfk.jpg, image/jpeg, 334x480

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
anakpawis-anakbayan-bayan-muna-makabayan.pngmi8xv1.png, image/png, 384x370

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
bayan-muna-balimbing-satur-ocampo-trapo.jpgwkskst.jpg, image/jpeg, 414x412

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
bayan-muna-kmu-anakpawis-party-list.jpg6dvfxw.jpg, image/jpeg, 336x359

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
bayan-muna-teddy-casi__o-epal.jpgrp8v32.jpg, image/jpeg, 538x345

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
bayan-muna-teddy-casi__o-sin-tax-pixel-offensive.jpgovcpub.jpg, image/jpeg, 369x276

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
carol-araullo-bayan-muna-ka-roger-rosal-cpp-npa.jpgz1io4g.jpg, image/jpeg, 287x438

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
cpp-npa-ndf-private-army.jpglydjvi.jpg, image/jpeg, 470x503

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
jose-maria-sison.jpgozicnm.jpg, image/jpeg, 474x269

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
jose-maria-sison-pixel-offensive.jpg23ktn3.jpg, image/jpeg, 402x407

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Old politics - Philippines

by JC Rodriguez Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Old politics - Phili...
obey-jose-maria-sison-joma-karl-marx.jpg, image/jpeg, 547x367

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Latest Black Flag Newsletter Available J20 8:05PM

Why The Actual Artists Keep Fleeing What Once Was The Los Angeles Arts District J16 4:15PM

12 Peoples Of Rain To the People of California J16 3:36PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

To-Fu Fury Hack get unlimited [Qoins] Cheats [Android iOS] J30 3:56AM

To-fu Fury Hack cheats tool [Qoins] J30 3:24AM

Irresponsibly Bashing Russia Veto Against Establishing Kangaroo MH17 Tribunal J30 3:13AM

Angry Birds 2 hack cheats [9999999999 Gems] Android iOS No Jailbreak J30 12:54AM

Battle Glory 2 hack cheats GOLD-GEMS-OIL J29 9:55PM

Storm of Swords hack telecharger gratuit [Gems and Gold] cheats Android iOS J29 7:46PM

Pool Star Hack adder unlimited Dollars and Energy cheats Android iOS J29 7:17PM

[NEW] Magerealm Rise of Chaos hack cheats [Diamonds and Gold] Android iOS J29 7:00PM

Deer Hunter 2016 Hack - Unlimited Gold Cash J29 2:16PM

US Wants Enhanced UN Peacekeepers Serving Its Interests J29 11:51AM

Russia to Veto UN Resolution for US-Controlled MH17 Tribunal J29 10:57AM

Israel Bombs Syria During Large-Scale War Games J29 6:51AM

Another US Jail Cell Death Sentence J29 3:46AM

Illegitimate Show Trial Sentences Gaddafi's Son to Death J28 12:15PM

Another Jail Cell Murder in America J28 11:52AM

United Nations Votes for Global Bankruptcy Principles J28 11:37AM

Greece demonstrate J28 10:28AM

Craigslist foot sucker stabs feet takes foot print and places at crime scenes, wofford hei J28 7:44AM

Hezbollah's Nasrallah Urges Resistance Against Israeli Lawlessness J28 7:00AM

Tormenting Greece is about sending a message J28 5:16AM

Balkanizing Syria Planned J28 4:01AM

NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JULY 2015 J27 4:54PM

4Story M Flying Dragon Arrows Hack iOS Android Cheats J27 1:46PM

Kayle League Of Legends Hack iOS Android Cheats J27 1:45PM

War of Empires The Mist Hack iOS Android Cheats J27 1:44PM

Troika Bandits Want More from Greece J27 11:37AM

Anti-fascist and anarchist from Russia needs help and solidarity J27 11:17AM

Assad Vows to Defend Syria's Homeland J27 11:16AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy