Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Old political dynasties again dominated the local races in all six provinces of Bicol. The 2022 elections also marked the first time that an entire family has captured the top executive and all the seats of Masbate, the country’s rodeo capital. Governor Antonio Kho won his reelection bid for his third … Read more

Dynasties, reelections dominate Metro Manila races

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila will be seeing familiar faces for the next three years as political dynasties and reelections dominated the local races in the capital region, election returns as of Tuesday morning, May 10, show. Of the 16 cities and one municipality, eight of the emerging mayoral winners are from established political dynasties, … Read more

Up against dynasties? Learn a lesson or two from Robredo’s volunteer movement

The volunteer groups behind Robredo’s campaign should realize the degree of influence they have established in their own localities, and sustain that even in the next elections, says Rappler investigative editor Miriam Grace Go MANILA, Philippines – The volunteer movement seen in the presidential campaign of Vice President Leni Robredo is something unseen before, and … Read more

End political dynasties? Start in your own backyards

‘Starting in your backyard is very important, and hopefully that will have a ripple effect throughout the nation,’ Rappler Cebu bureau coordinator Ryan Macasero says in a Newsbreak Chats episode MANILA, Philippines – Ending political dynasties in the Philippines where their existence has long been entrenched may not be a walk in the park, but … Read more