Don’t be distracted, campaign hard for moral choice

In an endorsement move, over 1,200 Filipino bishops, priests, and deacons presidential presidential candidate Leni Robredo and her running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan MANILA, Philippines – Five days before the election, Clergy for the Moral Choice (CMC), a group composed of over 1,200 Filipino bishops, priests, and deacons, urged Catholic devotees to “not be distracted … Read more

[OPINION] Kaninong bata yan? Networks, moral hazard, and picking a president

‘A 2018 study using data from Brazil finds that a person’s political networks can predict whether they would be involved in an incidence of corruption’ By this time, there has been quite a bit of ink spilled on the candidates running for president. Arguments for candidates range from simple sentiment (they feel like the right … Read more

[New School] Moral politics and the elitism of the Robredo campaign

‘Calling a campaign volunteer-based is no indication of the class character of the volunteers themselves. An organic campaign is not the same as a people’s campaign.’ As someone surrounded by supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo in the household, at school, and even where I live, it is difficult not to get caught up in … Read more