Philippine national elections

No Moving on When Democracy is Threatened with Elitist, Authoritarian Politics

May 25, 2022

Filipino educators join the mounting calls of concerned citizens, communities and people’s organizations for the COMELEC to not dismiss and instead to seriously investigate reports of fraud, disinformation, disenfranchisement, and vote-buying in the 2022 national elections.

What can the next administration do to address the sorry state of Filipino workers?

May 1, 2022

What can the next administration do on the sorry state of Filipino workers? End ENDO, develop the countryside and build Filipino industries to generate sustainable jobs, and substantially raise wages.

The Price of Public Office

April 11, 2022

It apparently costs so much to wage and win electoral campaigns for national and local positions. Tens of billions of pesos will be spent in the run-up to the May 2022 elections — in the end, who really pays the price of public office that too often just goes to those who spend the most?

Philippine National Electoral Landscape in 2022

February 20, 2022

How different are the choices between candidates for national positions The Senate slates of the president-vice president tandems are all interconnected with each other — either having common candidates or connected by transitivity through second and third candidates.

A peace challenge

December 20, 2021

How far are politicians currently running for office really willing to go for peace based on justice?

Updated PH National Electoral Landscape in 2022

December 16, 2021

The electoral landscape keeps changing as politicians file, withdraw, and substitute in their certificates of candidacy to suit their horse-trading and bargaining. This is how it looks today but who knows what the quest for power will make it tomorrow.

Philippine National Electoral Landscape in 2022

October 29, 2021

How much choice do we really have in the 2022 elections? Some presidential candidates are better on human rights and corruption than others but no one stands out yet on economic issues. Overlapping senate slates might also be showing how transactional and pragmatic PH politics still is — and how we still don’t have that […]