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Having movie actors and actresses in Philippine politics? Are we in favor of this?

            Actors and Actresses have always been with the Political Entity of the Philippines even during the time of conquistadors and foreign occupations. It became a practice that fame and celebrities brought forth many allies and political friends.             Going back to our constitution; there is no law prohibiting actors and actresses in running for … Continue reading Having movie actors and actresses in Philippine politics? Are we in favor of this?

A Unicameral or Bicameral Legislative Branch?

Bicameral Legislative Branch prevents the abuse of powers in unicameral laws, if there will be a unitary Legislative Branch, there will be no check and balances in accordance of formulating laws and governing the state to address citizens’ concern. Laws in a Bicameral Legislative Branch can be passed more efficiently and effectively since there is … Continue reading A Unicameral or Bicameral Legislative Branch?

Abolition of the Commission of Human Rights. Why or why not?

The CHR, created under the 1987 Constitution, was tasked to investigate all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights. It is embedded in our constitution in relation to the International Humanitarian Laws and other laws governing human rights. The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, in Section 18 Article XIII says simply that … Continue reading Abolition of the Commission of Human Rights. Why or why not?

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How does the Philippines ensure the independence of the constitutional offices?

According to the 1987 Constitution of the Philippine Republic as stated in Article IX (Constitutional Commissions) that Constitutional Commissions which shall be independent are the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit. However, the Philippine government or the three (3) of its branches are independently monitored by the office of … Continue reading How does the Philippines ensure the independence of the constitutional offices?

What is Political Dynasty? Give three examples of Political Dynasties in the Philippines. Why do you think it continues to exist? Can Political Dynasty be good for our country? Why or Why not?

A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which several members are involved in politics, particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved. Traditional political families monopolizing political power from generation to generation since the time of the … Continue reading What is Political Dynasty? Give three examples of Political Dynasties in the Philippines. Why do you think it continues to exist? Can Political Dynasty be good for our country? Why or Why not?

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Should the Philippines adopt the two-party system or remain a multi-party system? Why or why not?

A government with a multi-party system for the Philippines is what I prefer over a two-party system for some reasons. First, a multi-party system encourages everyone within the scope of the constitution asa qualified representative to form a distinctive party (i.e. Land Reform Party, Labor Workers, Elitists, Business Tycoons, etc. ), every Filipino citizen is … Continue reading Should the Philippines adopt the two-party system or remain a multi-party system? Why or why not?

Are you in favor of a federal form of government?

Someone from our beloved followers asked me this question; Am I in favor of a federal form of government? As an honest opinion, I am in favor of a federal form of government. But before we proceed to my thoughts, allow me to indicate one of the major reasons why I support a federal form … Continue reading Are you in favor of a federal form of government?

What are the weaknesses or problems of the Philippine Presidential Type of Government?

As a background, The Philippine Government is a Unitary, Republic, Presidential System, Parliamentary and Constitutional Republic type of Government with that our Presidential Type of Government has a slow response. Since it is centralized and most situations are focused in Metro Manila, the local issue under its domain are somehow, if not, neglected due to … Continue reading What are the weaknesses or problems of the Philippine Presidential Type of Government?

What is Citizen Participation

Citizen participation encompasses a wide range of formal and informal activities. Examples include voting, volunteering, participating in group activities and; some are individual activities that benefit society (e.g., voting) or (e.g., volunteer organizations) participating in the electoral process by voting or registering others to vote is an example of Citizen Participation. Citizen participation varies by … Continue reading What is Citizen Participation

Concepts of Public Policy

According to Frank J. Goodnow (1999), he emphasized the inseparability of the different branches of the government through the creation and implementation of public policies, in which these branches have their own unique type of responsibility when dealing with the creation of a policy. An analysis of the organization of the government will reveal the … Continue reading Concepts of Public Policy