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PHILIPPINES-AN ANTI-DYNASTY LAW VIA PEOPLE’S INITIATIVE

PHILIPPINES-AN ANTI-DYNASTY LAW VIA PEOPLE’S INITIATIVE
Imelda Marcos and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Inquirer, Oct 2012, Inquirer.net, Wikimedia Commons

By Joel Ruiz Butuyan

The Philippine Daily Inquirer-Nov 12

We’ve been waiting in vain for Congress to pass an anti-dynasty law for the past 30 years. What we’ve failed to realize is that we, the Filipino people, have the power to pass such a law ourselves. The 1987 Constitution declares a policy prohibiting political dynasties with these words: “The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.”

Read more: https://opinion.inquirer.net/117414/an-antidynasty-law-via-peoples-initiative#ixzz5WniMXhGY

First published in: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

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