My
stand

I am

having an Anti-Political Dynasty Law.
Under the Constitution, political dynasties are prohibited, but until now, Congress has yet to pass an enabling law for this provision. Over the years, several versions of the bill have failed to pass both houses of Congress.

  • SAMSON ALCANTARA

     FOR 
    That is one of my principal platforms, the enactment of a law defining what is a political dynasty and prohibiting such. Because as long as we have political dynasties here in the Philippines, wala — habang may dinastiya, mahirap ka. Because now the political power, as well as the wealth of the country, will be in the hands of the few. So wala talaga tayong progress.
  • SONNY ANGARA

     FOR 
    Ano ang pagbabawalan? Is it the same position? Is it running for simultaneous positions? Doon ang madugong usapan e. Ako, I’m willing to support a dynasty bill kung hindi niya nalilimitahan ang freedom of choice ng mga botante
  • BAM AQUINO

     FOR 
    It is time to define what a dynasty is
  • GRECO BELGICA

     AGAINST 
    I am against political dynasties. Sa palagay ko po, hindi tama na ang kayamanan ng buong bayan ay nasa kamay ng iilan. ‘Yon po ang sitwasyon natin dito sa Pilipinas. Pero I don’t think setting up a political dynasty law will work. Number one, sinong boboto? Paano n’yo [pagbobotohan] ‘yan, eh majority ng mga nakaupo, dynasties?
  • NANCY BINAY

     AGAINST 
    At the end of the day it's the people who will vote for us and hindi naman automatic yun porke't may kapareho kang apelyido nananalo na. Maraming families na yung second generation, yung asawa o kaya yung anak hindi naman nananalo.
  • TEDDY CASIÑO

     FOR 
    Ang pag-asa niyan, wala sa Kongreso o sa Senado. Ang pag-asa niyan, nasa taong bayan. If the people are able to unite, organize, and mobilize for a passage of a political dynasty bill, that's the only way that it will pass.
  • ALAN PETER CAYETANO

     AGAINST 
    It’s not really whether magkakamag-anak kayo. Ang tanong kung maganda ang serbisyo ninyo o hindi.
  • TINGTING COJUANGCO

     AGAINST 
    When we were fighting the dictatorship, we were not considered a political dynasty, and the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos were forerunners, you know, in bringing freedom and democracy. But now we’re considered a political dynasty and I believe I will not support that bill because based on our idealism and my family, if they wish to run for public office, I think they should. Because we have a track record of public service and I would like them to live our legacy, of what we want them to be in order to help the country.
  • LITO DAVID

     FOR 
    Ang punto ay hindi kung mabuti o masama ang isang political dynasty. Kung may paggalang ka sa iyong sarili at kapwa, malinaw sa konstitusyon na ipinagbabawal na ito, even in the absence of an enabling law. Alam mo 'yung spirit ng konstitusyon. Mahiya ka naman kumbaga.
  • JC DELOS REYES

     FOR 
    We have to stop being hypocrites and adhere to the constitution, and stop tinkering with the constitution in the guise that it's not working. We have to make it self-executing, and Congress would not do that because 70 percent of them are dynasties.
  • JV EJERCITO ESTRADA

     NO STAND 
    It's also in our Constitution that equal opportunity should be given to everybody.
  • JACK ENRILE

     FOR 
    I will support depending on the definition and the acceptance of the realities of our culture and the politics here.
  • CHIZ ESCUDERO

     AGAINST 
    Ang balak ko diyan ay mag-inhibit at 'di magparticipate, dahil baka sabihin may personal akong interes sa bagay na 'yan. But personally, ang mga most advanced democracies sa mundo, ang Amerika, UK, wala silang anti-dynasty provision kahit anak, asawa, kapatid, kapitbahay, hindi kaano-ano ng dating nakaupo 'yung tumakbo, desisyon ng botante at malaya silang pwedeng mamili kung sino ang gusto nila dahil may tiwala sila sa botante, hindi nila bine-baby 'yung botante nila. Kailan pa matututo ang ating mga kababayan kung palagi nating bine-baby ang pagpili nila ng mga magiging leader nila?
  • BAL FALCONE

     FOR 
    We are totally against political dynasties. Pork barrel is the generator of political dynasties. You take away the pork barrel, there will be no more political dynasties.
  • DICK GORDON

     AGAINST 
    Kalokohan naman ‘yan. Kung may anak kang magaling — abugado ka, mag-aabugado ‘yon; doktor ka, magdodoktor ‘yon. ‘Yung sa doktor, ikaw ang pipili, ‘di ba? ‘Yung sa politiko, sinong gumagawa ng desisyon? ‘Di ba ang tao? Ang dynasty, kapag in position na ‘yan, masyado ka nang powerful, tinatakot mo na ‘yung tao. Pero hindi crime ‘yung magkaroon ka ng anak na gustong mamulitika. I would ask for the definition of [political dynasty] first.
  • ED HAGEDORN

     NO STAND 
    Napagkakamalan akong political dynasty dahil tatakbo ako, tatakbo ang misis ko, pero actually for the 20 years na ako’y mayor, wala akong inilagay na kamag-anak, walang naging politiko.
  • GRINGO HONASAN

     AGAINST 
    This was certified as urgent under the president of former President Ramos. I don't know why it did not take off. In the absence of an enabling law, I will go back to the ultimate collective wisdom and judgment of the Filipino people. With or without a political dynasty law, an enabling law, although it is in principle part of the Constitution let the people decide, let those who are members or non-members of perceived political dynasties face the people, the electorate, this coming May and let them accept the judgment.
  • RISA HONTIVEROS

     FOR 
    Utos ito ng ating Konstitusyon. Kailangang basagin ang pulitika ng iilan.
  • LOREN LEGARDA

     NO STAND 
    I'm not from a political family but it will be a Herculean job to ban it. If there is a bill then I will study it. It's hard to say.
  • MARWIL LLASOS

     FOR 
    Isa 'yan sa aming core advocacies. Kung ‘di man ‘yan maipasa ng Kongreso, at least pinapausad namin 'yung people's initiative to prohibit political dynasties once and for all.
  • ERNIE MACEDA

     FOR 
  • JAMBY MADRIGAL

     FOR 
    I’m for it, meaning it’s hard to see na mag-ina, magkapatid na nasa Senado kasi no matter what yung independence… bloc voting.
  • MITOS MAGSAYSAY

     NO STAND 
  • JUN MAGSAYSAY

     FOR 
    Mahirap 'yung isang eleksyon, maraming kandidato from the same family. I think that is not fair because elections is a democratic process, so you must try to be inclusive of other than that family. It's already a moral issue na you have to share power, you have to share resources, and not just have your cake and eat it, too. Parang nagiging family business na 'yun with dynastic tendencies.
  • MON MONTAÑO

     FOR 
    When we try to enter politics, ang kalaban natin agad miyembro ng dynasty na embedded na sa pulitika. They perpetruate through the use of government funds. They have so much power already.
  • RICARDO PENSON

     FOR 
    There should be no succession. The Constitution is clear about dynasties. Politicians have been making a mockery of our Constitution.
  • KOKO PIMENTEL

     FOR 
    Ako kasi I will advise people not to talk of good or bad political dynasties anymore because if we ban political dynasties by law we should be willing to say goodbye even to the good dynasties. Because who will be the ultimate judge of whether the dynasties are good are bad? It's also the people so balik din tayo sa eleksyon. How would we know the sentiment of the people except election. But I am in favor of giving life to Section 26, Article 2 of the Constitution sa anti-political dynasty because it is a mandate, it is a command.
  • GRACE POE

     NO STAND 
  • CHRISTIAN SEÑERES

     FOR 
    May eleksyon every three years. 'Di natin kailangang maghintay ng anti-dynasty law. Huwag na lang iboto.
  • ANTONIO TRILLANES IV

     NO STAND 
    I am neither nor against it because it is irrelevant to whether a candidate will be corrupt and incompetent once elected.
  • BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA

     FOR 
  • CYNTHIA VILLAR

     NO STAND 
    Personally kasi, I never take against a person 'yung kanyang pangalan, as long as magaling siya. Ngayon, kung talagang they feel strongly about it, pass a law and we will follow. Marami pa naman tayong pwedeng gawin aside from public service.
  • MIGZ ZUBIRI

     FOR 
    Ang pamilya ko naman ay rerespetuhin ang isang panukala o isang batas na ilalabas in terms of political dynasties. But as of now, in the absence of an enabling act, talagang kailangan [ang] voter’s education. Dapat may karanasan, may kakayanan, at may plataporma de gobyerno na talagang makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan.
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