Let's put an end to political dynasties

"The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law."

Video: Political Dynasty and the People’s Initiative

Posted 348 days ago

21 March 2014
 
POLITICAL DYNASTY. Despite the Constitutional prohibition (Article II, Section 26), political dynasties have been a present staple in Philippine political arena. Many have pointed that such oligarchy is the root problem of all the corruption in government.

Political dynasties…how we can get it out of our system

Posted 394 days ago

 
People’s initiative: New people power?
 
Among the many innovations in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, one facet of the fundamental law stands out among the rest, and this is the right given to the people through people’s initiative – in the amendatory process of the Constitution (Article XVII, Section 2), and directly proposing and enacting laws or approving or rejecting any act or law (Article VI, Section 32).

Common good is common sense

Posted 546 days ago

 
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The common good is the “sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and easily.” (#74 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.)
“The principle of the common good, to which every aspect of social life must be related if it is to attain its fuller meaning, stems from the dignity and equality of all people.  

People’s initiative to end political dynasties

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Kapatiran Party at the 9th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought

Posted 5 days ago

27 February 2015
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9th International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education

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22 February 2015
 
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John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought Organizes International Conference in Manila on “Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business”
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The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies is organizing its upcoming conference on “Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business: Rediscovering Integral Human Development in the Catholic Social Tradition.” The conference, co-sponsored by Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Philippines), St.

Test of Church intention to intervene in public affairs

Posted 34 days ago

29 January 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Commentary by Norman V. Cabrera
 
The actions of Church leaders will tell the truth about what they genuinely believe in and stand for. But, sadly, these leaders are on the verge of failure in lending their collective support.

Francis to Philippine government: Stop the corruption

Posted 46 days ago

16 January 2015
National Catholic Reporter
by Joshua J. McElwee
 
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A nation of some 100 million people, the Philippines has frequently been ranked one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

Church leaders urged: Be more vocal on politics

Posted 46 days ago

15 January 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
by Jerome Aning
 
 “A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.” None of us can say, ‘I have nothing to do with this, they govern.” – Pope Francis
 
MANILA, Philippines–A Church-based political party on Wednesday expressed hope that Pope Francis would inspire Church leaders to speak up more about politics to help the faithful make intelligent and conscience-based decisions as Filipino citizens.

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