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Monday, May 12, 2014

Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte among top 10 provinces with biggest political 'dynastic share'

Photo from Manila Bulletin
Alvarez, Ampatuan, Arbison, Belmonte, Bersamin, Binay, Cayetano, Cua, Dy, Ecleo, Ejercito, Escudero, Espina, Fariñas, Garcia, Garin, Loong, Mangudadatu, Marañon, Marcos, Ortega, Revilla, Romualdez, Sahali, Singson, Tan, Tupas. 
These are just some of the 178 clans ruling 73 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines.

Maguindanao, Apayao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Negros Occidental, Ilocos Sur, Quirino, Cebu.

These are the top 10 provinces in the country with the biggest 'dynastic share' according to an Asian Institute of Management 2012 study.

Ronald Mendoza, David Yap, Edsel Beja Jr., and Victor Venida, the persons who made the research "Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Congress," found that:

  • 70% of the 15th Congress is dynastic, with dynasties dominating all major political parties.
  • On the average, there are more dynasties in regions with higher poverty and lower human development.
  • Dynasties tend to be richer (with higher Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth).
  • 80% of the youngest congressmen (age 26-40) are more dynastic clans

In  Ilocos Sur (READ: Politics in Ilocos Sur | A Family Business), 18 of the 33 municipailites or 54.54% is lorded over one family. 

In the 2013 local elections, 18 of the 32 mayors in Ilocos Sur are given assurance of another term since they are practically unopposed in their respective turfs.


Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

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Paul is an Accountancy graduate from the Northwestern University. He works for VoicePoints. He was the former College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. He likes discussing tax issues. He was one of the finalists of the PWC Cup (Taxation and Payroll Accounting)

He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is an organist and an officer of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo).

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