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Trapo alert! 2013 Election summary

I have attempted through this series to have a serious discussion of the 2013 senatorial aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These were put through what I called the pander-o-meter to determine whether the policy detail they had released placed them in either the reformist or populist columns. The following table details the range of possible […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 8

  Featuring Nancy Binay, Tingting Cojuangco, Jamby Madrigal, Mitos Magsaysay and Cynthia Villar. This is the eighth part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These are put […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 7

Featuring Jun Magsaysay, Edward Hagedorn, Antonio Trillanes, Samson Alcantara, Ramon Montaño and Ricardo Penson. This is the seventh part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These are […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 6

Featuring Grace Poe, Eddie Villanueva and Richard Gordon. This is the sixth part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These are put through what I call the […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 5

Featuring Teddy Casiño, Democratic Party of the Philippines and Ang Kapitiran candidates. This is the fifth part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These are put through […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 4

Featuring Gringo Honasan, Ernesto Maceda and Migz Zubiri. This is the fourth part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). These are put through what I call the pander-o-meter to […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 3

Featuring Koko Pimentel, JV Ejercito and Jack Enrile. This is the third part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). I have identified nineteen so far that have articulated […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering, part 2

Featuring Chiz Escudero, Risa Hontiveros and Loren Legarda. This is the second part in a series on the candidates for the senate in 2013. Just a recap: I am attempting through this series to have a serious discussion of the aspirants and their political platforms (or lack thereof). I have identified nineteen so far that […] Read more

Trapo Alert! Detecting political pandering on the pander-o-meter

Featuring Sonny Angara, Bam Aquino and Alan Peter Cayetano. The populist is in the details (or lack thereof). As part of a series covering the senate race of 2013, I am casting a spotlight on the platforms and policy pronouncements of the candidates as the campaign season unfolds. Previously, I found that only 11 candidates […] Read more

Philippine conservatism

On the problem of “jobless growth” and how to fix it The last time the Philippines experienced an economic contraction was way back in 1998 in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. Since then, the country has posted 57 consecutive quarters of positive growth averaging 4.7 per cent in real terms year-on-year. That may […] Read more