by Lyra Lucero and Alyassa Lagua
A campaign ad crediting to Senate hopeful Jinggoy Estrada the law requiring employers to pay no lower than the minimum wage poor students who work during school breaks under the government’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) needs context.
by Ruth R. Lusterio-Rico, PhD
Does the environment matter during elections? Do Filipino voters give importance to environmental issues and consider these when choosing their national and local leaders? Do candidates actually run with an environmental agenda?
by Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, PhD
So you completed your list of 12 senators to pick. Two weeks into the polls, you already have an idea which local candidates will deliver the goods. You are also pretty certain which district candidate will truly speak for your community.
by Camille Joyce M. Lisay
One in five parties under the party-list system competing in the May 13, 2019 elections have links to the current administration.
by Jan Robert R. Go
Aside from electing 12 new members of the Philippine Senate, the Filipino people will also elect 245 district representatives, 81 governors and vice-governors, 145 city mayors and vice-mayors, and 1,489 municipal mayors and vice-mayors, or a total of 3,675 positions up for election at the local level.
by Perlita M. Frago-Marasigan, PhD
Can you imagine elections without free media?
In this scenario, candidates will have to stretch the campaign periods for longer hours to factor in the travel time. They will need to visit each village of every municipality, city or province before they can move on to another to maximize their votes.