Electoral persistence and the quality of public policies: evidence from the dynamics of lawmaking in the Philippine House of Representatives, 1992-2016 (2019)

by Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, PhD

Can elections serve as vector of good public policy in fledgling democracies where electorally persistent elites circumvent institutional safeguards?

The Philippines in 2018: Broken Promises, Growing Impatience (2019)

by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD

Two and a half years into the Duterte administration, the country is facing high inflation rates, weak political institutions, and political uncertainty. While there are efforts toward political reform as well as peaceful settlement of conflicts, the country remains divided, with no clear strategy for reforms or nation-building being offered.

Chronology of the 1987 Philippine Constitution (2019)

edited by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD

This kind of research is important especially since more informed public discussions about the issue are needed and there has been no recent comprehensive review of the 1987 Constitution that has been disseminated to different audiences.

Rebuilding Disaster-Affected Communities for a Sustainable Future (2019)

edited by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD

The overarching aim of the project is two-fold: (1) to identify strategies that work in relation to poverty alleviation in post-disaster environments, and (2) to ascertain the conditions necessary for the scaling up of these strategies based on the case of relief efforts in selected Yolanda (international name Haiyan) - affected areas.

Are We There Yet? What it Will Take to Win the Philippine War on Drugs (2019)

by Jorge V. Tigno, DPA

Early into his campaign for the presidency in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte promised to rid the country of the drug problem just as he had done in Davao after having been its mayor for decades.

Examining China's Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia Implications for the Philippines (2019)

by Raisa E. Lumampao, MGAP

What is China’s foreign policy in Northeast Asia? What are the implications of these policies to the Philippines? This research examines continuities and changes in China’s foreign policy in Northeast Asia during the latter part of the Hu Jintao administration and the onset of the Xi Jinping administration.

Marginal Representation Party-list and Legislative Productivity at the House of Representatives 1998–2016 (2019)

by Aimee Dresa R. Bautista, MA and Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, PhD

Republic Act (RA) No. 7941 or the Party-List System Act of 1995 seeks to promote the participation of the marginalized and underrepresented sectors of the society in policymaking. However, two decades after its passage, confusion and controversy still hound the Philippines’ experiment with proportional representation.

Political Dynasties in the Philippines: Persistent Patterns, Perennial Problems (2016)

by Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, PhD and Eduardo C. Tadem, PhD

The results of the 2013 Philippine mid-term elections highlighted the dominance of political dynasties in the country. With all 80 provinces littered with political families, 74 percent of the elected members of the House of Representatives came from such dynastic groups.

Tried and Tested? Dynastic Persistence and Legislative Productivity at the Philippine House of Representatives (2016)

by Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, PhD

Examining the determinants of legislative success at the Philippine House of Representatives, this study shows empirically why continuous entrenchment by political families can be detrimental to political institutions.

Beyond roll call: executive-legislative relations and lawmaking in the Philippine House of Representatives (2013)

by Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, PhD

This article analyzes lawmaking in presidential systems where legislative roll call votes do not reflect policy or ideological stance, taking the Philippines as a case study.

Public Opinion and Democratic Governance (2006)

by Felipe B. Miranda, MA

Theoretically, a public is any group of people conjoined in some specific interest and directly affected by its management.

Electoral and Party Politics in Prewar Philippines (2006)

by Jorge V. Tigno, DPA

In the years since the beginning of American colonial rule in the Philippines in 1899 up to the period before the declaration of martial law in 1972, parties and elections have become an essential feature of the country's political landscape.

Electoral and Party Politics in the Postwar Period (2006)

by Jorge V. Tigno, DPA

After having gone through the period of American military and civilian occupation, the Philippines was once again put to the test with its involvement in the Second World War and the ensuing postwar reconstruction.

Electoral and Party Politics during the Martial Law Period (2006)

by Jorge V. Tigno, DPA

Throughout much of the Post-World War II period (i.e., from 1946 to 1972) the Philippine party system had achieved some measure of consistency with two parties alternating for control of government.

Parties, Elections, and Democratization in Post-Martial Law Philippines (2006)

by Renato S. Velasco, PhD

In ousting a dictatorship in 1986, the Philippines became an important player in the democratic wave that swept the world in the 1970s and 1980s.

Executive Power and Presidential Leadership: Philippine Revolution to Independence (2006)

by Ma. Lourdes G. Genato Rebullida, DPA

The executive branch of the Philippine government is represented and symbolized by the president, as the chief executive of the state, under the different constitutions in Philippine political history.

The Executive: Martial Law, Constitutional Authoritarianism, and the Marcos Administration (2006)

by Ma. Lourdes G. Genato Rebullida, DPA

This chapter presents the period of Ferdinand E. Marcos's regime at the point of his declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972, before the close of his second term as president (1969-1973) under the 1935 Philippine Constitution, until his downfall in the aftermath of February 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, now referred to as EDSA I.

The Philippine Executive and Redemocratization (2006)

by Ma. Lourdes G. Genato Rebullida, DPA

This chapter on the Philippine Executive focuses on the redemocratization period that began with Corazon C. Aquino's ascendancy to power following the "People Power Revolution" (referred to as EDSA I) that toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand E. Marcos, which caused him to leave the country on February 25, 1986.

Bureaucracy and Public Management in Democracy, Development, and Governance in the Philippines (2006)

by Ma. Lourdes G. Genato Rebullida, DPA and Cecilia Serrano, PhD

Bureaucracy and administration are necessary elements in the Philippine government's performance of its functions as the operational apparatus or machinery of the state.

The Philippine Legislature: From Pre-Spanish Times to the Eve of Martial Law (2006)

by Olivia C. Caoili, PhD

Pre-Spanish Philippines was composed of barangay societies scattered throughout the archipelago.

The Philippine Legislature: The Martial Law Period (2006)

by Olivia C. Caoili, PhD

As mentioned in the preceding chapter, when Martial Law was declared by President Ferdinand Marcos on September 21, 1972, the Constitutional Convention, which has been convened by an Act of Congress in 1971, was finalizing its draft of a new Constitution.

The Restored Philippine Congress (2006)

by Olivia C. Caoili, PhD

Dramatic events in February 1986 - the conduct of snap presidential elections, the contested election results, and the now famous EDSA People Power Revolution - led to the overthrow of the Marcos authoritarian regime and the ascendancy of President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.

The Judiciary (2006)

by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD and Ferdinand C. Baylon, LIB, MBA

Owing to its specialized positions not being open for popular elections and its so-called independent status, the Philippine judiciary has traditionally not enjoyed much attention compared to the two other branches of government.

The Military in Philippine Politics: Democratization, Governance, and Security Sector Reform (2006)

by Carolina G. Hernandez, PhD

Before the imposition of martial law in September 1972, the role of the military in Philippine politics was not a contested one.

Local Governments and Devolution in the Philippines (2006)

by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD

Local government is the lowest level of elected territorial organization within a state, whether federal or unitary.

Autonomous Regions: The Cordillera Autonomous Region (2006)

by Athena Lydia Casambre, PhD

The establishment of an autonomous region in the Cordillera (along with one in Muslim Mindanao) is provided for in Article X, Section 15, of the 1987 Constitution.

Autonomous Regions: The Search for Viable Autonomy in Muslim Mindanao/Southern Philippines (2006)

by Miriam Coronel Ferrer, MA

Autonomy may be defined as a legal, political, or social arrangement that devolves special powers to minority populations within a nation-state to enable their self-governance.