Author: J. A. Carizo & Alex C. De Guzman

CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (4)

Political Interests What has not been expounded in the in the CamSur partition debate is the issue on political interests, power relations and control. First, Camarines Sur is just like any ordinary province in the Philippines – it is controlled by political clans. In Camsur, the members of these clans continue to grow in number … Continue reading CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (4)

CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (3)

The economics of the partition? Naga City Councilor Joseling Tuason is partly correct to say that “more than the political concessions that might be accorded those public figures who are pursuing or resisting the partition, there are grave social and economic restructuring of the entire setup and existing status of Camarines Sur if any changes … Continue reading CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (3)

CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (2)

The Probability of Division With the hype and media mileage created by the Ad Congress, the probability of dividing Camarines Sur became low. The positive image painted by the media worked against "bukag" that people started asking: Maray man palan an naginibuhan ni Governor L-Ray Villafuerte , nata ta bubuwagon pa? But of course, there … Continue reading CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid! (2)

CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid!

In 1992, James Carville used the economy to catapult Bill Clinton in what is supposedly an uphill presidential battle against George Bush. The slogan “It's the economy, stupid!” not only broke Bush's approval rating but also sharply turned American opinion that from the 90% approval rating in 1991, the then US President was hammered with … Continue reading CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid!