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2019 Midterm Elections: A bane or boon for the Bicol Region? (Part 2)

Implications In general, the recently concluded elections provide us with two clear messages -- the reiteration that Bicolanos vote independently as show by the presence of Otso Diretso candidates in the Region’s Magic 12; and, the incoming consolidation of political power by the sitting President. Because of the latter, we can expect complications to occur … Continue reading 2019 Midterm Elections: A bane or boon for the Bicol Region? (Part 2)

2019 Midterm Elections: A bane or boon for the Bicol Region? (Part 1)

2019 Midterm Elections: A bane or boon for the Bicol Region? (Part 1)

A midterm election is generally considered as a litmus test of the administration in power. It sends signals of affirmation or negation to the programs and policies of the current administration, and provides indicators of acceptability and satisfaction to the holders of power depending on the electoral system one has. The recently concluded 2019 Philippine … Continue reading 2019 Midterm Elections: A bane or boon for the Bicol Region? (Part 1)