Neg.Or. leaders divided on
A survey of a cross section of the community in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental showed divided views on political dynasties that is the subject of ongoing debates on its constitutionality and of calls to stop the practice in the Philippines.
Dumaguete City Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, who is running for mayor in 2013 against incumbent Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, said political dynasty is discouraged by the constitution, but this provision is deemed to be only “directory”.
He said an enabling law must be passed by Congress to give teeth to it, but for whatever reason known only to them, Congress has not passed any such law. Until then, there is no legal definition of a political dynasty and its corresponding consequences, he said.
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