They said politics is a dirty world because of the intrigues that involves in it and the corruptions that causes poverty among the people.
WHAT IS POLITICAL DYNASTY
In the present time, political dynasty is the main concern of the Filipino citizens but what is Political Dynasty? Political Dynasty is when almost all family members are involved in the politics and all have position all in the same term. For example in one town the mayor, the vice mayor and one of the councilors are all come in one family and they keep on persuading other family members to run for other positions or substitute for those family members who had finished their terms.
HISTORY OF POLITICAL DYNASTY
Political dynasty was already around way back Spanish era. At that time only the mestizos have the rights to enter politics and rule. Illustrados families are the one running for the position and famous family emerged from politics and up until now there are families that are very famous when it comes to politics because most of their family members have positions.
WHY CITIZENS ARE AGAINST POLITICAL DYNASTY
Though political dynasty is very common to the Philippines and it is around for so many years there are still lots of Filipinos who are against it and even appealing for an anti-dynasty law. Filipinos are getting sick of the political dynasty in the Philippines and Filipinos referred to it as one of the reason of corruption in the Philippines and why the Philippines stay poor as it is before.
The political dynasty shows how much people love having power on their hands. Political clans keep on encouraging their family members to run for politics even though they do not have enough experience and knowledge about politics. Just like what happened on the recent election, members of the politician clan aiming for a position in the senate and congress even though they do not have enough experience and knowledge about being a politician. Political dynasty makes politics a family business aside from being a public service if they really offer public service. The politician clans want to prolong their power and to continue the flow of the cash in their family, which is why they want other members of their family to enter politics.
If the people are against political dynasty why are still winning? It is because of the power they are holding. Their power over the people especially in the province, the family with the power can influence the people and convinced them to vote for them. Their influence and power also affect the votes of the people especially those who easily believe politicians false promises and those who are not aware of the outcome of political dynasty.
THE EFFECTS OF POLITICAL DYNASTY
Political dynasty can prolong the corruption in the Philippines because corruption can be easily covered up because of the family relation and sometimes corruption involves politician clans. If a politician clan ruled a certain place their power over the people will be stronger and their propose law can be easily implemented because they are supported by their families who are also in position. In some cases, the family member whether in politics or not can easily get away with their mistakes because of the power of their family. Corruption and injustice is the main problem of political dynasty and that is the current problem of the Philippines today.
RESOLVING THE PROBLEM
It is hard to stop powerful family to enter politics because it is their rights and currently there is still no law about political dynasty. The only thing that Filipino can do is to vote for the right one. Stop voting politician whom they know is not good for the country. The people are the one who put those politicians on their position and the power to break political dynasty can be in the hand of the people.