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Message Of The UP President: UP Padayon Sa Halalan

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered at The Rundown: The 2013 Senate Elections Forum on February 7, 2013 at the GT-Toyota Auditorium, Asian Center, UP Diliman. The event was organized by the UP Economics Society, with the support of the Office of the Vice-President for Public Affairs, and forms part of the UP Halalan 2013 project to promote honest, credible and empowering elections.

It is my honor to welcome you all to The Rundown: The 2013 Senate Elections Forum and my privilege to congratulate the UP Economics Society (UP EcoSoc) for organizing this event which forms part of UP’s continuing effort …

The Changing Election Climate: Keeping Tabs On Hotspots In The Philippines

In the age of climate change, in much of the world the term “hotspots” refers to areas most endangered by environmental degradation. But in Philippine elections “hotspots” refers to areas where election-related violence incidents are most likely to occur. “Climate change” can therefore mean the shifting of the culture of Philippine elections from the dominance of guns, goons and gold to a peaceful and orderly process.
As early as January this year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) had already identified 889 hotspots, or areas of concern in the May 2013 elections—up from the 509 it identified late last year.
Of this number, …

Gastos Sa Kampanya: Ngayon

Nagsagawa ng monitoring at pag-aaral tungkol sa eleksyon at campaign finance, o campaign spending, ng mga pulitiko noong 2007 ang grupong Pera at Pulitika (PAP). Dalawang lebel ang aming ginawa—isa sa antas lokal, para sa mga kandidato na tumakbo sa lokal na posisyon, at isa sa antas nasyunal, para sa mga tumakbo sa pagka-senador. (Hindi namin kayang i-cover pa yung  party-lists na nasa antas national din.)
Napatunayan namin na napakahirap i-monitor o subaybayan ang kanilang expenditures, dahil sa TV ads pa lamang ay kailangang tutukan buong araw para makita kung ilang ads nila ang lumabas. Ang pinakamagandang paraan ay mag-commission ng …

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