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Democracy without Parties

The Philippines in the Patronage Trap

During the mid-term elections in the Philippines on 13 May 2013, as expected the old patronage parties came out on top. Once again, the electoral system offered the opportunity for candidature nearly exclusively to well-known personalities and wealthy families during the country-wide senatorial election. Similarly, the elections for the Lower House and local elections were dominated by political clans and dynasties. Vote-buying and controlled voting in polling stations turned the election into a farce. more…

Dr. Peter Köppinger | International Reports | August 12, 2013

Kêtindêg, Volume 2 Issue 5

Quarterly Newsletter of the IPDEV Project

Here you can find the IPDEV Project's quarterly Newsletter Kêtindêg covering events and developments of the months of February, March and April 2013. more…

August 5, 2013

Kêtindêg, Volume 1 Issue 2&3

Quarterly Newsletter of the IPDEV Project

Here you can find the IPDEV Project's quarterly Newsletter Kêtindêg covering events and developments of the second half of 2012. more…

July 23, 2013

Fighting for Land and Identity

The Perpetual Struggle of the Indigenous Peoples in Southwest Mindanao

A group that has been consistently overlooked when observing the peace process on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao are the non-Islamised and also non-Christianised indigenous peoples (IP). It is absolutely crucial to ensure that they will not become even more discriminated in the future. Reforms that ensure representation at local and regional level as well as actions towards protecting the IP’s livelihood security must become priorities for the future Bangsamoro. more…

Miriam Fischer, Atty Benedicto Bacani | International Reports | July 12, 2013

Seminar on Governance and Communication After Winning the Local Elections

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) gathered on June 21-22, 2013 a group of Centrist Democratic officials in Tagaytay City who won elective posts in local governments across the country after the recently concluded 2013 National and Local Elections. more…

Event Reports | June 26, 2013