SC decision anti-poor
The Supreme Court ruling on the party-list system will further strengthen elite dominance in Philippine politics. It will further “trapofy” Congress. Instead of giving space for the poor, the party-list system will now be a wider playing ground for the candidates of the dominant elite. The Supreme Court ruling has reversed the progressive and pro-poor intent of the party-list system.
Expect more hacienderos, trapo and Cabinet members to abuse the system that was envisioned and originally reserved for poor and marginalized sectors.
national chair, Anakbayan,
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