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The Crises of Representation in the Philippines and the Role of Charter Change

Members of the House of Representatives pose for posterity following a five-hour orientation on the intricacies and art of being effective legislators, held on July 2013. Photos by G. Engay and P. Camero, Media Relations Service, House of Representatives.
The Aquino Administration would like to believe that it has made strides in improving transparency and accountability. While there is empirical support for this, corruption is not the only gripping problem of Philippine democracy. There is also a need to improve government responsiveness, political inclusion, and popular participation.
There is reason to believe that current political leadership has not paid attention to these …

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