The electoral arrangements of the 1987 Constitution, according to Australia National University Professor and Southeast Asia politics expert Dr. Paul Hutchcroft, have shaped political parties in the Philippines into “convenient vehicles of patronage” rather than programmatic entities.

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The UP Department of Political Science, UP sa Halalan, and the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) invite you to “Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippines,” a public lecture by Dr. Paul Hutchcroft (Australian National University), on 8 February 2019 (Friday), 9:30 AM to 12:00 NN at Palma Hall 400, UP Diliman.