Roundtable discussion vs political dynasties held
Oct. 17, 2012
Following the public uproar on the inclusion of more dynastic politicians for the 2013 mid-term elections, a group of good governance advocates, lawyers, and others held a roundtable discussion on political dynasties last Oct. 11, 2012.
Held at the Manila Yacht Club, Roxas Blvd., Manila the roundtable discussion was initiated by Dante L.Jimenez, founding chair of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).
Among those who attended included former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr.; former Bayan Muna representative and now Makabayan coalition president Satur Ocampo; lawyer Leonard de Vera of Equal Justice; and lawyer Manny Obedoza, Jr., also of VACC. Lawyers Vic Velasquez and Ed Bringas of One Vote Movement, as well as Gen. (ret.) Raymundo Jarque, and Prof. Renne Gumba of the Bicol Autonomy Movement also attended.
Resource person was CenPEG’s director for policy studies, Bobby Tuazon.
The discussants resolved to initiate legal and political actions against political dynasties. Mulled was the formation of a broad anti-political dynasty movement.