According to Gerring, et al (2005), democracy has a negative effect on our economic growth. This is because there are many problems in estimating the impact of democracy on growth; it is not a key to economic growth, due to the concern of the difficulty in initiating drastic economic reforms (Leftwich, 2005). Impact of elections on Economy Political elections also have an influence on the prices and interest rates. Kaplan (2006) maintains that competitive elections in a democratic state lead to unfavourable economic outcomes like inflation. Politics in Kenya had a causal sequence on their economy due to violence that occurred in the 2007 elections.
If only the Philippines has this kind of government officials, The Filipinos would live in harmony and not in chaos. The Western thought and Confucian thought when put together will balance everything. Law and morality should both rule. Seeing this country being shaped by the Western and Confucian thought for the betterment of both the rich and the poor Filipinos is such a great feeling. I know there is hope for the Filipino people.
Since democratic institutions attend to the demands of the poor by lowering income inequality and expanding access to education, done at the cost of limiting physical capital accumulation, the overall effect of democracy in growth is relatively negative. In short, there are two sides of the same coin: by providing human capital accumulation and lowering inequality, democracy fosters growth, but it also brings a hindrance to it by raising government expenditure / GDP ratio and lowering the rate of physical capital
The Philippines can be more democratic by highlighting this area of this form of government. A more concrete instance could be the opportunity to run for office. They say there is equal opportunity; but in truth be told, you cannot run if you do not have the means to. Technically, one would be able to file a case in the COMELEC but would not be able to continue the race. As a democracy, being in a governmental position should not be limited to the wealthy.
Learning Philippine history is still and will always be relevant. The fact that we are a true blooded Filipinos, the fact that every generation was and will always be a product of history, history will always be a relevant subject regardless of what course a student takes
The Mindanao conflict is the most long standing conflict within the republic of Philippines. The Mindanao conflict is about the people from Mindanao prefer to be called Moros rather than Filipinos believing that they weren’t part of the Philippines and these struggles reach to the present day with some Moros are continuing the fight to strive for their own independence. Tracing back where it started during the American colonial rule in the early 1920’s. 25 years before the American sponsored the Philippines’ independence there was a peace movement that asserted sovereign from the soon to be Republic of the Philippines. They wanted to be separated from the people with Christians as a majority of their religion.
The majority of member in national assembly come from agricultural background. Some of them are feudal lords. According to Imtaiz Gul “ these feudal lords are well connected in socio-political circles giving them a form of authoritarian power in the government” (www.pakistantoday.com.pk). Feudalism impacts on political & economic institutions: The growth of feudalism is mostly rooted in political sphere. The political & administrative agencies of Pakistan are totally controlled at the higher stratum by feudal lords.
The political landscape of the country is mainly dominated by landlords, businessmen and religious clergy who over the years have developed an unholy nexus with the ever dominant civil and military bureaucracy. The voting patterns are also divided on religious, ethnic and linguistic lines. The lack of education among the masses has further strengthened the stranglehold of these political actors on the political structure of the country. In addition, the biraderism plays a key role in the decisions of individuals and groups and heavily affects their voting patterns in rural areas. With Sindh and Balochistan dominated by the landowning classes, and masses being their subjects on a large scale, the political culture in these areas has remained autocratic.
Incumbent provincial officials from the same family tend to monopolize government positions, thus, political dynasties in the provinces are getting fatter and fatter. Additionally, citizens have come to be familiar with the family’s surname, thus favoring, even granting favoritism to the said candidate; this is called nepotism. The existing Anti-Political Dynasty Act and education of voters are efforts that have been made to remove political dynasties. Prevalence of political dynasties and rampant nepotism in the Philippine provinces
Criminality 4. The Communist Insurgency Poverty of the Masses No one can ever remove poverty in a country. In the Philippines, poverty increased during the Marcos era. An indicator of this was the change of poverty level after his administration. The external debt of the country increased by an annual average rate of 25% and this was from 1970 until 1981.