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"PINOY PULITIKA: Halalan, Halinhinan at iba pang Hiwaga" - A Roundtable Discussion on Philippine Elections and Electoral Politics

posted Apr 28, 2013, 11:25 PM by Ruth Rico   [ updated Apr 28, 2013, 11:31 PM ]

The Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA)

in cooperation with
The Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC)

PINOY PULITIKA: Halalan, Halinhinan at iba pang Hiwaga
A Roundtable Discussion on Philippine Elections and Electoral Politics
9:00am to 12:00nn
3 May 2013, Friday
Mercedes B. Concepcion Room
Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) Building, Diliman Quezon City

Mid-term elections in the Philippines will be held on 13 May 2013. For many observers, this promises to be more than the triennial exercise of political competition and elite circulation as it is also an affirmation of how well (or how badly) the promise of the “Daang Matuwid” of the Aquino administration is doing. Public opinion polls indicate the continuing personal popularity of President Aquino and the broad acceptance of the policies of his administration. Will this translate into a victory for Team PNoy in Congress? Or, will the opposition pull a surprise? Will political families continue to dominate? Or, will new players challenge the existing order? Beyond these questions, however, are a number of niggling issues that reflect the long-term prospects of Philippine politics: What is the impact of the latest SC party-list ruling in these and future elections? How will this change the electoral terrain of the country? How significant are the problems, concerns, and issues associated with automated elections (particularly the PCOS machines)? What can be said about the role of the COMELEC in managing the country's electoral system? These and other election-related issues will be discussed in this forum of noted political and social scientists.

Invited speakers are:

Dr. Edna Co (UP NCPAG)
Prof. Ronald Holmes (DLSU and Pulse Asia)
Prof. Alexander R. Magno (UP PolSc)
Dr. Amado Mendoza, Jr. (UP PolSc)
Dr. Danilo Reyes (UP NCPAG)
Sec. Joel Rocamora (IPD, NAPC)
Dr. Julio Teehankee (DLSU and Liberal Party)
Malou Tiquia (Publicus)
Dr. Prospero de Vera (UP-NCPAG)