Actually, many Filipino voters are shading the names in the ballots during elections, not because they know the personality and background of a specific candidate, but rather the surname sounds familiar. Another instance is, they are satisfied with the “catchy” advertisements of these candidates. Our country, the Philippines, has been in a system like this for decades, and it is called the political dynasty. Political dynasty is very evident in our country. During the senatorial campaign and elections last 2013, many names have been controversial. Several candidates have been questioned whether they can be adequate leaders of the country, in spite the fact that they lack experience. However, they have still won the elections because of their effective advertisements, which include an interview of “Why am I voting for (the name of the candidate)?” from the family member or relative who currently holds a position in the Philippine government, or a former politician who has maximized his serving period.
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"The Philippines Hosted 4.7 Million International Visitors in 2013." tourism.gov.ph. Tourism Research and Statistics Division, Office of Tourism Planning, Research and Information Management, Tourism Planning and Promotions Sector, Department of Tourism, 10 Feb. 2014. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.
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