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FAT DYNASTIES
ARE ON THE RISE

Political dynasties have been dominant in the Philippine political landscape. Fat dynasties, which are clans with more than one family member is elected in any given election, continue to flourish across the years.

3 out of 4 governors

belong to fat dynasties in 2016

The gubernatorial seat recorded the highest growth among key local positions in the past three decades, from 41% in 1988 to 76% in 2016.

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WHAT IS A DYNASTIC POLITICIAN?

A dynastic politician has at least 2 family members occupying various local elected positions in the same year, or across different years.

WHAT IS A FAT DYNASTY?

"SABAY-SABAY"

ELECTED IN 2016

AMELIA

Wife of Manuel

MANUEL

Patriach

CARLOS

Son of Manuel