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On Philippine Political Culture

By Joharel Escobia
Urios University
Christopher Ryan Maboloc writes that after Spain relinquished the Philippines as one of its colonies, the Americans instituted its brand of democracy. It was during this period, he said, that political elitism came into total fruition as lands that were acquired by the friars were simply transferred to families who have been very supportive of the American regime. This fact gave rise to many, if not all, political elites in the provinces, who in turn, supported most oligarchs in the capital Manila.