PH polls still billionaires’ playground

MANILA, Philippines --- The general elections in 2022 will remain the playground of billionaires, thanks to a bill raising five-fold the amount that may be spent in a campaign by presidential candidates, an opposition lawmaker warned on Monday. In opposing the passage of House Bill No. 6095, Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas said the electoral system would continue to favor only the moneyed elite, while ordinary Filipinos would have no fighting chance to take elective posts in the future. By a 213-6 vote, with one abstention, the House approved on third reading the bill allowing candidates for president, vice president and senator to spend as much as P50 per voter, five times higher than...Keep on reading: PH polls still billionaires’ playground

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