WHETHER OR NOT, THE MULTIPARTY SYSTEM IS STILL APPLICABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES
"WHETHER OR NOT, THE MULTIPARTY SYSTEM IS STILL APPLICABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES"
Majority of the members of the group believes and argues that the multiparty political system is no longer applicable in the Philippines because of the following arguments and reasons:
Philippine Political Parties Lack Solid Ideological Moorings
Most of the political parties in the Philippines today lack really lack solid ideological moorings and their members are blissfully unaware of what their parties really stand for. Many party members just follow the stance of their leader who may shift directions as the wind blows. Most political parties depend on the personal fortunes their individual leaders possess to fund their political work.
Philippine Political Parties are Basically Leader Oriented
Many political parties in the Philippines today exist primarily due to their leaders' capability to float with the tide, not because of their political ideology.. Thus, when the leaders lose interest in their party affairs or are lured to join other groups, their original parties disappear and new ones rise up in the horizon.
Multiparty System Promotes a Culture of Turncoatism and Political Butterflies
Today, Philippine politics and governane is plague by the negative cultures of political butterflies and turncoatism. Most politicians cross over from one party to another with the purpose of gravitating around the political parties in power.