Backlash against Filipino political dynasties

Protesters say system stunts development and are trying to persuade people to break their voting habits.

    Family dynasties have long dominated politics in the Philippines - and have been blamed by some for stunting the country's development.  

    A law to curb their influence is still waiting to be passed, so one group is already doing its best to persuade Filipinos to break their voting habits.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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