[FREE History Workshop | Open to All | Space is Limited]
Why is Philippine Politics So Corrupt?
Why do family dynasties persist in a supposedly democratic, and supposedly independent Philippines? And what does history teach us about the potential for real change? … This will be a one hour history talk matched with one hour of discussion.
We will look at how family dynasties came to dominate Philippine politics, economics, and pop culture. We will also look at the many attempts to overturn this climate of corruption. Where were there successes and where were there failures, and why?
In discussing corruption we’ll also examine why this corruption is not an unfortunate side effect but a necessary tool to maintain the status quo… and along the way examine some of the dark chapters–like how the CIA was born in the Philippines to crush post WWII attempts at a truly independent country…
You can email us to confirm your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can also just drop in! (Space is limited, emailing us confirms your spot.)