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Thursday, February 28, 2013
ON JANUARY 12, 1981, Dynasty an American prime time telenovela aired on ABC channel debuted its series that ended until the middle of 1989.
The TV series is about the Carringtons, an opulent oil family living in Colorado, USA.
The series, which centered on Blake Carrington, an oil magnate surrounded by family controversies, was the CBS channel competitor primetime series Dallas.
Dynasty was a word then talking about families engaged in controversies mostly on business and relationships.
Today, dynasty is a word not on television series but on politics that are said to be families of politicians who build empires on their leadership to their respective kingdoms.
Political dynasties are not bad per se. Since the word is now tainted with political color, some have their bad impressions of it.
Vice-gubernatorial candidate Dennis Pineda, former Lubao mayor and son of Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, reacted a couple of days ago to the statement of former Pampanga Governor Eddie Panlilio that the Pinedas are establishing a political dynasty in the province.
Establishing a political dynasty is the practice of fielding two or more members of a family to bid for elective positions whether in the national or local political landscape.
Pineda countered and said that his family merely wanted to leave a legacy but not to set-up a political dynasty as it was alleged.
The younger Pineda, who is seeking for the position under the political party Kambilan, the local party established by Governor Pineda said that he decided to aspire for Vice-Governor to heed to the call of many kapampangans for him to run.
Earlier, the Pampanga Mayors’ League, a number of kapampangan political figures, non-governmental organizations have clamored for Pineda to run in tandem with his mother.
He added that the he is leaving the choice to the people and that he merely offers himself to be a candidate in the name of public service. He also said that there is no law prohibiting him to run for the second highest post at the capitol and that if there will be a law that will be passed for the matter, he humbly vowed to withdraw his Certificate of Candidacy.
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong in the candidacy of another family member of an incumbent political official as long as they have the good track record, better aspirations and the capacity to lead his people.
If others call it building a dynasty, then there is nothing wrong with a dynasty as long as they have a dynasty of accomplishments, good governance and the heart to look for the welfare of the constituency.
Delta, as he is fondly called, is the best choice for the position as he can further improve the good working relationship of the provincial government’s executive and legislative relationship. I see a fast-tracking of projects for the people when the mother and son tandem will combine forces in leading the province in the furtherance of growth and development.
Come campaign period, he need not prove himself to the people as his past experiences in leading his town Lubao to a well-improved municipality is more than enough for him to get votes.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 01, 2013.