Political Party Performance Task

And the groupings are in!  Below you’ll find your group mates for the political parties!  You’ll be working in these groups for the performance task, though each of you will have specific roles to fulfill.

E BLOCK Groupings:

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Conservative Party – Pinakabuod (Dana, Alanna, Sean, Nicole)

Right of Moderate Party – Tagagawa ng Himala (Katie, Leo, Raya, Jackie)

Left of Moderate –  United People of Pagbabago (Yunosuke, Aadi, Gabbie, Briana)

Liberal Party – Civil Prosperity (Matt, Tusshara, Clara, Christie)


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Conservative Party – Partido Sandigan (Janel, Zach, Ali, Jeff)

Right of Moderate Party – Conservative People’s Party of the Philippines (Matt, Tigha, Andie, Ayano)

Moderate Party – Civic Centrate (Claire, Tiffany, Matt, Danica)

Left of Moderate –  Diverse Directions (Natascha, Sasha, Jason, Maria, Mu)

Liberal Party – United Liberal Party (Angelica, Daniel, Falon, Nanami, Bailey)



Use this sample to help guide you through the writing of your ministerial brief. Party Leaders will follow the same format for their briefs with a focus on natural disaster preparedness and a brief background on the problem as a whole (as identified by their ministers).  


Party leaders will have a slightly longer brief but the same time limit of 4 minutes.  Though party leaders are focusing on natural disaster preparedness, they do need to make mention of what the platform of their whole party is – what their ministers are campaigning for and how they propose to solve the issues identified.  The sample above is an exemplary one for party leaders to follow.

Reminders for submission of Briefs:

  1. Create a new document in google docs for your final brief
  2. Submit that document to turnitin on your due date
  3. Check back for comments on Turnitin to help revise your briefs before your final speech


Party Leader
Minister of the Environment

Pollution – http://www.wepa-db.net/policies/state/philippines/overview.htm

Pollution – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1115138/

Pollution – http://www.denr.gov.ph/index.php/home.html

Pollution – http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/151925/breathing-metro-manila-air-now-risky%E2%80%93doh

Pollution –


Marine Conservation- http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/problems/pollution/

Marine Conservation- http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/philippines/wwf_philippines_our_solutions/index.cfm?uProjectID=PH0950

Marine Conservation – http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/coraltriangle/problems/

Deforestation – http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/

Deforestation – http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20philippines.htm

Deforestation – http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/in-the-media/philippines-deforestation-biodiversity-loss-top-list-of-major-woes/

Deforestation – http://environews.ph/biodiversity/philippine-forests-are-rapidly-disappearing/

Minister of Health

Philippine Department of Health – good information for ANY health issue

Health Care – http://data.worldbank.org/country/philippines

Health Care – http://www.who.int/countries/phl/en/

Infectious diseases / HIV – http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20110203-318317/HIV-and-AIDS-cases-in-Philippines-exceed-6000

Infectious diseases / HIV – http://www.interaksyon.com/article/34128/who-alarmed-by-rising-hiv-cases-in-philippines

Infectious diseases – http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/763897/tuberculosis-philippines-10-things-you-should-know

Infectious diseases – http://www.ptsi.org.ph/

Infectious diseases – http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/measles-phillipines

Reproductive Health – http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/29/world/asia/philippines-health-bill

Reproductive Health – http://pcw.gov.ph/taxonomy/term/5

Reproductive Health – http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/world/asia/philippine-lawmakers-pass-reproductive-health-bill.html?_r=1&

Access to Health Care – http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100413-263926/Health-care-beyond-reach-of-poor-say-critics

Access to Health Care – http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2012/04/16/philippines-700000-people-to-benefit-from-improved-access-to-health-services

Access to Health Care – http://www.internations.org/philippines-expats/guide/living-in-the-philippines-15358/the-philippines-health-care-and-diseases-2

Minister of Economics

Unemployment – http://www.tradingeconomics.com/philippines/unemployment-rate

Unemployment – http://www.indexmundi.com/philippines/unemployment_rate.html

Unemployment – http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/apr2009/phil-a06.shtml

Unemployment –


Fuel & Electricity Costs – http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/12/03/1263601/power-rates-fuel-prices-all-rise

Fuel & Electricity Costs – http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2013-02-13/highest-cheapest-gas-prices-by-country.html#slide44

Fuel & Electricity Costs – http://manilatimes.net/high-electricity-costs-root-of-our-backwardness/66574/

Fuel & Electricity Costs – http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/12/10/meralco-rate-hikes-highest-in-history/

Wealth Gap – http://business.inquirer.net/8377/philippines-leads-in-income-inequality-in-asean-says-study

Wealth Gap – http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/06/30/959721/poverty-income-inequality-remain-high-phl

Wealth Gap – http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/the-grim-reality-behind-the-philippines-economic-growth/275597/

Minister of Social Issues

Variety of statistics from Worldbank – http://data.worldbank.org/country/philippines

Poverty (video) – http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html

Poverty – www.adb.org/documents/books/poverty-in-the-philippines/chap6.pdf

Poverty – http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Corrupt-politicians,-not-a-large-population,-cause-poverty,-say-Filipino-bishops-7976.html

Corruption – http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2014/01/22/corruption-in-the-philippines-survey-of-business-execs-reveals-mixed-findings/

Corruption – http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/12/03/1263753/philippines-improves-rank-corruption-perception-index

Corruption – http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2013/11/19/Government-corruption-concerns-acute-as-Philippines-recovers-from-typhoon/stories/201311190104

Homelessness/Slums/Squatters – http://www.homeless-international.org/philippines

Homelessness/Slums/Squatters – http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/6270

Homelessness/Slums/Squatters – http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/564519/qc-mayor-signs-city-law-to-stop-squatting

Homelessness/Slums/Squatters – http://globalbalita.com/2013/06/27/is-there-a-solution-to-the-squatting-problem/

Homelessness/Slums/Squatters – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2339640/Manila-slums-Forced-live-makeshift-shanty-towns-built-disaster-zones-poor-families-Manila-left-Asias-fastest-growing-economy.html


Review of People Power Events

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Below you will find a link to a timeline of events that led up to the outbreak of People Power. You should also review your dipity timelines!

To see the timeline of events click here.

Important events to know are:

  1. First election of Marco
  2. First Quarter Storm
  3. Constitutional Convention to switch to Parliamentary System
  4. Bombing at Plaza Miranda
  5. Martial Law
  6. Assassination of Ninoy
  7. Confetti Revolution
  8. Snap Elections
  9. Enrile and Ramos Defect
  10. EDSA Revolution

Here’s a link to a QUIZLET I’ve created that should help you review key concepts and people as well!


You’ll also need to know Metro Manila pretty well (especially for the MM Map quiz). Make sure you study the places and the locations of the additions we put into the Map (EDSA, Malacanang,etc).

Here is the link to a Metro Manila Map game a former student came up with, which will help you study too! 

Make sure you have on your maps:

  1. EDSA
  6. NAIA

Good luck! 🙂

LAKAS SAMBAYANAN (Community Strength)

We’ve been reviewing Revolutions and discussing People Power in the Philippines these past few days. Over the next few days we will be watching a video on what actually happened during the People Power Revolution called Lakas Sambayanan (roughly translated as Community Strength).

You’ll find the links to the videos below in case you need to watch them again or missed out on information for the packet.


Lakas Sambayanan Part 1 (Skip sections: 3:18 – 6:20)



Lakas Sambayanan Part 2 (Skip following sections: 1:28 – 2:28 / 3:06 – 3:56 / 4:22 – 4:42 / 6:01 – 6:25)



Lakas Sambayanan Part 3 (Skip following sections: 7:10-9:00)



Lakas Sambayanan Part 4 



Lakas Sambayanan Part 5 (Skip following sections: 1:57 – 3:36 / 6:21 – 7:30)



Lakas Sambayanan Part 6 (Skip following sections: 8:48 – 9:14)



Lakas Sambayanan Part 7



Lakas Sambayanan Part 8



Lakas Sambayanan Part 9



Civil Wars, Rebellions, Revolutions…What’s the Difference???


Civil Wars are wars between groups or regions within the same territory/state/country.

The conflict in Syria is a good example of a Civil War (image taken from activistpost.com)

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Rebellions are an uprising or organized resistance to a current government

The conflict in between the MILF and the government in Mindanao is a good example of a rebellion.

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Revolutions are an overthrow of the current government in favor of a new government. A change is necessary for a revolution to occur.

The EDSA People Power Revolution in the Philippines was a good example of this.

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