My Wednesday column was, ‘Areglado na ang kilay!’ which is, in turn, something I’d earlier brought up last year in An epidemic of clans (on a related note, see an earlier column that references India, a very interesting parallel: The 500-year interval). The phrase itself comes from an article on political slang Nick Joaquin wrote in 1963.
My column references some facts and articles:
1. More than half of Filipinos 15 years and over have ever migrated (Results from the 2018 National Migration Survey)
See also: MAP: Distribution of 65.7M voters in the May 2022 polls; Most vote-rich provinces, cities for the 2022 Philippine elections.
Just as a matter of trying to identify patterns, I made this list. It includes our list of provinces, their incumbent governors, their party affiliqtion, which candidate they’ve endorsed, and whether the candidates are running unopposed:
Sources for the above include: Heads of Vote-Rich Provinces, Cities Who Endorsed Presidential Bets; Leni Gubernatorial Endorsements Tracker; e-Boto Governor Endorsements (As of April 24); 2022 Philippine gubernatorial elections.