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Alvarez, Ampatuan, Arbison, Belmonte, Bersamin, Binay, Cayetano, Cua, Dy, Ecleo, Ejercito, Escudero, Espina, Fariñas, Garcia, Garin, Loong, Mangudadatu, Marañon, Marcos, Ortega, Revilla, Romualdez, Sahali, Singson, Tan, Tupas.
These are just some of the 178 clans ruling 73 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines.
Maguindanao, Apayao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Negros Occidental, Ilocos Sur, Quirino, Cebu.
These are the top 10 provinces in the country with the biggest 'dynastic share' according to an Asian Institute of Management 2012 study.
Ronald Mendoza, David Yap, Edsel Beja Jr., and Victor Venida, the persons who made the research "Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Congress," found that:
- 70% of the 15th Congress is dynastic, with dynasties dominating all major political parties.
- On the average, there are more dynasties in regions with higher poverty and lower human development.
- Dynasties tend to be richer (with higher Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth).
- 80% of the youngest congressmen (age 26-40) are more dynastic clans
The author produced the following list that gives readers a sampling of some of the country's better known political dynasties who won in the May 2013 elections. The list also includes the top 10 provinces in the country with the biggest 'dynastic share'
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