Indigenous people in the Philippines try their luck in politics
Indigenous people seeking position in the congress in the Philippines. 16/08/09
Because of its diverse culture the political system is also run by different culturally affiliated groups. The local government from the lower political chieftain up to its highest policy making bodies of the congress and the senate are also affected by the ethnic, cultural and religious affiliations.
Different religious and sect organizations seek positions in the congress. Certain percentage of votes of the total population assure them with one seat in congress. This coming election 2009 many organizations and even indigenous groups are seeking the position to become representative of their group.