Celebrity-Turned-Politician: Did Lito Lapid Make Enough Positive Difference?

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Did Lito Lapid make enough positive difference?

Juan Gabriel S. Alconcer

Jonas F. Losantas

Ronnie S. Ugaban

Pia Anndrea V. Galiza

Jamaica Russel M. Fadullo

Bacherlor of Science in Accountancy 1-3

Polytechnic University of the Philippines


Did Lito Lapid make enough positive difference?

According to a famous quote from a very popular scripture, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.” However in the Philippines, that is not necessarily the case. In the case of the country of the Filipinos, a set of people identified as “celebrities” seem to not share the same opinion as with the saying. Most, if not all, of the celebrities in the Philippines seem to be not contented with merely receiving bucks of money by giving entertainment to people. They already have fortune and fame, nevertheless, they want more. Often, they enter a world completely different from theirs – the world of politics. Often, they enter politics at the peak of their show business careers, or maybe when the spotlight has waned out of their ways.

Just to give a background, the Philippines is divided into National government and Local government. R.K. Redden stated on his study that the National government of the country is a presidential, representative, and a democratic republic type of government. It is composed of three interdependent branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. The president of the Philippines is both the head of state and the head of the government, and he leads the executive branch. Both the government and the two houses of Congress, which include the Senate (upper chamber) and the House of Representatives (lower chamber), rule the legislative branch. The highest judicial body in the country, that is, the Supreme Court, governs the judicial branch of the country (as cited on Government...