Tuesday, April 14, 2015


8 in 10 ARE MEN | In PH local politics, men dominate women

From towns to provinces, men dominate in local governance, data culled from the results of the 2013 elections show.

Of the 1,622 mayors who won in last year’s polls, 80 percent (1,297) of them are male, while only 20 percent (325) are female.

Nationwide, there are five provinces whose mayors are all male. These are Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Batanes province in Region II, and Guimaras in Region VI (Western Visayas).

There are 21 provinces in the country whose mayors are 85 to 95 percent male.

These are Kalinga and Benguet in CAR; Bulacan and Tarlac in Region III; Batangas and Rizal in Region IV-A; Oriental Mindoro and Romblon in Region IV-B; Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental in Region VI. Cebu and Negros Oriental in Region VII; Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in Region X; and Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Sarangani, and South Cotabato in Region XI.

The high gender inequality in local governance at the municipal level is the same with that at the provincial level.

Of the country’s 80 governors, only 15 are women.

Two of the female governors are in Region IV-A. Also, Regions V and XIII each have two female governors, while the following regions have one female governor each – I (Ilocos Region), II (Cagayan Valley), III (Central Luzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), VIII (Eastern Visasyas), X (Nothern Mindanao), XI (Southern Mindanao), XII (Central Mindanao), and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Read more: http://www.interaksyon.com/statsofthenation/gender-of-governors-and-mayors

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