HomeAsia-Pacific Social Science Reviewvol. 8 no. 1 (2008)

The CBCP and Philippine Politics: 2005 and After

Rhoderick John S. Abellanosa

Discipline: Social Science, Religion, Political Science



This study contends that the CBCP has shifted its character from one which manifested its politicized power and influence over people to one that has changed its manner of power-dispensation and influence which is somewhat more latent and less political. In supporting this thesis, this paper further analyzes the dynamics of the Conference's formal and de facto leadership, and delves into the structure, power-relations, and ideological shifts that resulted from the different political contours it traversed.