HomeDALUMAT E-Journaltomo 3 bilang 1-2 (2012)

Kung Fu Tzu’s Political Philosophy: Its Parallelism to the Rise and Fall of the Estrada’s Administration

Archie B. Resos



            Kung Fu Tzu left a legacy that has imbedded itself deeply in the hearts of the Chinese. The Confucian virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and sincerity became the basis for the Chinese belief in “Tien Min” or the mandate of Heaven. He who had most of the virtues in his heart will be blessed and granted the mandate of Heaven to rule as emperor of China who will then assume the title, Son of Heaven.


This paper will try to show the timelessness of the ancient Chinese concept of the mandate of Heaven (Tien Min) as it applies in modern-day period. Specifically, we will see the parallelism of Master Kung Fu Tzu’s political philosophy in the rise and fall of the Estrada Administration by comparing it with the Chinese dynasty’s stages of political consolidation and governance as frame of reference.