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Democratic platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Filipino [people] voter ranked them on the quiz.

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Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the government increase spending on healthcare?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, but free for low-income students with excellent grades

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

D>D  ChatGPTNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Filipino flag?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

D>D  ChatGPTPro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only by court order

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Philippines maintain a presence at the United Nations?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Philippines increase or decrease military spending?

D>D  ChatGPTIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, as long as they are given a fair trial

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Philippines raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

D>D  ChatGPTIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, and increase punishment for drug dealers

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Philippines, have the right to vote?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and politicians of any age should be required to pass a mental competency test

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

D>D  ChatGPTIncrease

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but limit the amount they can donate

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Philippines pursue free trade deals with other countries?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

D>D  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

D>D  ChatGPTMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

D>D  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only to address security threats, not monetary interests

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Philippines be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Philippines increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

D>D  ChatGPTIncrease, but only for countries that have no human rights violations

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, this will help create and save more jobs

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should the Philippines transition to a four-day workweek?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, and require overtime pay for work over four days per week

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only if they use renewable energy sources

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but with strict training on how and when to use the equipment

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, this will decrease the amount of misinformation patients receive

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should the Philippines provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but only provide humanitarian aid

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but with parental permission

the Economy  ›  Decentralized Finance

Should the technology of our financial system transition to a decentralized protocol, that is not owned or controlled by any corporation, similar to the internet?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, this would reduce wealth inequality by providing more transparent, affordable, and inclusive access to financial services

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, classify cryptocurrencies as highly regulated securities

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

Should the government support peace talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, we should always promote diplomatic peace talks during foreign conflicts

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

D>D  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Stock Buybacks

Should the government tax stock buybacks?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, but I would prefer if they were banned

the Economy  ›  Surcharge Ban

Should the government ban surcharges tacked onto concert tickets, cable bills, banking services, hotel bookings and other purchases?

D>D  ChatGPTYes, all costs for a service should be included in the final purchase price