Pinoys in London note lessons from May 10 polls

LONDON - While the last leg of election mechanisms was underway and votes were being canvassed in the Philippines, scholars and members of the academic community in London and some Filipino community leaders embarked on a panel discussion to assess the recently-concluded Philippine elections.

The event, dubbed as “From People Power to Ballot Power: Countdown to a New Philippine Presidency,” was spearheaded by LSE IDEAS, a center for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Political-consul of the Philippine embassy in London Louis Alferez, who was one of the speakers, addressed the questions on the future of the Philippine economy, the Mindanao peace process and the government policies concerning the expatriate community.

LSE IDEAS research fellow Dr. Eva-Lotta Hedman, also speaker at the event, discussed the big picture in the local and national level. Hedman has done extensive research and studies and has written books on Southeast Asian politics, particularly Philippine politics.

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