It means that whilst you had expended valuable energy taking steps, those steps had not taken you any further from where you had originally set off. On the above principle, we can say that Philippine society is a lost society. To the confronting question most often thrown about to assess the situation of our lot… Has anything changed in the Philippines? And so, taking stock of those 30 years within which nothing new of much consequence to the wretched lives of the majority had been delivered by successive governments, it could be said that the idea of what the way forward is remains nebulous.
Pulag, Philippines [Photo by adventureinyou. Mean-spirited men and women haunt the hallowed halls of government and our public space every day, offending our sense of decency and fairness.
There is a way out. I think the solution is probably eluding us all, and VP Robredo is closer to it than anyone. She works to give people hope, and to participate in finding a way to something just a little better.
I thank Will Villanueva and those who commented on his recent article for making this point so clear. Former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said that LP lost the election because LP candidates were busy talking about intangibles when the people needed tangibles.
So I wonder, how does one make a dream tangible? For it is the dreams that surround freedom, democracy, and the promise of prosperity that most of us labor for, and self-fulfillment is a big deal in that formula.
Nailing a good job. Buying our first car, and then home. But these things are NOT tangible to someone who labors without much hope. With no sense of having the ability to fulfill a worthy destiny.
How do we make dreams real for those caught up in daily struggle? How do we help people touch the dreams, for themselves? That would break the treasury. Several random ideas emerged from a tweet dialogue I had on this subject a few days ago: It is the wholesomeness of the climb that is important, not the top of the mountain.
The Philippines may never be rich in our lifetime. It is the getting there that has to be fulfilling.
If you think about it, there is never a top to reach, for any of us, ever. But we go forward with hope. Every family needs at least one success story. That makes the dream tangible for the entire family. It is the proof. The nation needs a President who can cut through the crap. I cited Bam Aquino as an example of someone who sets trivial matters aside to drill into what is meaningful.
His questioning during Senate hearings is a marvel to behold. He is patient to a point, but he is like a hunter with the prey in sight, and he is not going to blink.
It is a sloppy, grumpy, inefficient place, in the main. Because neither government nor private institutions excel at building hope and the power of ambition into the management of their human resources. Spanish autocrats are still in charge rather than psychologists skilled at motivating people.
So step one in re-inventing Philippine dreams might be to start building career paths. Step two might be mandated national service of two years for every graduating senior.
Step two would see half of all young people going into the military and half going into government agencies to replace the lowest grade workers.
Both the military and agencies would identify the capable self-starters for retention and promotion on career paths. It would be funded by transferring the conditional cash transfer and free education budgets into the building of national competence, national opportunity.
One must change to change. And going backward for sure is not the stuff of dreams.Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on monstermanfilm.com Corruption presents significant business risks in the Philippines.
Bribery is common in many sectors, and anti-corruption laws are poorly enforced. Jul 19, · Travel Asia Pacific Philippines. Next. What is the best possible solution to stop the corruption in the Philippines? 3 following. 12 answers Filipinos should be taught good values.
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Syed Ahsanul Alam [email protected], monstermanfilm.com Corruption in its all shades and color is the illegal tool of accumulating illegal wealth depriving a person which creates inequality and social injustice.
Corruption destroys social order, rule of law and all good governance efforts. Philippines is the least corrupt nation out of countries, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.
Corruption Rank in Philippines averaged from until , reaching an all time high of in and a record low of 36 in The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public. WASHINGTON, December 19, - Declaring corruption “public enemy number one” in developing countries, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today described how the Bank Group is stepping up its fight against corruption, and he called upon developing world partners and the private sector to.