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By Guillermo M. Luz
The next three years, from 2013 to 2016, are critical years for the Philippines. They represent the last three years of the Aquino administration—the second half of the six-year journey to completed reforms and better governance. Coming off a first half that saw the country growing from strength to strength and gaining in visibility on the global stage, the second half will bring greater attention, higher expectations, and more pressure to deliver results. It will be equally important to think about institutionalizing reforms so they become irreversible. The reforms must outlast the term of the present administration. These will be its greatest legacy. We all have a role to play in creating this legacy.
By Mario Magat
“When our people cast their ballots in the recent election, they voted primarily for a great, sweeping change. They voted to throw out dishonesty, inefficiency and waste. And they voted for a government that would act boldly and effectively to banish insecurity and fear, poverty and want.”
By John Nery
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ initiative to ban the presentation of suspects without their consent has largely gone unremarked. I happen to think, however, that it is a genuine advance in civil liberties, and may even help improve police performance.
Parliamentary governance originated in the Roman Catholic Church痴 election of the pope (prime minister) by the Conclave or College of Cardinals (parliament). England copied the system and today about 114 countries worldwide use it successfully. It is superior to the presidential system for the following reasons:
By Artemio V. Panganiban
The Philippines improved its rating in the latest (2012) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI). We now rank 105th (tied with seven others) among 176 countries. We overtook several countries, including our neighbors Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh, which were ahead of us in previous CPIs. Last year, the Philippines ranked 129th.
By Guillermo M. Luz
The last two weeks have seen a number of conferences focused on the topic of governance and the economy. The midyear Economic Briefing, with the theme “Good Governance is Good Economics,” was held on Sept. 17. On the same day, The Asia Society opened its 2-part series, “Philippine Transparency Forum,” which had speakers from abroad sharing their experiences in battling corruption and promoting good governance.
By Mahar Mangahas
How do Filipinos in general rate their conditions and their government as of the first half of 2012, according to the Social Weather Stations surveys?
By Juan L. Mercado
“What are the chances of scrapping, for good, the derisive tag of the Philippines as the region’s never-do-well?” Manuel de la Torre e-mailed. His query stemmed from the economy’s 6.4-percent surge in the first quarter.
By Rina Jimenez-David
In 2004, the United States Congress launched an “innovative and independent” foreign assistance agency to fight global poverty. The agency, known as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, enjoys strong bipartisan support and aims to deliver “smart US foreign assistance” by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results. Some $8.79 billion have so far been granted [...]
By Cielito F. Habito
“Things are finally looking up for Muslim Mindanao,” I wrote on my Facebook wall the other day. I had just spent Friday evening and Saturday with the newly appointed officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), led by caretaker Gov. Mujiv Hataman and his brand-new Cabinet.
By Antonio Montalvan II
A revolution is currently brewing in disaster-stricken Cagayan de Oro. And this revolution could become a new template for ousting abusive local government officials.
PRESIDENT AQUINO betrayed his intolerance of criticisms of his government and exposed poor presidential form before the whole world during last Friday’s YouTube interview. Asked by the 7-year-old Joshua if he believed in Santa Claus and what his Christmas wish would be, Mr. Aquino surprised everyone with a reply that disclosed his irritation at the [...]