Tag Archives: charter change

Reyes Death Does Not Absolve the Institutions and Policies that Breed Corruption

I reserve judgement on Sec Reyes because I have no personal knowledge of the facts – and therefore presume him to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Trial by a court of public opinion does not od us any good because public opinion can be easily swayed. What distinguishes a civilized […]

Let's Play "Constitutional Football"

Work in progress: Updated 12/21/2010 This operations framework white paper to achieve charter reform by 2013 is being released into the public domain for purposes of modification, revision, enhancement, reduction by any person who wants to step up to the task of moving the Philippines forward. Make your own modifications to the framework – then […]

Will Removing the Restrictive 60/40 Constitutional Provisions Do Any Good?

Kwarta o Kahon? For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act. – Paul Farmer After a year of blogging – with due attention to the A-I-D-A model of communication(Awareness-Interest-Desire-Action) […]

Where Should the Change Begin? Culture, Economy, Both?

The “Culture of Poverty” argues that one is poor because of the cultural practices. In effect directly correlating culture and economics – what’s not being said is causality -does culture cause poor economics – or does poor economics cause lack of culture. Culture as Driver of Change “The culture of poverty analysis, despite its flaws, […]

Philippines a good place to do business for MONOPOLISTS: P. Aquino, PAGCOR, and Protectionism

The Philippine is a very predictable place to do business for monopolists. Have your 40% equity ready – and there will be a Filipino monopoly business¬† ready to match you with 60%. Filipinos who can only match 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10%, 5% – you are out of luck. The lucky foreign investors who find […]

Leadership Tips From the State of the Nation Address (or Not)

P-Noy Aquino getting flack for the SONA wasn’t a surprise. His getting elected wasn’t a surprise. P. Noy’s gaffes aren’t a surprise. Lacierda’s incompetence is not a surprise. The communication group’s “Cabinet rank” is not a surprise. The policy pronouncements about “public-private cooperation” is not a suprise. Everything that P’Noy Aquino has done so far […]

Filipinos Should Learn to Follow The Laws Made by Lawmakers Filipinos Themselves Elected

In the latest mind-numbing sequel to this train wreck of an “anti-corruption campaign, Aquino applies the tricks picked up from the media training. Thus, instead of asking the Ombudsman to resign, Aquino’s idiot squad is making the rounds rallying more idiots make the call for the Ombudsman’s resignation on their behalf. Trial by Publicity Makes […]