Fullness of life for all Filipinos, through loving God and serving others
21 March 2014
POLITICAL DYNASTY. Despite the Constitutional prohibition (Article II, Section 26), political dynasties have been a present staple in Philippine political arena. Many have pointed that such oligarchy is the root problem of all the corruption in government.
People’s initiative: New people power?
Among the many innovations in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, one facet of the fundamental law stands out among the rest, and this is the right given to the people through people’s initiative – in the amendatory process of the Constitution (Article XVII, Section 2), and directly proposing and enacting laws or approving or rejecting any act or law (Article VI, Section 32).
The common good is the “sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and easily.” (#74 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.)
“The principle of the common good, to which every aspect of social life must be related if it is to attain its fuller meaning, stems from the dignity and equality of all people.
8 July 2014
After a discussion in the CBCP plenary, a consensus emerged to focus first and ensure the success of the people’s initiative to abolish the pork barrel system and next, the people’s initiative against political dynasty.
9 July 2014
by Bobby M. Tuazon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
…the democratization of the budget system is not enough to achieve breakthroughs in the struggle against corruption and patronage politics.
1 July 2014
SEMCO’s Model for Philippine Democracy: Applying Catholic Social Thought to Business Management and Nation Building
The proposed paper will discuss in part how SEMCO’s business management model: (a) the three circles of governance, (b) the financial transparency regarding salaries and profits, and (3) the elimination of family dynasties in the company may be applied to Philippine Politics as espoused by the Ang Kapatiran Party (Alliance for the Common Good): (a) participatory citizenship through voters’ education and referendums, (b) the Freedom of Information Bill, and (c) the Anti-Political Dynasty bill.
2 July 2014
This is in response to the article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s issue of 26 June 2014 entitled, I hate this country.
Let me tell you: I love my country.
June 21, 2014
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is a private research university and graduate school of business and public affairs. The AIM Policy Center produces research and hosts discussions about public policy to support the growth of the Philippines and the Asian region.