10 months Building competitive local governments Manilatimes |Biz
BEN KRITZIN most local government units in the Philippines, the past couple of months have been marked with ambitious enthusiasm; newly elected or reelected officials are hard at work trying to put their stamp on progress within their bailiwicks, with varying degrees of success. One common characteristic of these efforts, however, is that they are a bit short-armed. They are either wholly reactionary, or where broader plans exist, largely self-referencing. There is nothing wrong, of course, with pursuing initiatives such as clearing the streets of unlicensed vendors, or pursuing “greater transparency,” but without a broader context that contains a ... more