The participative role of citizens in governance is still quite new for a lot of Filipinos. We have long left governance to our elected officials… Read More »Citizen Engagement: A Mission Possible?
Part of an #Election2016 series called “Public Choice” A survey conducted by Pulse Asia back in December 2015 found that health was the leading personal… Read More »Why Health Should Be the Defining Election Issue of 2016
The administration of Pres. Aquino claims to have transformed the Philippines through good governance. On 2 October 2015, Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte released a press… Read More »Rhetoric vs. Reality: Has governance improved under PNoy?
If the number of enrollees in the first World Bank-organized Coursera course on Citizen Engagement is any indication, the world is rapidly moving into one with more involved, aware, and participative citizens. Over 11,000 citizens from all parts of the world registered for the Citizen Engagement course, including about a dozen Filipinos.
The final project for the Policy and Leadership Track I was taking required a digital artifact to showcase an idea for citizen engagement that could be done in one’s own country. I chose the role of social media in disaster risk reduction.
by Carlos Maningat as originally posted at Post-Yolanda: Aquino’s disaster conspiracy with World Bank, ADB Filipinos will foot an even bigger foreign debt bill in the… Read More »Post-Yolanda: Aquino’s disaster conspiracy with World Bank, ADB