If only the Philippines has this kind of government officials, The Filipinos would live in harmony and not in chaos. The Western thought and Confucian thought when put together will balance everything. Law and morality should both rule. Seeing this country being shaped by the Western and Confucian thought for the betterment of both the rich and the poor Filipinos is such a great feeling. I know there is hope for the Filipino people.
After Two years, in 1944, America and its Allies fought Japan till they freed Philippines, America stopped colonizing Philippines and it became a non-colonized independent country. There were some good and bad effects for being imperialized. Some of the good effects that public education was established, roads, railroads, and hospitals. Some of the bad effects were over one million Filipinos died, The Philippines was left without a strong leader. The Filipinos and Americans fought the Philippine-American War from 1899 to 1902, and the 3 Americans won.
2.0 Introduction This chapter looks at various knowledge exhibited and produced by persons and authorities related to the subject under study. There have been a number of concerns and views which have been put forward by various scholars and administrative practitioners on the revenue mobilisation ability of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and how these monies mobilised are spent (Agyapong 2012). For the purpose of the current study the sequential theory of decentralisation is reviewed and integrated into the current study. 2.1 Framework for Local Government Financial System in Ghana The study has two main theoretical perspectives. These are the decentralisation concept; which is practiced in the form of District Assembly
WHAT IS DECENTRALIZATION? There are several definitions of decentralization however, in the text book Philippine Politics and Governance: An Introduction contributed by Atienza acknowledged that the definition according to Rondinelli and Cheema it is the, “transfer of planning, decision making, or administrative authority from the central government to its field organizations, local governments, and nongovernmental organizations” (p. 416). TYPES OF DECENTRALIZATION In general, there are four types of decentralization. And according to the World Bank these include the following: 1. POLITICAL – It allows the people or their elected representatives to have more power in public decision-making.
Facilitates growth Decentralisation grants more autonomy or freedom to lower level. This helps the subordinates to do the work in the best manner that is suitable for their department. When each department is performing at its best then the productivity increases and it will generate more revenue it which can be used for expansion. 6. Better Control In decentralisation, employees' working at different levels take decisions on their own as well as they are personally accountable for their decisions, they cannot pass the blame to their superiors.
But during the present, dark times have come in the Philippines; terrorism and the war on drugs are problems that are currently persisting in the country. Pushing for federalism can President Duterte is very expressive for the federalization our country, he wants to change the Philippines into a federal democratic country although the transition from a unitary state to a federal nation will open the need to amend the constitution, a new set of government officials, and change the electoral system. It is not the first time that the Philippine government has called for a transition to federalism, according to Bermeo (2002) 22 out of 24 senators voted for a change to federalism although the call for federalism did not push through. The transition from unitary state to a federal state is much easier said than done. Since the country is facing terrorist attacks and more, the transition should take place slowly as changing the form of government will
“There’s no such thing as a genius in politics, or at least I have never met one. There are only human beings, some better than others, who rise or fall in the challenges they meet.” said Jean Chretien, Canada’s 20th prime minister. Having said that, who can see and predict what are the things that should be done in order for the Philippines to meet it’s long-ago dream to be a developed country? Federalism is eminent and notorious among the citizens of the Philippines. With accordance to this, President Rodrigo Duterte said in an interview with Asian Dragon magazine (2014) that he agreed to push and impel for federalism after meeting with former governor Lito Osmeña, former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., and Radio Mindanao Network owner Reuben Canoy, who also account that it is a time for the Philippines to embrace and espous a new form of government.
Eventually, globalization occurred, which urged many states to reconsider location assets such as towns and rural areas and set up local governments there in order to maximize revenue and improve the local economy (Cheema and Rondinelli 2007). Such dynamics will compel states to change or reform their public policies to suit the needs of a decentralizing government. The local sector will be empowered depending on the mandate of the national government and the private sector will freely choose its location
Introduction As a democratic and republican country, the power of the government mainly comes from the people of the Philippines, as it is stated on Section 1, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Because sovereignty lies in the people, a government structure should embrace to the individuals and not the individuals to a managed kind of structure. With the existence of Filipinos with distinctive influences and ethnic diversities, a decentralized manifestation of government would be more manageable (Nolledo, 1991). As stated in Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 2 of the 1991 Local Government Code, the process of decentralization shall continue from the national government to the local government units (LGUs). Through a decentralized form
Government officials must start again, clean from sin and with a renewed spirit of honest service. Investors are looking for greener environments that can help the economy and their business prosper. If good governance is done in the country then the Philippine Economy will prosper. Demand for consumer goods increases when the economy producing the goods is growing. An economy showing good overall growth and continuing prospects for steady growth is usually accompanied by corresponding growth in the demand for goods and services.