“ON the table” was a graphic but alarming signal for the rest of the declared presidential candidates for 2016.
THE lessons from Yolanda echoes strong, two years after the tragedy that we cannot gloss over what November 8 means to us. Yolanda is about leadership, decision-making and management. It is both the IQ and the EQ of leadership; being proactive, building consensus and making decisions on the spot; and of managing adequately, human and financial resources in order to respond to a natural disaster. Part of management is the ability to communicate effectively to all parties involved, never framing it as you versus us.
THE AlDUB nation is better than the Philippine state and that accounts for the huge success of the creative minds of Eat Bulaga. Eat Bulaga has more common sense than the Aquino administration.
IN every presidential election, there are “three possible campaigns any candidate can run: challenger, trying to regain the top position for his party; incumbent, trying to stay in the palace by the river for the party in power; successor, the toughest campaign, offering continuity.”
IT would seem that in order to be the leader of the pack, the Liberal Party has adopted the stance of trying to hit everyone when it can and leaving enough room to further rein in the opponents for 2016. The call of winning at all cost has reached the decibel level that one can penetrate the glass cover of all potential candidates for 2016.
MUCH has been said about the kind of leaders we elect and the kind of voters we have. In every election cycle, we just cannot find the “ideal” candidate we want; short of saying the best of the lot is not enough. Why? Because the best just do not like politics and our system of politics do not even allow the best to reach first base. The sooner we accept this, the better for our democracy.
This is the crucial juncture when government can’t afford to be on cruise mode. Governance has to continue and that is why it is imperative that the Cabinet focus on the work and execute plans before the election ban on public works and appointments, as well as awarding of contracts, kicks in.
NOW this I don’t get. Taxing and opening Balikbayan Boxes (BB)? At the start of the ghost month, the Aquino administration is playing a joke on us, both to the sender and the receiver. Oh Mar, the joke is also on you!
All the buzz words in reform lexicon won’t shake if spending ceases. That impacts on service delivery and that in turn leads to caring for the bosses. Would the last ten months be a major paralysis or a total breakdown? You just have to look around you and, sorry, it ain’t called progress!