Category Archives: Good governance

TURNING POINT: Immediately Visible Good Governance

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 6 Sept) – No political system and governance is perfect. As a traveller, I am always fascinated by governments that, regardless of their weaknesses and shortcomings and the criticisms against them, manage to deliver defining public services, such as the following: An efficient public transport system. The system is integrated; bus, trains, trams […]

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Western Basilan Alliance?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – In an earlier article “The Birth of the Inter-LGU Alliance in Basilan”, we tackled the underlying motivation and emerging idea of interlocal cooperation among local government units in the insular province. While the province has made more headlines about the notoriety of a small group whose violent ideology […]

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(State of the Municipality Address of Mayor Hanie A. Bud of Maluso, Basilan, delivered on 4 December 2017) The ever cooperative Sangguniang Bayan Members headed by the Vice Mayor, the equally supportive Punong Barangays and their respective Barangay Officials, Heads of the different line agencies, men in uniform, local leaders, religious leaders, officers and members […]

Region 12 ties with Region 1 as 100% passer in Good Financial Housekeeping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) — Region 12, comprising the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, their 45 towns and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Tacurong and Cotabato, tied nationwide with Region 1 (Ilocos region)  and topped Mindanao’s six regions by passing, 100%, the 2017 Good Financial Housekeeping criteria […]

Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy on the Marawi Crisis

May 25, 2017 The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy strongly condemns the violent attacks perpetrated by lawless elements in the Islamic city of Marawi and Lanao del Sur, made more heinous as it occurred as the Muslim faithful are preparing for the holy month of Ramadhan. Any act inciting to terror in the hearts […]

Philippines ready for ‘open government’ – Tagum mayor

PARIS (MindaNews / 14 Dec) – The Philippines is well on its way in advocating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative, Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon told reporters in last week’s OGP 4th Global Summit here. Rellon, who is also executive vice president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said […]

Crafting the Mindanao Agenda: Peace, Jobs, and Power for Mindanao

Mindanao has been for decades at the tailend of economic development. Based on latest data from the National Statistical and Coordination Board, the six poorest provinces in the country are in Mindanao. Five regions with the lowest human development index are also in the island. Displacement and marginalization due to armed conflict have retarded development […]