“For too long, the corrupt have been allowed to hide their ill-gotten gains in foreign countries. This has to stop now in the interest of all countries and their citizens,” warned Cobus de Swardt, Transparency International’s Managing Director.– excerpt press statement of Transparency International Switzerland, click here for the full text.
Hera are the four (4) reasons
First, our research shows corruption is an impediment to meeting essential global development milestones for health, education and access to water and sanitation. When corruption is tackled, people lead better lives.
Second, governance can and is being measured. It is now possible to report bribes paid in real time and measure levels of public sector corruption. We can also assess public access to information – a key indicator of how people can hold their governments to account and follow the money.
Third, people are demanding better governance as a pre-requisite for better development. More than three million people globally told the UN that “an honest and responsive government” is among their top four development priorities they want to see in the future.
Fourth, governance and fighting corruption is about people and results, not ideologies. There has been a real, positive shift in seeing governance as a renewed compact between people and those who they elect. Governments are being called on to be more open, accountable and responsive to individual and community needs. Complete article click link http://blog.transparency.org/2014/07/25/why-governance-matters-for-development-critics-listen-up/
Marikina City, July 6, 2014- Isang grupo ng mga street vendors, self employed na taga-Marikina ang lumapit sa C2G2 para sila ay tulungan sa pag-oorganisa.
Ang mga dumalo ay naghain ng kanilang mga saloobin sa kanilang mga nararasan sa buhay. Ayon sa kanila, bakit silang mga nagsusumikap sa kanilang mga sarili ay napagkakaitan ng karapatang mabuhay ng marangal sa kanilang pagsisikap.
Parang hindi kami kabilang at taga-Marikina sa aming nararanasan na trato mula sa ating gobyerno, ang tinurang ng isang dumalo.
Gusto naming magsama-sama at magtulungan kung kami ay walang maaasahan sa ating pamahalaan, sabi ng isang pahayag.
Dahil dito, ang C2G2 ay nakahandang tumulong sa kanilang mga nais na isagawa. Ang pulong para sa opisyal na pagkakabuo ng Samahan ay gaganapin din sa buwang kasalukuyan, pagkatapos ihanda ang mga kinakailangang mga dokumento sa pagtatayo ng Samahan. .
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Opisyal na Pahayag
Citizens’ Congress for Good Governance (C2G2)
July 5, 2014
The law speaks already about Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Development Acceleration Fund that all are declared unconstitutional. In these connections, this Statement;
To our executive branch of National Government;
We believed that being elected and appointed in our executive branch of the Government you know and the people knew that the law implementations are in your power and capacity.
People knew and you know, that you are duty bound to execute those laws, whoever are the subject of that implementations. And the laws should equally be applied to anyone who violates and we all knew that “ ignorance of the law excuses No one” no matter who you are in the society and no matter you are in the highest position in the government.
Therefore, all persons involved in PDAF anomaly should be penalized and implement what is indicated in the law. The same with the President of the Republic of the Philippines, no other than Benigno Aquino III and DBM Secretary Butch Abad and all the government officials and even those private individuals who commit or being involved in the said DAP anomaly should suffer and what the laws implies should be legally applied to them.
To our legislators
The Senate and House of Representative are empowered by law should act in accordance to your powers and duties and must not act as the defense lawyers of the executives involved in the illegal use of DAP.
Senators and congressmen, should and must be the representatives of the people not by the few and elite. Congressmen should represent the sentiments of the people in the issue of PDAF and DAP.
They were elected not to protect those government official involved in corruption. You must act and speak in behalf of the people who elected you to the position you are having today.
To the officials of Local Government Units (LGU);
The Provincial governors, and provincial board, municipality and City Mayors, Vice-mayors, members of the municipality and city councils should speak out loud in behalf of their constituents” rights and should lead the people to speak up their sentiments against those officials involved in DAP & PDAF anomalies.
To the people of Marikina;
Let us join our hands. Let us condemn and pressure this government of “Us” to prosecute those people who abused in the use of peoples” money. If necessary let our voice be heard in every corner of the streets. Let us all use those available legal avenues and make those corrupt be accountable on their illegal act against the peoples” money and interests
Citizens’ Congress for Good Governance (C2G2)
Marikina City, June 5, 2013
As part of Organization Capacity Building, Project proposal and Business plan writing training attended by C2G2, TUGMA, representative from various community associations and other peoples organization. The training is facilitated by J.C Binay Foundation.
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After the training followed by a socialization, furthering discussion and sharing social issues. Mr. Remogat who is working immigrant in Italy shared his other Filipino experience working in Italy. Concluded that in Italy, it is Welfare State.
post training socialization: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.695509647151565.1073741893.282353975133803&type=3
Ayon sa Abstract of Bid proposal– Ang Marikina City ay maglalagay ng dalawang Fountain sa magkabilang dulo ng ilalim ng tulay. Ito ang nakasaad sa isang dokumento na Abstract of Bid Proposal na may petsang April 17, 2013. Bagama’t ang kopya ng Bid Proposal ay hindi kumpleto, ito ay nagpapatutuo na may bidding na naganap para sa nasabing proyekto. Ang dokumneto ay nagpapakita na may isang sumali sa nasabing bidding. Hangang sa oras na isinusulat ang artikulong ito ay walang Fountain na nakikita sa nasabing lugar na tinutukoy sa dokumneto. Sa pagtatanong-tanong sa mga taong madalas sa lugar, ayon sa kanila wala at hindi nagkaroon ng fountain sa lugar. Click to view the Abstract of Bid Proposal