From BusinessWorld’s columnists
Posted by akosistella on April 20, 2010
The person who gets my vote
TO TAKE A STAND by Oscar P. Lagman Jr.
The country has suffered from 12 years of maladministration — two and a half years of bumbling and plunder by Erap, and nine and a half years of immoderate greed, unconscionable extravagance, and brazen abuse of power by GMA. My choice therefore for the next president is one who will put an end to the wretchedness and shame we have endured long enough.
I dismissed early from consideration J.C. de los Reyes, Nicky Perlas, and Eddie Villanueva. They may be pure of heart and noble of motive, but their lack of exposure to the workings of government render them incapable of undoing the colossal damage wrought by Erap and GMA. As for Jamby Madrigal, she looked lost in the Senate.
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Needed: Visionary leadership
FRAMEWORK By Elfren Sicangco Cruz
The Philippines needs an honest president who must also be a great leader to transform our country into a great nation. But what is a great leader?
A great transformative leader possesses a paradoxical mixture of personal humility and fierce resolve. They can be shy and fearless; modest and willful at the same time.
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MAP INSIGHTS By Manuel A. Alcuaz, Jr.
The P700-million contract for over-specified secrecy folders is just the latest in a string of Commission on Elections’ lapses. The most applicable definitions I could find for “lapse” from Encarta World British Dictionary include: error, a momentary fault or failure in behavior or morality. I think “lapse” is too polite a word to describe Comelec’s many “sins,” “transgressions,” “misbehavior,” etc.
Before we analyze the P700-million lapse, let me review Comelec’s many other lapses which are costing the nation very dearly.
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