Visualizing a People’s Congress

Two or three generations from now, public discussion on the design of a People’s Congress that will take the place of the current Senate and...

Useless

Elsewhere I proposed that more problems can be addressed by abolishing, instead of creating more, government agencies. I also mentioned that the government of the...

Commitment Fees

Red tape, defined by Webster as “official routine or procedure marked by excessive complexity which results in delay or inaction,” is a form of corruption....

Everybody Loves Infra

I was a local government employee in 1992 when Fidel Ramos became president, who lost no time organizing the Club of 20 (consisting of the...

Tracking Government Projects

In this digital age, information can be transmitted from one person to another in an instant, with a few presses and clicks on the screen...

Work is resumed

That once-in-every-three-years break is behind us and, as presiding officers of legislative bodies call it after a break, “session is resumed.” For the executives, it...

The Average Voter

THE latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial candidate preferences, conducted April 10 to 14 — or one month before the elections on May 13, 2019...