Radio talk tackles pork, improving governance-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
DISCUSSIONS about the pork barrel remind Filipinos of the importance of good governance, which integrates public awareness and participation in pursuit of political stability.
“We are still in our stage of infancy in good governance. Many Filipinos are still passive, lack the necessary maturity to act in accordance with our ideal principles in life,” Richard Fernandez, faculty of the Political Science Department at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, said during the Sept. 21 episode of “Pagtuki,” the official radio program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI).
For Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of Dilaab Foundation Inc., good governance is an exercise of servant leadership on public or government affairs.
Diola said that in the country's journey towards good governance, technology, in the form of social media, is an advantage Filipinos can utilize.
“When we speak of good governance, this includes everyone not only the officials. This is important if we want our goals realized,” said Evelyn Nacario-Castro, executive director of RAFI’s Eduardo Aboitiz Developmental Studies Center.
Pagtuki is aired over radio dyLA every Saturday at 10 to 11 a.m.
The program, which is one of the Knowledge Sharing & Advocacy capabilities of RAFI, tackles timely and relevant issues on community development, politics and governance, micro-financing, education, environment, early childhood care and development, and culture and heritage that affect the Cebuano community.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 02, 2013.