Philippines as a Paliamentary Government

Philippines
April 7, 2010 10:52pm CST
I would like to support that the Philippines be a parliamentary after the National Polls. I think a new constitution to govern and discipline our countrymen will be the greatest action to improve and make our country like Japan, a progressive one.
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7 responses
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Well, this is only my opinion. I think the Philippines don't need to change the form of government, we had done that in the past but still nothing happens, what the country needed is a good set of officials who will govern the country accordingly, a set of officials who will uphold the dignity of the country and who are committed to eradicate corruption. The chronic illness of Philippine government is not about the form of government but corruption and mismanagement all because of the selfish and greed politicians. So we don't need to change the form of government, what we need is to carefully choose the next set of public officials who are committed for good governance, do what is right and strong motivation to suppress corruption. Officials who have high morality standard and determination to do good for the welfare of the country and its citizen.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
not just the politicians but the people such as those people who kept allowing corruption spreading to our country like a plague. most specially in this election a lot had been involved in vote buying and manipulation of the people. that's why voters education should be mandatory to all schools.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I believe that with the new form of government there will be absolute transparency because of the small number of government officials. Think about that. Yes its true that we need to choose the very best of our officials.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
it will not guarantee a good governance if those will take the seat of parliament are the same corrupt officials running our republic!, our form of government is fine all we need is to change the rulers, we have a chance to do it this may..so vote wisely!
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Just to inform you that with the new form of governance, corruption will be minimized. This is due to the fact that it includes decreasing the number of Government officials. Like for example, there will only be 3 governors. Each is distributed in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. see, the less the officials, the more transparent the government is.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
but who will be those 3 governors just in case? if they will be the same old politicians around i don't think we can see radical changes.
@mareca11 (212)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I don't think that the type of government is the solution. Even if we change our government into a parliament, if the ones who are in power are corrupt then it won't work.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
If there will be a body that will watch every transaction then there will be transparency. This will be promulgated if we change our government.
@dminotaur (134)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Well, the country do need some kind of change - If the current system doesn't work, replace it with something else, or we're stuck doing the same thing as we did for the last decade which wasn't noteworthy. The only thing is - who is leading this new Era? Because old habits do die hard.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
With the new form of government there will be no problem on who will be the leader because it includes a body that will audit and or watch every action of that leader. The problem is the people itself.
@marvz023 (189)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
i would agree to change to parliamentary if it means to add discipline to the country. not the martial law type of discipline to both the people and the one seated in the government. right now, both don't have the discipline to the betterment of the country which makes our country divided. if we look closely, theres no way we can achieve unity to our divided nation. if it helps greatly to our development (and not another arroyo seated), change is not so bad
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
That would remains to be answered with whoever would seat as president this coming election. I think if it would be Gibo then I think since she is allied with Arroyo then getting the parliamentary would be easy. If that would be Aquino well let us just say that her mother was the one that led change to our form of government in which she chose to prefer the presidential system. If it would be Manny I really do not know if he would accept to be ruled over by the Congress and not being able to take control of the country in his own hands. That would also depend on what kind of Congress we will have. If GMA's allies in the congress would get reelected then most probably that would become their main agenda as GMA has been clamoring for it for a long time and this could be her one shot to power again.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
hello sunkernjs, Why not? as i recall Parliamentary is when you allow to have multiple political party system.but, what the heck?! we are a Presidential Government that only deals with only supposedly two parties? and yet we had more parties combine than ever before and we got more candidates now than ever before.