Philippine's Poor Governance and Calamity Response - Coggle Diagram
Philippine's Poor Governance and Calamity Response
Idolization is imminent to the culture of the Filipino people. Loyal political supporters are conditioned to blindly accept and celebrate popular political brands. They become totally dismissive of, if not hostile towards, allegations of corruption and misconduct
Throughout the history of the Philippines, Filipinos have adapted to the mindset of romanticizing resilience. Instead of romanticizing the resilience of Filipinos, Senator Grace Poe urged the government to focus its energies and resources on harnessing rainwater runoff to address the country’s perennial problem with flooding and water shortages
In line with the responses of the government with the current pandemic, The Philippine economy is projected to contract the sharpest in Southeast Asia. This is due to the increasing rate of businesses closing and jobs being lost
In 2020 the lower disaster budget showed the lack of government priority. The country is disaster-prone, despite this distinct characteristic, the administration decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget
There was an immense drop in terms of trade in the Philippines. On the reflection of the weak global demand for goods around 13.3% of exports have dropped and 24.5% of imports have declined
It is widely known that the Philippines is prevalent in the corruption of its government officials. The Philippines was ranked 113th of 180 countries when it was studied on their perceived political integrity, thus concluding that corruption was prevalent and had worsened
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duterte administration has opted for incompetence that is accompanied by militarism. The Philippine government was overly confident in their remarks in regards to the system they have created to prevent the further spread of the pandemic. However, the overall response has been fraught with incompetence and rife with terror
Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and other countries are bouncing back and forth. The country is going in between choosing the United States as an ally or China due to a neutral foreign policy that will give the Southeast Asian country benefits from both sides, specialists say
Beliefs,values, biases, and esperience
The values I would want for the government to hold are those that are of democracy and empathy. The current system now shows that it gets by with force and fear rather than compromise and negotiations. My undoubted bias is that I firmly disagree with most of the inner workings of the current system.
I have been able to experience multiple subjects in regards to the societal issue. One of which is seeing the oppressed and minority not become prioritized in a time of need and also the inducing blame on a government official for doing the bare minimum of their jobs.
I believe that the current system of the Philippines truly holds a prime example of poor governance and response to calamities. Where the people are the ones most suffering as those in power live their days away in luxury.
Colonialism created the Philippines, shaped its political culture and continues to influence its mindset. The 333 years under Spain and nearly five decades under the USA that decisively molded the nation
The history of electoral politics in the Philippines is blighted with cases of foul methods used by politicians to win votes. Vote buying, fraud, and stealing of votes are common post-election complaints. Worst of all, partisanship can be so contentious as to ignite election-related violence
As a student there are limitation to the solutions and actions i can enact in regards to the societal issue presented. Through assessment and analysis of the situation and its factor I can conclude that I can be an active citizen in terms of voting and an active volunteer in terms of crisis. This will somehow help in its own way to better the situation of the societal issue.