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Programa ni Duterte

Eleven Blind Leaders (1910?)Maganda at may nilabas nang programa ang kandidatong si Mayor Duterte. Nasa ThinkingPinoy ang mga detalye. Mabuti at hindi lang sampalan ang pinag-uusapan ngayon. Mahalagang pag-usapan ang ugali ng isang magiging Presidente, kung mapagkakatiwalaan ito o hindi, kung kaya niya ang pamumuno at iba pa. Mahalaga ring pag-usapan ang kakayahan ng isang kandidato, kung ano ang kanyang nagawa na, para malaman kung kaya niyang gawin ang ibinabalak niya. Mahalaga rin ito para malaman kung tugma ang mga pangako niya sa dati niyang pamamalakad.

Napupunta na sa pagiging mas mature ang politika sa Pilipinas. Hindi na Kindergarten, hindi na Elementary, hindi na rin High School. Sa iilang bagay, Undergraduate pa, ibig sabihin hindi pa naka-graduate para maging Bachelor. Sa iilang bagay, Graduate level na, ibig sabihin papunta ng Master’s. Hindi basta-basta ang magpatakbo ng isang bansa. Lalo na iyong nagiging moderno na, pero hindi pa sanay doon. Lahat ng bansang naging moderno, nagdaan sa gulo at hirap. Pag-aralan ang kasaysayan para malaman ito. Pero balik tayo sa programa ni Atty. Rodrigo Duterte:

  1. Corruption: Increase salary of military and police to give them dignity and dissuade them from taking bribes
  2. Public Order: Inspire Filipinos to be disciplined so future Filipinos can inspire each other to do the same.
  3. Industrialization: Revive the country’s steel industry, arguing that it’s the most important step towards industrialization
  4. Economic Policies: Make our economic policies and laws simple and believable, protect the investments that will come in.
  5. Foreign Investments:  Creation of Free Zone-type “business islands” to encourage investmentand create jobs.
  6. Food Security: Improve logistics to lower food costs; Make GOCC-banks’ credit facilities more accessible to the poor farmers and fishermen
  7. Education: Use of technology to address classroom shortage; Use of government and mass media to revive and promote Values Education
  8. Education: Implied the return of children’s TV programs, so the question is… ibabalik ba niya ang Batibot?

Pagsusuri sa Programa

Corruption: meron modernisasyon na ang PNP na nabanggit ko sa artikulong Seguridad ni Duterte, sa tulong ng Alemanya mula pa noon 2009. Siyempre hindi kaagad mababago ang isang organisasyon na napakalaki at marami nang nasanay sa maling pamamalakad. Maganda ang magtaas ng suweldo, at itinataas naman ng gobyerno ito. Pero tignan muna kung kayang bayaran. Maraming mga gustong magbaba ang taxes. Hindi maaring isabay ang pagbaba ang taxes at itaas ang suweldo ng mga nasa gobyerno. Sobrang dami na yata ng government employees ngayon. Dapat bawasan ang mga ito sa tagal-tagal, pero dapat may matinong plano sa computerization. Merong proyekto ang DOST na iGovPhil. Malawak na computerization program na para sa gobyerno. Ilang taon na. Computer specialist ako, beterano na talaga. Alam ko kung gaanong katagal ang ganyan. Dapat kasama din dito ang isang database para sa kapulisan. With national ID if possible. Lahat ng bansa sa Continental EU may national ID at lahat ng tao dapat mag-register kung saan nakatira. Sa England at USA lang ito hindi uso. Bakit kasi sa USA lahat ginagaya?

Public Order: kasama sa K-12 ang Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao. Hindi nakukuha sa biglaan ang pagiging displinado. Noong panahon ng Martial Law, bawal ang private firearms, pero iyong mga may hawak ng sandata sa estado, minsan inaabuso ang kapangyarihan nila. Mas maganda ang bagong programa ng PNP, kasama ang taongbayan, community based. Otherwise, iyong mga curfew ng Davao hindi masama. Normal ang ganyan sa Alemanya kung saan ako nakatira. Ang Protection of Young Persons Act halimbawa ay isang Federal Law. Bawal ang magtinda ng alak o sigarilyo sa mga menor de edad, kung bata ka pang tignan hihingan ka ng national ID ng tindahan – kung hindi sila ang magbabayad ng multa. Pero pagdating sa Public Order, mag-ingat sa pagka-close ni Mayor Duterte sa mga NPA. Ayaw na siya ng maraming militar gawa nito, lalo na iyong sitwasyon sa Davao ngayon. Pagkakaisa ang mahalaga para sa Public Order. Nadanas na ng Alemanya ang karahasan para ipilit ang Ordnung. Hindi umobra. Kung sa ngayon lang, lahat ng ibang kampo inaaway na ni Duterte at lalo na iyong mga supporter niya, baka lalong magkawatak-watak lahat.

Industrialization: ang steel industry sa buong mundo ngayon nahihirapan na. Iyong mga murang mag-produce tulad ni Mittal na taga-India, natatalo ang mga European companies. At hindi na lahat nagdedepende sa steel. Iyong mga modernong kumpanya tulad ng Airbus na gumagawa ng eroplano o Daimler-Benz na gumagawa ng Mercedes, composite materials na ang madalas gamitin. Ang Daimler-Benz, gumagamit pa nga ng abaca ngayon – native product ng Davao at Albay ito. Tignan kaya ng mabuti kung anong magagawa rito. Dahil kahit sa metal kailangan ng matinding pananaliksik para makagawa ka ng matibay na produkto. Meron na nito ang DOST: iyong Metals Industry Research and Development Center. Kaya sila nakadevelop ng Roadtrain at AGT na maaring pumalit sa MRT balang araw. Nakita sa MRT na mahirap ang umasa sa parteng galing sa abroad. Lahat ng maunlad na bansa may sariling teknolohiya at pananaliksik. Huwag tanggalin ang Algebra para sa magiging scientist, iyong vocational wala nito sa Grade 11-12. Tignan ang K-12 Plus na tinutulangan din nga Alemanya, may training sa trabahador sa manufacturing.

Economic Policies: tama. Halu-halo at tagpi-tagpi ang mga batas ngayon. Maraming lusutan na pampabagal sa hustisya. Nabanggit ko rin sa artikulong Seguridad ni Duterte na matagal nang may project ang DOJ para gawing mas simple at wala nang lusot ang Criminal Code, sa tulong din ng Alemanya. Natapos na ang Draft nito noong 2014, pero ewan ko kung nasaan. Sa nababasa ko mukhang tamad ang Kongreso, baka hindi nila ito inaasikaso. Pero meron nang nagawa ang Go Negosyo Act, meron nang mga Negosyo Center, halimbawa sa Cebu at Davao. May nakinabang na.

Foreign Investments: meron nang katulad ng sinusuggest ni Mayor Duterte ang PEZA. Para ito halimbawa sa mga gustong magtayo ng BPO company. Ano pa ang kulang sa tingin ni Mayor? Baka parang Hong Kong at Macao style ang gusto niyang gawin, o kaya iyong mga Export Processing Zone (EPZA) ni Marcos? Ang naging problema sa mga EPZA ni Marcos, iyong mga karapatan ng mga trabahador, madalas na natatapakan kaya lumakas ang mga Komunista. Sa bagay, mukhang close si Mayor Duterte sa mga NPA. Baka puro Chinese companies ang ipasok sa Pilipinas. Racist ang mga Chinese, baka alipinin lang nila ang mga Pilipino. Mabuti pa iyong gumawa ng sariling industriya na nakabase sa pananaliksik at engineering. Magandang simula na ang mga proyekto ng DOST at ang K-12 Plus, pati na ang K-12 para tumaas ang antas ng edukasyon na kinakailangan ng Pilipinas para maging tunay na industrial country at hindi lang pagawaan ng iba.

Food Security: mukhang napabayaan ito. Pagdating sa logistics, marami ng mga daang ginawa ang gobyerno ngayon sa pamamagitan ng PPP. Iyong namang distribution logistics, maganda ang nakita ko rito sa Alemanya: iyong BAYWA. Sila ang nag-aarkila ng mga makina sa mga magsasaka, pati harvest storage at building materials may serbisyo sila. Pag-aralan ito dahil may ganyan ding si President Quezon noong araw, Marcos din kaya lang cronies ang nakinabang. Pagdating naman sa financing, meron nang mga microfinancing projects na tinutulungan din ng Alemanya.

Education: nabanggit ko na sa itaas na maganda ang mga lesson plan ng K-12. Meron nang Values Education. Use of technology – meron akong nabasang partnership ng Globe at DepEd para mas gamitin ang Internet. Meron na akong nasulat na artikulo tungkol sa Internet sa Pilipinas – dapat ayusin ito dahil mabagal talaga. May ginagawa ang DOST ASTI pero baka kulang sa suporta. Tungkol naman sa TV, ang problema hindi iyon: maling paggamit ng Internet ang problema. Sobrang Internet nakakasira ng ulo. Dapat magulang ang piliting mag-control sa mga anak nila. Mahigpit talaga rito sa Alemanya pagdating doon. Kapag mga anak mo hindi pumapasok, o kaya laging nahuhuli sa kung anu-ano, puwedeng alisin sa iyo ng Jugendamt o Youth Office ang mga ito at ilagay sa foster family or kaya state facility na parang Boys Town. Bago mangyari ito, may counsellor munang bibisita sa pamilya para tignan kung ano ang kalagayan ng pamamahay, kung pabaya o kaya patapon ang mga magulang. Sa ganyan, maraming natutulungan bago pa mapunta sa krimen o droga iyong mga bata. Hindi kasalanan ng isang bata ang kanyang mga magulang.

Chikanobu Toyohara - Imperial Lineage

Imperial dynasty ng mga Hapon

Mga kulang pa

Metro Manila: pinakamalaking problema ito ng Pilipinas. Bakit?

  • overpopulated – pinakamasikip na na lugar sa buong mundo. Tignan ang population density para malaman.
  • lumulubog na – gawa ito ng groundwater subsidence. Nauubos ang groundwater, lumulubog ang lupa.
  • pataas ang dagat – lumulubog na, tapos pataas pa ang dagat. Puro baha ang mapapala sa ganyan.

Paalisin siguro ang Crame, Aguinaldo at Bilibid sa Maynila, pati na rin ang Wack-Wack, tapos iba pa. Kapag kumonti ang tao sa Maynila, mas madaling solusyonan ang traffic. Siyentipikong napatunayan na mas agresibo ang mga tao at dumadami ang krimen at droga sa mga siyudad, lalo na sa mga megacity na over 10 million na katao. Bawasan!

International relations: nasa gitna ang Pilipinas ng isang malaking conflict ng dalawang superpowers.

  • mas kabisado ng Pilipino ang ugaling Amerikano, kaya sa tingin ko mas magandang sila ang kaalyado.
  • ang Chinese, mababa ang tingin sa lahat ng Southeast Asian, dapat ba silang kaibiganin tulad ng sabi ni Duterte?
  • sa tingin ko, maganda ang ginawa ni Presidente Aquino. Kinasuhan ang China para iwasan muna ang gyera. Anong karugtong nito?

Mga oportunidad: para umasenso ang mga masisipag at matalino, kahit galing sila sa hirap o kamangmangan. Madami akong nakikitang mga anak ng mga migrante na umasenso sa abroad. Tulad ng anak ng dati kong yaya. Siya mismo, pinaaral ng nanay kong Aleman dahil nakita niyang matalino at masipag. Pero nahirapang makakuha ng trabahong katumbas ng pinag-aralan niya dahil ang tingin sa kanya dating katulong pa rin kaya nag-abroad din. Iyong anak niya, maraming wikang isinasalita at nag-aaral na ngayon sa Unibersidad. Ama niya magsasaka at tricycle driver dati sa Pilipinas, nanay niya nagdaan sa pagiging katulong at sekretarya doon. Maraming angking talino at kakayahan ang mga Pilipino na nasasayang gawa ng makalumang lipunan doon, kasi nagdedepende masyado sa level ng magulang mo ang makakamit mo sa buhay. May mga political dynasties – kasama na rin doon ang mga Duterte – pero hindi lang doon. Pati sa UP may mga dynasty ng mga propesor, sa Army may mga dynasty ng mga officer at kung saan saan pa. Kulang ang tunay na kompetisyon. Mga bansang maunlad, meron nito. Kahit iyong meron pang mga hari at reyna, hindi na masyadong binibigyan ito ng importansya kung anak ka na royal. Si Prince Andrew ng Inglatera, pareho lang ang trato sa kanya noong nasa militar siya. Walang favoritism. Kaya kung hindi sana nakipag-alyansa si Senadora Santiago sa mga Marcos na dynasty din, siya ang mas gugustuhin ko sa lahat. Umasenso siya gawa ng pag-aaral at kasipagan. Bihira sa Pilipinas ito.

Pambansang diskusyon

Babaeng Manobo (Wikimedia)

Mabuti at nagsisimula na ang pambansang diskusyon tungkol sa mga dapat gawin para matuloy ang pag-asenso ng Pilipinas. Sa ekonomiya meron na, pero marami pang hindi pa nakinabang kaya maraming hindi kuntento. Kasi ang Pilipino swapang madalas. Noong panahon ng mga Marcos puro mga crony. Noong panahon ni Arroyo puro mga oligarchs. Maski noong panahon ni Cory may mga kamag-anak siyang nakinabang na hindi niya macontrol gawa ng sobra niyang bait at pagiging inosente. Si Noynoy minsan hindi rin makahindi sa kanyang mga KKK. Si Ramos OK sana.

Itong mga pangugulit kong artikulo, ambag lamang ng isang napatagal sa abroad at nakakita na ng magandang pamamalakad. Maaring hindi magagawa ang lahat ng suggestion ko dahil baka hindi pa bagay sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon sa Pilipinas na magulo talaga. Malaki ang mga pagkakaiba ng bawat lugar, pati na ng mga tao pagdating sa ugali, edukasyon at kakayahan. Dapat siguro gawing mas pantay ang pamumuhay sa loob ng bansa – sa Alemanya, requirement pa nga ito sa kanilang Konstitusyon, Article 72 (2) – equivalent living conditions. Mahirap kasi kung may mga naiiwan.

Ang tingin ko kay Duterte, mayabang at pampagulo, pang-mayor lang. Pero maganda rin minsan iyong pampagulo para magising lahat, mapag-usapan, maiplano at maisagawa ang mga dapat gawin. Huwag sana biglaan at baka mahulog pa sa bangin, pero huwag din iyong sobrang bagal. Iba-iba ang mga Pilipino ngayon. Sa iba’t-ibang isla. Sa buong mundo. Pagsama-samahin ang kaalaman at karanasan. Makinig at gumalang sa magkaibang opinyon. Buhayin ang Demokrasya.

Irineo B. R. Salazar, München, ika-20 ng Disyember 2015

P.S. ano ang mga suggestion NINYO tungkol sa lahat na ito?

 

35 comments to Programa ni Duterte

  • karlgarcia

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/07/23/dutertes-1st-sona-promises-one-year-after-554508

    Duterte’s 1st Sona promises: One year after

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte started his term last 2016 with a promise to rid the country of illegal drugs, vowing before the Filipino people that his administration will not stop until the last pusher has been put behind bars or below the ground.

    Sticking to his vow that won him the May 2016 elections, Duterte, in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona), said that the all out war against drugs and criminality he earlier said to finish in three to six months (but failed to do so) will be “bloody.”

    His words were indeed fulfilled.

    Evident to this is the increasing number of anti-drug operations by the police that led to the arrest of drug pushers and the rise of the killings allegedly perpetrated by, whichever you believe, unknown vigilante groups as claimed by the police or state-sponsored gunmen for Duterte’s critics.

    A data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency disclosed that from July 1, 2016 to June 20, 2017, a total of 3,200 drug personalities and 57 cops have died in more than 63,000 anti-drug operations conducted by anti-drug agencies in the country. Critics, however, believe there are more.

    A total of 1, 308,078 drug personalities have surrendered while 86,933 were arrested. P81.51 billion worth of illegal drugs and paraphernalia were seized and 159 drug dens and clandestine laboratories were dismantled.

    An independent monitoring by the ABS-CBN news on the death toll on drugs from May 10, 2016, a day after the nation has seen that Duterte won the presidential race up to May 9, 2017, listed a total of 3,407 deaths, 1,336 of these killings happened in the National Capital Region.

    1,897 were killed during police operations, 1,290 killed by unidentified assailants and 220 lifeless bodies were found by the police.

    Since the killings have ballooned, the human rights agencies including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the United Nations have criticized the administration, saying the campaign has given rise to a sense of impunity which could further lead to increased lawlessness and violence.

    All out war vs terrorist and lasting peace with the reds

    In his last Sona, the President, a self-proclaimed “leftist,” announced a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)/National Democratic Front (NDF), a group of rebels that has been fighting the Philippine government since 1969.

    “To our muslim brothers let us end our centuries of mistrust and warfare. To the CPP NPA NDF let us end these decades of ambuscades and skirmishes. We are going nowhere. And it is getting bloodier by the day,” Duterte said.

    As a proof that the his administration wants to talk peace, Duterte later partially heed the request of the NDF negotiating panel to release political prisoners detained for alleged trumped up charges.

    In August, courts have ordered the release of at least 20 members of the NDF to represent the CPP in the peace talks upon the government’s request. Among those that were released were former CPP Secretary General Adelberto Selva and spouses Benito and William Tiamzon.

    The fifth round of peace talks, aimed at ending the Asia’s longest running Maoist insurgency, that was supposed to be conducted on May 27 was suspended after the government withdrew in protest of the CPP’s order to the NPA to step up its attacks against government troops.

    Just last week, Duterte ordered the cancellation of the back-channel talks aimed at reviving the formal peace talks after the NPA attacked members of the Presidential Security Group in Arakan, North Cotabato.

    Following the encounter, Solicitor General Jose Calida said he will ask the courts to order the arrest and recommitment of the NDF consultants to their respective detention facilities.

    Meanwhile in his 2016 Sona, Duterte waged an all out war against lawless armed men in the country. He said he will crush terror groups and strengthen laws against terrorism.

    The Mindanao has been recently placed under martial law until December 2017 after Isis-inspired Maute group attacked Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on May 23.

    No more finger pointing

    The also President promised not to dwell on the mistakes of the past administrations as it will only impede the country’s growth.

    “Finger-pointing is not the way, that is why I will not waste precious time dwelling on the sins of the past or blaming or those perceived to be responsible for the mess that we are in and suffering from,” Duterte said.

    Duterte’s predecessor Benigno Aquino III has been recently indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for usurpation of authority and violation of the anti-act and corrupt practices over the Mamasapano encounter in 2015.

    In the past, Duterte himself has criticized Aquino for the botched police operation that killed 44 elite cops.

    Last week, when sought for his reaction on the cases filed against Aquino, Duterte said the cases against Aquino filed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, the latter’s appointee, have been made to fail.

    His cabinet official, Justice Secretary Vitaliano II, also said the cases against Aquino are weak.

    More transportation options

    The president had promised to make more transportation options to ease traffic woes that have long been disturbing Filipino commuters especially in Metro Manila.

    Among his vows related to the different sectors’ appeal for him to solve the decade-long problem on transportation were to order the increase of more trains in the country, the revival of the operation of the Pasig River Ferry Service System, the intensified campaigns against anti-colorum vehicles, and maximizing the usage of existing roads.

    Last Sona, he urged the congress to accord his administration emergency powers to allow it to respond to the problems hounding the transportation sector, to which they agreed.

    Last May, the House transport committee made its first move as it approved a bill designating the transportation secretary as the traffic chief who will be granted full power to streamline the management of traffic and transportation in the country.

    Under the bill, which has effectivity of three years upon its passage, the traffic chief will supervise and control the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Land Transportation Office, the Highway Patrol Group, and the Road Board.

    Free public wifi

    Last March, the senate approved for the third and final reading a bill that seeks to make internet available to all Filipinos.

    This was after Duterte in his last Sona ordered the creation of a national broadband plan, which would allow free wifi access in public parks, plazas, schools, hospitals and seaports and airports in the country.

    In 2018, it was projected that students in 1,880 public elementary schools, 2,688 public high schools and 682 state colleges will have access internet.

    High hopes

    On Monday, the President is set to deliver his second Sona, this time at the backdrop of achievements and mishaps one year after he took office. (SunStar Philippines)

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico

      FREE WI-FI. Still a figment of imagination. Pupils and school children go to malls for FREE WI-FI. It is accessible thru their smartphones. It is cooler in Malls. They got A/C. Public places are dangerous. No policemen. Malls have securities more professional than PMA-trained police.

      The government should take a heed from the Church. Filipinos do not go to church because it is hot and steamy like HELL. It is uncomfortable in church. What the church do is go to the Mall to hold their Sunday mass. Mall-owners are happy. Increase in foot traffic.

      Philippine govern ment should build a MALL OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES where Filipinos transact their businesses like cidula (huh? Cidula? That is soooo 19th century. Yes, Virginia, They still issue cidula as a form of identification because Philippines is still a 3rdWorld Country), Apply for building permit, telephone permit (huh? Telephone Permit? Yes, Virginia, you have to have permit to apply for landline) and other government services. MALL OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES will have emnities like SM Malls.

      The church can hold daily mass to rake in money just like the government.

      This government-run MALL should also have elementary, high-school and drop-in child care.

      Isn’t that wonderful?

  • ganda bebe

    ano ba ang mga proyekto ng pangulo

  • https://www.reddit.com/r/Philippines/comments/4a8t3c/dutertevisitsuplb_stephen_villena_speaks_up/

    “Just ended my phone call with Stephen Villena. He deactivated his social media accounts, and replaced his phone and number because of the (death) threats he and his family have been receiving from anonymous people. He called to tell me that he is fine right now. He also shared to me the real side of the story, as opposed to the biased and fragmented video mainstream media has shown. In fact, UPLB delegates to the said forum can attest to these facts. Hence, in his temporary absence I am compelled to share this information to you.

    The said forum were attended by UPLB students and Duterte fantards. Unlike Binay’s previous visit, Duterte was able to gather a lot of supporters.
    We’ve seen in the video that Stephen asked Duterte to directly answer the question so that Duterte could “go home”. This conversation sparked an impression that Duterte was humiliated and Stephen was being arrogant.
    However, what truly happened was this. Duterte said he wants to go home but realizing that UPLB students still has more questions to ask, UPLB USC Chairperson Ronald Gem Celestial asked Duterte to entertain more queries. It was granted. So Stephen, who was next in the line at that time, was given the privilege to ask the legitimate question. However, Duterte was running circles in answering the questions. While Duterte was speaking, the organizers of the said forum pleaded to Stephen to tell Duterte to wrap up his answer so that they can finish the forum on time.
    To help Duterte answer, Stephen reiterated the question and added “gusto ko po ng direct to the point na answer wag na sanang paligoy ligoy, para makauwi na po kayo.”

    Now, who is being arrogant and bastos right now? You be the judge.”

    Besides, politicians in the vibrant democracy of the Philippines have to put up with beeing booed like Binay and mocked like Mar. Especially the men!

  • To give importance to continuity, the succeeding administrations must not scrap and must implement DOTC’s programs.

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/115175-dotc-plans-2016

  • https://www.senate.gov.ph/publications/PB%202009-01%20-%20Financing%20Agriculture%20Modernization.pdf

    Above is a link on the study on Financing the AFMA. or Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization.

  • A self reliant defense posture and a Philippine DARPA.

    http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=36697.0

    Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) roadmap and a DARPA-equivalent

    In 2013, the Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) program — an ongoing albeit lackadaisical effort to create an indigenous defense industry — saw the most tangible display of high-level support in recent decades, when the Department of National Defense committed significant resources to the modernization of the Government Arsenal (GA), and facilitated the organization of the Defense Industries Association of the Philippines (DIAP). Both actions came on the heels of the successful entry into Philippine Navy service of a series of indigenously constructed marine vessels: The BRP Tagbanua (AT-296), the largest locally manufactured warship in history, and three Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk.II, arguably the fastest ships in the fleet. Both joined the fleet a year earlier.

  • http://speedspec.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/pope-4.jpg

    Anfra of Francisco Motors. We were able to showcase one of our own during pope john paul 2’s visit . We could done more of these,and dared to go head to head with mitsubishi and toyota.
    Maybe that us what the nationalist are griping about, foreign multinationals are given way too much perks, that discourage home grown manufacturers.

    The other extreme is if you disallow foreign entry,it will be called protectionism.Something has to give. Level pllaying field is ideal,but if in sports you need skills and natural gifts. In manufacturing you need technology and more.
    We could start by having a self reliant military. Own ships,own planes,etc.
    Engineers,government support,technology can be a start to make things happen.

  • Joe America has a scheduled rebuttal about Peter Wallace’s article about honoring government contracts.

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/91441/this-govt-does-not-honor-contracts

  • http://opinion.inquirer.net/59319/vertical-integration-do-it-all

    Peter Wallace said we could have done it all here. Maybe there is still hope for vertical integration.

  • China has the means to use 100 percent refused derive fuels for their cement factories,yet they still use coal. All other factories can use alternative fuels. Even waste management.
    Sabagay mas malaka sa pinas,but they are the top 2 economy.

    My dream is one day there is a recycling technology that can reuse clothes,glass,electronics,plastics,etc. So we dont have to source materials from abroad,even trash.
    Imagine all the junk cars,demolished houses and buildings can priovide materials to build a new city.

    I agree that Camp Aguinaldo and the Other military bases should be outside metro Manila.
    Customs,Supreme Court.,etc,

    That pacific coast city in Aurora and Quezon must hurdle all moral ethical and political hurdles in order to proceed. Like defiorestation,displacement of indigenous tribes.
    Homes must be typhoon proof because storms from the Pacific are strong.Then we can have an alternative ti metro.

    • For food and logistics.
      We must find ways that our food products must be less costlier than imported food products.
      Logistics and supply chain management is needed.
      Cargo by rail after economic and business zones must be finalized through land use law or whatever.
      Our road network must be replanned to include the rail network.
      Our ad hoc road widening is useless because parking spaces and sidewalks just disappear.
      Ten year old vehickes must be phased out, once there is a mass transport and park and ride facilities,bicycle lanes,etc.
      Massive tree planting must be done,but not near road networks or on center islands.

      • Land use or zoning laws are critical for proper development. Possibly it might even be necessary to put ecological laws in place to prevent overconsumption of water in places like Metro Manila and force overcongested LGUs to take measures to limit overpopulation by zoning and building ordnances. One more major issue in Metro Manila is air pollution which makes the Clean Air Act a farce: http://www.philstar.com/opinion/175428/metro-manila-air-pollution-exceeds-tolerable-level

        Garbage is probably the Philippines No. 1 natural resource. Now your idea of using garbage as raw material makes sense – modern recycling in Germany is doing this already. http://www.earth911.com/earth-watch/trash-planet-germany/ – the influence of the Green Party in Germany since the 1980s has done a lot in this respect. The founders of the Greens were the same generation as American hippies and Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) and definitely global pioneers of sustainability and ecology.

      • On food logistics…

        When I went visiting Hongkong decades ago, trains with their own dedicated railways exclusively for delivering produce from mainland China to the HK territory were pointed out to me….no trucks or jeeps full of agricultural or livestock products can be seen on major roads, just a few private cars and multi-level buses going down from Victoria Peak (we had an exhilarating ride up the mountain using the trams). It was totally different from the KCR and the other trains in use for the HK citizens commuting from homes to work and back. Cars are not used that often, except for meeting family members from and sending them off to airports, everybody else use the trains which are available regularly every five minutes, you can schedule appointments to the last minute with no problem.

  • pelang

    Naniniwala ako sa kakayanan ng mga pinoy na meron talagang talent na innate ang talent natin. I met a group of filipino young men near Blackforest where a Mercedes Benz plant is located. I asked them what they were doing here and they told me they were sent here by their bosses in Saudi to train on something at Mercedes plant and my eyes grew wide because you don’t just go to a big Company like Mercedes Benz in you are not something. So, i asked them if they were engineers and they shyly answered no, and Saison further (naughtily) said, sabi nila magagaling daw kami. And we all laughed.

  • pelang

    That is what i wanted to say. Bakit ang takbo lagi natin, sa USA? Samantala, ang mga chinese, japanese, koreans, thailandish pinapadala ng kanilang govt. to learn technology where technology is at its best? Marami ang hindi nakaka-alam na napakaganda ng sistema ng pag-aaral dito at kahit kapwa mga taga eu, ay hanga sa kanilang kaalaman. Even american students and those working in manufacturing industries are being sent here to learn. Their system is hands-on approach. At hindi, pwede na ito, system, kagaya sa atin. Alam ko iyan, because i get to meet some of them in my present job and i could talk to them. Especially, the americans who are glad they have someone they could speak to, in english.

    • Thanks to K-12+ there is another awareness growing now… among some, TESDA Dual Training being implemented now is exactly the German hands-on model. Most do not know the massive scale of German involvement in the Philippines like PNP, DOJ Criminal Code, K-12+, Tesda Dual Training, Microfinance projects, OK Pia Wurtzbach everybody knows. Possibly they want the country as an Asian manufacturing hub… China is known to copy stuff too often, their fast trains look suspiciously like the German ICE etc.

      Like those of us in Germany know, there are also parents here who are against K-12, but because they used to have K-13 in the old states and are afraid that K-12 which the East Germans brought in might dumb down their children. But the world’s best school system – Finland – was patterned on East Germany, K-12 is best practice, globally.

  • Ong-Lo

    I spent time in MIRDC back in 2004 and I learned that the facility no longer engage in manufacturing or any undertaking that in one way or another compete with local steel industry. I don’t think that investors are not that blind to see the potential of steel mill, if indeed there’s potential. But from business POV, the primary thing to consider is if the market is ripe with overseas competition taken into consideration. Wait… isn’t Duterte anti-mining?

    • The DOST Roadtrain and the AGT are thanks to MIRDC, but the other aspects you wrote about I don’t know… one of my clients is a German steel mill and they have moved into specialty steel from the old bulk stuff they used to do especially during World War 2 – the HQ is very similar to somewhere in Panem, somehow unsettling.

      Duterte being anti-mining? Maybe one should look at who might be behind him NOW, and at Mindanao’s vast resources. Focusing on steel is very old school – Communist or Fascist even, or 1930s Pittsburgh. The special economic zones thing is an indicator of who might be behind Duterte politically – it is a typical Chinese concept. Not to forget that the NPA are Maoists, so in case Duterte becomes President, a future as a Chinese client state might be what the Philippines is in for.

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Salamat at may mga tao pang tulad mo, PIE, nagmamalasakit sa bayan, nakikita ang kulang at sobra, magaling ang analitika’t nagbibigay ng wasto at karampatang solusyon sa mga kinakaharap na problema dito sa Pinas. Tulad mo ako’y dating miron, isang outsider, nanunuod lang nang may halos kulang-kulang tatlong dekada, kaya matalas ang ating mga mata na lalo pang pinatalas ng iyong mga artikulo. Sanay maabot ng lahat ang iyong mga mensahe. I’m your fan, Irineo!

  • pelang

    What can i say? I can only agree with you with a sigh. I do believe in you because i live in germany too for 29 years now. Maaring sabihin nila na masyado ang pagka bias ko at naniniwala ako sa mga sinasabi mo. Regarding their educational system k-12 and more program, the steel industry and other production line. I know this first hand because i once worked for a manufacturing company which produces among others car keys, dash boards, joysticks, etc. for lmost all famous german cars like mercedes benz, volkwagen, audi, porsches, mini even for truck. The raw materials were plastics, rubbers etc. coming from china. Steel industry, in the philippines? Dream on. In 2008, when there was economic recession, all the industrialised nations in europe suffered including germany, but the effects were not felt as much in asia. We can be supplier for further production materials. It’s for our govt. and our businessmen to find out what kind and where. I know forbinstance that the syringe companies here in germany (i live in a city where medical instruments are produced) were moved to asia ( particularly, malaysia, thailand) because they want to save on labor. I haven’t read if any such company were moved to the philippines. Why can’t we ever compete? Why is it that when Asia is mentioned in europe partTicularly in germany, philippines is not mentioned? Why is it when tourism in asia is mentioned, often than not, it is thailand that is mentioned? What is our govt. doing about this? Bakit hinahayaan nila na maunahan tayo ng mga ibang bansa sa paghingi ng tulong tungkol sa ekonomiya? Maraming maitutulong ang germany tungkol sa technology, katulad ng solar system etc. Maisama sana sa mga courses ng TESDA

    • Salamat pelang… mabuti at meron na ngayong K-12 Plus na tinutulungan ng Alemanya… maraming ginagawa ang German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce… iyong isang pilot project ng K-12 Plus doon sa San Pedro Relocation Center National High School… gusto ng mga German BPO bosses – may ilan akong mga kilala dahil IT business ako – ang mga Pilipino dahil ang mentality nila mas Western… the potential is there and something can be made out of it, the present government is not only pro-USA like before…

      Airbus is coming to the Philippines… Porsche is interested from what I heard… but all of this may get lost if a leader is elected who favors putting dirty Chinese factories that pollute and enslave… ang EU walang intention to colonize… only do business and create jobs, train people… China wants to control Southeast Asia. Kung madevelop ang relationship with the EU, many factories of Euro companies might move from China… inis na sila sa Chinese dahil nakaw ng nakaw sa kanilang teknolohiya.

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