August 2011 Archives

NLCGG Strengthens its Capacity to Monitor Local...

Baguio City - The Northern Luzon Coalition for Good Governance (NLCGG) in the Philippines conducted a Training Workshop on Participatory Budget Monitoring on 28 to 29 June 2011. A total of 25 participants representing 15 NLCGG member organizations participated in the two-day event, which focused on understanding the local government budget process and how it can be monitored by citizens....

ANSA-EAP mainstreams social accountability in CHED

Twenty-three (23) key executives of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), including middle- and senior-level managers from all over the Philippines, participated in the session on “Mainstreaming Social Accountability to the Commission on Higher Education” conducted at the CHED Building in Diliman, Quezon City, on 1 August 2011. Mr. Adelfo V. Briones, Learning and Capacity...

Social accountability, an imperative

Dr. Antonio G.M. La Vina, Dean of the Ateneo School of Government and BOT member of ANSA-EAP pens a column for the Manila Standard Today, reproduced in ANSA-EAP's blog VOICES , entitled Social Accountability, an imperative .   What has been called the “Third Wave of Democracy” by Samuel Huntington describes the growth, around the end of the Cold War and the following...

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Fun run, kite-flying usher in Check N’ Run:...

MANILA, Philippines - Fun runs, kite-flying events, and goodwill luncheons - these are but some of the festivities to expect as Checkmyschool.org (CMS) officially opens Check N' Run, a nationwide synchronized validation of public school data, on 20 August. Check N' Run aims to enhance the integrity of information reported on the Department of Education's (DepEd) Basic Education and Information...

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The Aquino Government's Commitment ot Social...

Speech by Secretary Florencio B. Abad deliverd during the ONE.ANSA event . In his inaugural speech on June 30, 2010, the Philippines' new president, Benigno Aquino III, addressed the Filipino people and said, “Kayo ang boss ko (You are my boss).” In those four words, President Aquino expressed his unqualified commitment to  accountability to the Filipino people. No Filipino...

Checkmyschool.org to be featured in Future Perfect

Checkmyschool.org will be featured in Future Perfect, a cable technology news program in the Philippines.  The program will be aired on August 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Checkmyschool.org will be represented by Mr. Dondon Parafina and Ms. Jecel Censoro.

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Social Accountability in the MILF Negotiations

This is the second of a series of columns I am writing on an emerging and powerful tool for good governance called social accountability. Originally, I planned in this column to discuss how we, as a society and as a body politic, can mainstream social accountability into our governance processes. I will still do that but, to illustrate the points I want to make, I decided to use as a jumping...

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Making social accountability happen

This is the third of six columns on social accountability.  In the first column , I wrote about why social accountability was an imperative of good governance while last week, in the second column of the series, I discussed its mainstreaming in governance processes such as the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In this third column, I write more in-depth about...

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