Marcos calls for unity, good governance is the key to economic programming

President Ferdinand “Bambang” R. Thousands of Marcos, Jr.’s supporters were not disturbed by the rain during a free concert held in Manila on the evening of June 30, the morning of his debut. – Philippine Star / Miguel de Guzman

By Kyle Aristophier T. AtienFor, Reporter

According to political analysts and economists, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. needs to reform his campaign for good governance in order to prove the unity slogan and withdraw support for economic recovery.

This will allow Mr. Marcos to address long-term challenges with the help of a broader sector, they said.

“Reforming good governance in the first 100 days will be a good way for President Marcos to put meat on the platform of unity in his campaign,” said Francisco A. Magno, who studied political science and development at the University of De la Salle. .

He said in a messenger chat that “measures will be taken to improve citizen participation, public accountability, control of corruption, efficiency of government, regulatory quality and rule of law.”

Mr Magno said promoting transparency and accountability in government and participatory leadership would boost business confidence. “These will pave the way for economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.”

John Paolo R. Rivera, an economist at the Asian Institute of Management, says a good governance agenda that values ​​human rights is “good for the economy because everyone is given the opportunity to contribute to national productivity.”

“A good governance agenda that promotes participatory governance is important because it is about unity,” he said in a Viber message. “While the government can do this by asking a lot of people, the participation of citizens is vital to ensure success, policy stability and checks and balances.”

According to the UN Human Rights Commission, good governance and human rights are mutually reinforcing.

“Human rights values ​​and policies provide a set of values ​​to guide the work of government and other political and social actors,” it says in a website post. “Human rights policies inform the content of good governance efforts: they can inform the development of legal frameworks, policies, programs, budget allocations, and other measures.”

It says the rule of law and the provision of public services are the link between good governance and human rights.

Leonardo A. Lanzona, who teaches economics at the University of Atenio de Manila, says Mr Marcos should make sure he The campaign follows a promise he made during the campaign “in a way that does not violate the rule of law.”

“I think the priorities at the moment are of a short-term nature, to overcome this hump and how to do it in a way that won’t be harmful in the long run,” he said in a messenger chat.

“In other words, he must show that he is qualified for the position and not just a member of a dynasty who has won elections illegally.”

Meanwhile, Mr Lanzona said Mr Marcos should immediately announce his plan to recover from the epidemic and inform the public about his economic priorities within his first 100 days in office.

Mr Marcos has been the subject of much controversy during the campaign, including his family’s acquired wealth and his failure to file an income tax return in the 1980s.

He and his family are also being asked to settle their unpaid estate tax which lawyers say has caused more than P200 billion balloons due to interest.

Maria Ella L., Professor of Political Science, University of the Philippines. Atienza says it is important for both supporters and critics to continue pressuring her to “solve urgent problems” through specific programs, not maternity statements.

“He continues to speak in ordinary language,” he said in a Viber message.

On Sunday, the president’s communications office said it would only issue statements “where the public interest is involved.”

This comes after Malakanang journalists pressured the new administration to release a statement on July 2 at the presidential palace celebrating Mr Marcos’ mother’s birthday.

Former First Lady Emelda R. Marcos, 93, pleaded guilty in 2017 to seven counts He appealed the verdict to the Supreme Court of the Philippines and was released on bail

In a statement, a group of Martial Law prisoners called their ancestor, the late dictator Ferdinand E. During Marcos’s two decades in power, he has renewed his call for accountability of the mother and her children for ill-gotten gains.

Laban Sa Detension, a former prisoner of Aristotle (Selda), says the “sins” committed by Filipinos’ former first family should not be forgotten.

“They have been sucking the blood and sweat of Filipinos for decades to lead a decent life – from 1965 to the present,” he told Filipinos.

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