Former DILG Secretary Gives Positive Assessment on Pres. Duterte's First Year as Chief Executive


Former Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and losing senatorial candidate Rafael Alunan gives his positive assessment on President Rody Duterte's first year in office as the country's chief executive.


According to Rafael Alunan on his official Facebook Page, any President inherits accumulated baggage from the past leaders that were unattended or unfinished, the present administration also added some other new problems but as President like Pres. Duterte he has to find ways and means within the limits of his support from within the government and society to reduced the problems.

The President who assumed office should also push his own agenda to build the nation that aims to raise the quality of life for all Filipinos. Raffy Alunan noted that Pres. Duterte as a responsible president would do everything so that by the time he hands over the reins of succession, the country would by then be in better shape than when he received it.


Raffy Alunan also assessed that Pres. Duterte is not a perfect president because there is no such thing on this planet but he considered Pres. Duterte as an evolving President from good to better to best that's trying to fill up the glass at a higher level than his predecessors reached.

The former DILG Secretary also encouraged everybody that if we want to help the Duterte admin, we must help lessen the accumulated baggage and unfinished business and push the development agenda of the Philippines under Pres. Duterte.

Here's the Complete Positive Assessment of Former DILG Sec. Raffy Alunan:

ONE YEAR DOWN, 5 TO GO

Any President:

a.) inherits accumulated baggage from the past that were not attended to as well as unfinished business;

b.) his/her own administration adds to that unwanted baggage and unfinished business;

c.) has to find find ways and means within the limits of his/her support from within the government and society to reduce accumulated baggage and unfinished business;

d.) at the same time, push his/her own agenda to build the nation that aims to raise quality of life for all Filipinos.

That's what a responsible President would do, so that by the time he hands over the reins of succession, the country would by then be in better shape than when he received it.

That is how I view this President, hobbled by crime, corruption, bad governance and anarchic citizenship through the years, and a creaking bureaucracy where only a minority are true to their oath of public service and up to the challenge despite the risks.

Yet, through sheer will and focus, shaking off his aches and pains as best he can at his age, he is gouging out the cancer driven by real anger at the situation the country's in, cursing anyone and everyone that has contributed to it, and beating new paths to a better Philippines.

Some say he's crude, rude and limited in scope. So what? He's the real deal that tells people - unused to being told off and would hear none of it out of their sense of entitlement - who deserve it. He dishes out as much as he receives. As for his limitations, he's learning along the way and that's the important thing.

That said, there is and there will always be a long list of to-do such as undo, trash, delete, reboot, create, back-up, develop, correct, merge and continue. That's the dashboard and the challenge is to keep the ship of state, with less baggage, moving forward faster than before.

Any President is only as good as the people he has. He needs a good bureaucracy and a behaved citizenry to support his nation-building agenda. But he also needs to build a complete team, a deep bench, and a core group of alter egos to carry out the "commander's intent" and instructions smartly, wisely and professionally.

There are best practices that he can draw from here and abroad, and use to build on. Process and consultations are important to generate widespread "buy-in" for "whole-of-nation" solutions. At times, he must govern by instinct, and be decisive based on the information he/she has on hand, when time is of the essence.

Perfect President? Forget it. No such thing on this planet. An evolving President from good to better to best that's trying to fill up the glass at a higher level than his predecessors reached? Yeah, that's fine by me. That's the best that we can have and hope for.

Now, if we want him to lead better and succeed for our sake, we must help lessen the accumulated baggage and unfinished business, and push the development agenda. We can't be dead beats and add to the burden.

That's my first year assessment of PRRD's administration. HUA?

Source: Rafael Alunan FB Page


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