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One of my main hopes is to help, improve
and make people happy, there are ways I know it can be done, if the right
people with the right networking and the willingness could be shown the
Please note that some of the ideas and
concepts I have illustrated below could benefit other places /countries
as well, where that is needed.
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jobless and no respect, A
housing option, roof over there heads and a future,
Option for the Creation of jobs and a cleanup of the
city/countries image, Historic Conservation and
the Preservation of the Countries Identity, Government
Celebrity / status and greed for popularity
jobless and no respect. Why?
several issues that arise with this argument call
it that if you will, its an argument that is shared through many countries,
sadly this not only effects the poorer countries, but there are many other
countries which do have a large population that actually live very well,
and have even there own celebrities who had made it big in there country,
whereas sadly there are many that are far below, living uncomfortably in
poor shelters or in illegal shanty towns.
The main reasons associated with the
reasons for these shanty towns, is due to for example low employment or
no employment at all.
Now many would see these as unsightly , and indeed they are,
and prefer to shove these people out of the way, however, let me ask you
What would you do if you found yourself in there shoes?, no
real house, no money or low money, and no incentives in a system that in
the most part may to many in this predicament, feel very much forgotten.
It was not always this way, and the Philippines is a beautiful country with
a very lush history, first partially invaded by the Arabs then by the Spanish,
who established the country for 300 years, till a change in the Ideas of
the then rulers, who became more greedy and in the end the country was rescued
by the us who then helped the Filipino to establish themselves more.
Anyway back to the topic, like my question I asked, what would
you do if you ended up in there shoes, how would you react?
These people have in the end cause of being lead into this
period of time, where the respect has gradually been eroding over time,
have been unfortunately been forced to build shanty's, sometimes along raillines
and other public areas, as they have lost the ability to even rent anywhere
since they cannot afford any place currently on the market, to even rent,
and this is very sad to see and as depressing to see this situation, many
other people and the authorities, only care to push them along, with no
where to go and this problem just gets worse, this has to change!
And a change can begin in many ways, there is a way, and it
does require the type of people with the energy and the resources to make
The first of these is shelter, For this, since every other
place requires a rent that costs way too much, there then becomes the need
for a cheaper and more cost effective option, an option that would help
to encourage a recovery for these forgotten people.
Currently, as these shanty's have been built illegally, even
along the side of raillines for example, there is a railway police that
have been gradually as per the Rejuvenation projects underway, result in
these being demolished, cleared, but there is no destination set for these
people that lose the only roof over there head they had, they are just pushed
away and forgotten! with this problem it can lead to rebuilding more shanty's
in another area, and or crowding an otherwise already full and unsafe area
with more, this can be changed, this can be improved, these shanty's are
very basic in many ways, there are some well built ones too, but the issue
has arisen with the value of a home anywhere being simply too out of reach,
with no help and no support, for these forgotten people.
option, roof over there heads and a future.
The main reason that is associated
with the building of shanty towns, is due to the unafordability of even
the cheapest of places on the market today, many are still out of reach
to afford to rent, many don't even have a stable income, to afford a real
unit or a rented room.
With the rising costs today, referred to as the cost of living,
this just creates more of a problem for these forgotten people.
Sadly, most of these people have lost there dignity pride
and there confidence, feeling lost and forgotten, this could change if some
people with the the right ideas and the resources could put into practice,
methods that could benefit and give these people a chance to recover.
Too much focus is put on in relation to the rich, housing
developments, apartment blocks and housing with the most expensive up to
date features being built.
Like I said before some of these not only effect the Philippines
but all over the world, the same excuses are around and in most countries
the same thoughts are applied, anyone in the Poor bracket , is to be forgotten
and swept away. (Rich vs Poor)
This is just unacceptable, there are ways, but too many are
so greedy to even help the situation, but for those that are willing and
have the resources, but may not realize the situation that much being that
normally in many places anything relating to these forgotten are normally
hidden from view and the media concentrates so much more on the rich, the
government turns a blind eye to anyone that does not fit among the wealthy,
which is a real shame.
However the need here in order to tackle the problem, is first
housing / shelter, these people want mostly a roof over there heads, and
with that, there should be a plan implemented to encourage a low income
housing. Now you may wonder income for the poor how could that work if they
have no steady income at all, I will get to that later in the next topic,
however, this is the first step.
An idea I have had has been if someone were to design and
construct a low cost dwelling that would be constructed in a prefab construction,
made from modern materials, be quick to assemble and be mostly affordable
to anyone, this would be very basic and would be similar to the usual features
that a typical shanty would have but being purposely built and assembled
as per government guidelines, for the general building code. These would
as I said above only contain the necessary features to live, no Internet,
no dishwasher, none of the expensive features that have been raising the
price so much, most of these people only want a place they can eat and sleep.
Here is an example I have designed a cheap easy to manufacture
prefab dwelling design that is based on the Traditional old Nipa hut style
which could be manufactured from modern materials and incorporating only
the real basics which would include a toilet and shower area, my concept
I visualize could be assembled in rows to create a recovery village. This
would be located outside of the city, and I would hope to be served by there
traditional Jitney/Jeepney transport that would have a loading and unloading
area at the entrance to these villages, Jeepneys could be located between
each village or a group of them.
My concept can be read in more detail if you feel you may
be able to do something on contributing the resources to put this idea into
practice. The concept is not a complete design and would require additional
specifications and final drawings to be drafted, since I have no contacts
relating to or know of anyway to find out the Accepted Standard Philippine
building codes nor am a qualified architect / engineer, not saying I can't
design and draft well, but I don't have the qualifications in paperwork,
so this would require someone who is qualified to finalize the design for
If you are someone that does have the resources and have the
same willingness to help, that would be interested in reviewing my specifications
document that includes concept renders for this, then please e-mail me and
we could then discuss more about the design further.
If you know of who I should contact in regards of this, then
I would be very interested in knowing thankyou, surely there are some people
in this world that would feel the same , yet actually do have the ability
to make this a reality, remember this is only a starter, it is for the purpose
of replacing the ugly shanty's with something that looks allot better that
would be used to help people back onto the road to recovery, that is that
once they were living in these and had been able to gain real employment,
were able to save money they would then be able to move on to something
more reasonable, its a temporary option that replaces the ugly shantys.note
this concept is mine and is only 1 idea there could be many other designs,
but the basis is the same, a need for a cheap easy to build, easy to maintain
and for the low income lower than the average for the purpose of recovery
of the otherwise forgotten people of the Philippines, that idea could be
used elsewhere in the world as well, it can happen, it can work.
I am hoping this could encourage some people to think
about this and develop concepts based on this idea, for the purpose of helping
the recovery of the poor, it is one step to stamp out poverty.
the creation of jobs and a cleanup of the city/countries image (It
can be done)
I have discussed in the last
topic about the ideas and a concept to help the need for housing and to
remove the shanty's.
By now giving these people a place to live that is legal that
has a style that helps to boost there respect, appreciation and builds confidence,
you have begun to tackle the problem, the next part is to help give them
jobs , jobs that would be plenty that would make a difference not just for
themselves but also for the country.
You would now be wondering how, and the usual excuse here
is there are no jobs, what jobs?
OK if you you ask a casual person in for example Manila and
ask them what jobs could be filled, some may not recognize certain areas
that they are used to and have been many times, so would be so used to there
area to not notice that much on what could be done.
Ask someone from overseas, an overseas visitor like me for
example, and what do we see, many things, since people from overseas are
not used to the way that local Filipino's are used to, or in India same
deal not used to how Indians live, and when someone from the Philippines
would fly to any other known country, like Australia for example, they would
find the place so immaculate, even with slight dirt or slight flaking of
paint, it would to them still be immaculate compared to the standards they
are used to.
People will get used to and take for granted what is considered
normal for an area however if people can step back and really look at everything,
one feature at a time, they would soon then realize that there are many
things that can be done, many jobs.
There is another reason that many people like to regard as
a reason for jobless poor, that being due to over population, in some ways
that could be a case to but in history there has been the need for many
employees, many companies long ago required lots of workers,and there were
times that in ancient times that a large workforce was always in need to
either defend or to construct monuments and buildings
Unfortunately another reason and this one is more recent which
is effecting people all over the world, where companies have closed door
or have upgraded to machinery versus workers, and the other reason has been
due to the world economy suffering, with job losses, and sometimes plant
closures, this does not help.
However there are things that a machine cannot replace and
that in the mean time have been having a lack of maintenance.
Maintenance one of those issues where if something is not
looked after and maintained it eventually decays and falls apart or rusts
then ceases up or no longer looks that good anymore, why is that?
When a building is designed, built and fitted out, it has
all the work put into it with the finest finishes possible, but once the
owner moves in if there is no maintenance to keep it looking and in the
condition as it was when built it slowly begins to deteriorate.
This was evident in some of the photos from the Olympic village
from India that were published earlier on before it was ready, under all
that dirt you could see the degree of workmanship was high class i.e. perfect
grout lines, perfect joins in the masonry.
Why was it not kept maintained since its construction?
There is a degree of dirt that is normally accepted and things
do age and that must be accepted but if there is low or no maintenance it
does not help.
In essence its like an abandoned place that is in use, examples
on youtube, are plentiful of abandoned places and the degree of deterioration
that can happen to them, but its sad to see this happen in buildings and
infrastructure that is actually not abandoned and is in use
Maintenance and repairs are some areas, that should be looked
at, including some reconstruction may be required where needed. There is
allot of work that is required that could be filled and they do have the
workforce to fill these, but some of these rich and
some times greedy governments, just don't see the need to create the funds
needed to support endeavors that in the end could improve there countries
image. Some examples of jobs that could be created, but not limited to could
Cleaners, Maintenance workers, Maintenance
of Infrastructure, roads, builders, electricians, painters, plasterers,
that's just a few.
This could help boost the self esteem,
pride and confidence for there country and for there future and in turn
would help to clean up the current image that many people in the world see
the Philippines, especially Manila as being dirty, old and not a good place
to see, its an image that's still in need to break and change, this is not
a poor country, there are so many that have made allot and are now rich
celebrities, how did that happen? there's a great movie industry
and many other industries that make allot, currently the government as many
have seen only seems interested in serving shareholders and the rich, than
helping the ones in true need that can help to boost tourism and clean up
the world image.
The Philippines is a beautiful country and I know that this
dirty neglect image can be broken if only the right people could be convinced
that are willing and have the resources to help make the change, the way
to help break this trend that's been going on for the last few decades is
to regain control of the situation, the Philippines has not always been
this way like I had mentioned earlier, there was a
time when more care and pride was held for buildings, structures and gardens,
For example take a look at the 1920's, I have seen photos though black'n
white, showed a time full of pride.
In these old photos, people seemed more
proud of there houses, businesses and public buildings, churches were kept
nicely painted white or some pink , public buildings were well maintained
and neat, everything was seen as been immaculate, none of theses photos,
showed any real signs of deterioration like plaster or concrete falling
off, piles of rubble, patchy , badly peeling paint and of course graffiti.
These were kept reasonable even the older 18th century or colonial buildings
though some signs of age and where there was the natural wood finish being
left bare, they were kept in good condition. The latest neglect can be turned
around, and what was the period of pride can be brought back, many people
today over there feel that the government has become corrupt, only caring
about the rich and investors, though, if the money could be put to better
use to improve the people, then the country can rebuild into the proud country
as it had been. And with this the country would then gain a better reputation
and a better image, which would even help in pulling in the investors that
they wish for.
I once even witnessed first hand some
of the neglect, which was sad to see and a little off putting, being that
I was an international visitor, not used to the day to day conditions for
many areas over there, one example which was rather the first and this really
is depressing to think that this is what welcomes many international Travelers
is at the airport in Manila, not speaking of Terminal 1 which is the international
terminal , I'm mentioning about one of the other smaller terminals as there
are 3 terminals at NAIA, Manila, but as the usual saying goes First impressions
effect the rest of the content, or trip, well the first impression's when
you step off the plane, the terminal corridors to immigration and the rest
of the terminal through the glass looked quite nice, till you arrived at
the stairs down to immigration, down there it was quite off putting, it
resembled more like a concrete carpark with plain bare untreated concrete
walls with several simple booths setup, and did not give any sense of welcoming
as such, this is one area that should be given some effort, since its the
first point that a traveler arrives through and would spend till they finish
through customs and the carousal, the people there were very friendly and
helpful, though, once you reach Departures upstairs its allot more welcoming.
This is the countries first impression
point and its sad that it does not afford a good impression first off, Mactan
in Cebu was allot more welcoming, it offered a finish to the walls, compared
to the bare concrete that Immigrations back in Manila offered at Terminal
2, by then a tourist would have had the first impression tarnished before
even leaving the terminal or boarding another flight. Other conditional
issues with maintenance involved the lack of cleaning and keeping maintained,
assorted public buildings including the Airport, such as there seemed to
be no issue in keeping windows clean, no cleaning could be seen for sometime,
infact it was like the windows had last been clean only when the building
was first built, otherwise was left to gain dirt streaks and end up quite
dull, this was more noticeable at Manilas main airport, this is not a good
view for the international traveler arriving or departing back home, these
are things that are noticed while a traveler waits for there flight., what
a great view to remember as there last sights of the Philippines to return
home with, it was not only dirty windows, but while I was there I noticed
damaged misplaced granite tiles, Dark black stains on the concrete facades.
These were just some things, but it effects the reputation of the airport
and or any public building / department.
To add to this was just the other day
an event that happened for Terminal 1 at NAIA, which involved, once again
lack of maintenance as 2 chunks of plaster caved in from the ceiling, injuring
two staff members, the owner in this case blamed the building on its age
being 29 years old, but that is not all, these things happen mostly on a
structure if its been neglected and not cared about, no maintenance, no
inspections, no cleaning and this is what can happen, there are many more
buildings in the world that are over 100 years old and have not had there
plaster come down, if they are maintained and cared for, other issues can
also result depending on factors like sealing, leaks, mold, mildew, vibration,
etc. if a building is neglected it will begin to crumble in time,
it makes you wonder also if any inspections had been performed on the roof
to see if any water was getting in, if the flashing was still ok.
There are so many beautiful old buildings that also are crumbling
cause of neglect, buildings that were built with the utmost pride, and may
have been cared for in the early years, but now are neglected of any care.
This is where some employment opportunities could exist, and
where the pride could be recreated, just as the reputation of the owners
could be saved.
Why for example would Manila's main airport be on a list of
the worlds worst airports, and there be not much of a effort to clean that
image up, even with basic maintenance and cleaning, when these owners battle
to promote there services and products, image is one of the parts to having
a surviving business, which should be one of the main issues for an owner
to be concerned on.
What are the employment needs that are usually cried out and
what other opportunities can be gained to help the community and the country
to turn back the grime and neglect of the last few decades!
This not only relates to buildings as I just illustrated examples
of public buildings, even private ancestral house museums aswell could be
restored, but this matter also effects many other areas, the infrastructure
that includes services like rail.
There's beginning to be a reputation relating to the rails
and the condition of them around Manila, this even includes the trains themselves,
now there is a program to replace these with newer models, though one wonders
what the future would see for them, would they aswell end up resembling
the ones there replacing now or will they be actually cared for?
Its another area for job opportunities, maintenance crews,
I have illustrated many ideas here where there could be some
employment opportunities and how these areas could help in many ways, not
only to help the people but help clean the countries reputation and bring
It wont happen all overnight, and it will take time, but the
time to begin is now, and this will only happen through the efforts from
a group of people who have a vision to see this happen, to realize the dream
of helping the people regain there feet and there pride.
Another idea to benefit and which may increase the willingness to start
, could be through a special televised address to the people, something
that could bring the nation together and give them a vision, a vision to
be proud of and a vision that can be worked together this could include
special programs to encourage people to take these jobs, and to help rebuild
A goal to recreate the real pride of
the country for all citizens that would help to project a better image to
the world, but one person cannot be the only one left to do this alone,
it takes a group of a few just as willing people with the resources and
the drive to make this happen. The workforce is there ready, just give them
the incentive and the support, and Improvements will begin straight-away.
Help clean up the image, sweep away the dirt and grime, break the poverty,
and help steer the country back into pride.
And the other bonus is a boost to tourism with a cleaner image,
an image to be proud of, not just for the people but for there heritage.
Conservation and the Preservation of the Countrys Identity
In this topic I will try to discuss
or mention some of the issues that relate to the conservation and preservation
of a countries identity, identity as in the culture and the history of a
country. This can lead into many areas of discussion. Lets begin with the
culture of a country, a culture relates to the established traditions over
time to make a country the way is today and to be familiar around the world
however this is beginning to be eroded by the European style and the American
carefree lifestyle ideal that was first begun in America during the 1950s,
which has now been spreading across the world, which has also pushed a type
of "mall" culture.
Examples above are 3 Philippine and 2 Australian
modern general styles
Which has generated a sort of urban carefree culture, that
is where the majority of housing today that is pushed in the market , and
that you hear allot of, other than apartments, is these village estates
full of subdivision housing through out, where most houses adhere to one
of a selection of maybe 4-6 basic plans, each one of these is identical,
they also normally cost a fare bit,which is normally due to the cost of
there finishes and the installed appliances, including but not limited to
touch pad climate control, ducted air-conditioning, ducted heating or embedded
heating coils in the concrete slab for example, and for the appliances,
normally the more expensive European appliances including dishwashers and
fridges with icecube dispenser's in the door. Many of these places are designed
around the idea of entertaining and so may as well feature extra assorted
large rooms like Rumpus rooms and entertainment rooms for example, there
may be an extra dinning area and in many cases these are large with big
open plan layouts. You would find that many of these also have hardly much
of a yard and might only have enough room for hanging your washing and keeping
some potted plants. The general idea for these is that you would only be
more interested in relaxing in front of a TV or entertaining friends etc.
Another feature in many of these, is a lake and some parkland,
which is the recreational area, reason for hardly much of a yard, as it
is expected that you would go to the park or just go for a walk etc.
These normally don't feature much decoration if any and are
standard, this style being suited in many other countries since there is
no cultural design aspects or any certain architectural traditions associated
with this. You could take a photo of one of these and show anyone without
telling them where the photo was taken in the world, and it would have no
style to give any clue or any resemblance to architecture of any traditions
and so could mean it could have been in America, Australia or the Philippines
as an example.
The way this is being pushed has this expectation that everyone
would want this, however this is not true and as everyone has there own
likes and dislikes, just as many people have hobbies where the ability is
not catered for in these places.
Sure the world is shifting but not everyone follows the same
ideas, and if it were then it would mean a type of conformity, something
that leaves no room for originality .
There are many great heritage examples of traditional architecture
that are still around today, but sadly many of these are being left to ruin
and or torn down, to be replaced with modern bland and plain blocks in many
cases, there are some great architects out there though, but some also tend
to follow what has been established as a standard which leaves little room
for any cultural design.
Traditional design in the Philippine's, what makes it Philippine
compared to anywhere else in the world, much of that question related to
what was before the 1960s and especially before and during the 1920s
as around the 1920's a style based on the old Balay Na Bato
(House of stone) which is the essential Philippine traditional home , had
a mixture of Spanish, Philippine and with the Art-Deco period, once it arrived
in the country, leant many unique stainless and cut glass designs in the
windows, it was the and still is regarded as the quintessential Philippine
This design though has the ability to be reintroduced today,
as the basic Balay na bato comprised of a base in brick, stone or even concrete
as concrete was widely used by the 1920s over there the upper story which
had formally been the main house, was constructed of timber, now this these
days could be said that with the low quantity of timber available these
days that brand new ones of that style could not be built, that is untrue
to a point since with steel or aluminum construction as a basis of many
buildings , the timber boards look could be recreated with modern materials,
following modern techniques of construction, cement sheeting embossed to
represent a board texture has been used in other countries to success, this
can be done there too, steel or aluminum framing replaces what were a wooden
frame. Lower story could still be brick or even Vesa Block (concrete hollow
block) there is another type of hollow core block that has been designed
by one company over there that could also be used which would include insulation
aspects for these walls.
Generally the old Balay Na Bato's design was very suited for
the climate, there was plenty of air circulation and a generous amount of
awning's were installed in many cases as well as many air vents, some were
shuttered with sliding panels under the windows.
With the advent of the air conditioner, this design feature
has basically been phased out, it was not just a functional design it served
as decoration aswell, today's houses don't cater for much in way of decoration,
the old railings being replaced with streamlined concrete or glass panel's.
The Balay na bato also was suited to the weather conditions,
for its bases had fairly thick walls, in fact one example can be seen in
Bacalod that had 1 meter thick walls made of concrete, internal walls were
usually concrete or rendered brick, this meant that floods or typhoon's
could not wash away and the building as long as only the lower story were
effected, the walls could only require minimal repair if needed otherwise
a quick clean was all that was needed, the house above would rest on top
of this wall with its stilts, not embedded in the stone base but rather
resting on top, any earthquake would only walk the house in its spot since
there was no compression or pulling forces surrounding the columns, only
the roof was also separate and had its own set of columns that would be
embed in the ground, it essentially followed on from the old Ifugao, which
was a small single room hut with slopped sides and a high roof resting on
4 legs that sat on a stone base, they walked during a tremor or earthquake,
with no damage resulting, The Balay na bato was similar in principle and
is why there are still many around from the 18th century including the old
Tisa though most of these were either modernized in the 1920s-1950s or were
built in the 1920s, that could have still had some modernization in the
19050' as well..
Both styles still have a good design for a basic house, and
both have the possibility of being resurrected in modern materials, and
techniques, yet still retain the traditional heritage design features, of
what makes it Philippine.
For low cost dwellings, one should look at the old traditional
designs, including that of the old Yakan for example and design something
that helps to preserve the heritage and strive to raise the confidence level
of even the lowest paid of people, replace the ugly shanties that don't
have any style that were hastily assembled for the purpose of a roof over
there heads. By replacing with something that relates to there heritage,
you not only help to raise there confidence but also there pride and respect
of there heritage.
Celebrity / status and greed for popularity
Isn't it something that tends to happen each time with many
of these governments that they campaign so hard to be elected, with all
these promises and what appear to be the will to help and do good for the
people, but when they get elected, in many cases they tend to neglect these
promises, and concentrate more of there energy to appear as a great personality
in front of the rich and famous as well as other dignitaries, this leads
to something like a popularity contest, they see it being good to mix with
the celebrities and support investor greed. Celebrity status is important
to these governments, and they will do something's to try to keep the media
at bay, reasonably though some of these governments also control the media
so in any case they will have the media on there side, catching there best
angles each time, as they hang around the rich and famous. There celebrity
status control of greed is more important to them, than actually fulfilling
the promises that they had made before when they had been campaigning for
office. The ideas they had for fixing the country and solving the problems
just get side stepped and or forgotten, a very sad prospect though and this
does leave a reputation of being corrupt though corruption of a government
can take other avenues that could involve bribery, support from crime syndicates
and or other unacceptable groups or methods.
But why is it that these governments would rather resort to
abandoning the people they campaigned to help and abandon entirely the plan
to fix there country, it makes you wonder though what was there real agenda
of wanting to be in office! was it celebrity status, being among the world
leaders and having access to the celebrities, being essentially above the
law of even the police force in some cases,etc.
When a voter goes to the poles to vote for a leader, they
expect that there choice will bring out someone that has the will to do
good for the people, someone that would rise up with the energy, the drive
to improve the public, not just the rich but for everyone, no matter, they
expect someone who has a true vision for the country for the people and
would respect the traditional heritage! There is one thing though and its
a proven fact for previous leaders if they had been voted in the first place
that is that if a leader, Councilor, prime minister/ President were to do
do actual good and did action rather than words and this could be seen which
the people had approved, then the people would be willing to reelect the
leader to continue to help, to continue the job of improving and running
the country or area for the people, if this was followed then a reelection
and staying in office would ensure, People would then be happy.
Make the people happy and they will keep you in office, its
something that they seem to forget to realize, and yet is so simple but
they tend to forget about the little people, the workers
and the poor, they encourage big bonuses for the bosses and give nothing
to the lower classes, as the old saying goes, the richer get richer and
the poorer get poorer. An example of miss trust for governments can be given
as per the Australian federal election of 2010 and the state election for
Victoria, each ended with no confidence in any, and so the situation of
a combined government has arisen, to run the country, with a panel setup
to discuss and work in running the country.
It is one thing with governments that
most tend to believe in the end and follow is that they campaign for the
people yet when there in office they think of them self more, Governments
should in many respects should be thinking more in running the country to
the best of there abilities, solve and fix problems as best as they can
and not make promises that they cannot keep, and on this note of governments
having the power to do good, for there people the reason they were elected
to run, also should be the devotion to do good,.
As per in the Philippines, currently
most people seem to regard there government as being corrupt and in fact
don't have that much confidence in the government, its even been said by
many that the only leader they had that was not corrupt that did good which
exposed the corruption that was in the government departments prior to his
office was former Philippine President Sergio Osmena 1944 - 1946. He has
been regarded by many as being the best President that they ever had. Sometimes
you wonder if a president or a leader did very well and that a current one
was loosing confidence by the people that the current one would then take
a look at how and why the one that was liked the most did very well, learn
from those accomplishments, any others prior to the current that were thrown
out, should also be a lesson, on why and how to not to end up like. Learn
from the mistakes of the unsuccessful and build on the lessons of the successful.
In essence a way to keep the people happy and truly rid the corruption
label while not just running the country but improving it for all citizens.
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