Digong Paradigm Shift: From Hyperbole to Doable Agenda

(Second Part of the Series)

MARAMI PARIN ANG HINDI NAKAKA-MOVE-ON when that time Digong won by landslide during the recent national elections with high hopes for him to wipe out crime and corruption under his term. But the reality is; no matter what the predecessor fire their negative conjecture; the presumptive president for a nation of 100 million is now ready to take the rightful place in a wider context of change. Certainly, the Yellow scenario is no longer a plausible future and the Left-wing agenda is already left behind in the new era of Digong pluralistic democracy and the paradigm shift from hyperbole to doable agenda.

From the Straight Path Hyperbole to Governing Federal System

Political democracy is not possible without economic democracy. It is not possible to achieve unless the quality of living, the moral integrity, the condition of political consciousness and the standard of education of the local populace is reasonably elevated. The cries of political democracy are hypocritical when not coupled with economic, social and cultural demands of the local people in general.

Our nation is now at the midpoint of exploring new ways of governing based on the ideals of economic democratization and decentralization. Undeniably, there is a meaningful governance reform movement across the nation calling for charter change. It is a movement to restructure the very state of affairs of governance and, in so building, will likely change the way local people participate in the political economy. The capitalist and non-capitalist systems are equally challenged. This call is a shift to a federal system of government that will help empower the local government units and the local populace to have access to a bigger share of the nation economic growth.

So what will happen in the future Philippines under the federal system of government is therefore a distinctive scenario: an indicative of a vast national shift in governance. This will be a reform passage to shape the new governance that can literally be found everywhere: in different conditions among all types of government and within all levels of governing.

This shift requires that we leave behind of our old national thinking about what government is and does, and start to frame government endeavor in new ways significantly based on what the local citizens are collectively demanding because this reform movement is definitely being led by the various group of people in many regions. This is a kind of pressure from the bottom up pushing governments to reform the way they do business. This federal movement is more like a courageous journey than it is like arriving at a comfort destination [resembling to “Daang Matuwid” a hyperbole narrative]; more likely it is a process of travelling towards more effective, relevant governance.

And the best way to examine the road map on federalism is to look at the positive trends where the momentum of history is moving.

These trends – is a futures in plural form more appropriate means of gaining insight into the drivers of change.

(To be continued... next discourse will be the Emerging Styles of Digong Governance)

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El Presidente: Digong beyond expectations

(First Part of the Series)

Sa umpisa pa lang ng election crusade, ang nasa isip ko habang pinapanood sya sa Facebook, I said to myself, the old man Digong would be president and will be the father of this great nation who can make a narrative beyond my imagination. Yung dating ng kanyang charisma to the public is similar to a soap opera, he is a celebrity put on show with a distinctive role play in political theatre. His action is akin to ordinary people that personify the aguish of hardship, anti-establishment, dissatisfaction, and thirsty of well-off life. Digong make-up is a contrast to a stereotype figure head of a national leader epitomize as being “disente”— yung tipong: scripted mouth with expert rhetoric’s. Digong personality is the image of a bad boy with a good heart. He is a “karaniwang tao” on the rostrum TV show of popular democracy.

(Duterte Cayetano Miting De Avance Opening At Quiriño Grandstand Luneta Manila)

TAPANG AT MALASAKIT PARA SA TUNAY NA PAGBABAGO: This is the battle cry of the people at the back stage drama ng totoong buhay – who come together and campaign Digong to become the president. Their slogan: CHANGE IS COMING – carry a message of hope that inspired other individuals (young and old) to join in the marketplace protest movement calling for change.

The notion of lack of funding, political machinery and nationwide media exposure was not a difficulty anymore in the long run drive for Duterte ticket. The people who volunteered themselves provided the necessary means to bring their icon DU30 into the mainstream – these people behind are the self-organized group of artists, writers, social media warriors, blog enthusiasts, academic professionals, public utility workers, market vendors, farmers, OFWs, LGBT, NGO activists, entrepreneurs, local politicians, religious ministers, self-employed workers, green advocates, rebel leaders, silent majority employees in the government, youth and student a-like, household nanny, etc. These people in the grassroots movement are branded as “Dutertads” – mga bobotanten panatiko – a negative connotation named by the opponents.

Despite the fact of off-putting their character, the Dutertad spirit metamorphose into a pigeonhole romance that is so pleased and in-love para sa tunay na pagbabago.

The opponent anecdotal bashing statement was abortive. The dutertad grow in numbers like butterflies – the hope of the flowers.

Now, the Digong destination and the maker is ready for THE PRESIDENT. 👊

(To be continued... next will be Digong Paradigm Shift: from Hyperbole to Doable)
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