7.1 How far is the elected government able to influence or control those matters that are important to the lives of its people, and how well is it informed, organised and resourced to do so?
The elected government in the Philippines has a long way to go to fully fulfill and succeed in turning the philippines around. Although, it does show promises. With organizations like the league of provinces where it aims to “ventilate, articulate, and crystallize issues affecting provincial and metropolitan government administrations. It likewise serves to secure, through proper and legal means, solutions to problems confronting the locales”(“league of provinces”, n.d.). Some of its programs include expand revenue base which is an activiy that taps funds that may be used as grants to calamity affected provinces.(“league of provinces”, n.d.). another government project that is trying to improve the quality of life in the philippines include the Diversified Farm Income and Market Development Project (DFIMDP) with aims to ensure the availability of financial resouces to help the department of agricultue develop market to promote competition for agriculture and fisheries(“Philippine LGU Assistane Portal” n.d.).
7.2 How much public confidence is there in the effectiveness of government and its political leadership?
The funny thing about the philippines is that even though the public protests a lot the there is really little that they can do(excluding the edsa 1 and 2 incident) but nonetheless the philippine citizens are unhappy about the government elect. Various scandals like the ZTE scandal have tainted philippines politics. Protests are happening left and right protests like the one last april 2008 marking the 61st birthday of PGMA(“the earth times”, 2008.). A clear sign that the people have lost faith in her as a leader.
7.3 How effective and open to scrutiny is the control exercised by...