nicanor perlas’s platform of government


 we are publishing here the platform of government of nicanor perlas. please be warned – you will need to wear your eyeglasses or if you don’t wear one now, you might need one after you read the platform. the font size of the texts used in that site are horrifically small.   




The Six Pillars

My platform has Six Pillars. The first deals with eradicating the massive poverty, inequitable growth, lawlessness, and conflicts that plague our country. Our first pillar aims to Eradicate Poverty and Enhance Quality of Life for all, through, among others, a vibrant broad-based economy, social justice and peace.

 The second addresses the pervasive corruption that is tearing the social fabric of the nation and rupturing the hearts and minds of Filipinos. Our second pillar therefore seeks to Advance Moral and Effective Governance in all institutions of society and all situations in life.

 The third concerns itself with stopping the massive destruction of our ecology and our environment. Our third pillar seeks to Uphold the Integrity of Creation and respectfully partner with it as our source of life.

 Our fourth pillar seeks to Build Partnerships for Social Justice. We want to introduce a new approach to real participatory governance and authentic democracy. No one can solve the problems of the country alone… tayong lahat ang kailangan upang mabago ang ating bansa. This means government working together with civil society and business in the pursuit of social justice and creating a better country.

 The fifth pillar strives to Promote Creative Education and Inner Change. Better schools, colleges and universities, drawing out the many talents, intelligences, and potentials of students, are crucial. Equally as important is self-directed education and transformation. At the end of the day, it’s important to also address the factor of inner change—taking responsibility for changing our hearts and minds. No one can do our inner work for us. And there can be no genuine change in a system or institution if the people who work there do not change. Depressed, apathetic, and poorly trained people cannot create visionary and high-performance organizations, much less a world-inspiring country. Individual and cultural transformation are the foundations of the other pillars.

 And then finally, the Sixth Psixillar of the platform aims to Mainstream Visionary Initiatives. There are thousands of promising initiatives throughout the country in a wide variety of fields that already point the way forward to another, much better Philippines. We will reward innovation. We will systematically discover, magnify and multiply these existing success stories.

 This platform with its Six Pillars recognizes that everything is interconnected and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Ang lahat ng bagay ay magkaugnay. Reducing poverty, for example, is not simply about appropriate government policies that strengthen the economy, creates jobs and minimizes the adverse aspects of globalization. Poverty reduction also requires significant advances in peace, culture, including education, health care, sanitation, clean water, housing, micro-finance, nutrition and of course, agriculture and asset reform among others.

 We are talking about a practical platform of sustainability that recognizes all of these connections. We cannot transform the system if the system is plagued with corruption. But you cannot get rid of corruption if you don’t involve the citizenry in changing behavior. And you cannot change if there’s no inner change. Everything is interrelated and systemic.


read the complete platform here:

  1. March 15, 2010 at 1:37 am

    You are really biased against Nicanor Perlas but thanks anyway for publishing his COMPELETE PLATFORM… he is the only candidate with a complete and clear platform. He is the only candidate who is non-trapo, not a politician and has a service background of more than 30 years.

  2. March 15, 2010 at 8:10 am

    it’s a comment on the design of the website, nothing to do with preferences on the presidentiables. the font size in that site are really too small that you need to increase the point size by +50% to be able to read it with ease.

    they reduced the size of the font to make it fit into 1 page? that is ridiculoous. too much of a sacrifice on readability.

    if the material is too long to fit into 1 page, maybe the content is really too long, cut the content, edit it down.

    now if that can’t be done, have a better design so that things are easier for the readers. there are many options available to the site designer. sacrificing readability is a bad thing to do.

    check out the websites of the other presidentiables to get an idea on better design.

  3. Edward Yee
    March 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Better warning would be: “Warning, it’s all text and no eye-pleasing pictures. Not for traditional voters!”

    It’s not small. Who doesn’t know how to increase text size in browsers.

    I wouldn’t put too much focus on form anyway, the content is all that matters.

  4. March 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    The other presidentiables platform are not as long nor are as detailed as that of Nicanor Perlas. The platform is there not as an edifice alone but as proof that Nick Perlas knows what is to be done.

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