Friday, September 08, 2006

Wanted: Reform Oriented Politicians

The Ateneo School of Government has published my review of their book "How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts" which they recently launched last August 29. For those interested, the book is now available for sale at the CSP-ASG (Ateneo Loyola Campus) and at the Ateneo School of Government (Rockwell, Makati City). For inquiries, please contact Mr. Bhodz N. Potestades or Ms. Jhett D.C. Aguirre at 4266061, 4266001 loc. 4643 & 4644 and Mr. Randy R. Baraoidan at 8905695 and 8997691 loc. 2402.

As their next step, the Ateneo School of Government is planning to conduct training seminars for aspiring, reform-oriented politicians on how to organize and to manage a succesful electoral campaign. The series of workshops will be held sometime on November-December in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao respectively. The five-day seminar is for free. Interested applicants are required to submit an application letter (explaining their vision, values, qualifications and why should he/she should be chosen for the course). More importantly, he/she must be intending to run for public office in the May 2007 elections.

Lastly, the Ateneo School of Government also has published 12 case studies on the ethical dilemmas encountered by public sector leaders, most especially by our local police officials. The following are some of the more interesting case studies:

1. "Tapusin na natin ito."

2. "Katas ng Jueteng" (The Fruits of Jueteng)

3. "My Men Are Innocent"

4. "Hard Evidence"

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