Sun.Star Pampanga - - PER­SPEC­TIVE! -

ex­posed to.

I soon re­al­ized that be­yond the roads, the hos­pi­tals and the schools promised to be built, and in­deed they were, val­ues needed to be changed be­yond the bil­lions needed for in­fra­struc­ture.

If the in­cum­bent ad­min­is­tra­tion is to be truly de­feated, it must be from the change of val­ues from the forced poverty and de­pen­dence on pa­tron­age and ac­com­mo­da­tion. It is the peo­ple who will de­mand and build de­cent homes, learn and ed­u­cate them­selves based on their pas­sion and God-given tal­ents and en­able our food pro­duc­ers the fa­cil­ity to feed our own pop­u­la­tion.

Change is not to be dic­tated from above and out­side. It must come from within and from the per­son him­self. And that is to be ex­em­pli­fied by the lead­er­ship. Oth­er­wise, we end up in the same cy­cle of lies and de­ceit. Of short­cuts and cor­rup­tion. Of wheel­ing and deal­ing in­stead of po­lit­i­cal will. Gov­er­nance with no vi­sion ex­cept per­pet­u­a­tion.

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