After the two-day discourse on the state of reforms under Aquino, i am more convinced
than ever that the ultimate battleground is in the local governments. Unless there
is significant transformations in the relationship between the national and local
governments, the quest for "superheroes" will continue.
The national government seems to be consistently failing us. Unless it is propped
up by local governments showing the way towards good governance.
But if national leaders will continue to look at the locals as subordinates and
inferior, and the locals also believing that!, then we really need miracle workers
for reforms to be implemented!
At this point, champions for reforms can help us, but ultimately, it is empowerment
of the regions that will save us!