Transcending our Democratic Mediocrity (Pdf)

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Messalonskee High School **We aren't endorsed by this school
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ART 39
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Political Science
Date
Apr 6, 2023
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12
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DELIVERED DURING THE BOOK LAUNCH: DEMOCRATIC DEFICITS IN THE PHILIPPINES: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? AUTHORED BY DR. CLARITA R. CARLOS, ET AL. ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 AT BULWAGANG RIZAL, RECTO HALL, FACULTY CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN CAMPUS, QUEZON CITY TRANSCENDING OUR DEMOCRATIC MEDIOCRITY BY: CHIEF JUSTICE REYNATO S. PUNO (RET.)
Transcending our Democratic Mediocrity By: Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (ret.) Delivered during the book launch: Democratic Deficits in the Philippines: What is to be done? authored by Dr. Clarita R. Carlos, et al. on September 10, 2010 at Bulwagang Rizal, Recto Hall, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, Quezon City I wish to congratulate Dr. Clarita R. Carlos, et al., for writing this book dealing with our democratic deficits. As a thesis on our democratic deficiencies, the book cannot come at a more appropriate time. A snapshot of its content will readily reveal its comprehensiveness. It discussed the frailties of our democratic institutions and their flabby foundations - our political parties, political dynasties, rule of law, the Local Government Units, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and the cancer of corrup - tion eating their vitals. It also exposed the emptiness of our declamations as champions of the poor as it unfurls data after unassailable data of the multiplica - tion of the roofless, the shirtless and the shoeless in our society. It also underscored in scarlet the gathering threat of our environmental collapse due to exploita - TRANSCENDING OUR DEMOCRATIC MEDIOCRITY
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