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Friday, 23 November 2012 14:28

A good governance advocacy group launched on Thursday a booklet that provides the public a peek into the roles of government officials.

Kaya Natin Movement lead convenor Harvey Keh said the booklet seeks to empower the voters by creating an understanding of government leadership roles.

“This will enable us to know exactly what their roles are and what we can ask of them. This booklet hopes to build on that trust by letting voters have a clear standard of how leaders function. When we say leaders should be good, we will have a basis on what ‘good’ means,” he said.

Aside from voter awareness, the booklet also sets an entry point for the public and community organizations to have a “deeper” participation in governance.
The booklet, with less than 100 pages with colorful charts and graphics, is simplified to ease the understanding of the readers on governance.

It was crafted by students from the Ateneo School of Government (ASG), in cooperation with Kaya Natin Movement and Friedrich Naumann Freedom Foundation.
Meanwhile, the group also welcomed its newest batch of Kaya Natin champions of good governance and ethical leadership.

They are: Iriga City Mayor Madeline Gazmen, Marikina City 1st District Rep. Marcy Teodoro, former Southern Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias, Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez, and Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon.

The ASG initially convened the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership last July 2008.

“We began with the belief that despite all the bad stories we hear about poor governance and rampant corruption in our government, there are still many government leaders who are doing good and genuinely serving the country,” Keh said.

The new set of ‘champions’ were chosen based on the criteria of “effective, empowering and ethical leadership.”

The three main criteria are used to gauge whether a past or present government leader can be eligible to be part of Kaya Natin.

Kaya Natin movement was started by three outstanding local government leaders, two of whom are Ramon Magsaysay awardees.