“I am a representative of the people of the Philippines. So whoever is the president, I will carry on with my functions.”
People make a government. And when we look at our bureaucracy and how it functions, we have to appreciate the civil servants who make up all of the cogs of the wheel.
Continuing on last week’s episode, Fr. Tito Caluag and his trio of distinguished thinkers—Manolo Quezon, Leloy Claudio, and Carlo Santiago—talk to distinguished diplomat and former Undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs Amb. Laura del Rosario to understand the strengths and weaknesses of our bureaucracy and what should be done to improve it. We will tackle the importance of institutional memory, and the differences between career personnel and political appointees—and the balancing act that goes behind the scenes.