Education. Blockchain. Federalism. These would be the main focus on modernizing the Philippine system as we enter the era of globalization.
One of the most notable milestones in Philippine education is that the government actively seeks to expand access and participation in higher education and, even more importantly, tries to improve the quality of education.
5 out of 10 Filipino families are deprived of basic education based on the latest data of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), it showed that the education sector had the largest share to the overall deprivation at 36.5% and 36.9% in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Education not only gives more economic and financial advantages to the Filipinos, but it is also a right of every citizen by simply increasing the financial support system of the masses in the rural and urban areas. This is to ensure the future of the Filipino youth.
A recent survey by Pulse Asia found that 67% of Filipinos oppose the change, while only 18 percent were in favor and the other 14 percent were undecided. The Philippine government cites lack of information as the reason for low public support, people know little about Federalism’s issue. There is clearly much work to be done in terms of spreading awareness and knowledge on the aforementioned issue.
This will also centralize major cities which create poverty in neglected regions and overcrowding in the major cities as more people try to find jobs. With federalism, true national stability will be established wherein each region is more empowered and better equipped in governing themselves. Since they are more aware of their region’s needs, they’ll be able to use the tax given effectively.
With the controversies that followed Smartmatic voting machines, Albani and his administration propose using blockchain technology. Blockchain technology is a transparent data recording system that’s almost impossible to hack with many copies being distributed and updated at the same time in every part of the country.
With blockchain technology, the vote numbers are automatically public while the voters remain anonymous. Democracy is then reclaimed as people’s true power: their choice.