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  1. 1. Barriers and Bridges to a Democratic Culture
  2. 2. Introduction There are several forms of government. Each state uses one form of government. Philippines is known to be a democratic country. It is govern by a president and several officials. In a democratic government, the people of the state has freedom and rights to express their desire. But this rule has been disregarded in the Philippines. There are several problems that must be solve by the state and its people for the improvement of their government.
  3. 3. Three Vital Question About theTopic 1. Do you think if public authorities uses native language in discussions, announcements, etc., this will improve the Philippine government ? 2.If salaries of NGO and PO are increased, do you think corruption will be dissolve ?? 3. How patrimonialism affects the Philippine government ?
  4. 4. Key points/Message of the Topic Every states experiences problems. Corruption is natural in a government, but it can be avoided. Every problem has its solution. In order the Philippines to be better, Filipino people must know how democracy really works. This will help to lessen the country’s problem. Citizens of the country must be responsible and enthusiastic. Struggling against poverty is difficult but yet possible. This is one of the problems that Philippines experiences. Government officials and the public must help each other to solve this dilemma. Filipino people must have equality in society. They must give value and respect on other’s idea. Filipino must know the problem, and aim to solve it!
  5. 5. Various Social Problems/Challengesand Possible Solutions Poverty  Be equal and know how to share. Corruption  It might help, if the salaries of NGOs and Pos are increased.  Be contented. Patrimonialism  Be a researcher and discover new and better leader for the future.  Have your criteria in selecting government officials.  Don’t base one’s performance from their ancestors, they’re different !  Be realistic. Personalism  Know the “Majority wins” rule and apply it in your life.
  6. 6. Lessons Learned Philippine government can have a good administration if politician and citizens work together. All nations experience problems, because it is natural. This is the similarity that all nations from first world up to third world countries experiences. The difference is, how they deal with it and how do they resolve it. They must have knowledge about their government, so that they would know what is right from wrong, and what should not and what should done according to their law. This may also help them to be useful in their country.
  7. 7. Summary of Discussion Struggle against poverty, strengthen the state, envigorate NGOs and POs, give value to odiscussion and dialogue, develop e discourse on democracy in the vernacular. These are the recommendations of Zialcita for the better Philippine government. Filipino must know the word equality and sharing. For this will prevent the increasing number of the Filipinos who are under the poverty line. Be a researcher and know the rightful people to be appoint as one of the government officials. Know how to listen and respect the ideas of other.
  8. 8. Conclusion I therefore conclude, if the government officials and the society cooperate with each other , respect each other, know how to handle situations or problems, this will lead to a better democratic government.