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GoodGovPh: Empowering youth through participatory initiatives for good governance

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Participatory democracy, transparency, accountability, human rights, and rule of law.

For GoodGovPh, the youth-led movement seeking good governance in the Philippines, these are the core values that need to be urgently addressed at the moment.

“We have seen gaps in this administration, and the previous ones particularly with these key values issues,” Project Head Kit Mulliken told DNX.  The five core issues, Mulliken said, was also done after arduous research by the core group behind GoodGov, and that was how the movement was conceptualized.

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Mulliken said their group aims for youth empowerment, which she said they are doing through a series of civic engagements, including webinars, and awareness campaigns.

One of the tangible events was a fund-raising with a  target amount of P300,000 through its campaign #WeMove for Luzon, seeking aid to give to areas stricken by Typhoons Ulysses, Rolly, and Quinta.

GoodGovPh had partnered with National Society of Parliamentarians has partnered other trusted local organizations and national networks “to ensure the speedy and transparent delivery of relief goods to these beneficiaries”.

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For this year, GoodGovPh launches GoodGovCon 2020 with the theme “Mabuting Pamamahala Para sa Bayan”, which according to the FB page, “aims to establish awareness towards good governance, tackle pressing societal issues, and mobilize participation among today’s youth”.

GoodGovCon 2020 is going to be on November 21, 22, 25, and 28, 2020 via Zoom. Speakers include Vice-President Leni Robredo, Senator Francis Pangilinan, Dr. Beverly Ho of Director IV of the Department of Health; Atty. Tony LaVina, former Dean of the Ateneo School of Governance, Zia Alonto Adiong of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, and Ms. Czarina Medina-Guce of the United Nations Development Program.

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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