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Edvan Loh: Leadership is Too Important to be Left to the Leaders

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By: Elena Grace Flores




Outward Bound Singapore Deputy Director, Edvan Loh is a guest speaker at RAFI’s LEAD Summit 2019 recently. The Oakridge Horizons venue in Mandaue is very conducive to the activities of the very prestigious 2-day event. This is for the educators in conjuncion with the relevant industries to discuss how to better equip the country’s education system to match the needs of the 21st century students. Loh stresses that leadership is far too important to be left to the leaders. It takes each one of us to bridge the gap. That is you and me, he said.

YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores
Edvan Loh from Singapore Imparts LEAD Learnings



A One-Man International Panelist

The Vice Mayor elaborates on the answers of Gov. Philip Tan of the Wage
Loh’s presence during the summit made it a somewhat international event. He braises through his presentations with ease and answers sensitive questions with inspiring messages. The technology evolution evolves too fast that the government sector alone cannot immediately get the much needed advance learning infrastructure ready. In Singapore, mapping out the whole country during the planning stage was the first step. Then, the education players, partners and steakholders take part in identifying the leaders for the big change.



Education Infrastructure Model

Singapore might be a small country but they have created a successful model for the Philippines to follow through in a bigger scale. According to Loh, it is ideal to focus on the strenghts and not the weaknesses. His country is notable for discipline that Filipinos are lack of. Despite of that, he sees the creativity, resilience and good interaction skills of Filipino men and women. It is better to make use of these positive atributes to move forward than to deal with any negativity, he added.


Setting Aside Politics for Education


Confrontations with the government are highly discouraged by Loh. Instead, it is best to discuss things with the industry players and see where each sector can help. This is what the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation is doing. The LEAD summit brings together leaders from the public education sector, local school boards and local school governing councils. As well as experts and practitioners in the field of education and leadership development outcomes. Can they map out initiatives and improve collaboration and create synergy for this quest?

Choosing the Right Leader for 2022

Filipinos might be easily influenced by propaganda. Thus, denying them of good leaders in the past. However, in the technology era, the leadership of the candidates for the highest public office can already become very obvious. By now, Filipinos should already have the slightest idea who can lead the country into the 21st century by looking at their track records.

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Makati Evolves Around Leadership Choices for Innovation

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Makati voters’ choices of new leaders evolve as per the mid-term 2019 election results. The winning mayor, Abby Binay gets a second term. She said that the only person who can claim the Binay brand is his father. The trend thus evolves when the Binay patriarch lost to once an ally, Kid Peña for District 1 Congressman. Luis Campos stays in the position for District 2. One of the top councilors, Jhong Hilario from Show Time is also successful in his re-election bid. This goes the same with the emotional Vice Mayor, Monique Lagdameo. She receives the proclamation together with her father in a wheelchair. No Binay was present during the ceremony but Mayor Binay’s innovation aim starts even from the new sets of leaders.





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[VIDEO]: Abby Binay, Kid Peña, Jhong Hilario prinoklama nang panalo sa Makati | Halalan 2019



Sibling Rivalry is Over, Now on to Innovation

Re-electionist Abby Binay manages to retain her post as mayor of Makati City. She dominates an election that brings to the end of her feud with brother Junjun. Jun is the former mayor who seeks to retake the city hall. Final tally of votes are 179,522 ins support of Abby’s bid. That beats Junjun who receives 98,653 votes.



The Political Retirement of the Binay Patriarch

The Office of the Ombudsman charges the Binay patriarch, Jejomar, and Junjun in 2015. This is over the alleged irregularities in the construction of Makati City Hall Building II. Several other officials and employees of the Makati City government are also implicaed. Beset by a massive corruption scandal propaganda, Jejomar lost the presidential elections in 2016. However, Abby won the seat for Makati mayor. This maintains the family’s influence over the city. At 74, Jojo’s unsuccessful congressional bid marks his political retirement.



A Binay is Still the Top Choice for the City’s Head

Ricky Yabut with 23,721 votes, Rene Bondal with 3,565, Wilfredo Talag with 1,541, and Love Alanzalon with 1,101 are on the tails of the Binays for the mayoral post. Abby Binay is not yet at the Makati Coliseum during her proclamation.



Grateful to Makatizens

In his social media post, Congressman Luis Campos, the husband of Mayor Binay is thankful to the support of the Makati majority voters. The mayor’s win is a landslide while he retains his post as the Representative for District 2. They are the city’s key to innovation with their modern techniques.



Senator Binay’s Bid is Still Shaky

Senator Nancy Binay who reminds Mayor Binay that after all, they are still a family is uncertain with her re-election bid in the Senatorial race. She lands at number 12 but the canvassing is not yet complete. She might be on his brother’s side but is in line with her sister’s innovation. Despite the uncertainty, it is only a matter of time that they Binay family unites as one once again.



It’s all about Choosing the Right Binay for Makati Voters this Midterm Election

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See Bongbong Marcos’ Leadership Goals and Who is He Missing?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos is grateful to the invitation of USEC Jun Santiago for inviting him to the highest award of the land night for the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. President Rodrigo Du30 bestows the Quezon Service Cross award to her recently. Her husband receives it on her behalf. Marcos mesmerizes on the signs of the blinding intellect behind her humor. BBM expresses how he misses his running mate during the 2016 election. Prior to that, he also reminds the youth of the leadership goals that matter for the country.
Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: The brand of leadership and intellect that the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has showed us continues to inspire our youth and our next generation of leaders. Madam Senator, you are well missed.

Only the 6th Recipient

The Quezon Service Cross is unique in that the President nominates Filipino citizens for the award. The Congress approves its conferment. Santiago’s widower, Narciso or Jun, accepts the posthumous award. He thanks the President for it. The first five recipients of the Quezon Service Cross since its creation in 1946 include Emilio Aguinaldo and Carlos P. Romulo. Ramon Magsaysay, Benigno Aquino Jr., and Jesse Robredo follow suit.

Baguio National Conference of the SK

NYC Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Undersecretary Ronald Gian Cardema invites Marcos during the recent SK National Conference in Baguio. He reminds the youth that he is the author principal author of the who creates the Philippine Youth Commission that is now the NYC.

Imee Marcos’ Humour

Gov. Imee Marcos showers the young attendees with funny speeches that Bongbong Marcos likens to Vice Ganda’s comedy stunts. The crowd was obviously hysterical, said Marcos. Notes had it that her chance encounter with the latter becomes an issue to some.

Diplomatic Corps’ Consular Ball of Estonia

Marcos also had fun with the Consular Ball of Estonia for the Christmas season. The diplomatic corps’ members attend the event. A rare chance for them to let their hair down without having to deal with the state’s affairs. Afterall, work-life balance is crucial to all.

Leadership Goals

The VP Protestee also warns the SK leaders to not tolerate dirty elections. That whatever they experience and see in previous elections, they won’t embrace such anomalies found. Marcos certainly imparts his leadership goals to these youths who can lead the country in the future.

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Arroyo and Bongbong Marcos on Drug War: Crimes are Down by 10 Percent

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The truth on the President’s drug war comes out from the mouth of his allies. Bongbong Marcos and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are pro-administration politicians. Despite the claims of his detractors, statistics don’t lie. Crimes are down by 10 percent and that’s the fact. Now, people realize who the real liars are.






Youtube video by; News5Everywhere
[VIDEO]: Former President and House Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo praises the President.



Awesome Leadership

Awesome leadership and results are the markings of the first year of President Du30, said the former President Arroyo. Sound decisions come from intelligence findings for every critical situation available to the leader only. He is able to focus on the reality of the problem than to the pieces of advice given that are not factual.




Foreign Affairs Alignment

Bongbong Marcos also gives credit to the President who is able to realign foreign affairs policies. He manages to resume the good relationship with China like how it was during the Marcos regime. On top of that, he also opens the doors to Russia while he keeps the United States on the side. Criticisms loom on his strategy but it is effective. Only a good leader can do that, Marcos said.




Real Drug War Data

Illegal drugs are still around. But Du30 is able to bring down the number of crimes by 10 percent. This is in the first 11 months of his administration. The data from the Philippine National Police shows that during the last quarter of 2016, the administration obtains a new quarterly record low in crime since 1989.









Human Rights

Rene Saguisag said that Du30 must respect human rights and dignity. Senator Leila de Lima echoes this. She accuses the president of false new against her. The Social Weather Stations survey on crime victims in January 2017 shows that 4.9 percent of families recently fall victims to any crime. The decrease in crimes comes at a price – the many deaths of alleged criminals.




http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/616449/pnp-data-shows-number-of-crimes-down-10-percent/story/




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Robredo is Playing Safe on Du30’s Leadership while Bongbong Marcos Nailed It

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The capability of a good leader is evident in the way he or she decides. If one is playing safe, he or she is a bullshitter. Leni Robredo’s one-year leadership performance comment for the president says it all. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos is quite sure of what he thinks about Du30’s first year in the presidency. He shows quality leadership and that sums up all, he said.






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[VIDEO]: VP Leni Robredo, mas sisipagin pa raw ang pag-abot sa mga nangangailangan



Pretty Mixed Up

Vice President Leni Robredo characterizes the President’s first year in office as a mixed bag of successes and shortcomings. She refuses to give a rating for his performance. Asked to elaborate on Du30’s shortcomings, Robredo did not give a specific answer. She only speaks in generalities about the many challenges that the nation faces.




Reconciliatory Tone

The Vice President takes a reconciliatory tone toward the Du30 administration. This is after her criticisms against the war on drugs, among other issues that seem self-destructive. Robredo, the nominal chair of the Liberal Party, perhaps does not echo her teammates’ negative comments after learning from Senator Antonio Trillanes’ BBC embarrassment for being out of tune with reality.




Biased

Robredo also said that it would be difficult for her to rate her own performance as she would be “biased.” “Probably, we are not lacking in industriousness, but because of the number of the people we need to help, it is not enough. Though we are spending a large chunk of our time to go down to the communities there’s never enough time,” she said.









Quality Leadership

Meanwhile, Marcos said that Du30 shows leadership “both in our local and foreign policies.” “For example, he has redirected our foreign policy and that is the reason why we have regained once again a crucial and important position in the international community to the benefit of the Philippines. It is the same with various domestic policies,” he said. “I think the Filipino people recognize that. Only a good leader can do that and he managed to do just that,” Marcos said. Obviously, nothing is clearer than that.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/909983/leni-says-duterte-first-year-is-mix-of-successes-shortcomings

Marcos: Duterte displaying good, quality leadership