Elections in the SONA

Elections merited only two specific mentions in the SONA: first, a reiteration of the modernization committment; and second, a proposal to fund watch dogs.

2 Responses

  1. Yay to the first and a hmmm to the second. Watchdogs should be independently funded, IMO. They shouldnt go around lobbying for government funds. That’s where corruption comes in. If they cant do it without independent funding, then they should forget about it.

    The only election watchdog that should get government funding is the COMELEC. It’s sad that the president is willing to fund watchdogs to watch the watchdogs.

  2. I agree, Jeg, with your observations on the potential trouble that may arise with funding private watchdogs. I think the better route would be to just proceed with campaign finance reform

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