If you would visit the Website of Bulan Municipality, you wouldn’t overlook these two beautiful words at the front page: Vision and Mission.
Here,you will get to know how the incumbent administration has originally envisioned their service for Bulan. Time has passed and things happened here and there. Now it’s about time to go back to the beginnings and see where things stand by now in Bulan. No one can expect however that visions and missions,once fixed, can be realized that easy. But it’s worth to do an evaluation. In fact this is not your job but rather the government’s job for this is their vision and mission- and they are paid for this job by taxes paid by the people. But the government is also “by” the people, by the constituents. So while waiting for the release of the official evaluation- if there is any- the people and tax payers are allowed to express their own evaluation anytime, which may not be that objective by itself but is already an indicator of how things are going on in Bulan.
Please feel free to post your responses below. No e-mail address, name or whatever will be published.
We also want to make this known to our government officials and invite them to participate in this evaluation on a personal level.
“A productive community geared towards self-reliance and sustainable development based on good government, responsible leadership and responsive constituents that will respect human dignity, realize social justice, attain economic harmony and promote a balanced ecology.”
Let’s break down this Vision for us to see the single elements much better:
1. A productive community
2. Development based on good government
3. Responsible leadership
4. Respect human dignity
5. Realize social Justice
6. Economic harmony
7. Balanced ecology
With regards to “responsive constituents”, it’s your own self evaluation that is needed here.
Here are the most important features of the Mission:
“The general welfare and well-being of the people of Bulan is the primary concern: Thus, it becomes imperative for the municipal leadership and constituents to attain an organized, disciplined, peaceful, productive and self-reliant community through an effective and responsible governance that facilitates the delivery of basic services and support facilities; promote ecological balance and strengthens and stabilizes the economy that will transform Bulan as a model community”.
1. General welfare and well-being of the people
2. Governance that facilatates the delivery of basic services and support facilities
3. Bulan as a model community
Jacques Rosseau or John Locke – as Mr. Carizo has mentioned- the government is a social contract. The people should not rely heavily on the government but the government should provide the possibilites or options to the people to enhance this “Zusammenarbeit”- working together, or partnership.
Finally, the question: Mission accomplished or Vision realized? You have the freedom to evaluate, the freedom to express opinion. The government in turn has the duty to listen to your constructive opinions. It takes two willing people to dance a nice tango.