isn’t this information about the performance of cities and mayors with respect to poverty reduction vital to a voter? If only for comparison purposes? And if the leaders of an area know that their performance with respect to this matter could make or break their chances for reelection, wouldn’t they try much harder?
During the deliberations of the Barangay Assembly, even the lowliest in the neighborhood speaks and acts in his own right without need of representation or a spokesman. How about that for power?
So then why do we feel powerless and voiceless, and cut off from government? The answer is simple: because when the BA meets, we don’t attend.