Book on good governance and leadership in the Philippines Launched

The Kaya Natin! Champions: Inspiring stories of good governance and leadership in the Philippines volume 1, a must-read book on how our country's leaders can practice good governance, was proudly launched Friday (July 29) at Fully Booked High Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig followed by a blogger's night held at Shakey's Katipunan last August 19.

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The first installment of The Kaya Natin! Champions is a compilation of 10 stories of 'champions' for good governance who have embodied the values of effective and empowering leadership with integrity.

Each chapter tells the story of one individual, from their background to their political career and their leadership lessons. These former and incumbent officials are part of the roster of Champions on the Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, a movement that supports progressive minded, effective, and ethical government officials and is dedicated to promoting the best practices of each champion to other local government units.

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Among the hailed champions featued in this one-of-a-kind publication are Kaya Natin co-founders DILG Sec Jesse Robredo, former Governor Grace Padaca (Isabela), and former Governor Ed Panlilio (Pampanga); former Mayor Sonio Lorenzo (San Isidro, Nueva Ecija), Sen Teofisto Guingona III, Rep Teodoro Baguilat Jr (Lone district of Ifugao), Rep Bolet Banal Jr (Third District of Quezon City), former councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta (First District of Davao City), Mayor
Roque Versoza, Jr (Tagudin, Ilocos Sur) and Board Member Shirlyn Macasarte (KMidsayap, Cotabato).

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Kaya Natin! lead convener Harvey Keh said the corruption and other transgressions in the Philippine government can actually be alleviated through a rigorous advocacy on good governance. That is why this leadership book not only targets those who are currently in the position, but also the youth, who will later succeed in governing the nation. To get the youth more involved in this movement, students and young professionals were trained in good governance writing
workshop and tasked to be biographers of theh book.

"The objective of this book is to highlight the positive and inspiring stories of political leaders who are doing good for the country, and how this can help bring about empowerment for ordinary Filipinos who also want to make a difference," Keh said.

The Kaya Natin! Champions Inspiring Stories of Good Governance and Leadershhip in the Philippines volume 1 is only one of the projects of Kaya Natin! Movement. A second installment of the book, feature another set of inspiring good leaders, is set to be worked out soon.

Grabe a copy of the The Kaya Natin! Champions book now, available in Fullybooked nationwide.

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