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Masagca, J. T., Masagca, M. T. & Chunxiang, M. (2009).
Enhancing Governance of the Barangay: Reflections of
Academics, JOAAG, Vol. 4. No.2
Enhancing Governance of the Barangay: Reflections of Academics
Jimmy T. Masagca
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Manrico T. Masagca
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M. Chunxiang
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Abstract
This paper presents the insights of selected academics on local governance of the Barangay, the basic political unit (BPU) in the Philippines. Participants were pre‐selected and their representations were determined using the ethnographic technique with the property of conversation
(pakikipagkwentuhan). This inquiry notes that good governance of BPU can be affected by the lack of capabilities of officials; indecisiveness during assumption of duties as officers‐in‐charge.
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