Goodjobgov goes to the House of Representatives!

February 1, 2010
Without Marben! :(

Our visit at the House of Representatives has taught us a lot of new things, making us more informed in our impartial undertakings for Good Job Gov

And because it is President’s day in the Ateneo today, our esteemed teacher in Development Economics, the very reason why this site materialized and continues to enlighten, brought us over to Batasan Hills, Quezon City!

We learned a lot of things about the House of Representatives and the role it plays in the country. Our visit showed and elucidated to us the quirky business of the solons, like how laws are made and enacted, the qualifications to become a congressman, how bills are passed, and the difference between Republic Acts (RA) and House Bills just to name a few. More importantly, we now know better how and why good things happen.

Rest assured that we will relish all our insights and learning from this visit to give you a better Good Job Gov!

Email the group at goodjobgovt@gmail.com for your comments, reactions, and suggestions.



  1. BEST GROUP EVER!!! πŸ™‚

  2. OWNING!!!

  3. wth is so good job about the government? hahaha joke. well, to be fair, there are always two sides on a coin πŸ™‚

    and i’m always on the negative side HAHA.

    although the government have done some good things for this country such as infrastructures that encourages the private sector to stimulate the economy. BUT isn’t it their job to do that in the first place? haha


    Good luck with the project.

    Try doing some research in the laws and bills passed by Chiz Escudero and Biazon.

    GG πŸ™‚

  4. hot ng Chinese guy sa left!

  5. love the pic! haha πŸ™‚

    i was disinterested by the fact that i think less than half of the congressmen were in attendance during session. where are all these elected officials who are supposedly working their butts of for their respective districts? well, you tell me.

  6. @Lance – Yes! It is their job to do that. The goal of this site is to shed more light on the good things that the government does but are often unappreciated/unnoticed. Due to the current political and social environment today (low low satisfaction ratings for government officials), we would like to correct some beliefs that government officials just sit on a chair and rob money. Fostering a positive image about the government makes us more optimistic about the future, therefore rekindling hope and change. πŸ™‚

    @Reich – As the tour guide said to us, their work is not primarily in the Congress. They have their offices wherein they can do their work, or maybe there are just some other things that are more important outside of Congress that demands time. Other reasons, however, are not really GoodJob, but that’s outside the context of this blog. πŸ˜€

  7. Hey, Where’s Marben?

    • Hello Selena Gomez.

      He had more important matters to attend to. 😐 Thanks for reading our blog! It’s a humbling experience to have you as a reader.

      <3, Goodjobgov

      • Oh. Alrighty! Yeah. No problem! More power to your blog.


  8. Hey goodjobgov, i didn’t know where to leave this comment but:

    What do you say about radical implementation of law as a platform of a president? I mean, to be harsh not out of personal gain though, but to enforce the law as avidly and strictly as possible, considering nothing besides upholding laws ranging from “bawal tumawid dito” to solving cases of corruption in the government. I would seriously like it if you write an expose about what an aggresive and adamant (but better-directed) authoritarian ruler might be like for the Philippines.

    I’ll be waiting for your feedback. Thanks!

    • Hi! Thank you for such very interesting question! The citizens of the Philippines first has to realize that the President should act within the definitions and stipulations by the Constitution as mandated by the people themselves. The Constitution states that, “As Chief Executive, the President holds the steering wheel that controls the course of the government – he or she lays down policies in the execution of plans and programs, and whatsoever policy he or she chooses. Moreover, she has her subordinates to implement them.” While it is not directly the obligation of the President to guarantee the most objective, even rigid, implementation of the policies at hand, it is upon his or her discretion on how the execution of such policies are foreseen and made possible. The best answer to the question is that any President should be creative and passionate enough in incentivizing his or her subordinates who go down to the grassroots level when it comes to implementing policies and in asserting the importance of making the people realize the importance and validity of the policies created for the welfare of the citizenry. Nevertheless, everyone should never forget that the actions of the Chief Executive is still bound within the limits and provisions of the Constitution. Most important, every responsible citizen should also realize that everyone has to do his or her part because everyone is a recognized stakeholder in whatever happens to the country.

      Sorry for the delayed response, but we do hope that we are somehow able to satisfy your curiosity. Thank you and good day! πŸ™‚

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