What Readers Say

Congratulations Ms. Sta. Rita. Your book Running a Democarcy is one of the best books I had ever read since I entered the government service in May, 1989. As the Municipal Accountant of Kalibo, Aklan and member of the different committees and boards I found it a ready reference in my day to day routine in the Office of the Municipal Accountant and in other intervening tasks. You have outlined in clear and concise manner how a local government manager and leader should act and undertake his mandate for the realization of the vision, mission, and goals of the local government unit. You have contributed greatly in the institutionalization of what should the local chief executive and his functionaries do as far as local government administration is concerned.

Congratulations also to the Provincial Government of Bulacan for having a local government executive in the person of Ms. Sta. Rita.

FREDIE DE LA CRUZ MALACAS, MA, MPA, CPA
Municipal Accountant-Kalibo, Aklan
Professor of Accounting and Business Education

The book is perfect for LGU Managers and Officials! Please allow me to use this in the training program of the League of Mayors that I am running for various officials in the province. I have been looking for a book like this for a long time. The book’s contribution to the field of local governance is indeed pioneering and relevant. Your book had filled-in a crucial vacuum in the study and practice of public administration. Congratulations!

MAYOR DIXON Q. YASAY
Opol, Misamis Oriental
President, Mayor’s League of Misamis Oriental

I learned a lot from reading the book especially in understanding the intricacies of running a local government unit. This is a big help for me since I work a lot with LGU leaders in our advocacy for good governance and ethical leadership.

HARVEY KEH
Ateneo School Of Government
Kaya Natin!

Thank you so much for providing a guidebook very useful for a newly appointed Provincial Administrators like me. Although I have been the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of the province for 22 years, your book made it easier for me to face the challenges of a new administrator. I particularly like the Do’s and Don’ts for A Successful Stint as Administrator. Also very useful are the lessons on attitude, ethical behavior, handling of personal responsibility, and stress management.

ENGR. ROBERTO “BUTCH” VENTURA
OIC, Provincial Administrator
Tarlac Province

The book is where theory meets practice. Painstakingly written with the passion of one who loves the practice of her craft , her province, and her country.

BONG JIAO
Former Chief Legislative Officer
Export Jeweller
#3 Pineapple Road. Poblacion Dos, Marilao

The book is useful as lesson planner guide and as reference on local governance in graduate school where I am teaching.

DR. ANTONIO SUMBALAN
Professor on Governance and Development
Liceo De Cagayan University & Bukidnon State University Graduate School

Reading your book is a great help especially for me who is a first timer in government . It is very substantial and superbly written. Your book guided me so much as Municipal Administrator. |I really learned a lot in you well crafted book. Thank you for sharing your experiences, talent and wisdom.

ROY NELSON A. RAMO
Municipal Administrator
Lagonoy, Camarines Sur

You have perfectly captured the sentiments and needs of an LGU Administrator. I can fully relate to the stories in your book. The topics are all very relevant. You made a technical book easily readable, easily understood, and inspirational.

ALVIN FERNANDEZ
City Administrator
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Former President, Vice Mayors’ League of Pangasinan

Running a Bureaucracy has the complete ingredients and the right tool that I have been looking for, to help me as a public servant in the municipality of Jolo, Sulu. I must say, the author is brilliant!

JOHN S. SCHUCH III
Municipal Councillor
Waled City, Jolo, Sulu

Congratulations on your pioneering book Running A Bureaucracy. You have made your 17 years wealth of experience and insights as Provincial Administrator of Bulacan doubly relevant by documenting it and sharing it to others who may need guidance in learning the ropes of administrating an LGU.

JOEY PAPA
Environmentalist
President, Bangon Kalikasan

Running a Bureaucracy is a complete and organized guide in professional public administration. It is one of those essential book reference books we should have at home, like the Bible, Larousse Gastronomique, and the Philippine Constitution. I wish more more people would read it, especially the young idealist before entering public service. Ms. Sta. Rita produced a very detailed outline and checklist, taking the guesswork out on proper governance.

FRANCINA F. YULO
Training Consultant for Etiquette and Social Graces
Department of Foreign Affairs