WHY VOTE FOR THE ABC PARTY LIST
We, the Alliance for Barangay Concerns or ABC is a Party List group that represents the basic Political core of our nation the BARANGAY. Committed to represent the interest and aspirations of the country’s 41,995 Barangay in congress, we are steadfast in advocating Legislation and provide solutions to problems and concerns of families and households at the Barangay level. We are working with a network of nationwide chapters from the grass root level, advocating and pushing for principles and practices of governance that help build and nurture livable, sustainable, productive and economically vibrant local communities.
We envision that every citizen residents, various neighborhood groups and institutions work together for the common good of their respective Barangay, which means, sharing time, talent and resources to improve human services for Barangay development and empowerment.
To spearhead the developmental programs in support of Barangay leaders’ self improvement, continuing education, and empowerment for better community service and responsive participation in nation building. We accomplish our mission through channeling, training, publication/information exchange, and micro economic projects to the Barangay with emphasis on the innovative and collaborative applications of empowerment, development and quality service concepts, principles and best practices to the challenges facing Barangay leaders of today and tomorrow.
VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY
• Continuous Improvement
• Self Empowerment
• Trust and integrity
• Team Work and Partnerships
• Service to Community and Country
• Love for Fellowmen
There are vital and necessary legislation and political actions at the top levels of the government where Barangays need strong representation to advance the cause of development and good governance. While Barangays may have good initiatives, there is a need to support these good policies and laws, as well as ensured budgetary assistance. It is then imperative to attain progress to ensure the stability of the Barangay; from this grass root level we can then build a nation of success.
ABC Party List is committed to the total growth and development of Barangay and its constituencies. We believe that true, stable and sustainable Barangay development can be attained through collaboration, a process of working together, and of exploring and recognizing interdependence.
Where to contact us
ALLIANCE FOR BARANGAY CONCERNS HEADQUARTER
ALLIANCE FOR BARANGAY CONCERNS HEADQUARTERUnit 127 Pacific Regency Condominium760 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Ave.Malate, ManilaTel. no.: (02) 3534129Mobile No.: 09053019185 (Globe) / 09281033083 (Smart)
Why did James Marty Lim chose to be the representative of the Barangay?
The next biggest social frame after the family is the barrio (in rural areas) or the barangay (in administrative language). There are about 40,000 barangays in the Philippines – nearly 5,000 in Metro Manila alone, The word barangay is Malay in origin and meant about the number of people who could be carried in a large boat. Barrio is a word introduced by the Spaniards meaning ward. Barrio and barangay are used interchangeably and correspond roughly to the American precinct or the English parish. Each as a concept was implemented by the Marcos administration and kept thereafter.
James Marty Lim represents the Barangay sector, that is practically us, the unemployed, the homeless, the under privilege, the man on the street or in business parlance, the Main street, not the Wall street” / copy/paste from my comment on the same link.
GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA
A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the politics of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it are natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures. Grassroots movements are often at the local level, as many volunteers in the community give their time to support the local party, which can lead to helping the national party. For instance, a grassroots movement can lead to significant voter registration for a political party, which in turn helps the state and national parties.
A Barangay was likened to a grassroots movement that was used by Obama during his campaign. Obama harnessed the grass-roots power of the Web to get elected. “Barack Obama is the first major politician who really “gets” the Internet. Sure, Howard Dean used the Web to raise money. But Obama used it to build an army.”
“Mr. Obama and his staff used technology and old-fashioned organizing skills to harness the grassroots enthusiasm his candidacy generated.”
In the case of James Marty Lim, he can better serve the country by harnessing the grass roots movement or the Barangay. If Obama was able to build an army out of the grass roots movement, James Marty Lim can do the same. James Marty Lim can build an army out of the 40,000 barangays to date.
If Obama can use old fashioned organizing skills to harness the grass roots enthusiasms his candidacy generated, so does James Marty Lim. Harness the enthusiasm of the Barangay Leaders.
If Obama has ten of thousands of what they call “super volunters” who worked sometimes 40 or 50 hours a weeks, James Marty Lim can easily mobilized the barangays to do that if they want their voice to be heard in the Congress.
And on May 10, 2010, James Marty Lim can say, “it’s been a long time coming”, “but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to the Congress.” ( part quote borrowed from Obama)