Virgilio A. Tiongson served as Provincial Administrator of Nueva Vizcaya for 12 years, at the onset of decentralization. He is an octogenarian still actively involved in helping farmers in the locality. He can be reached by email [email protected]
But re-centralisation isn’t necessarily the answer. Academic partnerships could provide the technical expertise and understanding of local conditions that are needed to find a way out of the crisis, writes Virgilio A. Tiongson.