Asian Institute of Management, Hills Governance Center Philippines or most commonly known as the AIM-Hills, was established on September 4, 2003 in collaboration with the AIM-RVR. Aside from tying up with AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Responsibility, AIM-Hills also cooperates with various establishments and programs like the Hills Program on Governance and the World Bank.
Aim-Hills has been working its way to success as it puts up various programs in and out of the country. Just to give you a brief idea, the AIM-HGC is considered as the first project to be established by the Hills Program. After that successful plan, Hills Governance Center was put up at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. As AIM-Hills expand, the centers in Manila and Seoul will be working out with other Governance Centers in this country.
But what really is AIM-Hills? Can ordinary people benefit from the advocacies and endeavor of this organization? Basically, the Program’s is mainly dedicated in creating an agenda that will promote sound local governance whether in public or private sectors. AIM-Hills pursues to confront corruption in the Philippines, as well as encouraging accountability.
If you will look at the broader side, you will see that the Filipino people will benefit from this program eventually. It’s like getting rid of the bad apples in the government in a slow yet sure way. Even more, the Center will be focusing more on various governance challenges between two different sectors – private and public. The Center is also busy in coming up with numerous ways on how to minimize the cost of incentives for misgovernance.
Organizations like AIM-Hills should be given much attention by the government. An herd of lost sheep needs to have a shepherd in order to find the right way. The Filipino people needs an organization like AIM-Hills to be led to the truth – that it’s about time to make things straight for the country, fight corruption and support those programs that do something for the betterment of the Filipino people.
Hills Governance Center at Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
2/F AIM Conference Center Manila
Benavidez cor. Trasierra Streets
Legaspi Village, 1260 Makati City
Tel: (632) 750-1010 (extension 2016 and 2017)
Fax: (632) 752-1257
Angela Garcia (Executive Director, Hills Governance Center, AIM)
Cristina B. Gregorio (Research Coordinator, Hills Governance Center, AIM)