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In order to maintain a viable balance between the will of the people and the reality of governance and corporate affairs, it is necessary to create a more complete system of checks and balances wherein all voices are considered, weighed and given an appropriate power of say. While no system created by an imperfect race will ever be perfect, it is believed that such a system of weighted voices, from among those directly dependent on the success of social and civil programs and affairs, to those corporate interests that will be responsible for creating a viable future, to the government that should serve as a servant of the people, must all be heard and all of the potential options considered. It is imperative that no singular construct of society be given unchecked control or even undue influence over any other requisite portion of that society if the society itself is to be sustainable in nature.

While this may fall more directly under the heading of social sustainability, it is imperative in many aspects of economic sustainability as well. Thus, each individual portion of the whole system not only functions on its own merits, but continues to strengthen the system as a whole while at the same time ensuring the freedom for and benefits of the individual. The key here is to allow (even if through mandatory civic service in much the same way as jury duty) the people to retain an enforceable voice within a weighted system of checks and balances. Thus, while the people may not have any direct influence in the operational aspects of the foundation owned corporate entities, they would have a say in what areas were pursued for corporate growth and expansion of commercial entities were pursued in the growth and expansion of the corporate realm.

For example, a community development may be in need of new housing and other construction that merits the introduction of a construction company. While the foundation owned corporation may seek to pursue other, more profitable ventures, a weighted vote would be given to the people in order to pursue other commercial ventures, that, while not as profitable in the short term, would still fund the foundation and at the same time, provide tools, training and job opportunities to the local population in addition to the added benefit of a continued supply of safe, secure and affordable housing for the community members.

As the foundation would retain ownership of these commercial ventures, the proceeds would still legally be earned by the foundation, and in accordance with the domestic laws of the Philippines, a minimal amount of seventy percent (with estimates going up to eighty percent) of all proceeds would be used for humanitarian purposes. These may come in the form of supplemental funding of education, food resources, health and medical care and treatment or other civic functions, or through the introduction of additional commercial interests to provide training and jobs, or even for the furtherance of humanitarian projects.

The organizational structure can be more simply expressed as a three-tiered system, though in reality and operation it is much more complex. However, for the sake of presentation, the three-tiered understanding should be sufficient. At the top tier is the foundation who will own the commercial interests and provide a direct and tangible benefit for the people. As the lawful owner of the commercial ventures, the foundation is and would remain the legal and lawful recipient of the corporate proceeds.

At the second tier would be the incorporated body that would own all of the tertiary commercial interests. Since the incorporated body is foundation owned, it will direct all of the net proceeds back to the foundation. Being commercial interests however, all of the commercial ventures will pay taxes in full accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices also known as GAAP. Only the net proceeds of the commercial ventures will be retained by the foundation as the primary shareholder, stockholder, bondholder and/or owner depending on the incorporation and the commercial ventures as have been and shall be incorporated under the ownership of the foundation.

On the other side of the second tier would ideally be a private hedge fund where the net proceeds from the incorporated body can be strategically invested. These net proceeds from the commercial funds will then be strategically invested in such investment accounts as have been established for the purpose of funding operations, growth and expansion and for the subsidized funding of any and all public utilities and/or services such as education, health and other concerns.

The third tier would be comprised of the many commercial ventures incorporated into the second tier incorporated body and owned ultimately by the foundation on the one side. On the other side would be public services such as utilities, philanthropic community organizations under the guidance and control of the foundation and the people, and other similar community and individual needs for the improvement of the median quality of life for the community members.

 

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