I personally believe in federalism, and that development should be spread out the whole country, not just in Manila. In Nursing, UP tops all the other schools in terms of percentage because they only have a little more or less 100 examinees, while Silliman lately has more than 300. When Silliman has that number it always has 100 percent passing percentage in the board exam, in addition to having several topnotchers. Silliman and UP were always neck to neck in the top. Sometimes Silliman is in the top, sometimes it was UP. The increasing number of examinees and enrollees is affecting the percentage rate. Nevertheless, Silliman still tops the schools with more than 300 examinees, followed by UST. Lately Silliman has been topping UP in the field of research. Although maybe overall UP may be still on top, but I would like to see the day that in fields of education we will be offering programs on the same level, if not better, with what they are offering in the metro. I like to see this country not merely as a Manila-centered imperialist country, but rather as an archipelago where the opportunities and developments are evenly spread out. And the fact that recent researches show that it is better to study in areas where there is less urban congestion is a good starting point. Good development and governance should be shown here in order to mitigate the bad effects of not so good governance and bad planning done in the past. And I believe we have the responsibility to change the mindset of the Filipinos that everything best is in Manila and surrounding areas.