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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will continue its information campaign on the proposed Constitutional Reform until December this year.
DILG Assistant Secretary Florida Dijan told Palawan Daily News after the two-day roadshow in Puerto Princesa City last November 5-6.
“Sa ngayon ay patuloy ang pagsasagawa ng mga talakayan, nagbibigay ng impormasyon ang ating mga tauhan sa DILG for the purpose of information campaign, kinukuha ang sentimyento ng mga tao kung ano ba ang gusto nilang i-introduce na baguhin sa ating Saligang Batas,” Dijan said in Filipino.
In last roadshow, Dijan confirmed the positive acceptance of Palaweños in Constitutional Reform after the participants heard and understood the possible effect of political and economic reforms.
She said that some Local Government Units(LGU’s) want more power in order to boost their economy.
Meanwhile, some attendees also raised issues like a political dynasty, while others questioned the current three-year term of local politicians.
“May nakikita silang kakulangan na hindi naa-address ng ating konstitusyon ngayon tulad ng political dynasty na nakalagay sa ating kasalukuyang Konstitusyon pero hindi naka-spell out sa Batas o sa Implement Rules and Regulation,” Dijan also said in Filipino.
According to her, after they consolidated all the information in forums and consultation, they will submit it to the Office of the President.
The roadshow was attended by Barangay Captains, Mayors and other representatives from different civil groups.