VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 18 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Ilocos will roll out Constitutional Reform's (CoRe) provincial roadshow dubbed as the "Balangayan 2019 Constitutional Roadshow" on November 18-19 at the Vigan City Convention Center here.
The DILG, in coordination with the Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform (CFCR), conducts the CoRe roadshows nationwide in the pursuit of raising public awareness and secure substantial public support on the need to reform the present Constitution.
Earlier, the DILG has created the CFCR to push the campaign for federalism.
The CFCR will act as the central office in the production and distribution of campaign materials, such as pamphlets, presentations, and posters to be distributed online and offline to barangays nationwide.
Willy De Vera of the DILG in the Ilocos and regional project officer of the CFCR said the main highlight of the provincial roadshows is the discussion of the new version of the CORE to make the proposed government set-up easily understandable especially to the marginalized.
CoRe has four major objectives or pillars of messaging: Pagyamanin ang probinsya, paluwagin ang Metro Manila (Enriching the province, outspan Metro Manila); Gobyerno para sa tao, hindi para sa trapo (Government for the people, not for the traditional politician); Bukas na ekonomiya nang lahat ay may pag-asa (Hope for open economy for all); and Bagong konstitusyon para sa bagong henerasyon (New constitution for the new generation).
Its priority concerns would include providing more opportunities for the provinces to develop, elect leaders who care for their constituents and further bring the government closer to the people.
"Among the activities of the provincial roadshows in Region 1 are CoRe media briefing, town hall meeting, convention campaign with the leaders and members of the multi-sectoral group, and CoRe talk with the students," said De Vera.
The regional offices of the DILG are tasked to implement the massive information and dissemination of the project with the assistance of the regional and provincial offices of the Philippine Information Agency nationwide.
The series of events take its cue from the "Dagyaw" concept-serving as an avenue for the participants to delve into government's efforts on uplifting the lives and welfare of the people through informing them about the various government projects that are in line for them.
In Ilocos Region, the Balangayan 2019 Constitutional Roadshow was conducted in the provinces of Pangasinan on October 20-23 and in Ilocos Norte on November 14-15. (AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)