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DILG -8 conducts roadshows on Constitutional Reform in Southern Leyte

Philippine Information Agency
05 Dec 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

MAASIN CITY, December 4 (PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office -8 together with its speaker's bureau provided for a comprehensive enlightenment on the Constitutional Reform (CORE) to various groups in the province.

In a series of scheduled fora, the team initiated discussions on the need for the surgical amendments to the 1987 Constitution loopholes to effect some changes and advance for the development of the country with the Constitutional Reform (CORE), DILG Regional Information Officer Miles Colasito said during the conduct of a media forum and town hall meeting with the municipal mayors last November 26, 2019 at Villa Romana Hotel.

The team gave an overview of the four pillars of CORE provisions which are Pagyamanin ang Probinsya, Paluwagin ang Metro Manila; Gobyerno para sa Tao, hindi para sa Trapo; Bukas na Ekonomiya na lahat ay may Pag-asa and Bagong Konstitusyon para sa Bagong Henerasyon.

Colasito explained that one of the pillars on Bukas na Ekonomiya na lahat ay may Pag-asa will also pave the way for the opening up the economic system that allows the congress and senate to review the economic provisions on ownership so that there will be more investments in our country resulting to more jobs for the Filipino people.

Don Santiago Romero of the Visayas Alliance for Federalism Movement , one of the speaker's bureau, explained the first pillar, which focuses on constitutionalizing the Mandanas ruling of the Supreme Court and the revision of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) sharing criteria.

The said reform also calls for the establishment of the Regional Development Authority, from being merely a regional development council, in the hope of giving autonomy to the regions and to decentralize Metro Manila, Santiago added.

The Disciplina Muna culture was discussed by Venancio Padriguez, President of the Alliance of Chaplains for Transformation Society - Philippines. He expounded on the seven pillars which comprise: Road Clearing, Listo sa Sakuna, Anti-Smoking, Ease of Doing Business, Liquor Ban, Tourist Spots Clean Up and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC).

The same team was scheduled to discuss the salient features of CORE to the students, Vice Mayors league, barangay captains, city and provincial officials, it was learned. (esg/PIA8 SoLeyte)

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