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PIA Press Release
2006/10/09

Commentary: Advocacy drive on Charter reform part of gov't responsibility

Cebu City (9 October) -- Government is merely performing its responsibility to inform the people on matters of vital importance that affect their lives such as Charter reform.

Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said using government funds to disseminate and educate the people on Charter reform is just proper as Filipinos have the right to know on such a vital issue.

"We should not deprive our people of this chance for real political change and economic reforms and we should leave politicking out of this legitimate and lawful exercise because at the end of the day, it will be the people themselves who would decide their fate," according to Bunye.

President Arroyo is a strong advocate of charter reform and it is a promise the President made in the 2004 elections… 'but she has never crossed the line in the determination of its modalities by the people, by the legislature or by the courts," Bunye claimed.

Bunye likewise stressed there is nothing wrong with government information agencies working to disseminate information and educate the masses on the true meaning of People's Initiative for Charter Change.

The Press Secretary made the statement amid the allegation of opposition Sen. Franklin Drilon that "expenditure of government funds" for the information drive on Charter amendments "is unauthorized and improper."

In Cebu, the business sector before has already made a statement expressing its support to the President as businessmen are getting sick and tired of the endless politicking in the country. A change in the system of government will hopefully address the political disunity that has affected investments from coming in, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Central Visayas regional governor Robert Go said.

Chapter presidents of barangay health workers (BHWs) in the cities and towns of Cebu also favored a change in the system of government. Although they seemed cautious on the kind of leaders who would sit in the parliamentary council with the abolition of both congress, Ermilinda Abadiano, president of the National Confederation of BHWs of the Philippines, Inc. said.

The Charter Change Advocacy Commission on the other hand, welcomed the initiatives of various sectors of spearheading information drive on charter reforms, may this be anti or pro, as this percolates the issues in the public mind on the need to change the degenerated system that has been holding back the country's growth. (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]

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