Gov't campaign for Charter change is 'Brain-dead'

Gov't campaign for Charter change is 'Brain-dead'

It would seem the proposal to change the form of government from its present unitary, centralized from to a federalized one faces a lot of challenges.


Last week administration ally Senator Panfilo Lacson made a statement that any charter change being pushed by the Duterte administration in the senate is “dead.”


Opposition senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilanan (photo credit to owner)

“Right now the proposed Cha-cha is just waiting to be cremated.”


And now comes opposition senator and chairman of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan saying that the government’s campaign for the change to federalism form of government is not dead but “brain-dead.”


He said while some of his colleagues consider the charter change as  “dead” already, Kiko Pangilinan believes it is still on “life support.”


“At yung kampanya parang brain-dead, he said.


His statement comes after the viral video that was uploaded by Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger Andrew Olivar.


Pangilinan also slammed MalacaƱang for its moves to create a jingle for the promotion of federalism.


Hindi naman ito parang eleksyon ng mga kandidato [This is not like the elections of candidates],” he said.

He said the jingle can do so much and it would be more preferred if there will be an intelligent discussion in an open and transparent process about the proposed Federalism.


“I think nothing replaces, in terms of being able to ensure that there’s an intelligent discussion, debates by experts coming from various sectors in an open and transparent process and that’s what the committee has been trying to do,” Kiko said.

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