Governor Hilario P. Davide III assured the audience that the Federal system information campaign will be sustained as his duty to inform the people of Cebu and as support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to shift the system of government of the country from unitary-presidential to federal form.
During the recent Federalism information drive sponsored by the Capitol, a participating student from Southwestern University Phinma asked Davide how long the Capitol can carry on with the lecture. The student, a second year communications major who requested not to be named, expresses concern that the program might not reach the grassroots level.
The governor said that as a province-wide lecture campaign, the event will certainly reach other towns.
“I will ask my PIO to widen this activity up to the districts and towns of the province of Cebu. Para ra pud na sa atong kaayohan ug kalamboan.” Davide said.
Earlier, Davide explained that before voting on the proposal, he sees the need to equip the people with information of what a Federal government really is adding that the lecture is timely after he sensed that most people do not have the idea on how the proposed system really works.
Last Wednesday the Cebu Provincial Government conducted a lecture on Federalism with guest speaker Peter Tiu Laviña, Chief of the Office of Participatory Governance.
Students and faculty from USC, UP, SWU-Phinma, USPF, UC-main, CTU-Main, USJ-R and CIT-U and CNU participated the event.
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Tuburan Mayor and League of Municipalities of the Philippines – Cebu Chapter President Democrito Diamante attended the event while City of Naga Mayor Kristine Chiong and Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing sent their representatives. (PIO) with reports from Kelvin Cañizares, Katrina Marie Diaz)