After the Consultative Committee (Concom), tapped PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to help with the information drive for Federalism, Senator Nancy Binay recommended to Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments chair Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan, to invite Uson to the next hearing for the charter change proposals.
The woman senator is curious about how Uson will actually explain the Federal system.
In a statement, the woman senator said that it may be better to have Pangilinan invite Uson as a resource person to represent the senate. “In light of the plan of DILG and the Consultative Committee to have Asec Mocha Uson as the lead evangelist of the Federalism Caravan, siguro mas maganda kung mai-invite ni Sen. Kiko si Asec Mocha as one of the resource persons sa kanyang committee para mag-present sa Senado.
“Being the designated messenger, we also wanted to hear how she would articulate or interpret the salient points of the proposed federal charter and explain to the people how a shift in the form of government could move the country forward. Dagdag na rin ang kanyang iba pang concept or idea sa information campaign using social media.”
Senator Binay emphasized the importance of how the messenger relays the message. The person should be able to provide the options and let them know the pros and cons of the government system change.
“How the messenger relays the message is important. Clarity and knowledge about the subject are equally important elements. It is also a matter of providing the people of options, or an informed choice for them to genuinely know what’s good and bad about changing the form of government.”
Binay added that it would be best if Uson could present the content of her campaign on Federalism, as well as the plan to change the 1987 Constitution, to the senate.
Uson would be using part of the Php90 million budget by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and Concom for the information campaign.