The first regional consultation on the proposed of Federalizing the region of Negros Island will be held this Monday, June 18. Hundreds of participants will be gathered to give their opinions of the proposed Constitution.
ConCom – First Regional Consultation
The proposed Constitution draft will be presented by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution. The Consultative Committee was created under Executive Order 10. It is ordered to review the 1987 Constitution.
Different participants are invited to the said consultation such as women, farmers, the academe, the Church, business, and representatives of local government units and regional line agencies in Central Visayas. Some other participants with a number of 5,000 will be assembled for the Federalism rally.
On June 17, 2018 (Sunday) a press conference will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The follow day, June 18 (Monday), the Consultation Proper will take place from 8:000 am to 12:30 pm. During this time, the presentation of the Proposed Constitution and open forum will be made. In the afternoon, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, a media briefing and interviews will be made.
The press conference on Sunday will be held at Southview Hotel in Dumaguete City while the regional consultation on Sunday will be held at the Negros Oriental Convention Center.
According to the PNA (Philippine News Agency), the Presidential Management Staff is the lead agency for the regional consultations with the active involvement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Presidential Communications Operations Office – Philippine Information Agency.
The next regional consultation is said to held in Baguio City on June 25-27, and in Legazpi City, Albay on July 5-7.