Bong Go concedes federalism a ‘long shot’
Take it from President Rodrigo Duterte’s most trusted aide and confidant: Federalism is a “long shot.”
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go admitted that the move to shift to a federal
form of government appeared to be a “long shot.”
Administration ally Sen. Cynthia Villar seemed to agree with Go, saying fellow senators were not too
keen on Charter change (Cha-cha) that would allow a shift to a federal form of government.
Both Villar and Go were in Catbalogan on Saturday to beauty the 177th Samar Day together with
another organization partner, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos.
In a discourse before nearby authorities, Go said the move to toward federalism had all the earmarks
of being a long shot since most Filipinos didn’t know about the issue and its potential advantages to the nation.
He later said in a meeting that the general population were more worried about peace and request
and issues concerning the President’s announcements than federalism.
Go, be that as it may, made light of the announcements issued by some Cabinet secretaries
cautioning about the antagonistic impacts of federalism on the economy.
To heighten the crusade
“They are qualified for their assessment. Kanya-kanya tayo ng supposition at nire-respeto ang assessment ng bawat isa (We have singular feelings and we regard each other),” he said.
Go said there is a need to heighten the crusade on federalism since Filipinos were not extremely proficient about it.
“Ako mismo kakampanya rin para sa pederalismo. Dapat I-clarify para itatak sa utak sa mga tao ano ang pakinabang po sa kanyang-kanyang locale or state (I will by and by crusade for federalism. It ought to be clarified appropriately so the general population would know how every area or state would profit by it),” he said.
Information from the Social Weather Station (SWS) demonstrated that lone 25 percent of Filipinos knew about federalism while the rest found out about it just in the review.
Regardless of the low mindfulness, the study led in March found that 37 percent of respondents concur with the elected arrangement of government.
Villar, then again, said she saw that most legislators were tepid on the moves to alter the Charter.
“Hindi ako beyond any doubt kung makakaya na I-handle (yung Charter Change).The documenting (of endorsements of appointment) is in October,” she said.
She, notwithstanding, focused on that while a greater part of the representatives seemed to contradict Charter change, they still can’t seem to talk about and handle the issue.
“Hini-hear naman kaya lang talagang mahirap yung Charter change (We will handle the issue however Charter change is troublesome) So I am not certain on the off chance that we can complete it on time,” Villar said.