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Trabaho ng Con Com ‘yan! San Beda Law dean Ranhilio Aquino doesn’t want Mocha Uson in federalism campaign

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San Beda Graduate School of Law dean Fr. Ranhilio Aquino opposes the proposal to tap Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to raise Filipinos’ awareness on federalism.

Aquino, a member of the Consultative Committee (Con Com) tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to make a draft federal constitution, gave eight suggestions on what they should do now that the proposed charter has been finished.

In a Facebook post, he said the Con Com should explain the draft federal constitution to the people, as well as the basis for its creation.

Aquino said the panel should also listen to critics’ comments and “separate the chaff from the grain” as far as feedback is concerned.

He said the Con Com should also be open to make correction in the draft, if necessary, and demonstrate the merits of federalism.

For this, we will need us who wrote the draft, and jurists and political scientists, social theorists and constitutionalists. We are convincing the nation about a Constitution, not selling soda, or patis, or bagoong. We do not need advertisers. We need mentors, pedagogues, instructors, tutors and lecturers,” Aquino said.


Aquino said the Con Com should not worry about whether the masses would understand the draft federal charter.

“If we understand the provisions well, we will be able to explain simply and clearly. But if the provisions are not clear to us ourselves, then we can perorate until we are hoarse — to no avail,” he said.

Concom spokesman Ding Generoso said they are considering tapping Uson for the awareness campaign on federalism because of her huge social media following. Uson’s Facebook page has close to 5.7 million followers.