The provincial roadshow, which is in line with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s political agenda and campaign for a Constitutional Reform (CORE), was held at the Divine Word College of Bangued Gymnasium with over 2,000 participants.
DILG-Abra Provincial Director Millicent Cariño said the activity was a venue for convergence to create a dialogue between the government and the people about the advocacy on CORE.
Cariño discussed the four pillars of CORE which are “Pagyamanin ang Probinsiya, Paluwagin ang Metro Manila”; “Gobyerno para sa Tao, Hindi Para sa Trapo”; “Bukas na Ekonomiya nang Lahat may Pagasa”, and “Bagong Konstitusyon para sa Bagong Henerasyon.”
In her message conveyed by Provincial Board Member Antonio Dayag, Governor Maria Jocelyn Bernos said she fully supports reform in the Constitution which will potentially lead to the realization of regional autonomy.
“The Provincial Government of Abra is committed to support a constitutional reform and the pursuit of our regional autonomy,” she said.
Moreover, Dayag urged the barangays to be a part of this movement and re-echo the advocacy in their respective areas.
Abra Representative Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos acknowledged the participants for attending the activity as he assured that he will give full attention to the queries of the Abrenians on CORE.
“I’m here to listen and be open to all your queries, suggestions and concerns for me to raise up at the Congress,” Bernos said.
Earlier this month, Bernos and his fellow Cordillera congressmen filed House Bill 5687 seeking for the establishment of the Autonomous Region of Cordillera.
“The eventual passage of this bill will be the first step in realizing our dreams of a united, peaceful, prosperous and distinctively unique community that our forefathers dreamt for us,” Bernos said in his official Facebook page. (JDP/CAGT- PIA-CAR, Abra).
By Christian Allister G. Tubadeza