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April 02, 2006


Jon Limjap

Yup, that's really funny. A people's initiative... initiated by the Department of Interior and Local *Government*. How pathetic.

Major Tom

It's quite clear that the extent of government hand in this undertaking--where city and barangay officials are most public about their participation--renders this initiative to be not from the population from the beginning but merely as a matter of instigation. If an effective enabling law should be put up later on, it must require that the signature campaign must be preceded by a strong information campaign in order that the signees would know exactly why they are signing or not signing a piece of paper.

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