Last December 12. 2016, The reciprocal working group (RWG) on the PCR, supervised by the Chair, Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria invited the Local Government Development Foundation to the Stakeholders’ Public Consultation on Political and and Constitutional Reforms. The public consultation aims to gather and consolidate position papers and published materials that will be reflected in the draft. The public consultation was divided into 5 clusters or break out groups, each of which were headed by lead facilitators who were also RWG members.
Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria facilitated the group working on National Sovereignty and Self-determination, Accountability and Good Governance, Fiscal Policy and Management, and Judicial Reform; Atty. Albert C. Rodriguez facilitated for Economic Sovereignty and National Patrimony, and Constitutional Bodies; Atty. Lorenzo R. Tanada III worked with Security Reform, and International Relations; Dean Julio C. Teehankee facilitated the group on Form/System of Government, and Electoral and Political Party Reform, and lastly, Asec. Cheryl Daytec – Yangot on Self-determination, National Minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and Bangsamoro, and Social Justice.
Executive Director Edmund Tayao worked with the cluster on Form/System of government, along with Dean Teehankee, Mr. Ramon Casiple, and many other IP stakeholders. Prof. Tayao took the liberty to share P.R.E.P.’s initiatives on Federalism as well. Towards the afternoon session, a plenary session was set in place as a synthesizer of the program.