24 July 2018
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES AND PARISH LAY LEADERS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: FORUM ON FEDERALISM
Reverend Monsignori and Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Co-workers in the Lord’s Vineyard,
Greetings of Peace!
The Consultative Committee formed by President Duterte to study and propose amendments to our present constitution, with the view of shifting from our present form of government to FEDERALISM, has finished their work and turned over to the President and both Houses of Congress the final draft of the proposed Federal Constitution. This event further heightened the interest among Filipinos about FEDERALISM and CHARTER CHANGE.
In line with this, and in our desire to provide our Faithful with the proper venue for wise and intelligent discussion regarding these issues, the Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua, in partnership with the Ministry on Good Governance, Public Affairs and Advocacy, will hold a Forum on Federalism on July 28, 2018, Saturday, from 9:00am to 12:00noon, at the Villonco Hall, Diocesan Center for Evangelization. Our Speaker for this forum is ATTY. RENE SARMIENTO, our current National Chairman of PPCRV, and one of the crafters of our 1987 Constitution.
Because of the importance and urgency of this Forum and the issues to be presented and discussed, we are extending this invitation to all the parishes, with a maximum of ten participants per parish/community. We believe that this forum, and other discerning activities, will help us in making our intelligent and informed choices and decisions.
No lunch will be served and participants are requested to bring their own snacks.
God bless us all! God bless the Filipino people!
REV. FR. LAMBERT LEGASPINO
San Antonio De Padua Vicariate
REV. MSGR. MELCHOR D. DAVID
Ministry Diocesan Coordinator
Ministry on Good Governance, Public Affairs and Advocacy
FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES