September 29, 2010
Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan lauds the move of the Senate adopting Resolution No. 53, as amended, authorizing the livestreaming of selected proceedings in the plenary as well as hearings and meetings of senate committees. Pangilinan is the principal author of the measure.
“We welcome this development and this will be a major step towards accountability and transparency in government, both of which the Aquino administration espouses.”
A feasibility study and pilot testing will be conducted initially within the Philippine senate website. This will ensure cost-effectiveness of recording and livestreaming proceedings.
“Livestreaming will enable our countrymen to participate in governance and be informed of how their elected officials do their duty to country and fellowmen. IT also brings our OFWs closer to their countrymen as they can easily access the proceedings wherever internet is available.”