November 24, 2010
Four months after filing of Resolution 53 calling for live streaming of senate proceedings, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan invites the public to closely watch the senate in action as the live streaming finally gets operational in the upper house.
“Opening public proceedings to new media of late has become a vital source of interaction not only in the country but in other countries’ government as well. Our aim is to provide the public in general accurate information, transparency and accountability of legislators in the proceedings in the senate. This is also aligned with the goals of the Aquino administration of having the public participate in governance.”
Pangilinan adds that live streaming of sessions will also be educational to the public. “Unfortunately, most of the time legislators are seen debating with each other in forming laws. That is just one aspect of our duties. Now the public can see the judge for themselves how their elected officials are doing their jobs.”