Gov’t eyeing ‘official’ jingle to promote federalism — Andanar
Following the controversial video of Communications Assistant Mocha Uson and a blogger, government is now eyeing an “official” jingle to promote federalism, a Palace official said Wednesday.
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the inter-agency group on federalism has already met twice and have discussed ways to promote the federal system of government.
“Kailangan siguro gumawa ng bagong jingle para diyan sa pederalismo,” Andanar said in a radio RMN interview.
He said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), a member of the inter-agency group, has already conceptualized a “rap jingle.”
But Andanar said there have been suggestions to “tweak” the jingle to make it easier to memorize.
“As a matter of fact, mayroon ng jingle ang DILG. Pero iyong naging suggestion nga, doon sa inter-agency, ay medyo i-tweak nang konti kasi iyong—mayroon kasing rap iyong jingle eh,” he said.
“Sabi ko para sa mga may edad na mga kwarenta pataas tulad ko ay parang mahirap sundan iyong rap kapag kakantahin mo ‘di ba. Kailangan iyong isang official jingle, iyong paulit-ulit, puwede mong ma-memorize,” he added.
Call for volunteers
Andanar said the government was also eyeing to tap celebrities to promote federalism, including those from civil society groups.
“Pero bukod doon sa pagiging personalidad or celebrity, kailangan ho talaga ay mayroon talagang puso doon sa kampaniya. Kailangan may alam din siya doon,” he said.
The secretary said civil society groups have reached out to the PCOO to help in the federalism campaign.
“Ang haba ng listahan ng mga civil society na gustong tumulong, so nililista ko lahat and I’m meeting them one by one. Kasi hindi ho ito kaya ng gobyerno lang eh. Kailangan talaga mas maganda kapag may civil society na sumama dito para tumulong,” he said.
The interagency group, he said, would also tap official spokespersons.
“Of course, mayroon na tayong na-identify na mga spokespersons. Pero once after the meeting, doon na lang namin ire-release iyong statement kung sinu-sino iyong mga official spokespersons,” he said.
He also called for volunteers to help in the campaign to promote federalism.
“I would like to encourage everybody na kung gusto ninyong makisali, kung gusto ninyong sumama, all you have to do is contact us sa PCOO or you can contact DILG, and tell us that you’re interested kasi isasama namin kayo sa campaign,” he said.
“We need volunteers; wala hong ina-out dito. Federalism is for every Filipino. It’s for you and me. It’s for the entire country. So the more volunteers, the better,” he added. /muf
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