MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee that drafted a proposed charter for a federal government plans to hear suggestions from stakeholders, a member said Tuesday.
This even after the President approved the committee's draft federal constitution.
Political Science Professor Edmund Tayao said committee members were still planning to consult different stakeholders on the draft of a new charter despite running on a "shoestring" budget.
"We are still intending to do these consultations... It's not yet a done process, so to speak," he told ANC's "Beyond Politics."
Tayao explained that part of the committee's original plan was to go around the country to conduct consultations given that their appointment is still until Aug. 16.
"The original plan is we do the consultations, we hear out the inputs from the stakeholders," he said.
"Consultations medyo magastos so 'yun 'yung titingnan natin kung hanggang saan ang pupuwede pa," he added.
(Consultations are usually expensive so we are looking at how far we could go.)