Kiko invites public for live streaming of senate proceedings
By Jason de Asis
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-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, four months after filing of Resolution 53 calling for live streaming of senate proceedings.
He said that opening public proceedings to new media of late has become a vital source of interaction not only in the country but in other countries as well which aims to provide the public 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 stressed that live streaming of sessions will also be educational to the public particularly to law students to observed court proceedings which are vital to their studies. That is just one aspect of their duties. The public now can see and judge for themselves how their elected officials are performing their jobs. (Jason de Asis)