Governance thru Wikis

by Ka Edong on June 16, 2006

My brother, Elmer, is on

Davao considering web tool for participatory governance

A Davao City councilor who started blogging this year to promote participatory governance among his constituents has started exploring another web technology, dubbed “wikislation.”

Prompted by a project led by Dr. Elmer Soriano of local firm Thinklab Solutions Inc., Peter Lavina said that he has agreed to become a volunteer in this recent experiment that would allow local citizens to literally include their inputs in upcoming legislations in the city.

“When Dr. Soriano learned that I was into blogging and promoting participatory governance, they offered their ideas such as e-Sangguni and wikislation. So, you can say I’m a willing guinea pig in this experiment,” added Lavina in an e-mail interview with


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