Friday, December 14, 2007

Get international organization endorsement

One of the lessons learned I experienced that influenced the passage of the E-Commerce Law in the Philippines was the support by international and local organizations who are lobbying parallel for the passage of the law.

It is important to collaborate with these groups and tap their resources to support or jointly:
  • Come out with position paper, research paper, or white paper to justify the need for the legislation. I believe that any piece of bill that is not backed up by research will not get anywhere.
  • Do courtesy call to legislators and government officials who can influence the passage of the bill.
  • Conduct talks to various interest groups about the need for the legislation. The more faces are involved, it signifies the greater need for the legislation that is not merely by supported by one group.

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