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Aquino allies revive Cha-cha

Monday, July 9, 2012

Aquino allies revive Cha-cha

NO EFFORT TO AMEND CONSTITUTION WITHOUT NOY BACKING — JOKER

Efforts to tinker with the Constitution have been resurrected and a meeting between Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has been scheduled to discuss possible changes that can be introduced in the 1987 Charter, Sen. Joker Arroyo said.

Arroyo added the move is gaining ground in the Senate, with him acceding to proposals to introduce changes in Constitution.
Arroyo also perceives Malacañang as being behind the revived discussions on the possibility of initiating moves for Charter change (Cha-cha) to take off when Congress reopens its third regular session this month.

The senator, however, appeared amenable in revisiting not only the economic provisions but also the present structure of government “where the President is more powerful now than (under) the previous constitutions.”
“For 25 years, this 1987 Constitution, we have not touched it. By every reasoning, we should change it. The Constitution (was amended) in 1986 (because) it was in response to the difficulties we had during the martial law,” Arroyo said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1322-aquino-allies-revive-cha-cha

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