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Cha-cha not a priority of Noy, but allies set for change

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cha-cha not a priority of Noy, but allies set for change


Amid clamor and pressure from presidential allies and groups pushing Charter Change, Malacañang continued to claim that Cha-cha is not a priority of President Aquino  and that he stands firm on his position against efforts to alter a Constitution that was conceived du-ring the term of the current President’s mother, the late President Corazon Aquino.

At a press brief-ing, deputy presi-dential spokesman Abigail Valte said not even changes in the constitutional provisions touching on term limits for presidents would make Aquino reconsider his stand on amendments to the Constitution, adding that changes in the 1987 Philippine Constitution aren’t  included in the President’s priorities when Congress reconvenes on July 23.

“We have not received any instructions from the President as to any change in the position on Charter change. It’s not a priority,” Valte said.

Speculations however, have arisen that Aquino, in his portrayal as being a reluctant Charter changer is all for for Cha-cha and even the lifting of term limits and has already allegedly given Speaker Felciano Belmonte the green light to inititiate, along with Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, the forming of a constitutuent assembly where the two houses will be voting separately..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1480-cha-cha-not-a-priority-of-noy-but-allies-set-for-change

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