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Congress will not budge Noy on Cha-cha — Llamas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Not even the combined pressure from both legislative chambers would compel President Aquino to change his position on bids for charter change, presidential political adviser Ronald Llamas said.

In a text message to Palace reporters, Llamas hinted that the President has already decided on what legislative measures needed to be fast tracked, but hinted that charter change was not one of them.
The Reproductive Health (RH) bill and the freedom of information (FoI) bill topped the list of the President, he reported.

The “RH bill has been on the list of priority legislation since last year, and the Administration has been consistent in its support for it. The FoI, while not a priority bill, is likewise high on the list of measures being given serious study and consideration,” Llamas noted.

However Llamas appeared convinced that pressured exerted by two top legislative leaders pushing charter change would not be enough to convince the President to alter his position...... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1366-congress-will-not-budge-noy-on-cha-cha-%E2%80%94-llamascha

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