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Enrile, Belmonte to meet Aquino on Cha-cha

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Speaker Feli-ciano Belmonte Jr. are set to seek an audience with Pre-sident Aquino in a last ditch effort to con-vince the Chief Executive into sup-porting moves to amend the 1987 Constitution, more popularly known as Charter change (Cha-cha). According to House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, both leaders of Congress have agreed to appeal to the President.

“They agreed on seeing President Aquino to personally explain the wisdom behind the revived efforts to push Charter change aimed at hastening economic and social development in the country,” said Gonzales who was present during the meeting.

“Political matters were not included, the initiative is purely on economic provisions,” he added.

While Cha-cha is purely a legislative affair, Gonzales admitted the importance of securing the support of the President.

“We really need to get the President on board,” he stressed.

Gonzales said Enrile and Belmonte must convince Aquino about their proposed amendments otherwise they should forget about the move..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/1656-enrile-belmonte-to-meet-aquino-on-cha-cha

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