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Solons lukewarm over Cha-cha push

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Solons lukewarm over Cha-cha push

The leaders of both chambers of Congress appeared deadset yesterday to pursue Charter change (Cha-cha) but some senators are lukewarm over the proposal to revisit some key areas in the 1987 Constitution, despite assurance that Charter change (Cha-cha) will only be limited strictly to economic provisions.

The matter of pursuing Cha-cha is an agreement between the Senate president and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and has not been fully discussed with the individual members of the Senate, said Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday.

“I cannot yet come up with a position on this matter since I still do not have a clear idea on what they’re proposing to undertake, the specifics of the proposal. Personally, I think there should be a justification, that it’s imperative to carry it out and not just because of any reasoning,” he said in an interview with reporters..... MORE

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