Solons laud Marcos, ex-Pres. Duterte for agreeing on economic Cha-cha

solons laud marcos, ex-pres. duterte for agreeing on economic cha-cha

Solons laud Marcos, ex-Pres. Duterte for agreeing on economic Cha-cha

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers from the House of Representatives have expressed relief that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and former President Rodrigo Duterte now agree on pushing for amendments in the 1987 Constitution’s economic provisions.

According to South Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Peter Miguel, having two influential political personalities like Marcos and Duterte be on the same page regarding economic Charter change (Cha-cha) is a big deal because it shows that the country should move forward with the proposed amendments.

Miguel and other lawmakers were asked about Duterte’s recent statements that he is not against Charter change if this would be on economic provisions only.

“This is a big deal, the pronouncement of former President Digong, because if we will think about this, just last week, he was against this,” Miguel said in a press briefing at the House complex on Wednesday.

“It’s a complete turnaround, and it’s a big cue for us that the two influential persons of the country now — our sitting President PBBM and former President saying Cha-cha is good so long as we will amend economic provisions (only),” he added.

Miguel said this may already be the last piece of the puzzle, as it can also be taken as an indication to both the House and the Senate that the economic Charter change should continue.

The House is currently conducting hearings by a committee of the whole on the Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 7, which proposes amendments to three provisions in the 1987 Constitution.  The Senate is also holding hearings on RBH No. 6 — which the House’s RBH No. 7 was patterned after.

“This is good, actually; maybe this is the last piece of the puzzle which states that both the House and the Senate should push through; there is no roadblock

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