Post SONA: Congress wants to dance CHA-CHA

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Feliciano Belmonte revealed renewed interest by the Congress to amend the 1987 Constitution.

You know what? This is the best time to start a debate on the issue. As the President reported in his State of the Nation Address, we’ve a nation that is on the upswing. We have a reasonably popular, and well-respected President and we have 3 years before the next Presidential election.

What do you think?

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  • Roberto

    There is nothing to debate yet, we have to know the purpose why we have to change the constitution. To change, or to amend, what’s the difference?

  • UPnnGrd

    Are there provisions that a cha-cha can only be limited to a set of topics?

    My suspicion is “NO!” — which is why Cha-Cha-2009 did no happen because Erap and others were afraid that Cha-Cha-2009 gets hijacked by a Malakanyang cabal.

  • Depends on the purpose. To go parliamentary? To go federalist? To extend the term of the President? To allow foreign ownership?

    The constitutions is less important than building a judiciary that is efficient, fair, thorough, and non-political. It does little good to rewrite the rules when they will be ignored or manipulated for political gain.

  • manuelbuencamino

    First of all, what provisions do they want to amend and why?

  • UPnnGrd

    There are realistic odds that this “… Christian kindness!!” will result in GuLLOO being released from jail in 2017 or even sooner…. unless, of course, PersiNOY is still PERSI-Persidente in 2017 and 2018 and 2019.

    And PersiNOY hears voices in his ears, so let the voices say PERsiNOY-2016!!!!