Resolution for Charter Change Reaches House plenary


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The plenary of the House of Representatives has received the Resolution of Both Houses No. 6, which urges a constitutional convention (con-con) to revise the 1987 Constitution, only two days after it cleared the committee level. The bill was introduced by Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez, who chairs the constitutional amendments panel.

According to Rodriguez, there is an urgency to change the constitution (cha-cha) at present, and the majority of interested parties who took part in the public consultations support the proposed amendments.

According to Rodriguez, the findings indicate that of the 552 reactors and respondents, 424 or 77% are in favor, 109 or 20% are opposed, and 19 or 3% abstained. In terms of mode preferences, 226 or 41% support a Constitutional Convention, 91 or 16% are in favor of a Constituent Assembly, 77 or 14% prefer a People’s Initiative, and 158 or 29% did not express any preference.

Rodriguez also noted that the proposed amendments would be drafted by delegates elected by the public under the 1987 Constitution if a Constitutional Convention is pursued.

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