ROMUALDEZ TO PNOY ALLIES:STOP DIVIDING NATION
• August 27, 2014
• Written by Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
• Published in Top Stories
THE House independent bloc yesterday challenged allies of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to stop dividing the nation in their bid to push political amendments to the Constitution.
Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the bloc leader, said President Aquino’s allies in the ruling Liberal Party (LP) should now drop the political Charter change (Cha-cha) and instead focus on pressing matters such as addressing the rising joblessness in the country.
“In and out of Congress, we will fight any and all attempts to amend the Constitution to give President Aquino a second term. We simply cannot see any justification for it,” Romualdez stressed.
This developed as Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo sought a caucus of LP members and its allied parties on the proposed constitutional amendment lifting the term limits of elected officials being pushed by Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice, a stalwart of LP, who will file his political Cha-cha resolution this coming Monday.
“Erice’s proposed resolution should not be rammed into the lawmakers’ throats. It would not just leave a bad taste in the mouth, but trigger deep animosity among the members,” said Castelo.