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Lacson slams move to push through with Cha-cha sans Senate

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 12:41 PM July 17, 2018

It smells “worse than a week-old shit from an unflushed toilet of a congressman suffering from colon cancer.”

That was how Senator Panfilo Lacson described on Tuesday persistent talks of pushing through with Charter change (Cha-cha)even without the participation of the Senate.

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Lacson, who belongs to the majority bloc in the Senate, took to Twitter and aired his sentiment against such a move.

“This doltish notion of revising the Charter via Con-ass, Con-con, or even people’s initiative without the Upper Chamber’s participation in a bicameral system such as ours smells worse than a week-old shit from an unflushed toilet of a congressman suffering from colon cancer,” he said.

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His remark came just a day after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez floated the idea of scrapping the 2019 elections through a people’s initiative.

Alvarez said the postponement of next year’s elections would give Congress more time to pursue the Cha-cha initiatives.

“It would be better if the Senate and the House can agree on this matter. But if not, I hope this would not happen, we can simply proceed with the task of deliberating on the draft through a constituent assembly (Con-ass), get the required three-fourths vote and then we submit it to the people for ratification through a referendum,” the Speaker was quoted by the media as saying.  /muf

READ: Alvarez floats people’s initiative for poll postponement

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