Enrile, Belmonte urged to talk to Aquino on Charter Change | Inquirer News

Enrile, Belmonte urged to talk to Aquino on Charter Change

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

MANILA, Philippines – House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II on Monday urged Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to speak to President Benigno Aquino III about amending the 1987 Constitution before the third State of the Nation Address (SONA).


Gonzales told Radyo Inquirer 990 AM in an interview that such a discussion with the President was important to explain the 15th Congress’ intentions in pushing for the amendments.

He said that charter change was a purely legislative initiative but admitted that even with a constituent assembly, the House of Representatives and the Senate would face a difficult time pushing for it without Aquino’s support.


For more of the report, listen to Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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