January 6, 2010
“They are just wasting their time,” says Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan over reports that PGMA is pushing a bill convening a constitutional convention by October.
“The Senate will not agree to charter change initiated by the Arroyo administration. They won’t find any Malacanang lapdogs in the Senate willing to jump and bark just to please the masters by the Pasig River.”
House Bill 6975 is up for second reading in Congress.
“With the elections just a few months away, now is not the time. More significantly, Arroyo is not the leader we can trust to push for charter change. The Arroyo administration, now on its way out the door, cannot be trusted to amend the constitution with the nation’s interest in mind.”
“Sarili lang nilang interes at kapakanan ang isinusulong sa mungkahing ito. Walang mapapalang mabuti ang mamamayan sa walang kuwentang Cha-Cha ni Gloria.”