Charter change issue is alive.

@edujccz (929)
Philippines
February 25, 2009 9:06pm CST
Charter Change was been an old time issue, this time our government was pushing it again. What is your opinion on this? Will it be good for the country or bad?
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@zenki08 (700)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
If your talking about charter change to benefit the economic system of the country then it is good. But all these drive for changes have a hidden thing in them that is why most of the people refuse to support this move. The desire for change is not genuine among our leaders that is why it will never push through.
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@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
We are always afraid of the governments move because we dont know their real motive, what about if they really intend to push it through without getting the mandate of the people. are we really ready to prevent it from happenning? What can we do?
@rsa101 (13808)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Feb 09
Putting this issue up again because election time is nearing is quite suspicious what the motives behind the present admin is planning. I really think let the 2010 election finish and then let's talk Cha Cha with the new Admin installed whether they are pro GMA or oppositionist that would win the election. I think that would cast less doubts on the motive. Chacha at this point in time would mean extension of the term of the presidency which could also mean no election this coming 2010. I really think it should not be postponed and we need a fresh new government installed before we talk about ChaCha.
@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
I like your idea but what if they push it through by railroading their decision. What can we do?
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@rsa101 (13808)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Feb 09
Let us just hope that it would not be railroaded anymore since the present administration has had already many of this. I think Opposission should be watchful about this and they would not allow this to happen. If in case they did then they will just lose more of their credibility and integrity.
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Yes,charter change is a good thing. In my opinion,we need to change the economic provisions that hamper our economic growth and I think a parliamentary form of government would be beneficial. BUT, having charter change at this present time is a big NO. PGMA would just use charter change to extend her term and continue her evil ways. If our politicians really want to push charter change, they should do it after the 2010 elections or after PGMA and her minions are behind bars(wishful thinking.)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
Well that was two months ago but as of now only the lower house are pushing that issue. The administration are now preparing for their line up on 2010 Presidential elections.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
The lower house is indeed working to have our constitution be changed. For what purpose? No one is clear on that. If the changes will be implemented with the interest of the nation on the minds of those who will re-craft the charter, then for sure, it will be for the good of the country. Otherwise, with the personal interests taking over, the change will do nothing good but benefit only the few. We really can't deny that there are things that has to be changed in the constitution. However, these are not that urgent. Our society can still function sanely without changing any constitutional provision. If our lawmakers are that sincere for this move, they should wait and do it after election.