Do you want Charter Change in the Philippine government? Why?
• Quezon City, Philippines
21 Jul 09
Change in the constitution would be good if the one that proposes for change does not have hidden agenda in changing it. That is why it is prudent for the present administration to tackle this issue once the election has been done to see the smooth transfer of power according to our present constitution. I believe that these changes is already late and malicious as their only purpose in reviving this is to have their seats extended further.
28 Apr 07
The issue of Charter Change should be discussed in a peaceful and not emotional setting. I think we have to recognize that after more than 20 years, the Cory Constitution is already delapidated and needs updating. That constitution was made right after Marcos was thrown out of the Malacanang. There are so many provisions that are not alrerady responsive to the needs of the people. Example is the Agrarian Reform thrust of the government which rreally failed miserably. Can you just imagine even mrs. Aquino failed to dsitribute the land "owned" by her family? I put it in quotation because the Cojuangcos did not bought Hacienda Luisita with their own money but from loans guaranteed by the government in the 50's with an agreement that after 10 years it will be distributed to the tillers. On economic front, some provisions are so strictive for the inflows of foreign capital. On the political system, electing senators by region, I believe, is much better for the candidates than to be campaigning nationwide and spending millions. However, just like you I am not in favor of extending the terms of the politicians. So we must be cleared on this matter from the very start. We should have a black and white agreement of what to ammend and what not to. I am just tempted to answer -- although this is already an old issue here in the country.
13 Jan 07
I thinks parliamentary is ok for our government because we only have a small country. We don't need so many government official to rule us, it would only gives us a more corrupt official. And in that way, it would lessen the expenses for the salary and lessen the corruption. I think the most important issue here, is if we take a parliamentary government, who should be the prime minister?