Time too short for Charter change — opposition lawyer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 November) — Opposition lawyer Aquilino “Koko”
Pimentel III, said Friday there is no time for a “Plan B” or the plan to
convene both houses of Congress into a Constituent Assembly to change the
1987 Constitution barely seven months before the mid-term elections next
year.

Pimentel said he is confident a motion for consideration will not make the
Supreme Court change its decision junking the “people’s initiative” as the
mode of changing the Constitution.

The Sigaw ng Bayan Movement and Union of Local Authorities of the
Philippines filed had asked the SC to rule on the legality of a petition for
a people’s initiative after the Commission on Elections rejected it on
August 31 for lack of an enabling law. (To be updated.)

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