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PIA Press Release
2009/06/03

Isabela solons voted separately on Cha-cha house resolution

Cauayan City, Isabela (3 June) -- Hours after Congress deliberated and approved the Cha-Cha proposal convening Congress into a constituent assembly last night, 2nd District Congressman and Lakas leader in Isabela Edwin C. Uy divulged his stand on the approved house resolution.

In an interview over a local radio station here, Uy said he has voted in favor to the approval of House Resolution 1109 convening Congress into a constituent assembly in changing some provisions of the Constitution.

He said he wanted changes on some provisions of the Constitution especially its present form from democratic to parliamentary and other important economic provisions in order to gain prosperity in the country.

"If we want progress, let us change some provisions of the Constitution," Uy said.

Uy cited the experiences of rich countries in Europe where decades ago their form of government are democratic but shifted to parliamentary, and now they are developed and rich nations.

On the part of 4th District Congressman Giorgidi Aggabao, he said he has voted against House Resolution 1109 last night where he believes that making changes in the Constitution only by house members is not allowed under the Constitution and that the Senate be also convened as a constituent assembly and will be voting separately.

"Changing the charter without the senate's concurrence according to my belief is not allowed under the Constitution," Aggabao said.

Aggabao believed that "Congress" is composed of the Senate and House of Representatives and that a charter change mode should have the upper and lower house separately voting in changing some of the Constitution's provisions.

"Only the Supreme Court will have the final say on the issue," Aggabao said. (PIA Isabela) [top]

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