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Senators united against joint voting on Cha-Cha

  • Written by Camille P. Balagtas
  • Published in Nation
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SENATORS may appear to be divided on the mode of amending the Constitution but they stand united against voting jointly with congressmen under a Constituent Assembly scenario.

Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III said he will seek to adopt amendments as he confirmed he will file a resolution to constitute the Senate as a constituent assembly.

Pimentel said he is hopeful that at least the majority of senators will support the resolution that he intends to file next week.

Earlier, the Senate chief said he intends to file a resolution “calling for both houses to sit as a Constitutional assembly to be able to smoothly tackle the revision of the 1987 Constitution and to study the adoption of a federal system of government.”

Sen Panfilo Lacson said it is high time that Congress tackled the possible revision of the 1987 Constitution adding he will file a resolution seeking to turn the upper chamber into a Con-Ass next week.
    
Lacson said although senators were split on the mode of amending the Constitution, they all have one common denominator and that is for the Senate and the House of Representatives to vote separately.