Malacañang has set in movement the deliberate Charter change (Cha-cha) because the 25-man Constitutional Commission (ConCom) appeared to be already full and has began assessment on the 1987 Constitution.
“Pinakita sa amin ‘yung listahan ng proposed members of the commission, the 25 (names). Nag-uumpisa na pala sila (We were shown a list of the proposed members of the commission of the 25 names. They’ve started work, it seemed),” Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III yesterday stated.
Sotto was referring to Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who have been with him when President Duterte confirmed the supposed listing of potential ConCom members Tuesday evening in Malacanang.
This was after the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) assembly the place they mentioned they narrowed down 27 “widespread legislative agenda (CLA) for the second common session.
Sotto, nonetheless, couldn’t recall these within the listing, besides that names are identified authorized luminaries.
“Maraming kilala, magagaling,” he stated.
Pressed for names, Sotto stated he might solely bear in mind the likes of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., founding father of PDP-Laban which is the political social gathering of Duterte and father of incumbent Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno.
“I’m not sure if it’s officially created,” he stated.
Sen. Koko, when requested on the difficulty, stated the President will formally announce the names quickly since there may be already an Executive Order(EO) for the creation of ConCom.
“Maglalabas pa lang sya ng names,” he stated.