PNoy still says no to Cha-cha

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 18 2014 05:33 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2014 01:39 AM

MANILA -- Malacañang said President Benigno Aquino III will not support amendments in the Constitution that would allow him to seek another term.

"Hindi," Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said when asked if Aquino would support Charter change and seek another term.

"Siya na mismo ang nagbibilang kung ilang araw pa ang nalalabi at ilang ulit na niyang ipinahayag na inaasahan niyang dumating 'yung katanghalian, 12 noon of 30 June 2016 at sana'y sa panahong 'yon, sa kanyang pagbaba sa puwesto, ay masasabi niyang natupad na niya ang kanyang mga ipinangako sa ating mga kababayan," Coloma said.

Intense debates on Tuesday marked the beginning of the deliberations on House Joint Resolution 1, which proposes to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments began deliberations on the resolution authored by House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.