Lower House to tackle Charter change amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at Jul 20 2020 11:05 PM

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The Philippine lower house is set to resume deliberations on charter change proposals after President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth State of the Nation Address next week. That move, alarmed members of the opposition, including Vice President Leni Robredo, who all question the timing of the initiative.

But the interior department clarified it only wants to amend parts of the Constitution, not replace it. The president's spokesperson and top allies also maintained charter change is not a priority. - The World Tonight, ANC, July 20, 2020