MANILA, Philippines — The Home of Representatives would adhere to the path set by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. relating to proposals to amend the 1987 Structure’s financial provisions, the chamber’s leaders mentioned on Monday.
Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda mentioned throughout a press briefing on Monday that the talks on constitutional amendments have been clearer now since Marcos himself talked concerning the situation.
Salceda was referring to Marcos’ statements on the Structure Day celebration in Makati final Friday, the place the Chief Government maintained that he solely needs financial provisions amended.
“Observe the President. ‘Yon po talaga ang suma whole nitong usapin sa ngayon. The Home will observe the president, interval. So let there be no different ambiguity about it, of the path of the Home, of what the Home will do. We are going to observe the President in his newest speech,” Salceda mentioned.
Salceda additionally took discover of the President’s resolution to initially, keep away from discussions about amending the 1987 Structure because it might have an effect on his name for unity — because the mentioned Structure was created after the Edsa Individuals Energy revolution that ousted his father, former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Nonetheless, the truth that the youthful Marcos would select to assist amendments regardless of the dangers of him being criticized for it exhibits how urgent the problem is
“The President’s primary governing theme is unity, so he’s very cautious about public notion and something that has to do with Edsa ‘86, particularly its articulation of the Structure. He’s cautious to not be perceived as dismantling the 1987 Structure as he has been cautious about all different visages of the ‘86 Revolution,” Salceda mentioned.
“Sabi ko nga, mas dilawan pa ‘to kay PNoy (As I mentioned, Marcos is extra ‘dilawan’ than former president Noynoy Aquino). So for the President to come back out in assist of constitution change regardless of his common reservations on such issues clearly exhibits that he sees this as pressing,” he added.
Senior Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzales additionally echoed Salceda’s statements, saying that at least Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez would heed the President’s name for constructive debates to take over in talks concerning the constitutional amendments.
“Ang masasabi ko lang, it’s very loud and clear from the President (on his need to amend the financial provisions of the Structure). We are going to observe the President. The Speaker (Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez) will observe the President. At kami pong lahat na miyembro dito sa Home of Representatives (will observe the President),” Gonzales mentioned.
“Ito na ‘yung dialogue. Ito na ‘yung sinasabi ni Presidente na wholesome democratic dialogue ng ating (constitutional) financial provisions. Ngayon pong oras na ito ay naghe-hearing na sa Senado, sana ay magtugma na itong pinag-uusapan natin para dito sa ating dream na Constitution change sa financial provisions,” mentioned Gonzales.
(That is the dialogue. That is what the President has been saying, a wholesome democratic dialogue concerning the constitutional financial provisions. Proper now the Senate is listening to proposals, we hope it coincides with our dream of a constitution change in financial provisions.)
Deputy Speaker David Suarez in the meantime mentioned that the legislative department should now act to make sure that the nation achieves a middle-income standing by 2025, as Marcos mentioned in his speech.
“When the President gave a date and a transparent aim, it’s as much as the Legislative Department to cooperate and to guarantee that goal is met,” Suarez mentioned, saying that the best time for the Senate to move any measure that may amend the Structure is throughout the subsequent few months.
“Para masiguro natin na by 2025, ‘yung ninanais ng ating Pangulo ay makamit ng ating bansa (So we are able to be sure that by 2025, what the President needs can be achieved by the nation),” he added.
The Home and the Senate have been at odds not too long ago as a result of discussions about amending the 1987 Structure’s financial provisions. Final December, Speaker Romualdez and Gonzales introduced up the potential for listening to constitution change proposals once more to open restrictive financial provisions within the Structure.
Nonetheless, Gonzales mentioned they might entertain constitution change via Individuals’s Initiative (PI) because the Decision of Each Homes (RBH) No. 6 was not acted upon by the Senate.
However after the PI gained traction, the Senate accused the Home of being behind the marketing campaign, even claiming that the PI intends to abolish the Senate, by introducing joint voting in deciding on the proposed constitutional amendments.
Home leaders together with Romualdez have denied being behind the PI, saying a number of occasions that they don’t intend to abolish the Senate. As a substitute, lawmakers reiterated that they had been calling for a constituent meeting via RBH No. 6.
Ultimately, the Senate filed its personal model of RBH No. 6, which the lawmakers hoped would finish the squabble between the 2 chambers. Nonetheless, tensions continued when the the Home final February 5 adopted a decision defending Speaker Romualdez from the Senate’s alleged “intense assaults.”