Press Release
January 23, 2018

Sagot ni Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, pangulo ng Partido Liberal, sa mga tanong ng media na magsasarili ang HoR sa Chacha

The strategy it appears is for the HoR to force the issue and have the Supreme Court step in and decide in their favor. The administration has bullied the political opposition, its critics, the chief justice, the media, selected business interests, and now it wants to bully the Senate. The bullying of the House is an abuse of those in power, we should not let it pass. If the Senate allows itself to be bullied, then our democracy and respect for the law will be thrown out the window and anyone can be a victim of the abuses of those in power.

The last three attempts at Charter change during the administrations of Ramos, Estrada, and Arroyo were all thwarted because the people themselves vehemently opposed it for being self-serving and meant to benefit only those already in power. The people in their vast numbers mobilized and organized to oppose Charter change is key in stopping this senseless, mad, and shameless rush to amend the Constitution.

If they want to talk about Charter change, let's talk about it in a proper, legal manner. We will not be bullied or rushed into it.

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