Most Pinoys prefer Con-Con over Con-Ass | Malaya Business Insight

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Hachero, A. (2018, March 05). Most Pinoys prefer Con-Con over Con-Ass. Malaya Business Insight. Retrieved March 05, 2018 from http://malaya.com.ph/business-news/news/most-pinoys-prefer-con-con-over-con-ass

Most Pinoys prefer Con-Con over Con-Ass
By ASHZEL HACHERO
March 05, 2018

MAJORITY of Filipinos prefer to amend the Constitution via a constitutional convention, instead of a constituent assembly, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said yesterday.

Pangilinan said majority of those who attended the deliberations of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments, which he chairs, wanted a say in the Charter amendments and trust a con-con more than a con-ass.

“It is clear in the places we visited that residents are against the con-ass. They said they would trust a process that would be more democratic and where they would pick their representatives who would amend the Constitution,” he said told dzBB.

“In Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and even here in Metro Manila when we held hearings, they are saying it is better to have con-con instead of con-ass,” he added.

But he said the Senate panel will still conduct additional hearing in Baguio City, Cotabato and the Bicol region to gauge the response of the public to the move to amend the Charter.

He said the panel will also hear the comments and positions of those in favor of con-con and con-ass.

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