As he pushed for Charter change (Cha-cha) through a people’s initiative, House Speaker Martin Romualdez called on local officials to back the proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution.
“Both the Congress and the LGU will be working together for the betterment of the Filipino people by introducing a new Constitution,” Romualdez said in a Friday 24 Oras report.
Under the 1987 Constitution, any amendment to or revision of the Constitution may be proposed by:
- the Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members (constituent assembly)
- a constitutional convention during which Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its members, call a constitutional convention, or by a majority vote of all its members, submit to the electorate the question of calling such a convention, and
- a people’s initiative upon a petition of at least 12% of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least 3% of the registered voters therein.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. earlier expressed support for the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) saying the study on amending the 1987 Constitution should focus on attracting more investors to the country. — Sundy Locus/DVM, GMA Integrated News