2 days House panel tackling Cha-cha already a ‘constituent assembly,’ says solon Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The House committee on constitutional amendments, which is currently tackling proposals to change provisions of the 1987 Constitution, is already sitting as a constituent assembly (Con-Ass). House panel chair Alfredo Garbin Jr. on Wednesday explained since the committee is dealing with proposals to revise the charter, it is already sitting as a Con-Ass "exercising our constituent power." He defined a Con-Ass as a body authorized by the Constitution to propose amendments to the charter, further saying that Con-Ass is a "group of elected representatives that has the power to rewrite or change the country's Constitution." "When we ... more