“It will never come again,” he said, talking about amending the 1987 constitution after his visit to the militiamen who were wounded in an ambush by communist rebels on Wednesday. “With a new constitution, I will insist, no party-list.”
The president explained that the party-lists “abused” the system wherein the rich are organizing groups of their own. “Representing what? Security guards? That’s a mockery of the law.”
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His administration decided to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly instead of a convention because the latter would be costly. Duterte seeks to ease public fears that lawmakers in the assembly would serve their own interests.
“I will be there,” he said. “When worse comes to worst, they know what will happen.” | ASCS
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