The Senate will invite legal luminaries as resource persons when it begins the discussions on the proposed charter change next week.
Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman Franklin Drilon has set December 8, 2016 (Thursday) as the first hearing date on the matter.
Invited in the proceedings are Former Supreme Court Chief Justices Hilario Davide Jr., Reynato Puno and Artemio Panganiban.
The presence of constitutional experts Fr. Joaquin Bernas and Christian Monsod and Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. have also been requested.
In a statement, Drilon said, “let the debates begin.’
He added, “this committee understands the importance of this undertaking in the agenda of the current administration so we will ensure that it is given utmost priority.”