Senate begins Chacha hearings

The Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes has begun its inquiry into proposals to amend the 1986 Constitution.

Senator and Committee Chairman Franklin Drilon says, among the reforms being discussed is the possibility of easing the restrictions in the charter’s economic provisions.

He also notes, the hearings are in response to the plan of the Duterte administration to shift the form of government to federal system.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea tells senators that Malacañang is forming a 25-man study group that will determine which of the provisions in the Constitution need amendment.

Topics: Senate , amendment , constitution , Medialdea , Duterte
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