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Akala mo pinanganak kahapon! Alvarez slams Davide over anti-Chacha remarks

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by: Xave Gregorio

No one, not even a former Chief Justice, is safe from the tongue lashing of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Alvarez scored former Chief Justice Hilario Davide over his comments against amending the Constitution to usher in federalism.
“Tumanda na yang si Chief Justice Davide hanggang ngayon akala mo ipinanganak siya kahapon,” Alvarez said in a radio interview on Saturday (January 20).

Davide appeared at a Senate hearing on proposals to amend the Constitution and said it would be a trip to hell if the government shifts to federalism as it would strengthen political dynasties.

However, Alvarez said term limits, and not federalism, strengthen political dynasties.

“Yung term limit yan ang cause ng political dynasty yung nilagay nila sa Saligang Batas. Anong ginagawa ng pulitiko nagpapatakbo ng asawa, anak nung babalik na siya ayaw ng umalis nung asawa niya so maghahanap siya ng ibang posiyon,” he said.

Alvarez mulls to clip political dynasties by imposing an age limit for politikos and appointees, prohibiting those over 75 from running.

“Para sa akin ang pulitiko karamihan talaga diyan mamamatay na lang kakandidato pa rin yan,” he said.