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Even Speaker Belmonte Surprised

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FILIPINOS again used their smart phones and tablets to express their surprise and anger at President Benigno S. Aquino III’s announcement that he wants the 1987 Constitution amended to clip the powers of the judiciary and open the door for another term for himself. Manila Standar Today

Most were surprised at the news: “Is this serious?” asked Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary general Renato Reyes. Even Speaker Feliciano Belmonte appeared not to have been informed of Aquino’s televised pronouncement. “Let’s see his statement before I react,” Belmonte said in a text message. Manila Standard Today

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