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Showdown Between Roxas and Belmonte

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Shortly after President Benigno Aquino III told a TV interview that he was now open to amending the Constitution, Sec Mar Roxas, LP president, ordered party members to support Charter change efforts to lift term limits and allow Aquino to seek reelection. But Speaker Sonny Belmonte, vice president of the LP, told the 116 party members in Congress and their coalition partners to support only the amendment of economic provisions of the Constitution. Manila Standard Today

“We will pursue Cha-cha to revise the economic provisions only. They thought they could control the House,” Belmonte told the Manila Standard. “Economic provisions only,” Belmonte said when pressed what he would do if the President’s allies insist on the tinkering with the Constitution’s political provisions. Manila Standard Today

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