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Resolution being pushed to allow '10 -year maximum term' for a Philippine president

A resolution was discussed to convene the 19th Congress for a Constituent Assembly to propose several amendments to the 1987 Constitution-including granting the president a 5-year term allowing re-election.

Resolution of Both Houses 1 filed by Pampanga Rep.  Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr.  was filed in the House in conjunction with the swearing in of new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

"WHEREAREAS, it is hereby proposed that the term of office of the President shall be five years with re-election to another five-year term, a maximum of a ten-year term," ayon sa HB 1.

"Thereafter, the President shall be prohibited to be a candidate to any elective post."

According to Gonzales, the purpose of the amendment to the Constitution is to implement long-term programs and policies, especially since six year term is not enough.

It is also timely because the recovery caused by the P12 trillion national debt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still accompanied by high oil prices in connection with the Russia-Ukraine war, is still a long way off.


1 comment:

  1. Sana po inang ko mabigyan na ng social pension 89 y/0 na pinag papasahan ba lang ko SA city hall brgy Wala nman Sila ginagawa


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