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1987 CONSTITUTION MUST BE REVISED NOW – GADON

AMID the suspension made by the Commission on Elections on the ongoing people’s initiative proceedings, Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation Atty.  Larry Gadon said that it would now be the ideal time to revise the 1987 Constitution.

He allayed fears that the move to change the charter was primarily meant to extend the term of office of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. or any other elective government officials.

“They’re only designed to confuse the people and destroy the genuine desire to revise the charter which has never been touched for almost four decades,” Secretary Gadon said.

He advised those who don’t favor any charter amendments this early to set aside politics and think of the future of the country and its economy as well.

Also, Gadon said former president Rodrigo Duterte got it all wrong when he claimed that Marcos was addicted to drugs.

“But it’s true, the President is an addict. He’s addicted to love his country, addicted to carry out his job and addicted to love his countrymen.”

The presidential adviser said the 1987 Constitution was a handiwork of only 50 people personally appointed by former President Corazon Aquino during her presidency.

”They’re not elected by the people to lawfully make the charter of the country and most Filipinos were fooled back then. It’s not the real democracy.”

Moreover, Gadon claimed the ‘Cory’ constitution was created only to protect the interest of the oligarchs close to the former late president while Filipinos were left behind.

The Comelec decided to suspend all PI proceedings to make way for the review and amendment of rules regarding the move.

Gadon to jeepney operators: Take advantage on extension 

Gadon has called on the jeepney operators to take advantage of the three-month extension given by the Chief Executive to consolidate and embrace the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.

He said jeepney drivers wouldn’t be left behind if only their operators would be fully cooperative to the government which has been exerting efforts to modernize the public transport.

He lamented that jeepney drivers were not actually the problem that hampers the full implementation of PUVMP but the operators who still wanted to earn more with their ‘already dilapidated’ jeepneys.

He suggested that old jeepneys should be used in the provinces for agricultural use.

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