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HOR lawmakers sa Senado: Pagpasa ng economic Cha-cha ikonsidera

MANILA, Philippines- Hinihikayat ng mga mambabatas sa House of Representatives ang Senado na makilahok sa kanila “in unlocking the nation’s full potential” sa pamamagitan ng pagkonsidera ng pagpasa sa panukalang pang-amyenda sa restrictive economic provisions ng 1987 Constitution.

Umapela ang mga miyembro ng Kamara na tinatawag na “young guns” nitong Linggo sa kanilang counterparts na aprubahan ang kanilang panukala, na ipinasa na ng Kamara sa ikatlo at huling pagbasa noong Marso.

“We urge the Senate to join us in unlocking our nation’s full potential and ensuring sustained economic growth through constitutional economic amendments. By attracting foreign investments and fostering a competitive, inclusive business environment, we can generate more jobs for Filipinos,” pahayag ni 1-Rider Partylist Rep. Rodge Gutierrez, isang abogado.

Nag-isyu si Gutierrez, kasama sina Zambales 1st District Rep. Jay Khonghun, La Union 1st District Rep. Paolo Ortega V, Lanao del Sur 1st District Rep. Zia Alonto Adiong, at Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Jil Bongalon, ng joint statement kasunod ng resulta ng survey na isinagawa ng data research Tangere mula Mayo 21 hanggang 25.

Lumabas sa survey na 57 porsyento ang sumusuporta sa sa panukalang economic Charter change o Cha-cha.

“In this era of fast global digitalization, the Philippines needs to level up by trying to compete, or at least be at par with advanced economies. We are sorely lacking infrastructure, which is why our Asian neighbors left us behind,” pahayag ni Khonghun, pinuno ng committee on bases conversion.

“After nearly 40 years since the post-Marcos Sr. era, do we need a status quo? We have seen our neighbors progress. We have been a laggard; that’s the hard truth. But do we need to be a laggard forever?” sabi naman ni Ortega.

Ayon naman kay Adiong, pinuno ng House Ad Hoc Committee on Marawi Rehabilitation and Victims Compensation, kailangan nang gumising “from the long slumber.”

“Don’t we need to catch up? Can we not entertain change at all? Can we not try something new?” Status quo is the last thing we need. We have to wake up from our long slumber, so to speak,” giit ni Adiong.

“We need some economic adjustments to keep pace with the demands of the global economy. Opening specific economic provisions can create a more dynamic and resilient economy facing future challenges. The proposal will help attract more foreign direct investments crucial for the Philippines’ financial expansion and infrastructure development,” sabi naman ni Bongalon. RNT/SA