Speaker Alvarez to Push for Charter Change via Constitutional Assembly

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has revived President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise of organizing a constitutional convention or assembly that would amend the country’s charter. The president set up a commission last December that would recommend changes to the constitution, but no members have been appointed until now. Alvarez said that he might just push for Congress to act as the body that would initiate…

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