Akbayan hits Chacha: it will extend trapos, oligarchs and warlords

As the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments tackled proposals for charter change (Cha-cha) today, Akbayan slammed the House of Representatives’ scheme to extend term limits and give ‘almost absolute’ power to the president.

“Charter change offers no real change. It’s a scam led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to keep the old oligarchs, trapos and warlords in power,” Akbayan President Machris Cabreros said. “The proposal by PDP-Laban to extend the terms of the President and congresspersons up to 10 years proves that the trapos shamelessly want to cling to their seats longer.”

Akbayan denounced the recently passed resolution for a constituent assembly, made up of Duterte’s supermajority, to change the constitution.

“A constituent assembly of trapos and oligarchs will make sure they have the...

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