Akbayan Partylist slammed House Speaker Gloria Arroyo's charter change resolution which rammed through a House panel without amendments yesterday. The draft charter removes term limits of lawmakers and removes the Vice President from the line of succession to the President.

"Filipino families want the prices to go down and for their wages to go up but the House leadership only wants to stay in power. The House needs to focus on removing price hikes and hunger, not politician's term limits," Akbayan partylist spokesperson Gio Tingson.

"While the people are going poor, hungry and distracted, the House is sneakily changing the constitution to their advantage," Tingson said. 

"Charter change only benefits politicians at the expense of Filipino families who are getting poorer for every day that the government fails to act on inflation," Tingson said. ##