House OKs Charter economic amendments on 2nd reading

Resolution of Both Houses No. 2 proposes economic amendments to the Charter to open up the Philippines to direct investments that could help the country recover from the adverse impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic

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 May 26, 2021

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on second reading the proposal to amend the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.The chamber through voice voting passed Resolution of Both Houses No. 2, which proposes economic amendments to the Charter to… Read More

GO: Charter change to attract foreign investors

Supports ‘economic’ amendments

 February 13, 2021

MANILA – Amid calls to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his support for constitutional amendments on the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution due to the country’s current economic situation.During his attendance… Read More



A NUMBER OF of Metro Manila among them Mayors Joy Belmonte of Quezon City and Toby Tiangco of Navotas said the timing is off for Congress to pursue Charter change (Cha-cha) amid the pandemic.

” Not now, please, ” Tiangco, a former member of the House of Representatives ,said at the virtual Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum.

“I see the sense in economic Charter change, especially during these times that we need to recover economically, but within certain bounds and limits,” Belmonte said also at the Kapihan forum.

Tiangco said that at this time he would rather help his constituents recover their losses due to the pandemic.

“The benefits (of legislated economic reforms) will not be (felt) that fast, so maybe we can talk about that at another time. Maybe not this time,” Tiangco said.

Belmonte said said she understands public hesitation to Cha-cha, especially now that an administration’s term is nearing its end. “There are issues of suspicions and timing and these things have to be taken into consideration,” she said.