Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ermita backs Charter change to accommodate Moro homeland

From Christine Avendaño of the Inquirer:

A new proposal that will see the government resorting to constitutional amendments possibly in 2008 to push the stalled peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would likely have the backing of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita.

“If this will help peace talks and governance in Mindanao, why not?” Ermita said in expressing his possible support for the proposal that government officials were expected to present to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her security officials to move forward the negotiations.

Ermita said that the government peace panel was expected to make a presentation of its new proposal to bring back the MILF to the peace table in mid-January.

i support a charter change move if it ONLY specifically deals with the moro homeland issue, having a presidential runoff if nobody gets more than 50% of the vote, AND voting for senators by region–nothing more, nothing less.

any other amendment this administration, it’s allies OR the CBCP wishes to insert other than the ones i listed above is superfluous and a deal breaker.

UPDATE: The MILF doesn't trust the Arroyo admin, thinks this scheme is a trick.

UPDATE: The fear here is that this corrupt administration will use the MILF issue to once again attempt to change the Constitution for their own agenda.

1 comment:

Bren said...

In Mindanao, is Sharia supreme over Phlippine law?