Inquirer.net : Federal gov’t system fits PH but Cha-cha ‘difficult’ – Marcos Jr.

25 January 2022

By Neil Arwin Mercado | Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines — While a federal system of government “fits” the Philippines, amending the 1987 Constitution may be difficult at this time, presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Tuesday.

He said it is hard to push for charter change (Cha-cha) because the public believes that lawmakers are merely pushing to extend their terms.

“Tingnan dapat natin ulit ang mga proposal tungkol sa pederalismo. Ito ay mukhang babagay para sa atin dito sa Pilipinas. Ngunit, ang pagpalit ng sistema ng gobyerno requires a constitutional amendment,” Marcos Jr. said during the “Bakit Ikaw? the DZRH Presidential Job Interview.”

“Sa palagay ko, napakahirap ngayon na buksan ang Saligang Batas dahil ang tao ayaw nila. Ang suspetya nila ang mga pulitiko mage-extend lang o magka-cancel ng eleksyon,” he added.

Nonetheless, if the public believes that a federal system of government is applicable in the country, he said he will push for it.

“Sa aking palagay, pag-usapang mabuti. Kung sakali mang sumang-ayon ang taumbayan na dapat lumipat tayo sa pederalismo at ‘yan ang ninanaais ng madla, ‘yun ang ating gagawin,” he said.

Federal gov't system fits PH but Cha-cha ‘difficult’ – Marcos Jr.

Bongbong Marcos

MANILA, Philippines — While a federal system of government “fits” the Philippines, amending the 1987 Constitution may be difficult at this time, presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Tuesday.

He said it is hard to push for charter change (Cha-cha) because the public believes that lawmakers are merely pushing to extend their terms.ADVERTISEMENThttps://7478e45e544a0274a01935cdc5c58367.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

“Tingnan dapat natin ulit ang mga proposal tungkol sa pederalismo. Ito ay mukhang babagay para sa atin dito sa Pilipinas. Ngunit, ang pagpalit ng sistema ng gobyerno requires a constitutional amendment,” Marcos Jr. said during the “Bakit Ikaw? the DZRH Presidential Job Interview.”

“Sa palagay ko, napakahirap ngayon na buksan ang Saligang Batas dahil ang tao ayaw nila. Ang suspetya nila ang mga pulitiko mage-extend lang o magka-cancel ng eleksyon,” he added.

Nonetheless, if the public believes that a federal system of government is applicable in the country, he said he will push for it.

“Sa aking palagay, pag-usapang mabuti. Kung sakali mang sumang-ayon ang taumbayan na dapat lumipat tayo sa pederalismo at ‘yan ang ninanaais ng madla, ‘yun ang ating gagawin,” he said.ISKO 2022 - 1UnmuteDuration 2:00/Current Time 0:05Advanced SettingsFullscreenPauseUp Next

“Ipapaliwanag natin kung anong maganda sa sistemang ‘yan, anong magiging problema sa paglipat sa sistemang yan at ang tao ang magde-decide,” he added.

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