Senator Christopher “Bong” Go favors amending the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to help the country’s economy recover from the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Also, any move to amend the Constitution should benefit the people and not politicians.
“Ako naman, tungkol sa Charter change naman po, kung economic provisions ang paguusapan, pabor ako dahil 33 years na po ang ating Constitution (For me on Charter change, I am in favor of amending the economic provisions because our Constitution is already 33 years old),” Go said in a recent interview.
“At iba po ang ating sitwasyon ngayon, pag-aralan natin yung economic provisions, dahil kailangan natin more investments (Our situation is different now, so we should review the Constitution’s economic provisions, because our country needs more investments) and restoring the normalcy of our country, going back to our recovery,” he added.
The Senator said amending the economic provisions of the Constitution will benefit the country as the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in people losing their jobs and businesses closing down.
Also, Go said that any Charter change move should benefit the people and not politicians, especially during this pandemic.
“But ayaw ko po na politiko ang makinabang dito. Let me be clear, dapat po ang makinabang ang taong bayan, hindi po politiko (I don’t want politicians to benefit from Charter change. Let me clear that it should be the people who should benefit and not politicians),” he added.
Moves to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution is gaining ground in the House of Representatives. The present Constitution limits to 40 percent the participation of foreign companies in certain industries or businesses in the Philippines. SOVEREIGNPH