Admin, opposition lawmakers agree on lifting of term limits - News Summed Up

Admin, opposition lawmakers agree on lifting of term limits


Members of the House of Representatives may have their differences on the transitory provisions of the proposed draft Charter, but both administration and opposition representatives agree on one issue: the lifting of term limits. “This [provision] was a reaction to the long years of the Marcos rule in the country,” opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman said in a briefing on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT“I think in the ultimate analysis, you have to empower the electorate [because] the voter should be the one to impose term limits,” Lagman said. “Under the 1935 Constitution, there were no term limits. The House-recognized minority bloc, led by Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez, said on Thursday that it was supporting proposals lifting the term limits of all lawmakers.


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer October 11, 2018 21:27 UTC



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