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House Urges Senate to Heed Public Opinion on Charter Change

In a recent survey conducted by big data research Tangere, results showed that 57 percent of Filipinos support the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution’s restrictive economic provisions. Three leaders of the House of Representatives, Senior Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzales Jr., Deputy Speaker David Suarez, and Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe, emphasized the importance of listening to the people’s voice on this matter.

The lawmakers noted that the House had already passed Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 7 in March, while RBH No. 6 is still pending in the Senate. With the recent changes in Senate leadership, they urged the new Senate President, Francis Escudero, to prioritize the passage of the amendment proposals.

Gonzales specifically called on the Senate to act swiftly, stating that the time to pass the measure is closing fast. The lawmakers highlighted the positive impact of the proposed amendments, citing benefits such as job creation, economic growth, salary increases, and lower prices of goods and services.

The survey included 1,500 participants, with a majority of supporters coming from Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, and the Bicol region. The House leaders expressed hope that the Senate would consider these findings and take action on the economic constitutional amendments in the near future.

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