June 28, 2009 in national
By FRED DABU
QUEZON CITY – A partylist representative finds a way that will prevent the constituent assembly (con-ass) from convening: human barricade at the House of Representatives.
To avert any move that will convene Congress into a Con-Ass beginning July 27 when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) delivers her State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the House of Representatives, Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Teodoro Casiño is calling on the public to surround the House and guard vigilantly against con-ass.
“We should be alert when Pres. Arroyo congratulates her allies in Congress during her SONA to ensure con-ass is not convened right then and there,” Casiño said.
“Let us show them we have the numbers to defeat con-ass by surrounding the House of Representatives on July 27,” Casiño appealed before a forum of anti-con-ass forces in Marikina City recently.
Casiño and other anti-con ass congressmen are doing the rounds of schools and communities in preparation for a showdown when Congress resumes next month.
“Con-ass proponents are bent on taking steps to amend the Constitution, we should not risk letting our guard down. Remember, the House majority approved House Resolution 1109 at an unholy hour when they thought most Filipinos were already asleep,” added Casiño.
He also said it is still possible for majority of the congressmen to abandon con-ass if they are convinced of the public outrage.
Bayan Muna partylist firmly opposes any amendment that will favor Arroyo’s perpetuation in power, and institute pro-foreign and repressive provisions in the Constitution. # nordis.net