I warned this last Saturday in our post Unity; Change:
Yup, we should all watch out for the administration moves to revive term extension via amendments to the Constitution. Malacanang is exploiting the peace process in Mindanao as its key to unlock charter change.
Here are intriguing updates:
GMA’s plan to stay beyond 2010 bared – an exclusive by the Tribune
… former Senate president Franklin Drilon said there were suspicions that the Arroyo administration was using the peace process in its fresh bid to amend the 1987 Constitution and extend the term of Mrs. Arroyo beyond 2010. “There is another agenda, the peace process is just being used,” Drilon said. (PhilStar August 5)
Chacha needed once MOA with Muslim rebels signed – Press Secretary Jesus Dureza
After using the Moro rebels for its convenience, next in line for the Palace’s gimmick is to use local government officials.