In solons bid to make Senate, House vote as one
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – The chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments was unperturbed if somebody questions the plan of Congress to mix as one the 22 members’ House of Senate and the 297 members House of Representatives to muster the three-fourth votes needed for the charter change bid.
Representative Roger Mercado said that anyone can question the Supreme Court on the plan of Congress but “(but) whether that question will prosper or not that’s another story,”he told Northern Watch.
He said voting as one or voting separately as an independent body has been a nagging question since attempts of those who want to change the Constitution started several years ago.
“Kasi the constitution allows amendment and revision by the ConCon (Constitutional Convention) by the Congress meeting as Constituent Assembly and through People’s Initiative napili natin iyong ConAss (Constitutent Assembly) ang problematic provision lang dito is iyong Congress will vote as one e,”he cited.
Mercado, however, said he is amenable for the Senate and the House of Representatives to vote separately if that is what other proponents want.