Aquino now ‘open’ to term extension

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AFTER keeping his cards close to his chest for quite sometime, President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday said he is now open to the idea of a possible term extension to ensure that the era of reform he has begun continues to unfold beyond a six-year term.

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In an interview broadcast on TV5 on Wednesday, the President admitted thinking about amending the Constitution, seeing the need to clip what he described as the “limitless” powers of the Supreme Court.

Replying to the question whether he still shunned the thought of amending the Constitution, he said:

“Bago nito, bago nangyari lahat ng ito, sarado… aminado ako [Before all these things happened, I was closed to it, I admit that].

“Pero ngayon, napapag-isip ako talaga… yung tinatawag na judicial reach [But now, I’m seriously rethinking things. Because of the judicial reach],” he added.

The President, however, expressed concern that opening up the Constitution to amendments could result in some of the “good provisions” also being “diluted.”

He recalled that the 1987 Constitution mandated the Supreme Court to step into even political questions, in contrast to the set-up when the Marcos-era SC refused to check the executive on the 1972 martial law declaration because it was a “political question.”

Instead of having “judicial restraint,” Aquino said that “it seems the court is using its powers to check other branches much too often.”

“Ngayon, yung balance between the three branches, tila nawala [Now, the balance between the three branches seems to have vanished),” he added.

The current Constitution was drafted and ratified during the presidency of his mother, Corazon Aquino. Under the Constitution, the President has a six-year term and is barred from seeking reelection.

Their family and loyal allies have since opposed attempts to amend any of its provisions under succeeding presidents.

Asked whether he would be open to seeking another term in office, Aquino said he is willing to listen to his bosses.

"Nung pinasukan ko ito, ang tanda ko one term of six years… Ngayon, after having said that, syempre ang mga boss ko, kelangan kong pakinggan ‘yon… [I remember that I am good for one fixed term of six years, now after having said that, of course I need to listen to my bosses],” he said, referring to the people.

But, Aquino also noted that it doesn’t automatically mean that he will be chasing after another term.

The President said he wanted to ask his bosses first, “How do we ensure the reforms we began will become permanent?”

The idea of a term extension for the President was first proposed by some administration supporters in social networking sites, shortly after his State of the Nation Address last month.

Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. initially stated that the President would step down when his six-year mandate ends in 2016.

Coloma claimed that a term extension has never crossed the mind of the President, who was supposedly busy with governance.

Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda, however, later said the proposed term extension has already reached the President, adding that Aquino is always “sensitive” to the voice of the people.

Palace deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte later echoed Lacierda’s statements that were later confirmed by Aquino.

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  1. granted we give Pnoy another six years by amending the constitution. what happens to the next president who doesn’t end up performing according to our expectations? are we again going to change or amend the constitution to bar him or her from a second term? is it just really that Pnoy wants to continue and finish what he couldn’t finish in his first year or he is really after the supreme court? a third of the present supreme court justices were all his appointees. is it because he was disappointed with them that he is now thinking of seeking a second term so those he appointed can be impeached and he can once again fill those seats that are more to his likings? wake up philippines. this will not be a good precedent if Pnoy is elected to a second term. he is wanting to have all the powers to himself. a good sign of dictatorship far worse than marcos. somebody is fueling the fire in Pnoy and we as a people should put that fire out before it gets too late.

  2. Alfredo a.k.a Usi Sero on

    PNoy is delusional if he thinks that the majority still wants him for another 6 year of hell under his watch. A good president follows and protects the constitution and not circumvent it for his personal interest. A good president (manager) knows whom among his reports should be fired or whom to keep. A good president knows which previous administration’s initiative should be continued and not blindly stop all projects because of vindictiveness. What we have now don’t posses any of the qualities of a good president. He does not even deserve to continue to lead for the next 18 months. Sobra ka na PNoy sa kahibangan mo.

  3. eltee mulawin on

    >>> Hahahah….PAKAPALAN NA LANG NG MUKHA !!! Lantaran pinatunayan ni Nguyngoy isang tunay SIYA NA HIPOKRITO. Noong panahon ni FVR at GMA, humahadlang sila sa CHA-CHA dahil ayaw nilang ma-extend ang term ng isang President. PERO ANO NA NGAYON….?? Ano na ang gagawin ninyo mga MILITANTE GRUPO KUNO ??

    >>>Ang dahilan kaya nais ni Panggulo Nguyngoy BSCojuangco-Aquino3rd ma-extend ang term niya after 2016:
    1) Dahil sa palpak ang peace agreement na ginawa sa pagitan ng Govt Panel at MILF.
    2) Dahil sa UNCONSTITUTIONAL AT ILLEGAL ..and PDAF at DAP, BUB pati ang CAB-BBL.
    3) DAhil iwas makulong silang dalawa ( Nguyngoy at Abad)

    >>> SA pagnanais ni Nguyngoy ma-extend ang terms niya after 2016, lumalabas na sinusunod at naging huwaran niya si dating Pangulo Ferdinand E Marcos. Ang kaibahan sa kanila ni FEMarcos, si FEM hindi binastos at binalahura ang Supreme Court, samantala itong Ampaw na Pangulo ngayon siya mismo ang bumabastos, bumababoy at bumabalahira sa Saligang Batas at Supreme Court. Mistulang binaboy at nais babuyin niya ang sinimulan ng kaniyang Ina. Sadyang delikado na magkaroon ng isang Pangulong MAY SAYAD ANG UTAK.

  4. kung si PNOY ang mag eextend ok lang kc may political will. Ngayon lang nangyari sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na naligalig ng Pangulo ang Kongreso at Judicial. At dahil sa ginawa niyang yun pati ang Executive branch ay nililigalig naman ng Judiciary. Now check and balance is visible.

  5. dahil sa takot na bka mag extend ang sitting president hindi na naamyenda- amyendahan yang konstitusyon na yan. Hindi ba posible na iindicate nila duon sa batas na ang effectivity nung charter change ay kapag na iproklama na ang kung sinu man ang mananalo sa susunod na halalan?

  6. Mr. President, please stop referring to us as your boss. If you really consider us your boss, you will follow our laws the way you expect us to follow them. Your actions should be guided by them. Stop circumventing our constitution. Do not push your luck too much. Your term is for six years only. Finish them then step down.

    • there is nothing more eloquent to justify charter change than the current state of affairs. The Senate having lost its purpose, the executive acting as a dictator, a congress of hounds…. Revert to parliamentary system. Its probably more effective. Lets try it. But this time it must not be maneuvered by one strongman, but the real boss of Pnoy. the Filipino people.

    • I fully agree with your views, E28. How do we make this guy realize that he doesn’t deserve to be president?

  7. KMD ( Kilusang Mayo Dos ) on

    Mabuhay ka Pres Aquino, ituloy mo iyong paglingkod sa bayan. Gobyerno lang ni Aquino ang naka pag impeach ng Chief Justice ng Supreme Court , siya lang ang nakapag pakulong ng mga Senador na tingin nila ay Diyos na sila. Maikli ang 6 years bara mabago ang Pinas another 6 years pa para maayos ang lahat.

  8. OK..2016 sige takbo lang sya pagka president basta si Ate Vi ang kalaban. The lesser of 2 ……ls. Wala na bang iba…Si Meldy na lang…ay si Brenda….si Atcheng Manoling pwede may pag-asa..si Brother Gil mayaman yon…at sino bayong advocate ng US motherhood sana takbo rin sya..

    This is not a joke Phils..we are running short of good politicians…Binay??????? ko po.

    • Baket nagkaroon ng savings ang malakanyang. previous admin ay may deficit pa. ibig sabihin ay walang proyeto ang hinayupak na to at ipinababahala sa mag rubber stamp (congress) ang economy.
      2 bird in 1 stone. Nabili na ni abnoy ang kaluluwa ng mga buwaya, wala pa siyang sabit kung saan napunta ang buwis na binayad ng mga BOSS niya. Baket di na lang siya mag delara ng marcial law,tutal hawak niya ang MEDIA, Militar pati KMD kilusang ng mga bayarang makabayan.Mga artista, lahat ng religion..And di lang niya kontrolado ay ang mga taong sang kahig,sang tuka

  9. Nanang Kupoooh, nakakagimbal na pangitain ang kinakaharap ng bansa na ito na pinamumugaran pa naman ng mga Halimaw na Kawatans….at heto na tayo, ang Halimaw na Riding-in-Tandem na Penoy-Abad gusto na mag pa extend ng another 6 year term? At isinusulong sa pamagitan ng effective na tool of dirty politics na Sulsol sa Congress-Senado ang pag clip daw ng powers ng SC para tuloy-tuloy na sila sa walang patumangga na plunder-nakaw-dambong ng Fondo ng Bayan. Pilipinas, kapit-kamay at dadapo na ang Dilaw na Sakit-salot ng jaundice!!!! Mamatay ng dilat ang mga mata ng masa – naninilaw ang mga ngipin, luwa at dilat na dilaw na mga mata, sa mga maiitim na agendas ng administrasyong penoy….saan humuhugot nang kapal ng Mukha ang lahi ng Makapili na Abnoy-penoy na iyan????

    • TUTMALYOTEP pa kamo, kabayan! Ang hindi ko maunawaan ay kung paano pa siya nagkakaroon ng mga taong tumatangkilik sa kanyang mga walang kabuluhang pamumuno sa bayan!!!

  10. The problem with being in power is that you begin to believe that you are always correct and that you are the only one correct. Sabi ni NoyNoy, I will listen to my bosses. Eh sino ba ang tinatanong niya, eh di yung mga nakapaligid sa kaniya na lahat ay nagTSU-TSUmikap. Haay buhay

    Sa totoo lang sobra ang anim na taon. Mas magaling noong araw, four years tapos ipakita mo na you are worth another four years na re-election. Ngayon kapag nanalo ka na ng six, nakaw na lang ng nakaw kasi wala naming re-election at wala ka nang sasagutan unless ganid ka agusto mo pa ng another six.

    NoyNoy ni De Quiros, you are a very BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

  11. Natatakot makulong dahil impeachable ang kanyang ginawa. Napapaligiran pa naman ng mga hayop.

  12. So he has finally showed his hand has he? His statement while alarming is also very revealing. It would seem that BSA fears greatly his fate after two years. Seems he does not trust his successor or lacks one. Also there is a very good chance he can be prosecuted successfully and he doesn’t contemplate sitting in wheelchair.

    This political gambit of his is an act of desperation since the SC ruling has bled him more seriously than we thought. Also his plans to clip to the SC is also alarming and revealing. Alarming in the sense that he wants a weak SC that cannot check his actions, it is revealing in the sense that he has no real control over it and its the only obstacle in his de facto dictatorship. Shows a lot how this wretch places little value on the Constitution and democratic values since an independent SC is doing what the the Constitution and a real democratic process mandates it to do: check the Executive’s excess or in BSA’s case whims.

    Basically speaking BSA wants to brandish his powers without checks, balances and restrictions like a dictator. He is no longer a foolish, mediocre man but also a dangerous one…

  13. After days of denial and playing coy about the prospect of amending the Constitution to give him a second term, the hideous idea hatch by Abnoy and his sycophants is finally out of the bag. This proves once again that the Pork King is a liar and can’t be trusted. I say NO to CHA CHA, NO to tinkering of the Constitution and NO NO NO to 6 more years in office for BS Aquino. We had enough of the incompetence, the corruption and the machinations of porker Abnoy and his pig allies in Congress. Filipinos should send corrupt Abnoy packing out of Malacanang, the sooner the better for our country!

  14. Sa mga pinaggagawa ngayon ni Noynoy,mas madadali sa hukay ang buhay niya,walang tao ang nakakaalam ng mangyayari sa kanya,pinipilit niyang pati na ang tadhana ay diktahan niya,kahabag-habag ang malamang sapitin ng ganitong tao,hindi lang ito nababaliw kung hindi wala na sa sariling katinuan,!!

  15. Wag nyo masyado i-sensationalized yung interview sa Presidente. Sigurado akong di nya gugustuhin na ma-extend ang term nya. Media lang ang nagpapalaki ng issue. Tingnan nyo, pag nakalipas na ang ilang mga taon, mare-realized nyo na PNoy is one of the greatest President we’ve had. Puro lang kasi kayo batikos. Sabi nga nila, mas madaling bumatikos kaysa pumuri. Ganyan ang mga lumang Pilipino.

  16. Let me quote the justification they are pushing for term extension: “To make PERMANENT the reforms the administration has introduced.” Alright lets see an enumeration of these alledged “REFORMS” so we know what you are talking about. I bet you can not go beyond the detention of Gloria and the impeachment of Corona and that is all you have been crowing about. Forget it you are all out f your mind the sooner pnoy steps out of the presidency the better for this country and its people.

    • Domingo…tell your president,fixed the hacienda Luicita issue and look for his father true murderer .i belive the next president will continue what corona want to hacienda.

  17. kapag nangyari at sya uli ang nanalo sa pagkapangulo, cigurado lalong tataas ang presyo ng bilihin at dadami ang smuggler, lalong maghihirap ang mga pilipino. kaya’t tumigil na siya sa kanyang pangarap..huwag mo na kaming bolahin i na sinasabi mo kami ang boss mo..mahiya ka naman sa mga sinasabi mo.

  18. His first term, which is largely a failure is the reason why he wants a crack at a second term to redeem himself. Add to that the prospect of him going to jail just like his predecessor when he steps down. That about explains his about face on term extension.

  19. As usual, the laws in this country is ONLY for the advantage of the rich, powerful and influential. All the rights are reserved for them.

  20. Albert Bautista on

    I am one of the “bosses” and I want him to step down after his current term. Somebody out there would be as good as he is to continue what he has started.

  21. Pabor ako diyan marami pang kurakot na dapat hulihin at parusahan naghahantay lang ilukluk ng mga BOBOTANTE, para tuloy ang ligaya

    • ALANA..Ang problema ay si Abnoy lang ang member ng tuwid na daan.Di niya puwedeng doule cross ang mga alyado niya or impeached ang aabutin niya. Tuwid na daan ay isang MYTH na malabong masunod sa gobyerno. Kahit mismong couangco clan ay corrupt. Di siya corrupt,kasi ay mentally retarded siya period

  22. Samuel Santos on

    Most of the comments I come across in social networking sites reveal disgust with the president. PNoy must wake up to the reality that a sizable percentage of his “bosses” are fed up with him and want him out as president.

  23. Probably, the President was advised again to reconsider his previous position. His allies wants to prolong their ‘ Maliligayang Araw’ by extending Noynoy’s term coupled with the intention to control both the Congress and Supreme court. This plan is very obvious already. Inuuto lang ng mga greedy advisers si Aquino para makapagnakaw pa sila ng billion billion na salapi lalo na sila Alcala at Abad pati na yung mga nakaupo sa mga GOCC’s na milyon milyon ang mga bonuses.

  24. Wow hahindik – hindik! Ganiiiiiddd!
    Matapos makatikim ng pera, power at mga alalay na kasingkulay ayaw ng bumitaw. Subukan mo ang tunay na mga Boss mo kung ano ang gagawin sa yo!

  25. Changing the constitution to address a current temporary situation is indeed shortsighted. It will cause disrespect in the future for the constitution since it can always be reworked. It indicate lack of respect for the people if done without a referendum, and for politicians to go ahead without consulting their constituency is a breached of trust.

    By definition, the constitution is the framework of the government intended to be the reference of government actions and decisions for a long time. With snap amendments it loses its function as the guide and standard of governance. Of course, amendments are sometimes needed but those are made from long view for a very long future, not for a temporary current problem. If ever, it should be done not on a whim but by a planned, and carefully deliberated process by all involved in consultation with the people.

    If it is to protect some gains in governance let the people do it with their votes. (yes, this maybe naive to say, considering vote- buying, but where do you start giving timeless examples of integrity.) Then the implication begin to worm into the mind that one is the only one who has the heart for the country.,and nobody else. Then power corrupts. Then dictatorship starts.

  26. I have been here in the Philippines for over 6 years..

    I find the people here warm , hospitable, innovative and hard working..

    Leaving aside any political “angle”–Looking at The current administration,as an observer..

    I am heartened to hear that this current president is looking to extend his tenure,,

    Again ,as an observer —

    I can see lots of efforts being made to improve the lot of the citizens of manila –

    The drains that have been put in –Seem to have made some marked differences in the amount;and severity of the flooding s….

    The effort to make the people who hold office more accountable…

    The effort to probe into how public monies are spent..

    This to me, as an observer, is a great improvement on the way governments have acted in the past..

    I suppose a cynic could argue that “This president, is so well off –coming from a well to do family etc…That he does not need to “Dip his nose into the trough”..

    But i do not think that is the case..I personally feel that ths guy is really trying to make a difference

    Not that I am any sort of political expert–Just as an ordinary “Joe” .. ..

    To my mind give him more time –I think we will be pleasantly surprised..

    There will always be those who don’t want change –They would like to see us go back to what we were before …

    They have their own reasons ..Does not really take an Einstein, to work out why that would be ..

    God bless you all!

    David M Meyer

    • Mr. Observer let me recount what you have observed as improvements from what we used to be :

      1. New drains that has lessened the severity of floodings. What new drains are you talking about? The best that has been done which all past administrations have been doing anyway is to clean EXISTING drains. Nothing new was constructed by this adminstration.

      2. Efforts to make people holding office accountable. You mean the detention of Gloria Arroyo who up to now is held without trial and the impeachment of Corona whose aledged “violation of the public trust” is no more than his failure submit an accurate SALN. We all know that these are motivated by nothing else than vengeange for their actions on the Hacienda Luisita. The indictment of the three senators was a result of a whistle blower spilling the beans on Janet Napoles who kidnapped him and not on any efforts of this administration ferreting out wrong doings on its own. Besides whatever happened to the long list of culprits identified by the waste blower? How come the “efforts” as you put it seem to have ended with just these three indictees.

      3. Efforts to probe how public monies are spent. You must be blind as a bat and idiotic enough to not see how this adminstration efforts are directed towards misspending public monies with bribery through the PDAF and malversation through the DAP.

      Please Mr. “Observer” go home to where you came from we don’t need your opinions here like you must think that being an observer you want usto give you the courtesy we normally give to visitors. DDon’t take us as fools.

    • Six yrs of your observation is not enough to know the many ills and corrupt policies this administration has purportedly done along with his cohorts in Congress ,A recent exposure of Janet lim Napoles scam leader of ghost projects where PDAF (malversation of funds), illegal DAP which are supposedly development funds for infrastructure but instead this adm used it for his personal vendetta vs his political opponent because the SC did not rule Hacienda Luisita in his favor.which legally belongs to the poor farmers. Many reputable newspaper reports including this paper surrounding the scam (corruption) which has been going on for many years since this President came into office.

    • David Meyer: I will enumerate to you the sins of BS Aquino 1) incompetence 2) graft and corruption 3) patronage politics 4) lack of healthcare access for tens of millions of poor Filipinos. 5) lack of transparency in the disbursements of public funds 6) rising crime rate 7) traffic gridlock in Metro Manila that is costing the government P2 billion per day 8) inadequate mass transit in Metro Manila. 9) the doling out of pork barrel and the illegal DAP to bribe members of Congress 10) massive poverty and joblessness. 11) lack of classrooms and poor quality of education.

      Aquino’s “bosses” – the people of the Philippines, say No to tinkering of the Constitution and a BIG NO to giving BS Aquino 6 more years as President. The term that he deserves is PRISON TERM for betraying the trust of the Filipinos, abuse of power and illegally doling our billions of taxpayers money to control Congress!

    • David, sorry to see you get flamed for your comments. It is indeed tempting to let a good trend ride. It does not help to recently see that even autocracies like Iran, Egypt and of course China have passed us in the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) since 1980. To see Thailand, despite countless coups and now on its 18th constitution since 1932, achieve an HDI slightly higher than China. There is a crisis, and it’s not just outside.

  27. So, what’s the use of having a constitution (that) the power that be doesn’t have to follow? Look! It say ex-convicts can’t run for public office anymore and there’s Joseph Estrada got elected as Manila mayor…. Anyway, why can’t you all just declare an anarchical system where everyone have to do what they want? Scrap your constitution and run the country like the old wild west of America. And when that’s done free General Palparan (is that how you spell his name?) and get him to run the country, and kill all those he doesn’t like.

  28. [“Bago nito, bago nangyari lahat ng ito, sarado… aminado ako [Before all these things happened, I was closed to it, I admit that].]

    Penoy’s admittance that the secret DAP program got busted, exposed to the Public – an act tantamount to Treason, Betrayal of Public Trust,
    A National economic Sabotage of gargantuan proportions crafted to plunder the Government coffers in pushing their black agendas.

    [“Pero ngayon, napapag-isip ako talaga… yung tinatawag na judicial reach [But now, I’m seriously rethinking things. Because of the judicial reach],” he added.]

    And the Constitutional Jester has realized he is facing judicial and criminal liability once he is out of Malacanang by 2016 and w/ no presidential powers,
    And no longer shielded from presidential immunity. And no surefire guarantee from whoever wins the 2016 presidential derby race.

    [Asked whether he would be open to seeking another term in office, Aquino said he is willing to listen to his bosses.]
    Sounding like an Oligarchic politician, an Hacendero warlord – trying to capitalize on the Public’s mandate when their interests is at stake – and facing a possible jail term
    once out of the Office by 2016 – by way of an 11th hour Game-changing strategy of amending the Constitution – and a Comelec certified referendum with an “Overwhelming” majority, thus, allowing this INCOMPETENT, Unqualified presidential-pretender occupying Malacanang for another 6 year term, And saving his ass off this criminal illegal DAP anomaly . And now, he wants to clip further the powers of the SC so he and his lapdogs in Congress and Senate will have their merry ways…unchecked plunder of hard earned taxpayers money.

    Time and time again, he uses his “Bosses” for political agendas and speech mantras, – and when the Bosses time to request from this inutile about their plight and concerns, HE turns DEAF!!!! The Filipino is NOT worth for this type of incompetency…

  29. Penoy’s admittance the secretive DAP program got busted, exposed to the Public – an act tantamount to Treason, Betrayal of Public Trust,
    A National economic Sabotage of gargantuan proportions crafted to plunder the Government coffers in pushing their black agendas.

    And the Constitutional Jester has realized he is facing judicial and criminal liability once he’s out of Malacanang by 2016, and w/ no presidential powers,
    And could no longer be shielded from presidential immunity.

    Sounding like an Oligarchic politician, an Hacendero warlord – trying to capitalize on the Public’s mandate when their interests is at stake – and facing a possible jail term
    once out of the Office by 2016 – by way of an 11th hour Game-changing strategy of amending the Constitution – and a Comelec certified referendum with an “Overwhelming”
    majority, thus, allowing this INCOMPETENT, Unqualified presidential-pretender occupying Malacanang for another 6 year term, And saving his ass off this criminal , illegal DAP anomaly . And now, he wants to clip further the powers of the SC so he and his lapdogs in Congress and Senate will have their merry ways…unchecked plunder of hard earned taxpayers money.

    Time and time again, he uses his “Bosses” for political agendas and speech mantras, – and when the Bosses time to request from this inutile to alleviate their sad and poor plight, addressing the costs of living standards, return of gov’t employees perks and bonuses hijacked to DAP, improved infrastructures, better gov’t services…He turns DEAF!!!!

  30. Seriously, when the majority couldn’t wait for him to finish his term , and pending impeachment is in waiting.. Tupas and Hyatt 10 can wish all they can but Filipinos are tired of the corruptions (fake NGO ,illegal DAP, PDAF scam) which this President and many of his cohorts sponsored , purported deceit only to benefit themselves of the billions the poor never could benefit at all.

  31. kung meron mang extension of term ng President dapat ipatupad yan sa papalit sa kanya hindi si Pres. Aquino dahil pag kasama si Pres. Aquino hindi na yan nalalayo sa martial law na inayawan ng magulang niya dahil pag ipinatupad yan sa administrasyon ni Pres. Aquino wala eleksiyon na mangyayari parang noong panahon ni Pres. Marcos

  32. If they want to amend the Constitution – do it through “Constitutional Convention”, not any other means to be fair.

  33. As if the Philippine citizenry don’t have enough of this guy! Now he’s saying he is “sensitive” to the voice of the people!? Good grief! Who was the moron that started this stupid idea? Mar? Lacierda? Francis? Butch? Tama na, Mr. President! Your six years is not even done yet, and you want an extension? You have miserably failed in your job and have come up short on your campaign promises.

  34. How in the world can one think of extending this president’s term? Good intentions like the “Daang Matuwid’ is not something to reckon with? It only showed Pres. B S Aquino’s vindictive personality; what has he done with the rest, especially those who are close to him? Good governnance? As of now, he is still showing his ‘defiance’ to the DAP ruling of the Supreme Court.by trying to get Congress to come to his ‘rescue’. The handling of rescue and aid during and after calamities are all flops. It didnn’t show that he is really a caring president and yet, claims the people as his ‘bosses’. As of now, this president has remained to be a “Man of Still” (Man of Steel?). “Still” has to admit his mistakes, etc., etc.. Finally, it is very important that this president is healthy enough to finish another term.

  35. SALVACION CAHAYAG on

    Based from the United Nations Report showing that the Philippines is being ranked
    from 70th to 117th is a clear proof that contrary to what this administration is
    crowing, it is a clear FAILURE. Yet they have the face to extend their term of
    office to continue their reform? Reform of what? Continue their stealing the taxpayers
    money such as the DAP? Continue their vindictiveness and their selective justice.
    Filipino people wake up. And you know what? abad who is abnoy henchman has
    submitted to belmonte a propose bill skirting the decision of the Supreme Court
    about redefining savings which was declared unconstitutional. This is what these
    people abnoy and abad say reform. Think about.

    • Takot managot sa DAP once he loses his immunity kaya he will make sure napalitan yung batas before he’ll step down. Pag di kasi napalitan, once he steps down from power at may magdemanda sa kanya ng plunder, sigurado kulong.