The government should first ensure that it can provide vaccines for all Filipinos before wasting time on charter change, said the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo.

“It’s amazing that even as we continue to struggle with Covid-19, lost jobs, and a shrinking economy, we have ‘leaders’ who still find ways to waste our people’s time and money,” Robredo’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez said Thursday, January 7.

Critics of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte said the efforts to amend theConstitution is a ploy to extend the term of the President which ends in 2022.

Malacañang spokesnan Harry Roque denied that Duterte is seeking to extend his stay in the Palace beyond 2022.

Filipinos need food rather than charter change during the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said as the House of Representatives moved to tackle constitutional reforms.

What we need today is food rather than Cha-Cha. Five million Filipinos experienced involuntary hunger in the past 3 months. Is cha-cha the solution? We can have all kinds of reasons but at bottom, let’s see what the real score is or what is the intention,” Drilon said.

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