President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he wanted the party-list system stricken from the Constitution.
" It will certainly never ever come once more," Mr. Duterte claimed, speaking regarding changing the 1987 Constitution after visiting militiament injured in an ambush by communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte province, on Wednesday.
" With a brand-new Constitution, I will certainly insist: no party-list," he stated.
Mr. Duterte claimed party-lists "over used" the system, with the abundant arranging teams of their very own.
" Representing what, protection guards?" he said. "That's a mockery of the law."
The President claimed he would make certain changes to the Constitution would be receptive to the will of the people.
" I will certainly not enable a Constitution that is anti-Filipino," Mr. Duterte stated
Mr. Duterte stated his management decided to change the Constitution with a component setting up (Con-ass) because a constitutional convention (Con-con) would be pricey.
The President looked for to relieve public worries that legislators serving in the constituent setting up would offer their own passions.
"I will certainly be there," he said. "When even worse pertains to worst, they (the legislators) know just what will certainly take place," Mr. Duterte stated.
He stated a Con-ass might only think of a Constitution that is responsive to the will of individuals.
"And I will exist to read what you have actually worked with," he said.