MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday indicated his opposition to proposals giving President Benigno Aquino III a chance at term extension through Charter change.
“Basta’t ako I’m against Charter change except the economic provisions,” Binay told reporters when asked on his position on term extension. He was interviewed after his keynote speech at a mining conference in Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.
Pressed if he would oppose the term extension of Aquino, the Vice President just said: “Paghalu-haluin mo na muna lahat basta sinasabi ko no to Charter change.”
The Constitution provides for a single six-year term for the President and bans the incumbent Chief Executive from seeking re-election.
On Monday, the President said there was still a chance to amend the Constitution to give him opportunity to extend his term.
“Di ba may kasabihan tayo, kapag gusto walang imposible, kapag ayaw, walang posible. If the vast majority thinks that this the road that has to be taken, then there will be a way, based on the Constitution, to afford this opportunity,” Aquino told reporters earlier this week on board the presidential plane en route to Belgium. (MNS)