‘Arroyo can run for prime minister’

Likely scenario once Con-ass approved.

MANILA, Philippines—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can run for prime minister in a parliamentary system being pushed by her allies in the House of Representatives who are seeking to amend the Constitution and are threatening to bypass the Senate in the process.

This was confirmed during Tuesday’s hearing of the House committee on constitutional amendments by La Union Rep. Victor Ortega when questioned on whether the pending Charter change (Cha-cha) bills do not preclude the incumbent from seeking the highest post in the new form of government.

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