Constituent assembly: P20 million more ‘pork’ per congressman

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate-less constituent assembly (con-ass) envisioned by President Arroyo’s congressmen-allies could extend her term of office, which expires on June 30, 2010, a month after the election of her successor in May.

This is according to Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., one of four sponsors of Resolution 1109, which advocates Charter change (Cha-cha) via con-ass even without the involvement of the Senate or with token participation from pro-administration senators.

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