MANILA -- Members of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD at the lower chamber of Congress have expressed support for the resolution of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo calling for a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution.

The former President, who is now the congresswoman of the province of Pampanga, earlier filed House Resolution 8 to jumpstart the process of Charter change (Cha-cha).

Representative Danilo Suarez (Third District, Quezon) said he will definitely support the measure because he is in favor of amending certain provisions in the Constitution.

“I am amenable to change certain provisions in the Constitution because some needs to be analyzed especially in the proposed acquisition of real property in our country of foreign individuals and corporations,” Suarez said.

Representative Simeon Datumanong (Second District, Maguindanao) has been pushing for constitutional changes since 1993 in order to improve the Constitution and to clarify many confusing provisions.

Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. (Second District, Cavite) is meanwhile planning to file a similar bill calling for a constitutional convention. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)