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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Neal H. Cruz
THANKS be to God, the religious groups are standing up to the politicians, opposing the convening of Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution. The Iglesia ni Cristo and El Shaddai, both of which count several million followers and which politicians always court for votes, have issued a joint statement against amending the Constitution. Cardinal Sin, a prince of the Catholic Church, although not opposed to amending the Constitution, is nevertheless against Congress doing it. He wants a constitutional convention. Let's face it, the men of God don't trust the present members of Congress. There is good reason for that mistrust, the best example of which is their present headlong rush to a Consa (Constituent Assembly) in spite …