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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Judy T. Gulane and Francis Y. Capistrano
Politicians spent much of their time discussing charter amendments at yesterday's council of state meeting, with attendees leaving as divided as when they got in.
Senators stood their ground and insisted that moves to change the charter should not be rushed, while Malacanang and congressmen stuck to their schedule of enacting these changes this year.
Admitting that amending the Constitution through a constituent assembly would not prosper without the Senate's participation, the Palace yesterday formed a charter change advocacy commission that would undertake a public information campaign.
Getting the public to support its charter change …