By Junex Doronio
DASMARIÑAS CITY — Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla has joined the growing clamor to attend first to the pressing needs of the people who are adversely affected by the novel corona virus than entertaining the moves to change the Constitution.
Remulla stressed that it is not the right time for charter change and the government should focus and be determined to address the pandemic that disrupted the country’s economy and altered the lives of the people.
“Ako po ay sang-ayon na kailangan na ang pagbabago sa ating Saligang Batas. I believe that ease of foreign investment and strengthening of the local government is a necessary part for the country to develop faster and better. But is it the right time?” Remulla said.
The governor said with the onslaught of COVID-19, jobs are lost and the economy is in shambles.
“This global challenge requires focus and determination. Our government must be singular in its effort to control the spread of the disease,” Remulla said.
He pointed out that the government should continue to prioritize testing, conduct better contact tracing and isolation.
“Dapat, wala tayo ibang unahin na kung ano ano. Pagtuunan sana natin ng singular na atensyon ang paglaban at pagsugpo sa pandemya at aksyunan lahat ng problema na dulot nito. Tsaka na yang Charter Change (ChaCha) or the proposed Amendments to the Constitution,” Remulla said.