There will be a way for term extension

By , on September 17, 2014


President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the premier screening of the “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (August 07) documentary showed how the Philippines became asylum of approximately 1,300 Jews who escaped Nazi tyranny during World War II. The Rescue was orchestrated by their Philippine President Manuel Quezon, US High Commissioner Paul McNutt, US Army Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, and the five Frieder brothers.  (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the premier screening of the “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (August 07) documentary showed how the Philippines became asylum of approximately 1,300 Jews who escaped Nazi tyranny during World War II. The Rescue was orchestrated by their Philippine President Manuel Quezon, US High Commissioner Paul McNutt, US Army Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, and the five Frieder brothers. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA – For President Aquino, there is still a way to amend the Constitution and lift the provision limiting him to a single term.

Speaking with reporters on board a plane from Madrid to Brussels, Aquino said that it is still possible for him to run for presidency in the 2016 elections.

This is even if it will be requiring him to amend the constitution in less than two years before the polls.

“Don’t we have a saying that if one wants something, nothing is impossible, but if he doesn’t, nothing is possible?” he said.

He also added that if that is what the people will, he will do so even at the expense of a Constitutional amendment.

“So, if the vast majority think that this is the route that has to be taken, then there will be a way based on the Constitution to afford that opportunity,” he said.

To do this, Aquino said he will be deciding based on “what would be in the best interest of the state,” with the guidance of his conscience.

“My conscience will tell me, after listening to everybody—this is the course to take,” he said.