Palace dispels ‘no-election’ scenario

By on June 1, 2015


Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. answers questions from the media in a press briefing on Malacanang Friday when he advised people to remain vigilant until the exit of Typhoon Yolanda from the Philippine area of responsibility. He also commended the people along the typhoon path for heeding the call of the government to evacuate and take the necessary precautions as the typhoon approached.  (Photo by Robert Viñas/Rodolfo Manabat/Malacanang Photo Bureau)
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.  (Photo by Robert Viñas/Rodolfo Manabat/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

MANILA – Malacanang allayed fears of “no- election” scenario on Sunday, saying it has no basis despite the move to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution at the House of Representatives.

”We knew about the move to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution at the House, but political issues are not part of it,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a Radyo ng Bayan interview.

Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Riddon has reportedly said the so-called economic Charter change at the House of Representatives and the difficulty in preparation for the automated elections add fears that the administration is preparing for a “no-election” situation.

”I think the fears of the no-election scenario is baseless,” Coloma said.

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Majority Leader Rep. Neptali Gonzales II have already downplayed the “no- election” scenario.

Last May 27, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the economic Charter change bill.

The so-called Resolution of Both Houses 1 authored by Speaker Belmonte was approved at the plenary by voice voting.