In an exclusive interview with TV5?s Mel Sta. Maria aired August 13, 2014, President Aquino said he is now open for the amendment of Philippine Constitution. With the possible amendment, President Aquino will have a chance for a second presidential term via re-election.
“When I started this, I know I have one term of six years. Now, after having said that, of course I have to listen to my ‘bosses’,” Aquino said using Filipino.
Aquino said that at first he is not open to any charter change, but with the recent incidents like Supreme Court’s declaration that DAP is unconstitutional and a drumming call for his second term. He said, he is seriously rethinking things.
In the tell-all interview, with TV5’s resident legal analyst, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, the president is said to discuss controversial issues surrounding his office such as Charter change, and the possibility of running for a second term. His much-publicized dispute with the Supreme Court will also be discussed.
The full exclusive interview will be aired Sunday, August 17 at 10 pm.