Lacson: SC can’t force Senate to join House in Con-ass

Not even the Supreme Court can force the Senate to hold joint sessions with the House of Representatives to introduce amendments to the 1987 Constitution, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday. Speaking in a radio interview, Lacson said former Chief Justice Reynato Puno had said as much during last week's Senate committee hearing on proposals to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. "If we do not act on (the concurrent resolution of the House seeking to convene Congress into a constituent assembly), the Supreme Court cannot act on this if we listen to the opinion of ex-Chief Justice Puno," Lacson said. Puno had said this was a political question and that the Supreme...

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