Mendiola St., Manila, Philippines: Protesters apart of BAYAN (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) gather at Mendiola in Manila to oppose the president’s plans to change the constitution to allow her to become Prime Minister and hold power after 2010 (Photo by Jack Stephens)
So I got back from the Philippines on Sunday night and the trip was one of the more amazing experiences in my life. So over the next month I will be going through my notebook and pictures and will be posting some pics and reactions to my days in the Philippines on my blog.
Plenty of these happened during my trip, a four day march from Calamba, Southern Tagalog to Makiti City, Manila, the death of former President Cory Aquino, and me being accused by local militia of being a communist rebel.
Hope you all look forward to the posts.
“The President’s plan to change the constitution …”
So here’s that process:
So the President would need the approval of 3/5 of the Congress and a majority of the people to put this through. What are the politics involved in that? Would the votes be there?
Funny you mention Aquino: http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/08/cory-aquino.html