Title: “Let us not allow Selfish Interest to Undermine Democracy”.
Cha-cha at this point is premature and untimely.
1st – the global financial crisis and the intensifying poverty, must be addressed first.
2nd – Cha-cha distracts the attention of the people and government officials from collectively addressing the real problem which is corruption.
3rd – Cha-cha is not the panacea to our problems. On the contrary, the drafting of a new constitution may fall prey to the machinations of the few who stand to profit from a liberalized economy and possibly an extend term of service.
Finally, for Cha-cha to proceed disregarding democratic and participatory procedures is an affront to prudence and undermines democracy.
The CBCP suggests Cha-Cha after 2010 and through constitutional convention.