Monday, November 30, 2009

1987 Constitution Article 7 Section 4

Now that President Gloria Arroyo is definite to run for Congress on the second district of Pampanga COMELEC will (for sure) be facing the query about the 1987 Constitution particularly Article 7 Section 4.

Article VII Executive Department Section 4
The President and the Vice-President shall be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six years which shall begin at noon on the thirtieth day of June next following the day of the election and shall end at noon of the same date, six years thereafter. The President shall not be eligible for any re-election. No person who has succeeded as President and has served as such for more than four years shall be qualified for election to the same office at any time.
Is PGMA can legally run on 2010 Elections for Congress? How will the legal geniuses defend the legalities or illegalities of this particular issue? Does she need to resign from her post?

Whatever rulings the COMELEC or even the Supreme Court will have on this sensitive issue let us all bear in our minds, especially the voters, that we are also empower by our Constitution. We have the power to vote and let us use that power wisely and with dignity. As a country, let us vote the righteous leaders to lead and guide us from the smallest islands to the biggest ones.



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