Review and Amend Failed Economic Policies not the Constitution
The National Economic Protectionism Association (NEPA) calls on Congress to review and amend failed economic policies and laws instead of tinkering with the 1987 Constitution. NEPA views the Congress declared aim to amend the Constitution via a bicameral constituent assembly as incredibly ill-timed even if well-intentioned.
It is not hard to see the incredible irony of the Congress intent to amend the economic provisions of the constitution amidst the more pressing economic concerns such as spiraling petroleum prices, devastation from natural calamities and increasing prices of commodities triggered by a runaway EVAT collection spree.
Amending the constitution at this time diverts the attention of Congress from reviewing and amending failed laws that it itself enacted such as the EVAT law, EPIRA, to name a few. These laws have not only failed miserably to alleviate economic hardships as once promised, worse the same laws increased the economic suffering among the people.
Amending the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution does not and cannot provide for immediate relief for the current economic crises.