Bishop backs Charter change

Posted at 07/03/12 8:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A Catholic bishop said he will support moves to amend the Constitution if the changes are confined to economic policies.

Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Medroso said he agrees with Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's proposal that the country's economic policy should be friendly to foreign investors.

"We should create policies that offer incentive and protection to foreign businessmen so that we can attract more investors to put business in the country,” Medroso said over Manila archdiocese-run Radyo Veritas.

The prelate said some provisions of the Constitution and other policies are driving foreign businessmen away causing poor investments in the country.

Enrile earlier emphasized on the need for deliberations on the amendments of the Constitution but changes, he said, must be confined to economic policies.

The debate, he said, must be limited to constitution provision restricting foreign ownership of certain industries and exclude proposals to revise the political structure of the country. Report by CBCPNews