THE LAST post gave me another wild thought:
What if instead of trying to ram the GI (government initiative) masquerading as PI (people's initiative) down our throats, we submit this simple amendment to Section 2 of Article 7 the 1987 Constitution as a rider in the 2007 elections:
No person may be elected President unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, a registered voter, able to read and write, NOT MORE THAN (instead of AT LEAST) forty years of age on the day of the election, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding such election.Numerically, it makes sense. In the 2000 population and housing census, more than 3 of every 4 Filipinos are below 40 years old. So that in one fell swoop, it will bridge the gulf between the leadership and the public, fix the generational short-end of the stick, and restore the youthful dynamism that characterized the Philippine Revolution a century ago.