Atty. Anthony Abad, the alleged proponent of the signature campaign for Charter change (Cha-cha), arrives at the Senate session hall for the Senate committee hearing on electoral reforms and popular participation on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Abad refused to face the media before the Senate hearing and said he would answer all media questions later. INQUIRER.net / Noy Morcoso

MANILA, Philippines – Atty. Anthony Abad, the alleged proponent of the signature campaign for Charter Change (Cha-cha), participated Tuesday in the Senate committee hearing on electoral reforms and popular participation.

The Senate panel summoned Abad due to his alleged involvement in the popular initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution. Abad's name is reportedly written on the forms used for the signature campaign.

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Alleged supporter of the popular initiative for Cha-cha appears in the Senate

Atty. Anthony Abad, the alleged proponent of the signature campaign for Charter change (Cha-cha), arrives at the Senate session hall for the Senate committee hearing on electoral reforms and popular participation on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Abad refused to face the media before the Senate hearing and said he would answer all media questions later. INQUIRER.net / Noy Morcoso

Meanwhile, deputy Rodante Marcoleta, from Sagip's partial list, accused Abad of being a legal advisor to the Senate.

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The Popular Initiative for Modernization and Reform Action (PIRMA), on the other hand, confirmed that Abad is one of its volunteer lawyers. PIRMA also said that Abad is one of the people who started the popular initiative.


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