Neri Colmenares decries aim of Cha-cha drive

MANILA, Philippines --- The Duterte administration's new push to amend the Constitution is meant to benefit only foreign powers, such as China and the United States, Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares said on Wednesday.   The party list group leader warned that renewed moves for a charter change (Cha-cha) would be "mainly just for the economic interest of foreign powers, and not for the betterment of the majority of Filipinos."   "The 100-percent foreign ownership of strategic Philippine industries and assets is the primary purpose of [the proposed Cha-cha]," he said.   'Coup scare'   President Rodrigo Duterte is even using the supposed threat of...

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