Unless the Senate is crudely bypassed by the House and the Supreme Court OKs it
Analysis by Raïssa Robles
Charter change can be stopped dead on its tracks by a “Magnificent Seven” in the Senate, Christian Monsod told me.
Monsod, who helped frame the 1987 Constitution, explained that seven is the required number of senators to refuse to back charter change.
From what I have personally seen of Senate procedures, the seven senators can show their rejection of cha-cha in three ways. First, by casting a NO VOTE. Second, by being present but simply NOT CASTING A VOTE or SAYING THEY ABSTAIN FROM VOTING. And third, by being absent during the voting.