Neither the House or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments can constitute itself as a Constituent Assembly in solitude.
A Constituent Assembly mandatorily entails the convening of the House and the Senate in joint session to propose amendments to the Constitution.
When meeting as members of the Constituent Assembly, the Representatives and Senators act not as legislators to enact laws but as constituent members of an assembly to consider proposals to amend or revise the Charter pursuant to Article XVII of the Constitution.
It is a blatant heresy for the House or any of its committees to act as a Constituent Assembly alone without the indispensable participation of the Senators.
EDCEL C. LAGMAN