In the Philippines, Speaker's draft constitution reaches House committee

8 October
photo credit: Victor Villanueva/flickr
photo credit: Victor Villanueva/flickr
A House committee has recommended "without amendment" to the plenary the draft constitution introduced by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 other legislators. A report by House committee on constitutional amendments dated October 2 showed that the Arroyo-led proposal sought to create a federal system of government. According to the draft, the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution "already served, if not outlived, their purpose," therefore there is already justification for amendments and revisions.
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