In the Philippines, senator files resolution calling for constitutional convention

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, 29 April
Flag of the Philippines (photo credit: Chris Parker via flickr)
Flag of the Philippines (photo credit: Chris Parker via flickr)
Senator Robin C. Padilla has filed a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) to tackle proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution. Under Resolution of Both Houses No. 8 which was filed on April 24, a ConCon would be a “participatory and democratic way” of revising the Constitution,” said Mr. Padilla. Under the resolution, lawmakers from both the House of Representatives and the Senate would vote separately to decide if they would convene in a Constitutional Convention. A two-thirds vote from each chamber would be needed. “To dispel any doubt that a proposed revision to the 1987 Constitution would only advance the interests of a few, a Constitutional Convention is deemed to be the more appropriate mode of doing said revision,” the senator said in a statement on Monday.
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