January 23, 2018, 7:41 am
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3 chief justices lead Senate ChaCha hearing

THREE former chief justices and several members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission lead resource persons of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and laws when it hears on Wednesday the proposals to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution.

Sen. Francis Pangilinan, committee chairman, said invited to the hearing were former chief justices Reynato Puno, Hilario Davide, Jr. and Artemio Panganiban.

Also invited were Associate Justices Antonio Nachura, Vicente Mendoza and Adolf Azcuna; and 1986 ConCom members Christian Monsod, Jose Luis Martin Gascon, Rene Sarmiento, Felicitas Aquino – Arroyo, Ricardo Romulo, Bernardo Villegas, and Florangel Rosario Braid.

Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo and several members of the academe, the church, business sector and local executives will also give their inputs.

Pangilinan said there is a need to hear the voice of wisdom of as many sectors as possible because the implications of a revised or amended Constitution are deep and far-reaching.

“No one chamber of Congress can do it alone. The changes should also come from the people,” he said.

Three resolutions have been filed in the Senate to tackle amendments to the Constitution. These are the: Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 by Minority Leader Sen. Franklin Drilon; Joint Resolution No. 1 by Sen. Richard Gordon; and Senate Bill No. 128 by Sen. Miguel Zubiri.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is expected to file a separate resolution calling for a change in the form of government from unitary to federal through a constituent assembly. He is looking for the submission of the amended constitution to a plebiscite next year.

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said a constitution drafted by a constituent assembly should be submitted to the people in a plebiscite this May.

Pangilinan assured there will be no railroading of proposals to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution. 

He said there will be no unnecessary delays in the proceedings, either.

He said while the Liberal Party, to which he belongs, already has a position on the matter, one group would not dominate the debates and the passage of the proposals.

“We are not discussing constitutional amendments for the sake of the interest of one political party but for the interest of the Republic and our countrymen,” he added.
 
AMENDMENTS ONLY

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said only amendments to the Constitution instead of an entire overhaul will be made if the country transitions to a federal system.

Sotto, in a separate interview with dzBB, said his fellow senators are not in favor of changing the entire Constitution.

“I think Charter change will not happen. It would more likely be only amendments to the Constitution…What would happen is that only the important provisions would be tackled,” he said. 

He stressed that constituent assembly, with Congress voting separately, should be the form to change the Constitution.

Alvarez earlier said Congress may decide to convene into a constituent assembly this month to pave the way for the establishment of a federal form of government.

He said the proposed new federal charter may be submitted for a referendum simultaneously with the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections this May.

Sotto estimates that if there are no big revisions to the Constitution, the constituent assembly may finish making proposals in May this year.
 
CONCON PUSH

Rep. Jose Atienza, Jr. (PL, Buhay) called for the election of delegates to a constitutional convention simultaneously with the 2019 midterm elections, saying the House leadership should give up its plan to convene into a constituent assembly with senators.

“Congress should waste no time in calling for a constitutional convention now, and forget about simply mustering itself into a constituent assembly to propose changes to the charter,” Atienza said in a statement.

Atienza said President Duterte, himself, was for con-con when he was still a candidate in 2016 and immediately after he was elected into office.

“In fact, congressional records will show that owing to the President’s early pronouncements favoring a constitutional convention, many of us in the House and in the Senate scrambled in July 2016 to file bills and resolutions calling for a constitutional convention (to amend the Constitution),” Atienza said.

The administration gave up the proposed election of delegates to a constitutional convention in favor of convening Congress into a con-ass because a con-con will require a huge budget of P6 billion to P7 billion, on top of the budget for the salaries and office maintenance.  – With Wendell Vigilia
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