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REP. ALFREDO A. GARBIN, JR.
Chair, Committee on Constitutional Amendments
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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO TACKLE PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGES
Resolution seeks to secure authorization from voters to enact enabling laws setting exceptions to limits of economic provisions
Next week, January 13, the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, which I currently chair, will have on its agenda the Proposed Resolution of Both Houses No. 2 which was filed on July 18, 2019, or about one and a half years ago and authored by incumbent Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.
The Proposed Resolution contains seven (7) sets of proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution addressing specific economic provisions. The amendments would be presented to the Filipino people after gaining at least three-fourths vote of the two chambers of Congress voting separately.
As can be seen in the texts of the seven sets of proposed amendments, the words UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW which means the actual effective amendments to the provisions would be laws yet to be filed and enacted.
Permission is being sought from the Filipino people to entrust to Congress the enactment of exceptions to the general rules stated in particular economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. That is what the Resolution seeks to achieve: get the authorization of Filipino voters to enact the laws setting the exceptions. Nothing more. (END)