"What this Country needs is not a change OF men but a change IN men" March 1980

Friday, December 12, 2008

No Cha-cha before 2010

"My position has never changed - I am opposed to changing our Constitution before 2010. If we have to change our Charter, we must do so after the elections and the Filipino electorate should be part of the democratic process," said independent Senator Richard J. Gordon who today opposed anew moves to introduce amendments to - or revisions of - the 1987 Constitution before the May 2010 elections.

Gordon, former chairman of the Senate constitutional amendments committee, said he has always been consistent with his stand against changing the Constitution, an issue he labeled as "ill-timed, divisive and incendiary."

"Our economy requires the undivided attention of the political leadership, and it is not a time to be divided. Rather, it is a time to focus on the real problems of the nation. I will not dance to Cha-cha before 2010," he added.

Gordon, the youngest delegate of the 1971 Constitutional Convention, said he wants the issue of amending the Charter as an "election issue" so that the public can debate not only the mode but also the merits of changing the Charter.

"The issue of Charter change should be made an election issue and be part of the national discourse among candidates so the people will know the respective stand on the issue among those whom they are voting in office," he said.

"This way," Gordon explained, "the people will not be suspicious about the motives or about the vested political interest of those who are pushing for amending the Constitution."

Gordon also wanted that the Filipino electorate be part of the democratic process of amending the Constitution so that for the first time in the country's political history they can finally own it as their very own.

According to him, the Malolos Constitution is considered as a revolutionary constitution, the 1935 Commonwealth Constitution as a colonial constitution, while the 1973 Constitution was devised under the auspices of martial law, and the 1987 Constitution was drafted by a group of arbitrarily appointed persons.

"People should be part of the process of changing the Constitution. The people owns the Charter, therefore, they must be a part of any changes," he said.


Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.26
nike outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, gucci handbags, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, replica watches, polo outlet, burberry handbags, christian louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet online, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, uggs outlet, christian louboutin, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, nike air max, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, christian louboutin uk, kate spade outlet, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany and co, replica watches, nike air max, longchamp outlet, uggs outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, prada handbags, michael kors outlet store, ray ban sunglasses

8:28 PM

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac vanessa bruno, louboutin pas cher, new balance, hollister uk, coach outlet store online, longchamp pas cher, nike tn, nike air max uk, north face, true religion outlet, lululemon canada, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, coach purses, abercrombie and fitch uk, sac longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren, ray ban uk, vans pas cher, nike free run, air max, michael kors, north face uk, hollister pas cher, oakley pas cher, converse pas cher, nike free uk, nike air force, true religion outlet, coach outlet, jordan pas cher, sac hermes, guess pas cher, nike roshe, polo lacoste, nike roshe run uk, michael kors pas cher, ray ban pas cher, nike air max uk, kate spade, burberry pas cher, nike air max, nike blazer pas cher, ralph lauren uk, coach outlet, michael kors, hogan outlet, mulberry uk, timberland pas cher, true religion jeans

8:29 PM

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

mac cosmetics, gucci, hollister, herve leger, babyliss, hermes belt, soccer jerseys, nike trainers uk, celine handbags, vans, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, giuseppe zanotti outlet, nike air max, ferragamo shoes, lululemon, ray ban, ralph lauren, iphone 6 cases, converse outlet, asics running shoes, ghd hair, north face outlet, valentino shoes, timberland boots, insanity workout, nike air max, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, chi flat iron, hollister, vans outlet, beats by dre, soccer shoes, longchamp uk, p90x workout, louboutin, oakley, mont blanc pens, mcm handbags, converse, reebok outlet, hollister clothing, baseball bats, wedding dresses, nike roshe run, bottega veneta, new balance shoes, nike huaraches, instyler, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses

8:30 PM

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

louis vuitton, thomas sabo, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, barbour, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, hollister, marc jacobs, barbour uk, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, supra shoes, canada goose, canada goose outlet, moncler uk, michael kors outlet online, toms shoes, wedding dresses, pandora jewelry, ugg pas cher, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, swarovski, doudoune moncler, moncler, pandora uk, moncler, moncler, juicy couture outlet, michael kors handbags, replica watches, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg uk, pandora charms, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, moncler outlet, moncler, lancel, canada goose, ugg, doke gabbana, links of london, canada goose, karen millen uk, canada goose uk, coach outlet
ninest123 10.26

8:31 PM


Post a Comment

<< Home