Charter Change Again!!!
May 23, 2007 10:15pm CST
It seem seems that the dilemna in Philippine government is unending, we are not through with the result of election but the issue of pushing charter change to the system of government is again in the air. According to many genius in the government, economic reforms in the country was slow because of our present constitution ,for that reason , charter change is the solution, What can you say about this..
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24 May 07
Charter Change , I for one vehemently disagree to have the constitution changed. These people who will offer their life and limb just to this move only think of themselves. The change in our charter will only work to their advantage but will do no good to the people of Payatas and the rest of impoverished majority that comprises the Republic. So, why change the charter and spend billions for a plebiscite rather than having a big share of this budget be allocated and distributed to the farmers who were robbed of their privileges? Why spend so much precious time debating over the charter change when there are more pressing issues such as health and education that need to be addressed urgently. We do not need charter change to propel our way to progress. Look at Vietnam, after the ashes of the Vietnamese war, it remained to be a Communist, thirty years after, it overtook the Philippines. What is needed is a change in the hearts of men. A firm resolution that as a nation, we can make it. A heart sharpened by compassion for service and concern for one another. A heart sees the goodness in each one of us. Furthermore, our constitution has complied with the essential requisites of a Good written Constitution, which consist of three sets of provisions, namely: First a series of prescriptions setting forth the fundamental civil and political rights of the citizens and imposing certain limitations on the power of the government as a means of securing the enjoyment of those rights. Collectively these provisions have been called the Constitution of Liberty as embodied in Article III (Bill of Rights) of the Philippine Constitution. It provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor any person be denied of equal protection of law. Second, a series of provisions outlining the organization of government, enumerating its powers, laying down certain rules relative to its administration and defining the electorate. This group of provisions has been called the Constitution of Government. It has been exemplified under Article VI (legislative) Article VII(Executive) , article VII (Judicial department), or otherwise known as the principle of separation of powers. Finally, a provision pointing out the modes of procedure in accordance with which formal change in the fundamental law may be brought about. This group has been referred to as Constitution of Sovereignty. It has been worded under Article IX or the Constitutional Commissions. Ergo, the law has been promulgated to conform to the essential problems of our society. It is up to its citizens to implement and apply it effectively and efficiently. That instead of asking what our government can do for us, why don’t we ask what we can do for our country for a change.
24 May 07
I understand yuor total opposition to charter change. I go for constitutional amendments, why because it is also true that we are not progressing. The bad beurocracy and corruption is still there that maybe thru an amendments all this thing are updated to align with the change of time. I am working in a private company and that is what we do, we review policies and procedure from time to time seeing to it that the company is productive for the benefit of the owner and its staff. Rigth, we should not be asking what the government can do for us but think of what we can do with this government. That is why we need to do something, we are left behind, we need to aamend our constitution to adopt with the modern times, but just like you ,not for charter change. Thank you Deane