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Concom approves revised preamble, proposed political party provisions

The Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Concom) voted on the revised preamble, and proposed provisions on political party registration, party candidate selection/nomination and party-switching ban on April 2 2018, Wednesday.

The revised preamble proposed by Concom members Prof. Eddie Alih and Atty. Randolph Parcasio reads as follows

“We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, to build a permanent and indissoluble nation and establish a just, humane, united and progressive society under a federal government that shall embody our shared ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines.”

All members voted in favor of the modifications in the preamble which reflects the federal nature of the proposed Constitution.

With a majority vote, proposals of Concom member Dr. Julio Teehankee on the registration requirements of political parties, the selection and nomination process of party candidates, and a party-switching ban provision was passed. The new Sections shall be the included in the Article V of the Constitution (Suffrage).