New fed consti includes "right to food and housing"

QUESTION: Does the inclusion of the right to food and housing guarantee that every Filipino shall have food and housing?

ANSWER: No it does not. No constitution can do that. But the significance of having that in the Bill of Rights is that when food is available either for sale at reasonable cost or distribution, then the people have a demandable and a justiciable right to it. NFA can be compelled by appropriate court writ to sell its stock, whatever its contingency plans. In respect to housing, Congress cannot put this concern in the back-burner as citizens who urgently need it may demand it, either administratively or judicially. SOURCE: Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino; ConCom 2018 Member;
The Consultative Committee released the final version of its draft constitution on Tuesday, July 17. The complete copy, found below in downloadable form, incorporates the changes President Rodrigo Duterte asked for during his meeting with the 22-member committee on July 9. SOURCE: DOCUMENT: Final version of Consultative Committee draft constitution; Pia Ranada @piaranada Published 1:19 PM, July 17, 2018 Updated 4:08 PM, July 17, 2018;

Fr. RANHILIO C. AQUINO did his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1978 summa cum laude. SOURCE:

RIGHT TO FOOD AND THE UN: Enough food is produced to feed everyone, but almost 800 million people currently suffer from chronic hunger. The right to adequate food is a human right. It is also a legal obligation under international law. Juan Carlos GarcĂ­a y Cebolla, Right to Food Team Leader of the FAO Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division, together with Serena Pepino, Project Officer explain the importance of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to food security and nutrition in tackling the root causes of hunger and malnutrition.