[ VOL. I, June 13, 1986 ] R.C.C. NO. 9

[ VOL. I, June 13, 1986 ]

R.C.C. NO. 9

Friday, June 13, 1986

OPENING OF SESSION

At 9:30 a.m., the President, the Honorable Cecilia Muñoz Palma, opened the session.

THE PRESIDENT: The session is called to order.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

THE PRESIDENT: Everybody will please rise to sing the National Anthem.Everybody rose to sing the National Anthem.

THE PRESIDENT: Everybody will please remain standing for the Prayer to be led by the Honorable Lino O. Brocka.

Everybody remained standing for the Prayer.

PRAYER

MR. BROCKA: Panginoon, Ikaw ang nagsabing: ''Ano man ang gawin ninyo para sa pinakaaba sa Aking mga kapatid ay ginagawa ninyo para sa Akin."

Ituro Mo po sa amin ang tamang landas upang matulungan ang pinakaaba sa Iyong mga kapatid dito sa aming bayan. Kay tagal nilang nagdusa sa ilalim ng isang diktadura; kay tagal nilang tiniis ang tanikala ng pang-aapi at pagsasamantala.

Panginoon, bigyan Mo po kami ng ugat upang hindi kami malayo sa tunay na kalagayan ng sambayanang Pilipino. Higit sa lahat, bigyan Mo po Kami ng bagwis upang matapos namin sa lalong madaling panahon ang tungkuling iniatas sa amin — ang tungkuling bigyang lunas ang paghihirap ng aming sambayanan di lamang sa langit kundi lalo't higit dito sa lupa. Siya nawa.

ROLL CALL

THE PRESIDENT: The Secretary-General will call the roll.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, reading:

Abubakar Present* Azcuna Present*
Alonto Absent Bacani Absent
Aquino Present Bengzon Present
Bennagen Present Ople Present
Bernas Present Padilla Present
Rosario Braid Present Quesada Present
Brocka Present Rama Present
Calderon Present Regalado Present
Castro de Present Reyes de los Present
Colayco Present Rigos Present
Concepcion Present Rodrigo Present
Davide Present Romulo Present
Foz Present Rosales Present
Garcia Present Sarmiento Present
Gascon Present* Suarez Present
Guingona Present Sumulong Present
Jamir Present Tadeo Present*
Laurel Present Tan Present
Lerum Present Tingson Present
Maambong Present* Treñas Present
Monsod Present Uka Present*
Natividad Present* Villacorta Present
Nieva Present Villegas Present
Nolledo Present

The President is present.

The roll call shows 37 Members responded to the call.

THE PRESIDENT: The Chair declares the presence of a quorum.

MR. RAMA: Madam President.

THE PRESIDENT: The Floor Leader is recognized.

APPROVAL OF JOURNAL

MR. RAMA: I move to dispense with the reading of the Journal of the last session and to approve the same.

THE PRESIDENT: Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

MR. RAMA: Madam President.

THE PRESIDENT: The Floor Leader is recognized.

MR. RAMA: I move that we proceed to the Reference of Business.

THE PRESIDENT: Is there any objection? (Silence.) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

The Secretary-General will read the Reference of Business.

REFERENCE OF BUSINESS

The Secretary-General read the following Proposed Resolutions on First Reading and Communications, the President making the corresponding references:

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING

Proposed Resolution No. 92, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION WHICH PROHIBITS CONGRESS TO DEFINE, PRESCRIBE AND APPORTION THE JURISDICTION OF INFERIOR COURTS WITHOUT THE PRIOR RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPREME COURT.
Introduced by Hon. Davide, Jr.

To the Committee on the Legislative.

Proposed Resolution No. 93, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO LIMIT THE AREA OF PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL LAND THAT MAY BE ACQUIRED BY NATURALIZED FILIPINO CITIZENS AND PROVIDING FOR THE ESCHEAT OF ANY HELD IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.
Introduced by Hon. Davide, Jr.

To the Committee on Social Justice and Social Services.

Proposed Resolution No. 94, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION PROVIDING COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF TIME AND INCOME TO AN ACCUSED WHO IS DETAINED DURING THE PENDENCY OF A CASE EITHER BECAUSE OF THE UNBAILABILITY OF THE OFFENSE CHARGED OR FOR FAILURE TO PUT UP BAIL BY REASON OF POVERTY BUT IS ACQUITTED AFTER TRIAL OR RELEASED BY THE DISMISSAL OF THE CASE FOR CAUSES NOT ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIM.
Introduced by Hon. Davide, Jr.

To the Committee on Citizenship, Bill of Rights, Political Rights and Obligations and Human Rights.

Proposed Resolution No. 95, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE PROHIBITION ON DOUBLE COMPENSATION SUCH AS ALLOWANCES, PER DIEMS AND REPRESENTATION EXPENSES AS WELL AS COMPENSATION FOR ANOTHER BUT COMPATIBLE OFFICE.
Introduced by Hon. Davide, Jr.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 96, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION WHICH SEEKS TO HASTEN THE INTEGRATION OF THE CULTURAL COMMUNITIES OF THE COUNTRY.
Introduced by Hon. Davide, Jr.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 97, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO ADD A NINTH RAY TO THE SUN OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL FLAG.
Introduced by Hon. Rigos.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 98, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION LIMITING THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THIRTY (30) DAYS ONLY.
Introduced by Hon. Bengzon, Jr.

To the Committee on Citizenship, Bill of Rights, Political Rights and Obligations and Human Rights.

Proposed Resolution No. 99, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION THE ENTIRE ARTICLE VI OF THE 1973 CONSTITUTION.
Introduced by Hon. Bengzon, Jr.

To the Committee on Citizenship, Bill of Rights, Political Rights and Obligations and Human Rights.

Proposed Resolution No. 100, entitled:
RESOLUTION URGING THE CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION TO LOOK INTO THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE URBAN POOR
Introduced by Hon. Gascon and Garcia.

To the Committee on Social Justice and Social Services.

COMMUNICATIONS

Letter from Mr. Amado S. Tolentino, Jr. of the National Environmental Protection Council attaching a draft resolution proposing a constitutional provision o environmental protection.

(Communication No. 8 — Constitutional Commission of 1986)

To the Committee on the National Economy and Patrimony.

Communication from Mr. Nicolas Balioza of Tagum, Davao del Norte, proposing a federal presidential form of government.

(Communication No. 9 — Constitutional Commission of 1986)

To the Committee on Preamble, National Territory, and Declaration of Principles.

Letter from Mr. Augusto A. Abadesco of 401 2-E Dangal St., Sta. Mesa, Manila, proposing the incorporation in the constitution of provisions on government service, expenditures and enterprises; election of government officials; the armed forces; socio-economic democratization, and land reform.

(Communication No. 10 — Constitutional Commission of 1986)

To the Steering Committee.

Communication from Mr. Conrado A. Estuart, City Secretary of Davao City, transmitting the proposals of Mr. Jose T. Rafael of Mandaue City on electoral reforms.

(Communication No 11 — Constitutional Commission of 1986)

To the Committee on Constitutional Commissions and Agencies.

MR. RAMA: Madam President.

THE PRESIDENT: The Floor Leader is recognized.

SUSPENSION OF SESSION

MR. RAMA: I ask for a suspension of session.

THE PRESIDENT: The session is suspended.

It was 9:40 a.m.

RESUMPTION OF SESSION

At 9:47 a.m., the session was resumed.

THE PRESIDENT: The session is resumed.

MR. RAMA: Madam President.

THE PRESIDENT: The Floor Leader is recognized.

MR. RAMA: I move for the adjournment of the session until Monday at three o'clock in the afternoon so that we can take up the agenda prepared by the ad hoc Planning Committee on Public Hearings. Part of the agenda is the approval of the proposed major issues to be taken up in the public hearings, the approval of the proposed program of public hearings, the approval of the proposed sites for public hearings, and the submission of preferences by individual Members regarding these public hearings, and other matters which should be taken up in the South Caucus Room immediately after our adjournment.

THE PRESIDENT Does the Chair understand that this Proposed Resolution No. 72 is being postponed to some other date?

MR. RAMA: Yes, Madam President, because under the Rules there has to be a one-day notice after distribution of this resolution before it is taken up on Third Reading. So we will have to postpone and defer the Third Reading of said resolution proposing to adopt the Preamble of the Constitution.

ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION

THE PRESIDENT: Is there any objection to the motion to postpone on Third Reading Proposed Resolution No. 72? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

The motion to adjourn until Monday at three o'clock in the afternoon is also approved in order that the body can assemble for a workshop and a caucus on public hearings and other issues.

It was 9:49 a. m.


* Appeared after the Roll Call.

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