[ VOL. I, June 20, 1986 ] R.C.C. NO. 14

[ VOL. I, June 20, 1986 ]

R.C.C. NO. 14

Friday, June 20, 1986

OPENING OF SESSION

At 9:26 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 Hilario G. Davide, Jr.

Everybody remained standing for the Prayer.

PRAYER

MR. DAVIDE: Almighty and eternal God and Lord of Lords,

We know that You are here in our midst, Never have You left this Hall, Even if at times we have neglected Your call.

In the past, our people may have forgotten You, But You kept them always in Your loving care. You delivered them from the bondage of slavery, And ransomed them from captivity by an oppressive regime.

We are now at the dawn of a new day, At the threshold of a new order. Repentant of our past indifference and apathy, We now pledge to build a just and humane society, a government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations under the rule of law, and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, peace and equality.

We are commissioned to write a new Constitution to achieve these ends.

Our people expect much from us. We can give no more to them than what You give to us.

Without You, we are nothing, Without You, we can give nothing, For everything comes from You. A good Constitution can come only from You. For You are the Supreme Lawgiver.

As we then work together To draft the fundamental law for our Republic, Grant us the grace to forget ourselves. Illumine our minds with Your Wisdom, Inflame our hearts with Your Love. Let our minds think and our hearts love only for You, the Philippines and the Filipinos; Let our hands write and our tongues speak only for You, the Philippines and the Filipinos.

So that unceasing in our work And measuring our lives only in terms of loss and not of gain — ALL FOR YOU — We shall merit reward by the approval of our work by the people.

Help us, O God, we pray.

Amen.

ROLL CALL

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

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, reading:

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

The President is present.

The roll call shows 39 Members responded to the call.

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

APPROVAL OF JOURNAL

MR. CALDERON: Madam President, I move that the reading of the Journal of the previous session be dispensed with and that the same be approved.

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

MR. CALDERON: Madam President, 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 Communication, the President making the corresponding references:

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING

Proposed Resolution No. 199, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO DISQUALIFY THOSE WHO CANNOT READ AND WRITE FROM VOTING.
Introduced by Hon. Rama.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 200, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT A SECTION IN THE GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE INCORPORATE COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS VITAL NATIONAL RESOURCES; FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP OF MEDIA; AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL BODY TO PROMOTE GROWTH, PROVIDE DIRECTIONS AND EVOLVE COMMUNICATION POLICIES.
Introduced by Hon. Rosario Braid.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 201, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION PROVISIONS STRENGTHENING CIVILIAN SUPREMACY OVER THE MILITARY.
Introduced by Hon. Bengzon, Jr.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 202, entitled:
RESOLUTION INCORPORATING IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION — THAT UNBORN CHILDREN SHALL BE POSSESSORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS FROM THE FIRST MOMENT OF CONCEPTION.
Introduced by Hon. Bacani.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 203, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION SECURING AND RESPECTING THE NATURAL RIGHT AND DUTY OF PARENTS TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF THEIR OFFSPRINGS.
Introduced by Hon. Bacani.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 204, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT, THE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT, AND OF THE OTHER COURTS ESTABLISHED BY LAW INCLUDING THE SANDIGANBAYAN.
Introduced by Hon. Colayco.

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

Proposed Resolution No. 205, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STATE POLICIES A PROVISION RECOGNIZING THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE COUNTRY'S NATURAL RESOURCES.
Introduced by Hon. Rigos.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 206, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION ENUMERATING THE AIMS OF ALL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES, TO INCLUDE AMONG OTHERS THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING AND RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
Introduced by Hon. Rosario Braid.

To the Committee on Human Resources.

Proposed Resolution No. 207, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT THE REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION BE GIVEN THE WIDEST ADVANCED PUBLICITY, AND THAT THERE BE A NATIONWIDE RADIO AND TELECONFERENCE WITH COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITIZENS PARTICIPATING.
Introduced by Hon. Rosario Braid.

To the Ad Hoc Planning Committee on Public Hearings.

Proposed Resolution No. 208, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS.
Introduced by Hon. Tingson.

To the Committee on Constitutional Commissions and Agencies.

Proposed Resolution No. 209, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION RECOGNIZING AND SECURING THE RIGHT OF A PERSON ARRESTED OR SUBJECT TO CUSTODIAL OR TACTICAL INVESTIGATION OR INTERROGATION TO BE ADVISED OF HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.
Introduced by Hon. Sarmiento.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 210, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION LIMITING THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE WARRANTS OF ARREST, SEARCHES AND SEIZURE TO JUDGES.
Introduced by Hon. Natividad.

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

Proposed Resolution No. 211, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO INCORPORATE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A PROVISION TO INSURE THAT OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ARE USED, AND THE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY IS REGULATED, FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
Introduced by Hon. Bacani.

To the Committee on the National Economy and Patrimony.

Proposed Resolution No. 213, entitled:
RESOLUTION TO DEFINE PATRIMONY AS THE TOTALITY OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES, OF THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS, AND OF THE COLLECTIVE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL CAPABILITIES OF THE FILIPINO NATION.
Introduced by Hon. Tadeo, Suarez, Aquino, Brocka, Villacorta, Gascon and Tan.

To the Committee on the National Economy and Patrimony.

Proposed Resolution No. 214, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO ADOPT IN A CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION THE POPULARLY ACCLAIMED RESULTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL "SNAP" ELECTION HELD ON FEBRUARY 7TH NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX.
Introduced by Hon. Tingson, Alonto and Abubakar.

To the Committee on Amendments and Transitory Provisions.

Proposed Resolution No. 215, entitled:
RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE FILIPINIZATION OF THE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY, LIMITING THE NUMBER OF MEDIA ESTABLISHMENTS TO BE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES, AND PREVENTING CROSS-OWNERSHIP OF MEDIA IN A SINGLE MARKET, AND GRANTING THEIR EMPLOYEES THE RIGHT TO BE PART-OWNERS THEREOF OR TO PURCHASE SHARES OF STOCK THEREIN.
Introduced by Hon. Foz, Villacorta and Brocka.

To the Committee on General Provisions.

COMMUNICATION

Letter from Mr. Francisco Y. Arcellana, Jr., President of the National Organization Against Nuclear Power and Weapons, proposing provisions that will liberate our country from the dangers of defective nuclear technology and nuclear weaponry.

(Communication No. 24 — Constitutional Commission of 1986)

To the Committee on the National Economy and Patrimony.

MR. CALDERON: Madam President.

THE PRESIDENT: The Assistant Floor Leader is recognized.

MR. CALDERON: The Chairman of the Committee on General Provisions, Commissioner Rosario Braid, wants to inform the Chair and the Constitutional Commission that Commissioners Brocka and Bennagen have withdrawn from the Committee on General Provisions.

THE PRESIDENT: Let the same be noted.

ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION

MR. CALDERON: Madam President, inasmuch as there are several committee meetings scheduled for this morning, I would like to move for the adjournment of the session until Monday at five o'clock in the afternoon so that everybody could attend his respective committee meetings.

THE PRESIDENT: Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the session is adjourned until Monday at five o'clock in the afternoon.

It was 9:40 a.m.


* Appeared after the Roll Call.

Popular Posts