MANILA, Philippines – A complete draft of the Consultative Committee’s (Con-Com's) proposed federal constitution obtained by Rappler gives a good picture of the document to be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for his consideration.
The draft, a June 30, 2018 version, is identical in substance to the version approved by the Con-Com on Tuesday, July 3.
According to sources, there are minimal differences between the two documents, as changes were mostly due to the deletion of redundant wording. Rappler’s comparison of parts of the July 3 and June 30 drafts confirmed this.
The committee has decided not to release the July 3 version to the public until it is submitted to the President.
The complete draft can be found at the end of this article.
Rappler will be publishing a series of stories on the most interesting articles in the draft.
Here are some highlights in the draft constitution:
Article I - National Territory
Article II - Declaration of Principles and State Policies
Article III - Bill of Rights
Article IV - Citizenship
Article V - Suffrage and Political Rights
Article VI - People's Initiative, Plebiscite, and Referendum
Article VII - Legislative Department
Article VIII - Executive Department
Article IX - Judicial Department
Article X - Constitutional Commissions
Article XI - Federated Regions and the Federated Regions of Bangsamoro and the Cordilleras
Article XII - Distribution of Powers of the Government
Exclusive powers of the Federal Regional Governments:
Article XII - Fiscal Powers and Financial Administration
Article XIV - Accountability of Public Officers
Article XV - National Economy and Patrimony
Article XVI - Social Justice
Article XIX - National Security and Public Order
Article XX - General Provisions
Article XXI - Amendments or Revision
Article XXII - Transitory Provisions
Below is the draft in full (NOTE: We have reproduced the draft we obtained in another format.):
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Pia Ranada covers the Office of the President and Bangsamoro regional issues for Rappler. While helping out with desk duties, she also watches the environment sector and the local government of Quezon City. For tips or story suggestions, you can reach her at email@example.com.