The proposed constitution may not necessarily result in a strong republic. But last-minute provisions and other revisions in various sections of the ConCom draft charter and modified by the "people's initiative" petition can only lead to a very strong "incumbent president." These provisions and revisions would give extraordinary powers to President Arroyo, among them:
No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, and of the press. . . .
For a few seconds, or minutes, in 2005, somebody succeeded in putting up this "biography" of Marcos on Wikipedia. We managed to take a screenshot.
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TUNIS - Jason Hudson, 26, wants to encourage South Africans to go on a burning spree.