The usual suspects

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 00:00

 

by Raissa Robles

If you're a president in a hurry to put together a constitution, it's so nice to know there's a deep talent pool with lots of experience you can bank on.

MEN OF EXPERIENCE
ARROYO CHA-CHA 2006
MARCOS CON-CON 1971
Jose Abueva
chairman of the consultative commission, claims he was unaware of provisions sneaked in at the last minute which grant Arroyo tremendous powers Secretary of the constitutional convention who suddenly distributed a list of transitory provisions that aimed to grant immense power to Marcos
Jose de Venecia
Speaker of the House, enthusiastic endorser of a change to a parliamentary form of government Member of the opposition party who, during the making of the Marcos constitution and after martial had been declared, signed a statement backing the "sweeping Marcos reforms, which coincided with the reformist goals of the opposition"
Gilberto Duavit Sr
Style committee chair of the consultative commission Member of the constitutional convention. Before that he was Marcos' assistant executive secretary for political affairs. He was described by convention president Diosdado Macapgal as one of the "leaders" of the Marcos camp in the Con-con
Gerardo Espina Sr
Consultative commission member, representing the League of Municipalities Member of the constitutional convention. Member of the 166-man special committee, an inner group which drafted the pro-Marcos constitution in one week
Pedro Romualdo
Consultative commission member, vice chairman for Mindanao Member of the constitutional convention. Signed the Marcos constitution
Alfredo Abueg
Deputy floor leader of the consultative commission Member of the constitutional convention. Signed the Marcos constitution

 

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