Alarming! Florin Hilbay spots worrisome provision in the new constitution
Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay is worried about the new draft constitution. The abogado dug deep and found out that the provisions go beyond the proposal for a shift to Federalism.
The most impt features of the draft consti of Duterte's consultative committee?
1) The Transitory Provisions, w/c allow the Pres to reorganise & assume ALL powers of gov't.
It allows him to do what he really wants: assume the powers of a revolutionary gov't.
2) Term Extension. pic.twitter.com/G2Vxb58CE9
— florin hilbay (@fthilbay) July 10, 2018
Hilbay pointed out that the transitionary president is problematic in itself since it gives him or her the power to assume a revolutionary government. The abogado said that this is one of the most important features of the constitution that the Duterte committee created.
The abogado also emphasized that there is a clear provision on term extension. He uploaded screenshots of the telling revisions that indicate how all elected government officials under the 1987 Constitution will continue to hold office until the said transition is over.
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