Category Archives: Consultative Commission

TO THE POINT: Cart before the Horses

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) — “Putting the cart before the horse” is an adage expressing “oddity” or “reverse order” – “baliktad” in Tagalog; “suli” in Bisaya-Ilonggo; in Bisaya-Cebuano, the President’s native tongue, may someone fill the blank. This is what’s being done in the Philippines in the move to shift our system […]

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A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: The 25-man Consultative Committee and the Centrist position

MANILA (MindaNews / 03 February) — The Deegong this week released 19 names of the 25-man consultative committee headed by former Chief Justice Puno, a perfect choice. This group will now meet to review the 1987 Constitution and within six months, submit to the President its findings and recommendations. This could then be the position […]