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2016-07-08T22:34:25+08:00
Senate president franklin drilon filed a resolution pushing for constitution convention to revise the 1987 RESOLUTION.

Drilon said there is a need to re-examine the 29 year-old Constitution and see "if it still still attuned or responsive to the demands of present-day realities."

Pursuant to Article XVII, Section 3 of the Constitution, Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its members, call a constitutional convention to propose amendments to, or a revision of, the Constitution.

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The House of Representatives and the Senate have to vote separately on the resolution.

Drilon said that Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 calls for a convention, whose members will be elected by January 2017.  They are expected to propose amendments or revisions to the Constitution.
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