Augusto Caesar Espiritu

Augusto Caesar Espiritu

(?, 1928 -- August 14, 1993). Lawyer and Economist. Delegate to the 1971-73 Constitutional Convention.

Thursday, October 19, 1972

I presided over the meeting of the Sponsorship Council, sub-council I, on Economic and Fiscal Affairs. Erning Amatong and Ikeng Belo came along. Serging Tocao

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Friday, October 20, 1972

The proceedings were tense; or should I say, shameful? There were vigorous speeches against the provision by Justice Barrera, Gary Teves and Leonie Garcia. The

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Tuesday, October 24, 1972

At 7:15 a.m., Sonny Alvarez called up. This was an unexpected call from a dear friend over whose safety I am concerned.             Sonny is

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Thursday, October 26, 1972

The members of the various economic committees met at the Sulo. Present were Oka Leviste, Gary Teves, Estoy Mendoza, Artemio Lobrin, Celso Gangan, Dolf Azcuña.

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Saturday, October 28, 1972

Vice President Abe Sarmiento looked over a copy of the first draft prepared by the Steering Council. Apparently, the Steering Council already has a first

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Monday, October 30, 1972

A group of delegates were talking. Cosoy Rosales was saying that we should introduce as amendments those provisions we had approved on second reading before

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Tuesday, October 31, 1972

Joe Feria was flushed. “There is again another version by the Steering Council, different from what we had read last Monday,” he complained. Brod Komong

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Thursday, November 2, 1972

The Philippine Chamber of Industries, the militant association of Filipino manufacturers, has substantially advanced the cause of nationalist industrialization in the Philippines. Its leadership has

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Friday, November 3, 1972

Fanny Cortez-Garcia was desperate. She was with Ben Campomanes in her office and they said that the economic provisions in the new Constitution drafted by

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Tuesday, November 7, 1972

Gary Teves was depressed. “This is a rightist Constitution that the Steering Council has produced,” he complained. Ben Campomanes commented that only one provision—that of

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Thursday, November 9, 1972

In the morning, Col. Moy Buhain (aide-de-camp to Speaker Villareal of the House of Representatives whom I had periodically served as economic adviser) dropped by

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Monday, November 13, 1972

At the session hall, Francis Zosa was absorbed in reading some documents when I approached him. Since he is the chairman of the Credentials Committee,

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Thursday, November 23, 1972

Our dwindling group went to the house of Pepe Calderon at noontime to assess the situation. There, Cecing Calderon (Pepe’s brother) told us that according

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Friday, November 24, 1972

Ikeng Corpuz was actually sponsoring the Constitution when I entered. Ikeng was talking about his having worked for several days on the Constitution. Ikeng came

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