Monday, November 27, 1972

The headline of the Daily Express today was "Second Reading Vote Today on Draft of Proposed Constitution." The subheading is "Charter Reflect Spirit of New Society." I had a brief chat with Johnny Remulla and Jun Davide. "There is no more oppposition in Cavite," Johnny declared triumphantly. "Governor Bocalan is in the stockade while Senator..

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Friday, November 17, 1972

Surprise! Instead of the 166-man body meeting, the meeting was of a small group of 15 people each from the Steering Council and the Sponsorship Council and 4 floor leaders to go over the amendments. Apparently, this morning, there was an organizational meeting. These 15 people from each of the councils were appointed and they..

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Wednesday, November 15, 1972

The session hall was like a market. The revised draft of the new Constitution prepared by the Steering Council was being distributed to the delegates. The Steering Council took over the sponsorship of its own draft Constitution. The Sponsorship Council was completely ignored. Charlie Ledesma gave what I thought was a candid speech: "Only the..

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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 whole Convention looked with admiration at these three musketeers who have displayed their guts by speaking against what is a foreordained provision and, in so doing, were taking the risk..

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