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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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 central monetary authority—was included from his committee report. But even that, Gary said, was meaningless because the other important provisions on the economy were not there. Besides, what was important..

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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 the Steering Council are terrible. There is no definite pattern, and no understanding of the implications of the provisions that have been incorporated. Many important provisions have been left out...

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