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Lagman warns of dangers in amending Constitution

Opposition leader Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman yesterday warned of the dangers in amending the 1987 Constitution following President Duterte’s pronouncement that he would seek the dismantling of congressional and judicial safeguards on the declaration of Martial Law.

Two motions were filed yesterday to reconsider the Supreme Court November 8 decision that allowed the burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

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The Supreme Court was asked yesterday to order the exhumation of the remains of President Ferdinand E. Marcos because its decision allowing his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City has not attained finality.

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House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez sees nothing illegal in last Friday’s internment of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libi-ngan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City but backed protesters in expressing their sentiments over the secrecy shrouded burial.

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Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto said yesterday that the country will observe the first official National Centenarians Day on October 2 but there are no funds for cash gifts for 100-year-old Filipinos or older based on a new law.

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Magdalo party list Rep. Gary Alejano, one of the brains behind a failed mutiny against the Arroyo administration, yesterday proposed placing Sulu and Basilan, known as strongholds of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group, under Martial Law following the bloody Davao City bombing.

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