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A Con-con at the start of the new administration

THERE are three ways by which amendments to the Philippine Constitution may be proposed. One is by Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its members. Another is by a Constitutional Convention (Con-con). The third is by People’s Initiative, whereby a proposal is approved by at least 12 percent of the total number of the country’s registered voters, and by at least 3 percent of the votes in each of the nation’s congressional districts.

The president of the Philippine Constitution Association strongly rallied behind president-elect Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s proposed federal form of government.

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