VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The 1987 Constitution and Concom draft compared

How different is the draft Constitution submitted Monday to Malacanang from the 1987 Constitution?

In this second installment on the revisions being proposed by the 22-member Consultative Committee (Concom) formed by President Rodrigo Duterte review the 1987 Constitution, VERA Files shares a grid comparing the 18 articles in the 1987 Constitution and the 22 articles in the proposal that seeks to shift the country to federalism. (See VERA FILES FACT SHEET: How the Consultative Committee pictures a ‘Federal Republic of the Philippines’)

The President has approved the draft Constitution in whole, save for a request to amend the transitory provisions, according to Concom spokesperson Conrado Generoso.

The committee will still review and revise the transitory provisions “in accordance with the President’s instructions,” it said in a media release.

The Concom headed by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno convened Feb. 19 and worked on the proposed amendments for 144 days.

The 1987 Constitution and Concom proposed Constitution

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