Our Stand

System Change

Constitutional Reform.
Why we need it.
How we should go about it.

 

 

Charter change through Constitutional Convention
a smart investment for generations to come

Kapatiran Party petitioned on Wednesday, 31 August 2022, the House of Representatives and the Senate to enact the Constitutional Convention Act of 2022 – an “An Act Calling for a Constitutional Convention, Providing for Legislative District Representation Therein and Other Details Relating to the Election of Delegates to and the Holding of the Constitutional Convention, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes.”

In the Senate, the Party sent a letter to Senator Robin Padilla, who chairs the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes.

It must be emphasized thus that the object of this Constitutional Convention Act of 2022 for purposes of charter change is to address the entirety of our nation’s socio-political problems brought about, in large part, by our present system of government alongside shortcomings in the present Constitution.

Time and again, the underlying resistance to past initiatives on Charter Change revolves around mistrust – changes benefiting the incumbent, changes being self-serving.

To diminish suspicions of political motivations, a Constitutional Convention is the best way forward. Hence, this proposed Constitutional Convention Act of 2022.

The Constitutional Convention shall be composed of two hundred fifty three (253) delegates from the current two hundred fifty three (253) legislative districts. They shall have the same qualifications as those required of Members of the House of Representatives.

All members of Congress who were elected during the May 2022 elections together with their relatives within the second civil degree of consanguinity and affinity, shall be disqualified from running as delegates to the Convention.

Any person elected as delegate to the Constitutional Convention shall not be qualified to run for any public office in any election or to assume any appointive office or position in any branch of the Government until after the May 12, 2025 Mid-Term Elections.

The election of delegates to the Convention by the qualified electors of each district shall be held on the second Monday in May, twenty hundred and twenty-three or May 8, 2023, synchronized with the Barangay Elections.

The plebiscite shall be held on May 12, 2025, synchronized with the 2025 National and Local Elections. See comparative chronology of the 1987 Constitution and this Act.

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Download the Explanatory Note

Download the Contents of Bill

 

KAPATIRAN PARTY SUPPORTS
THE PEOPLE’S DRAFT

 

We firmly believe that national transformation may be achieved only if “culture change” comes with “system change.”

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ADVANCING THE FILIPINO DREAM
System change is a reform agenda. Reform is not an event. It is a process.
We must continue to push the cause of reform through public discourse. -Kapatiran Party

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OUR CHILDREN…
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” – Nelson Mandela

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Let us look forward to the future with hope and faith,
believing that the greatest times of life are still ahead.

 

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