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People’s initiative: New people power?
Among the many innovations in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, one facet of the fundamental law stands out among the rest, and this is the right given to the people through people’s initiative – in the amendatory process of the Constitution (Article XVII, Section 2), and directly proposing and enacting laws or approving or rejecting any act or law (Article VI, Section 32).
The common good is the “sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and easily.” (#74 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.)
“The principle of the common good, to which every aspect of social life must be related if it is to attain its fuller meaning, stems from the dignity and equality of all people.
1 March 2014
By Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—After hurdling committee-level scrutiny, the anti-dynasty bill has stalled in the House of Representatives, where many lawmakers belong to politically dominant families.
In the scheme of things, God’s first, country before family, family before self.