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What is Constituent Assembly?

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1.Constituent assembly or "con-***" is one of the three modes in which the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines could be amended or revised. The other two modes are via People's Initiative and Constitutional Convention. The bicameral Philippine Congress (Senate and the House of Representatives) is in a Constituent assembly mode when they formally convene to propose amendments or revisions to the 1987 constitution; and under Article XVII of the Constitution of the Philippines, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members. 2. The Constituent Assembly of the Republic of the Philippines more commonly known as CON–*** will be the joint meeting of both houses of the Congress of the Philippines which composes of the House of Representatives and the Senate that will propose amendments to the Constitution of the Philippines following the passage by the House of Representatives of House Resolution No. 1109 on June 2, 2009 by viva voce in a move to shift the government from the current ... more
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constituent assembly (sometimes also known as a constitutional convention) is a body composed for the purpose of drafting or adopting a constitution. Unlike forms of constitution-making in which a constitution is unilaterally imposed by a sovereign lawmaker, the constituent assembly creates a constitution through “internally imposed” actions, in that members of the constituent assembly are themselves citizens, but not necessarily the rulers, of the country for which they are creating a constitution. As described by Columbia University Social Sciences Professor John Elster: Constitutions arise in a number of different ways. At the non-democratic extreme of the spectrum, we may imagine a sovereign lawgiver laying down the constitution for all later generations. At the democratic extreme, we may imagine a constituent assembly elected by universal suffrage for the sole task of writing a new constitution. And there are all sorts of intermediate arrangements. more
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Constituent assembly is a way of amending or changing the constitution of the Republic of the Philippines. In the Philippines, there are three modes or ways on how to amend the constitution. Either through Constitutional Convention, People's Initiative and Constituent Assembly. As far as I understand, both the senate and the house will form the assembly as a whole and not two different entity, and they will be the one responsible to amend our constitution. And also, according to Article XVII of the Constitution, for the amendments to be made it must garner around 75% of the votes from the total member of the assembly. more
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