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Bottom line: Drilon files resolution for con-con

Plus, PH ranks 15th among 23 Western Pacific countries with most tobacco users among the youth.
By Entrepreneur Staff |
CHANGE. Senate President Franklin Drilon said he filed the resolution to assess if the current constitution is still attuned with the times. Photo from Franklin Drilon's Facebook account


It looks change is slowly creeping in. 


Senate President Franklin Drilon has filed a resolution for constitutional convention to review the 1987 Constitution. 



Drillon said in a press statement on Sunday, July 3 that he filed the resolution to determine if the present constitution is “still attuned or responsive to the demands of present-day realities.”


The resolution said no member of the Congress can be a member of the convention once it is adopted. The same rule is applied to all those who ran for office on the May 9, 2016 elections. 


Drilon hopes to have the election on the last Monday of January 2017. 


The move follows Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr.’s filing of a resolution to amend the economic provisions of the 29-year-old constitution on July 1. 



PH's young smokers

More than 10% of students aged 13 to 15 years-old in the Philippines are smokers already, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Sunday. 


Out of the 23 countries in the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), the Philippines ranked 15th with 13.7% of the students admitting to be current tobacco users.



Papua New Guinea ranked first with 47.7%. The youth polled in the region represent 65 million in the age group. - Elyssa Christine Lopez

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