Goldberg special guest at Philconsa meeting

Published : Tuesday, June 24, 2014 00:00

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THE Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa), through its president, Rep. Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, and chairman/CEO, Manuel M. Lazaro, respectively, announced that the monthly membership meeting of Philconsa will be held on Thursday, June 26, at 7 in the evening at the Manila Golf & Country Club, Harvard Road, Forbes Park, Makati City with United States Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Philip S. Goldberg as the guest of honor and speaker.

Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg is expected to share his overview and insight on the vital necessity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) to the security of the country and its territory in the light of the unfriendly weasel-worded pronouncements, aggravated by the enigmatic and mystifying conduct of a neighbor.

Lazaro and Romualdez said The Philconsa has deferred action on the constitutionality of the EDCA notwithstanding alleged violation of Sec. 25, Article XVIII of the Constitution in the face of the representations of the government, the vital necessity of the EDCA to “secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of national territory,” the prime duty of the government and the citizens. These competing duties generate a collision of the observance of the Constitution vis-

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