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Marcos: Constitution remains 'dynamic, flexible, capable of change'


President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday called the Constitution "dynamic and flexible", indicating that it could adapt to the country's changing circumstances.

Marcos thus said in a speech in Malacañang in observance of Constitution Day.

"It is indeed noteworthy that our Supreme Law remains a dynamic and flexible expression of our collective will, capable of adapting to the changing times and circumstances of our nation," Marcos said in his speech.

"As we honor the Supreme Law of the land and perpetuate this milestone, it is important to remember that it is through the lessons of the past that we are able to establish a government that embodies our goals and creates a vision for a just and humane society," he added.

Marcos' remarks came as measures to amend the 1987 Constitution have been filed in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The present charter was drafted by a Constitutional Commission put together by then President Corazon Aquino.

Aquino became president after Marcos' father was ousted following the 1986 EDSA Revolution.

Marcos said the Constitution reflected the unique history and cultural heritage of the country and that it included provisions that protect the rights of indigenous peoples, promote social justice and ensure the protection of the environment.

He added that the Constitution guaranteed "the fundamental rights and freedom of every Filipino."

"Apart from being an allocation of power, we must also take to heart that the Constitution is also a social contract where the people have bestowed their sovereign powers to the State for the common good," Marcos said. —NB, GMA Integrated News