Chairman had to call an executive session. This was a problem that should have been handledwith tact, with wisdom and with courage. But I suppose the Chairman did not want to handle ithimself. He wanted some support. So he wanted to throw the problem to the entire Commissionand betrayed the confidence that was supposed to be communicated in that meeting. I wouldnot care what would happen, that was my own view. But probably he felt responsible for itbecause, indeed, he is responsible. From the beginning, we have stressed again and again thatour mandate is only to deal with three provisions in the Constitution. But yet the Chairman…COMMISSIONER ROMUALDO.May I ask that this be an executive session?COMMISSIONER LORENZANACan we ask the…?COMMISSIONER APOSTOLMr. Chair, I move that we call for a two-minute recess.
SUSPENSION OF SESSION
COMMISSIONER ABUEG.Session is suspended.
It was 10:55 a.m.
RESUMPTION OF SESSION
The session resumed at 11:34 a.m.
COMMISSIONER APOSTOL.I move that we consider the Business of the Day. We should treat first the report of theCommittee on Structure of the Republic. So I now call, I request now for recognition of theChairman of the Committee on Structure of the Republic, the Honorable Teves, to deliver hissponsorship speech.COMMISSIONER ABUEG.No objection? The Honorable Teves is recognized.
SPONSORSHIP SPEECH BY COMMISSIONER TEVES
COMMISSIONER TEVES.Before I make my sponsorship, I don’t know if it’s still in form, but I’d like to request someCommissioners of the Committee to join me in panel for the interpellation and other aspects, forthe debate. I’d like to request Commissioner Joji Bian, Commissioner Adamat, of course, ourmain proponent, Commissioner Chairman Abueva, Jarius Bondoc, Oca Rodriguez later on.COMMISSIONER LORENZANATabanda.COMMISSIONER TEVESAnd Betty Tabanda. Mr. Chairman, Honorable Members of the Consultative Commission, mycolleagues in the Committee on the Structure of the Republic, ladies and gentlemen. We are