To the Philippine Constitution
By Atty. Marlowe Camello
This is a proposed amendment to the Philippine Constitution to enshrine the Grand Jury and Trial Jury systems in the Bill of Rights of the Filipino people. It shall be known as the "FIRST AMENDMENT", if approved in a people's initiative for that purpose.
We, The People, hereby propose a Constitutional Amendment Initiative pursuant to RA 6735, which shall be added as Section 23 to Article III, the Bill of Rights, as follows:
"Section 23. No person shall be held to answer a serious offense defined by law, unless upon a Grand Jury Indictment. In all criminal prosecution, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy public trial by an impartial jury. In suits for civil damage or money, exceeding ten thousand pesos, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved. No finding of fact by a jury shall be reexamined in any Court.”
ADVANTAGES AND ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR
OF ADOPTING THE JURY SYSTEM
DISADVANTAGES AND ARGUMENTS AGAINST
ADOPTING THE JURY SYSTEM
REBUTTAL IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE JURY SYSTEM
QUESTION: DO YOU APPROVE or DISAPPROVE the above proposed amendment to the Philippine Constitution?
Please email your response to:
Atty. Marlowe Camello, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. GOD BLESS AND PEACE BE WITH YOU.
Marlowe in California