Edmundo Garcia, one of the members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, and UP Professor Randy David, forum moderator, hold a copy of the 1987 Constitution. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

Members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, namely Florangel Rosario Braid, Wilfrido Villacorta, Ponciano Bennagen, and Edmundo Garcia, discussed the process and context in which the 1987 Constitution was drafted, completed and ratified at the beginning of the Corazon Aquino administration. Forum panelists also explained why they were against the Rodrigo Duterte administration’s moves to modify the nation’s Charter.