LOOK: 'Love' lost in proposed charter change

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Lawmakers say the word has no place in the Constitution.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) — The entire country may soon know what it feels like to lose love.

This comes as the House subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments proposed to remove the word "love" from the charter's preamble during its session Tuesday.

"The word 'love' was deleted because it has no place in the Constitution," the subcommittee said in its report.

 

This is how the proposed preamble would read if Congress decides let "love" go:

"We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution," it said.

This is just one of the recommended changes to the Constitution during deliberations at the House of Representatives, in pursuit of establishing a federal form of government.

These amendments will then be presented to a proposed Constituent Assembly, composed of senators and congressmen.