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Spot the Difference

February 25th, 2006

Try to read this,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, XXX , President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested upon me by Article _, Section _, Paragraph _ of the Constitution, …, in my capacity as their commander-in-chief, do hereby command the armed forces of the Philippines, to maintain law and order throughout the Philippines, prevent or suppress all forms of lawless violence as well as any act of insurrection or rebellion and to enforce obedience to all the laws and decrees, orders and regulations promulgated by me personally or upon my direction

and this,

NOW, THEREFORE, I XXX , President of the Republic of the Philippines and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested upon me by Section _, Article _ of the Philippine Constitution … in my capacity as their Commander-in-Chief, do hereby command the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to maintain law and order throughout the Philippines, prevent or suppress all forms of lawless violence as well any act of insurrection or rebellion and to enforce obedience to all the laws and to all decrees, orders and regulations promulgated by me personally or upon my direction

Now, which is Proclamation 1081 (Proclaiming the State of Martial Law in the Philippines) and which is Proclamation 1017 (Proclamation Declaring the Philippines under a State of National Emergency)?

Where lies the difference?

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  1. February 25th, 2006 at 20:28 | #1

    the first one is 1081 and the second one is 1017.

    “and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines”

  2. Samuel Bilibit
    February 26th, 2006 at 01:22 | #2

    @ caterpillar: You are correct. Notice the emphasis on the Commander-in-chief, twice mentioned under one clause.

  3. February 26th, 2006 at 15:30 | #3

    naa pa pud diay: “to all” before the word decrees.

    re: Commander-in-chief being mentioned twice. because she needs to reassure herself that she is the Commander-in-chief??? heheheh…

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