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This house would Nationalize Natural Resources in the Philippines

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Started: 2/9/2012 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Louie

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We in the negative bench believe that nationalizing the Philippine's national resources would be an act against "Pacta sunt servanda" and can be considered as an act against a citizen's right to property. And a violation of ARTICLE XIII Section 1 of the 1935 Constitution of the Philippines. In which it is clearly stated that "All agricultural timber, and mineral lands of the public domain, waters, minerals, coal, petroleum, and other mineral oils, all forces of potential energy and other natural resources of the Philippines belong to the State, and their disposition, exploitation, development, or utilization shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines or to corporations or associations at least sixty per centum of the capital of which is owned by such citizens, subject to any existing right, grant, lease, or concession at the time of the inauguration of the Government established under this Constitution. Natural resources, with the exception of public agricultural land, shall not be alienated, and no license, concession, or lease for the exploitation, development, or utilization of any of the natural resources shall be granted for a period exceeding twenty-five years, renewable for another twenty-five years, except as to water rights for irrigation, water supply, fisheries, or industrial uses other than the development of water power, in which cases beneficial use may be the measure and limit of the grant."
Considering the current stratosphere of the Philippines today as to Natural Resources is concern, it is clearly seen that the country is not that down on agriculture or natural resources trade. So why claim resources that belong to private individuals. Private individuals who worked hard for it's development?
Take note, they are in an agreement with the government as to possession of this resources is concern and they pay taxes for it!
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GOOOOOOOOO To hell
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Posted by kyro90 5 years ago
kyro90
Just curious because you made this debate but uhh... Are you Phillippino? Or Pinoy? Well, if you are, you would know what I mean lol....
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