Archive for July 10th, 2013

July 10, 2013

Was July 9, 2013 Palau’s 34th or 33rd Constitution Day?

The following article was published on July 11, 2013 issue of Tia Belau as a Contributed Commentary.

By Talobak Victorio Uherbelau —-

There is an ongoing controversy even in the highest circles as to what anniversary people of Palau commemorated on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. In an effort to clear the air on this issue a youthful female public servant posed the question to me the other day.  And I asked her, “why me?”  Her reasoning was because only was I one of the 38 delegates who wrote the 1979 first ever nuclear-free constitution, but I also was 1 of the 7 original framers to serve in the 25-member 2nd Palau Constitutional Convention in the summer of 2005 that recommended constitutional amendments that were voted on in the November 4, 2008 constitutional referendum.

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July 10, 2013

Re: 34th Anniversary of the Palau Constitution

The following is from Richard Salvador who commented on the post, 34th Anniversary of the Palau Constitution.

My take on things —

Wonderful Op/Ed Tia Belau. But I will take issue with you all about the proper significance of these days.

I begin with saying “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BELAU!” Let me explain:

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