Archive for ‘Victor Uherbelau’

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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