Posts Tagged Charter Change

DILG welcomes House panel OK of economic revisions to 1987 PH Constitution

Robie de Guzman   •   February 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday welcomed a House panel’s approval of the proposed economic amendments in the 1987 Constitution, calling it...

Senate panel to conduct hearing on timing of Cha-Cha talks amid coronavirus pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   January 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments is set to conduct a hearing this week to discuss the timing of efforts to push for Charter Change anew amid...

Former NEDA chief says ‘yes’ to change in Constitution’s economic provisions

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Among those who expressed agreement in changing the economic provisions of the Constitution is former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief Ernesto Pernia. He believes that,...

Muling pagsusulong sa panukalang Charter change, tinutulan ng ilang senador

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Kinuwestiyon ng ilang senador ang muling pagsusulong sa panukalang amiyendahan ang saligang batas sa gitna ng nararanasang coronavirus pandemic. Ayon kay Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, pag-aaksaya...

Palace on Cha cha talks: Duterte focused on COVID-19 response, vaccine rollout

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte is not interested in extending his term beyond June 2022 amid a renewed push for charter change in Congress....

House solon wants charter change proposals shelved ‘indefinitely’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Cagayan de Oro Second District Representative Rufus Rodriguez on Thursday said he will propose the suspension of deliberations on the controversial charter change (Cha-Cha) proposals amid the...

Cha-Cha sees no progress in Senate

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators seem adamant on catering to the House of Representatives’ (HOR) proposed Charter change. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said such a proposal is not a...

Senators on new House charter change resolution: ‘Not a priority’

Robie de Guzman   •   December 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Some senators remain indifferent to the proposal of the House of Representatives to amend the provisions of the Philippine 1987 Constitution. According to Senate President Vicente Sotto...

House OKs resolution on longer terms for Congressmen, local officials

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 13, 2019

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments has passed an unnumbered resolution seeking several constitutional amendments including a five-year term extension for congressmen and local officials. Cagayan de Oro City Rep....

Duterte laid proposed charter change to rest – Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon believes that President Rodrigo Duterte has already laid the proposed Charter change to rest when he left it out of his fourth...

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