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Posts Tagged ‘Charter Change’

Senators think charter change still has a long way to go in 18th Congress

Posted on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:22 AM | No Comments
Some senators are still not sold on the idea of instilling changes in the 1987 Constitution in the 18th Congress. This, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s manifestations of pursuing the charter...

House Speakership hit for ‘railroading’ Cha-Cha; Senate closes doors due to lack of time

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 12:28 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – After only three session days, the Lower House of Congress passed on 2nd reading the proposed charter change on Tuesday, (December 4). Makabayan congressmen hit the House...

Arroyo’s draft federal charter wants Senate President, not VP Robredo, to succeed president during transition period

Posted on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:02 AM | No Comments
    MANILA, Philippines — If President Rodrigo Duterte is unable to preside over the country’s transition to the new system of government, the Senate president is the next in line...

Fiscal risks of federalism delays cha-cha

Posted on Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:55 PM | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Senate has maintained that deliberations on the proposed federal charter will not be rushed despite calls from the Lower House to fast track discussions. According...

Malacañang: Duterte opposes proposal to postpone 2019 polls

Posted on Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:51 PM | No Comments
    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will not support any motion seeking to defer the upcoming elections, according to Malacañang. In a press briefing earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry...

Pulse Asia: 64% of Filipinos oppose Charter Change

Posted on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 04:52 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Opposition against the proposed shift in government is rising, according to the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia. The survey, conducted from March 23 to 28 among...

ConCom proposes to include environmental rights in new Constitution

Posted on Monday, 26 March 2018 10:33 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Despite having strong environmental laws, the country continues to experience degradation and destruction of the environment. The current situation in Boracay Island is just one in a long...

Senate prepares anti-political dynasty provision

Posted on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:32 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Consultative Committee (ConCom) still has to address several details of the anti-political dynasty provision in the proposed amendments to the Constitution. According to a member of the...

Militant students to hold mass walkout from classes to protest against Duterte admin

Posted on Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:34 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Militant students will once again conduct a mass walkout on Friday, February 23. They are going against charter change, martial law in Mindanao, alleged fake free education, jeepney...

Consultative committee to start job in February

Posted on Thursday, 1 February 2018 09:43 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The consultative committee is preparing for the review of the 1987 Constitution. President Rodrigo Duterte has earlier appointed its 19 members who will be headed by retired...