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Posts Tagged ‘Charter Change’

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

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 | 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: October 10th, 2018 | 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: August 9th, 2018 | 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: July 19th, 2018 | 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: May 2nd, 2018 | 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: March 26th, 2018 | 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: March 14th, 2018 | 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: February 22nd, 2018 | 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: February 1st, 2018 | 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...

Senators insist separate vote over proposed amendment or revision of the Constitution

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said they are not pressured by the resolution recently passed by the House of Representatives regarding the mode of changing the...