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Aquino, Poe prefer ConCon in changing Constitution

MANILA, Philippines — Changing the Constitution through a constitutional convention will ensure the integrity and transparency of the process and prevent pol.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 11th, 2018

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic (2)

Constitutonal change options CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – Now that President Duterte has clearly expressed his preference for a constitutional convention (ConCon) as a mode of changing the Constitution, and incoming speaker Pantaleon A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Arroyo OK with separate voting on charter change for House, Senate

PAMPANGA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said it would be "realistic" to conduct separate voting for both houses of Congress in amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for federalism. "I agree to separate voting," Arroyo told reporters when asked whether she would prefer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Sotto defends Senate

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday strongly denounced insinuations by some lawmakers that the Senate is irrelevant to the changing of the Constitution. In his speech during the opening of the 3rd Regular Session of the 17th Congress, Sotto reminded members of the House of Representatives about the content… Source link link: Sotto defends Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Sotto defends Senate

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday strongly denounced insinuations by some lawmakers that the Senate is irrelevant to the changing of the Constitution. In his speech during the opening of the 3rd Regular Session of the 17th Congress, Sotto reminded members of the House of Representatives about the content….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Does Federalism Make Sense For The Philippines?

By Richard Heydarian/forbes.com – Next on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda is changing the country’s form of government under a new constitution. The move has provoked a backlash among certain sections of society, ranging from the business sector to the church and media, which have questioned the rationale for constitutional Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Senate won t allow bastardization of Constitution - Bam Aquino

Senator Bam Aquino. EDWIN BACASAMAS/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV stressed the Senate will not allow the 'bastardization' of the Constitution in the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Majority of Filipinos Disagree to Charter Change

According to a Pulse Asia Survey, on the recent moves of the government trying to amend the constitution, 67% of Filipinos rejected the idea of changing the 1987 Constitution at this time while 18% agreed and 14% said that they are undecided yet. Pulse Asia Survey released their survey results that they conducted on July […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution

A youth group on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize changing the government's environmental policies rather than amending the Constitution. In a statement, Youth for Rights said its members were concerned on the proponents of the proposed charter change on foreign ownership among businesses, which it said is hidden "in the guise" of federalism. "The agenda to change the Constitution, together with development aggression, that favor businesses over people will surely bring about more danger to our environment, affecting the next generation," the statement read. According to the group, "green bills" like the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) are still...Keep on reading: Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Former president Aquino charged in budget case

The charge, filed last week by a special anti-corruption prosecutor but only made public yesterday, alleges that Benigno Aquino violated the constitution's separation of powers.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

PDP-Laban to intensify Charter change, federalism info campaign

SENATE President Aqulino “Koko” Pimentel III said the ruling PDP-Laban party and other groups espousing federalism will intensify their campaign to educate the public. This after Pulse Asia survey showed that about 64% of the respondents were against changing or amending the 1987 Constitution; 23 % are in favor of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Senators want info drive amid public sentiments vs cha-cha, federalism

MANILA, Philippines – Administration senators said an information drive is needed after a recent poll showed majority of Filipinos are against charter change and federalism. A Pulse Asia survey conducted from March 23 to 28 showed that around 64% are against amending the 1987 Constitution, 23% are in favor of changing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Gov’t ‘working tirelessly’ to promote Cha-cha – Palace

    Malacaang admittedon Wednesdaythat the government was "working tirelessly" to promote Charter change to Filipinos following the Pulse Asia survey that showed 64% were not in favor of changing or amending the 1987 Constitution. "This implies there is still a lot of work to be done by the government in informing, educating and reaching out to our countrymen regarding constitutional reforms," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. READ: Pulse Asia survey on Charter change "The Duterte administration is thus working tirelessly in promoting to the public the workings of a federal set-up, a campaign promise of the President to bring governme...Keep on reading: Gov’t ‘working tirelessly’ to promote Cha-cha – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Con-Com eyes ban on political butterflies in proposed charter

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Con-Com) on the revision of the 1987 Constitution eyes banning turncoatism or changing of political parties. Con-Com spokesman Ding Generoso said the subcommittee on political reforms and levelling of political field approved the proposal on April 19. Julio Teehankee, political scientist and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippines Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) submitted to the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday, April 20, additional evidences supporting the Dengvaxia case against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Simeon C. Aquino III. The groups, in compliance to the DoJ prosecutors’ Order, also turned in the […] The post Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Political scientist warns: Changing constitutions is a classic strategy of dictators

As the 20-member Consultative Committee (Concom) appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte reviews the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal form of government, an expert warns that Charter change has been used by leaders in the past to cling to power......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

DOJ creates panel to handle Dengvaxia case vs ex-President Aquino, others

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has created a panel of investigators that will handle the criminal complaint against former President Benigno Aquino III and 19 others for the reported deaths and serious illnesses of children inoculated with the anti-dengue Dengvaxia vaccine. In Office Order No. 439, Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr. created a panel of prosecutors to handle the complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI). The panel will be chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Rossane Balauag. Members of the panel are Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Hazel Decena Valdez and Assistant Stat...Keep on reading: DOJ creates panel to handle Dengvaxia case vs ex-President Aquino, others.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

DOJ to push through with probe on raps vs Aquino, et al. over Dengvaxia

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre IIon Tuesdaysaid the Department of Justice (DOJ) will push through with its investigation on the criminal complaint filed against former President Benigno Aquino III and 19 others related to the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.   The Justice Chief is referring to the complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI) which will be subjected to a preliminary investigation.   "It's up to the complainants to prove their allegations. It's their duty to support their cases and not depend on another's submission," Aguirre said.   Aguirre sa...Keep on reading: DOJ to push through with probe on raps vs Aquino, et al. over Dengvaxia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Abad: Procurement of Dengvaxia was ‘aboveboard’

Former Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abadon Mondaymaintained that the proper rules and procedures were followed in the procurement of Dengvaxia vaccines used in the anti-dengue campaign by administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Abad is one of the respondents in the criminal complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI) before the Department of Justice (DOJ). "I have not seen the complaint so I cannot comment on it," he said. "But if the issues relate to procurement and proper observance of accounting and budgetary rules, we are confident that insofar as the role played by the DBM [D...Keep on reading: Abad: Procurement of Dengvaxia was ‘aboveboard’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Changing the Constitution: What are being proposed so far

MANILA, Philippines – More than 3 decades since its ratification, the 1987 Constitution seems poised for an overhaul. Efforts are currently underway in Congress to revise the current Constitution, mainly to set up a federal form of government. (READ:  Will federalism address PH woes? Pros and cons of making the shift ) Proposed revisions have been reflected in the following documents: Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) Number 8 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

The worst of times

“The best in the world” was how former chief justice Hilario Davide, Jr. described during a Senate hearing the 1987 Philippine Constitution that he and other members of the Constitutional Commission created by then president Corazon Aquino drafted. The description may not be completely accurate. But it suggests that because the present charter was drafted […] The post The worst of times appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018