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Arroyo denies railroading passage of draft charter

Arroyo denies railroading passage of draft charter.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepDec 6th, 2018

Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading

The draft federal charter was approved by the Congress on its third and final reading less than a week since its second passage despite a majority of Filipinos’ disapproval of the shift to a federal system. Resolution of Both Houses 15 was met with 224 affirmative votes, 22 objections and 3 abstentions. Under the proposal, the […] The post Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

How House of Representatives’ draft federal charter differs from Consultative Committee version

The draft federal charter of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is being questioned over some of its provisions such as term extension of legislators and indefinite number of federal states. The House of Representatives passed Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 or RBH 15, the proposal to transition to a federal form of government. Arroyo’s draft […] The post How House of Representatives’ draft federal charter differs from Consultative Committee version appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Arroyo denies charter change railroaded in House - Rappler

Arroyo denies charter change railroaded in House - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Draft federal charter gets House nod

The House of Representatives approved on second reading yesterday a draft bill authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo revising the 1987 Constitution’s current form of government into a presidential-bicameral-federal system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

House resumes plenary debates on Gloria Arroyo s draft charter

After repeated delays, House lawmakers on Wednesday resumed plenary debates on a draft charter prepared by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that is separate from the federalism proposal of a consultative committee that President Duterte had created......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Arroyo Draft Charter: Removal of VP from Succession Escapes Media Attention

ONLY A month after she told the media that the House of Representatives doesn't have enough time to discuss charter change, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 lawmakers filed on September 19 a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Arroyo Draft Charter: Removal of VP from Succession Escapes Media Attention

ONLY A month after she told the media that the House of Representatives doesn't have enough time to discuss charter change, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 lawmakers filed on September 19 a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Highlights of the House s draft federal constitution

MANILA, Philippines – Charter change is alive at the House of Representatives.   Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 15 , penned by no less than Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 other legislators, is proposing the draft constitution that would shift the Philippines to a federal system of government. (READ: No set number of federal states under Arroyo's draft constitution ).....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Arroyo draft charter to revert VP as successor

Arroyo draft charter to revert VP as successor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Hontiveros hits Arroyo& apos;s draft charter for excluding VP in line of succession - INQUIRER.net

Hontiveros hits Arroyo's draft charter for excluding VP in line of succession - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Senate says no time for House draft charter

THERE IS no time to tackle the draft constitution proposed by House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo in the 17th Congress, Senate leaders said on Tuesday. The post Senate says no time for House draft charter appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

The differences between Arroyo and Con-Com federalism charters

The draft federal charter submitted by House Speaker Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has veered away from some of the key provisions in the original version submitted by the Consultative Committee. The House committee on constitutional amendments recently approved and recommended the adoption of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, which proposed revisions to the current 1987 […] The post The differences between Arroyo and Con-Com federalism charters appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Senators reject Arroyo’s draft constitution

The draft federal charter of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not thrive as time is running out under the 17th Congress, senators said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Arroyo s draft charter removes VP as successor

Arroyo s draft charter removes VP as successor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Arroyo: I’m retiring. No plan to run for anything in 2019

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyoon Wednesdaysaid that she is not planning to seek any government seat in the 2019 midterm elections. The former president stressed that nothing can stop her from retiring next year. "I am retiring... I don't plan to run for anything in 2019," Arroyo, who is on her last term as representative of Pampanga,said in an interview on CNN Philippines' The Source. Arroyo also dismissed speculations that she aims to become prime minister once the proposed shift to a federal form of government pushes through. She claimed that the position of prime minister was not provided in the draft of the federal charter prepared by the Consultative Committee which...Keep on reading: Arroyo: I’m retiring. No plan to run for anything in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Only Con-Ass should draft new Charter -- GMA

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday only the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) should draft the new Constitution, explaining it is a waste of time to discuss now the heart and substance of federalism without the senators. “No committee hearings on the substance. We leave that for the [Con-Ass],” Arroyo told the House….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Goodbye BBL, Hello Federalism

COTABATO CITY – For the third time around, majority Christian lawmakers in the House of Representatives are expected to reject the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or BBL being pushed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which signed an interim peace deal with Manila in 2014. Instead of BBL, lawmakers are now pushing for a federal form of government and President Rodrigo Duterte is also strongly advocating the shift to federalism, an advocacy he made even before when he was the mayor of Davao City. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also said Duterte’s priority now is to change the form of current government and this can only be achieved through amendments in the Constitution which lawmakers are currently working on. There was also a proposal to hold a plebiscite next year in time for the mid-term elections for Filipinos to decide whether to accept or reject federalism. But there are also many lawmakers who wanted to cling to power and extend their term of office until 2022 when voters would have to choose their leaders in national elections. BBL Duterte has previously backed the BBL and expressed optimism that the draft law will pass the scrutiny of Congress that previously opposed it – during Arroyo and Aquino’s presidency. But Duterte himself has been campaigning for BBL and federalism even before he won the presidency in 2016. And his political allies in Congress are supporting the proposed shift from the current presidential system to federalism, and not the BBL. The MILF, whose ageing leaders, called for the passage of BBL may be overridden by Duterte’s plans to grant regions autonomy through federalism. It said the administration of Duterte should immediately work for the passage of the BBL where the Aquino government left off. It stressed that the negotiation is completed following the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the MILF and government peace panels. Politicians questioning the BBL said the provisions in the draft law remain the same.  Zamboanga City Representative Celso Lobregat, who was one of those who opposed the BBL during the Aquino administration citing unconstitutional provisions in the draft law, is again raising the same issue. Unconstitutional In a previous statement, Lobregat made it clear, he will be vigilant and consistent with his stand with regards to the BBL. “I am for peace, I am not anti-peace, but we need a Bangsamoro Basic Law that is just, that is fair, that is acceptable, feasible and more importantly, it should not be contrary to the Constitution and existing laws,” he said. He said the BBL which the Bangsamoro Transition Commission submitted to Duterte still contains the same and even more contentious and questionable provisions. “Among the contentious provisions in the present version of the BBL is that there will be six plebiscites – one for ratification of the law, and second the periodic plebiscite every 5 years for a period of 25 years in the cities, municipalities and other geographic areas outside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao which did not join the Bangsamoro after the ratification of the BBL,” Lobregat said. Lobregat, who was also former mayor of Zamboanga City, said Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) was the predecessor of the old BBL filed during the previous 16th Congress. The MOA-AD was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2008 describing the process that led to its crafting as “whimsical, capricious, oppressive, arbitrary and despotic.” He said the MOA-AD and the BBL have similar provisions, with some unconstitutional and controversial provisions. “Instead of promoting peace, there will be a constant tug of war on the political boundaries that will promote instability. The Bangsamoro will try to expand its area of jurisdiction and in turn, the local government adjacent, surrounding or neighboring the Bangsamoro will also fight tooth and nail in order to retain their territory,” Lobregat said. Lobregat said he will again be active and vigilant in the committee deliberations, plenary debates and caucuses to ensure that the interest of Zamboanga City and the rest of Mindanao are protected. Davao del Norte Representative and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s ally in the lower chamber, said the country’s push for federalism has almost the same concept of the BBL. “The BBL will be absorbed by the federal form of government, because that’s the same. The concept of BBL is the same in federal form of government,” he said, suggesting an amendment in the Constitution. “How can you implement the provisions of the BBL without amending the Constitution? You cannot do it because there are provisions in the BBL that run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution,” said Alvarez. MILF’s rival group, the Moro National Liberation Front under Nur Misuari, has strongly opposed the government peace talks with the MILF, citing a 1996 peace accord with Manila. And Misuari, who eventually became government of the Muslim autonomous region, is now facing rebellion charges for deadly attacks in Sulu’s Jolo town and in Zamboanga City in 2001; and another raid in 2013 in retaliation to government’s failure to fully comply with the peace agreement. Under the accord, Manila would have provided a mini-marshal plan in the restive region and livelihood and housing facilities for thousands of MNLF rebels. Misuari, a close friend and political ally of Duterte, also wanted to become a perpetual regional governor. He is also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Malacañang warns House: Filipinos may reject your draft charter

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang asked the House of Representatives to be more "open" to concerns from sectors about its  draft constitution , saying ignoring them might lead to a rejection of the proposed charter. One such voice that has been critical of the House's draft, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Congress told: Reconsider draft federal charter

Congress told: Reconsider draft federal charter.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

House charter won’t lead to change – Puno

Former chief justice Reynato Puno, chairman of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to propose a federal charter, said a draft bill passed by the House of Representatives would not establish…READ The post House charter won’t lead to change – Puno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018