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CHR to become independent body in proposed charter

The Commission on Human Rights will be known as an independent constitutional commission which will probe not only rights offenses committed by state agencies, including soldiers and policemen, but also by private entities, although it will not have the power to prosecute them......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

ConCom elevates CHR as constitutional body

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution voted 16-1-1 on Monday to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as an independent constitutional body under its proposed draft Charter. This meant the CHR would be a constitutional body similar to the Commission on Audit (CoA) and Commission on […] The post ConCom elevates CHR as constitutional body appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Consultative committee votes to elevate CHR as constitutional body

The consultative committee en banc on Monday voted to elevate the Commission on Human Rights into an independent constitutional body in the charter that they would propose......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

New charter to empower poor – Puno

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution will include socioeconomic rights in the proposed draft of a new Charter to give the poor a “tool” to fight poverty. Retired chief justice Reynato Puno, ConCom chairman, on Wednesday said the body’s intention to expand the Bill of Rights in the draft Charter is [...] The post New charter to empower poor – Puno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Anna Luna nominated Best Actress at Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

  Award-winning independent film actress Anna Luna has earned another stripe for her stellar performance in the movie "Maestra" from the 2018 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards [PIFA].   Luna's portrayal of Licensure Exam for Teachers topnotcher Lah Seraspi in the Lem Lorca independent film got her a Best Actress nomination at the award-giving body.   "Na shock siyempre. Tina-try talaga nilang iikot ang movie kung saan may mga festivals," she told Inquirer.net.   She added, "Hindi ko naman siya iniisip na sobra pero siyempre masaya po dahil napansin ulit ang mga Pinoy."   The said nomination is her second nod for the said film...Keep on reading: Anna Luna nominated Best Actress at Philadelphia Independent Film Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 16 min. ago

China, Malaysia may protest proposed charter on Philippine territory — expert

China and Malaysia may file protests against the proposed revision on the constitution which seeks to strengthen the Philippines' maritime claims, a maritime law expert warned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 3 min. ago

Saudi human rights body to look into case of abused OFW

An independent non-government organization in Saudi Arabia has taken interest to look into the case of Filipina worker Agnes Mancilla......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Consultative committee eyes ‘federated regions’ in new Charter

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution is looking at the possibility of reducing the current  number of 17 regions and come up with a “federated” one based on geographical area and ethno-linguistic factors. ConCom member, professor Edmund Tayao, on Wednesday said that the body, was looking at “five, eight, 10” models of [...] The post Consultative committee eyes ‘federated regions’ in new Charter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Con-Com votes to make CHR a constitutional commission in new charter

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) suggesting changes to the Constitution voted to make the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) an independent constitutional commission in the charter they will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte. The vote was made on Monday, April 16, during an en banc session of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Consultative committee votes to raise human rights commission as independent constitutional body

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted 16-1-1 to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the status of an independent constitutional body “to enhance its fiscal autonomy.” However, the ConCom clarified that the CHR, as a constitutional body, would not have prosecutorial powers. “It does not, however, include the [...] The post Consultative committee votes to raise human rights commission as independent constitutional body appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Consultative panel for new Constitution eyes 4-yr terms, one reelection for president, vice president, Congress

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has agreed in principle to reduce to four years the six-year term for the president and vice president of the Republic and eligible for “one reelection.” ConCom member, retired justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, on Thursday said that under the proposed draft Charter the president, vice president, senators and [...] The post Consultative panel for new Constitution eyes 4-yr terms, one reelection for president, vice president, Congress appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Deutsche proposes Thain for board seat

DEUTSCHE BANK AG proposed former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain to its supervisory board as part of a wider reshuffle of the body that oversees its top executives. The 62-year-old is among four candidates who would take over from existing board members when their terms end this year, the Frankfurt-based lender said Wednesday. The appointments […] The post Deutsche proposes Thain for board seat appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

[OPINION] Facing charter change head on

  President Rodrigo Duterte issued in December 2016 Executive Order No. 10 to organize a Consultative Committee on constitutional reform. But this body has only recently commenced its work because members of this committee were named only last January. This delay is understandable given that President Duterte had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Anti-democratic? Solon hits proposal requiring a college degree for elected officials

A party-list lawmaker on Friday criticized the proposal of the charter change consultative panel to require a college degree or its equivalent for candidates running for senator under the proposed federal system.   Source link link: Anti-democratic? Solon hits proposal requiring a college degree for elected officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Mistresses, live-in partners of politicians can still run in draft charter

MANILA, Philippines – A provision to bar mistresses or paramours of a politician from running for  public office did not make it to the draft constitution being crafted by Malacañang's Consultative Committee (Con-Com). Con-Com Chairman Reynato Puno explained on Tuesday, March 20, that members did not agree on proposed terms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Puno: Con-com an independent body working for the interest of people

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno maintained on Tuesday that the Consultative Body to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-com) remains to be independent even as President Rodrigo Duterte believes that an anti-political dynasty measure is undemocratic.   A week after the body voted to include the anti-political dynasty provision, Puno, chairman of the Con-com, said that the body would continue to work independently for the interest of the people.   "The Executive order as well as the instructions given to the committee has the effect that the committee is an independent body, and the President simply told the members that they do what they think is or are the best ...Keep on reading: Puno: Con-com an independent body working for the interest of people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Church, IP group critical of ChaCha

BAGUIO CITY — Representatives of an indigenous peoples (IP) group and the Catholic church invited to the Senate’s regional consultation at the University of the Cordilleras on March 16 expressed their opposition to the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

ConCom set to vote on anti-dynasty provisions

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Charter review body is set to decide on Monday, March 12, on the final “architecture” of the anti-dynasty provisions. “The Consultative Committee (ConCom) to Review the 1987 Constitution is set to vote at its en banc meeting on Monday on a set of self-executing constitutional provisions that could spell […] The post ConCom set to vote on anti-dynasty provisions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Charter review body wants to regulate political dynasties

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Philippines’ federal constitution will have “stricter, self-executing anti-dynasty provisions,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Charter review body announced on Wednesday, March 7. “[A] consensus emerged among the members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) reviewing the 1987 constitution to provide strong, self-executing provisions to regulate political dynasties,” said the office of ConCom […] The post Charter review body wants to regulate political dynasties appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Con-Com leaning toward regulating political dynasties in proposed charter

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tentatively agreed to include a self-executing provision regulating political dynasties in the new constitution they will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress. Con-Com member and former dean of De La Salle University's College of Liberal Arts Julio Teehankee ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Ex-Charter change commission member says federalism good for business but nixes federal-presidential proposal

A FORMER MEMBER of the Charter change (Cha-cha) commission under the Arroyo administration said federalism would be good for the business sector with government processes devolved, but disagrees with the proposed federal-presidential system. “Business don’t have to go to Manila to get permits… Only (President Rodrigo R. Duterte) openly declared that he wants to restructure […] The post Ex-Charter change commission member says federalism good for business but nixes federal-presidential proposal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018