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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

Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism

Public disapproval of constitutional revision and federalism is no reason to stop moves to amend the 1987 Constitution, according to the spokesperson for the Consultative Committee that drafted a proposed federal charter for the Duterte administration. Conrado Generoso told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that public sentiment about revising the Constitution and adopting federalism was bound to change in the coming days, as the country had just begun discussions on the proposal. A Pulse Asia poll conducted from June 15 to June 21 found that 67 percent of Filipinos disapproved of the amendment of the 1987 Constitution, while 62 percent opposed the proposal for a shift to federalism....Keep on reading: Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 57 min. ago

Duterte, Robredo can seek two four-year terms under federal charter

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo can seek another term in office under the proposed federal government constitution, a member of the special body tasked to draft the new charter said, amid concerns of a perceived lack of transparency on the document......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Federalism: More power vs monopolies proposed

The body crafting proposed charter amendments would vote on a proposal to form a constitutional body with the sole power under a federal system of government to stop monopolies and cartels and ensure fair trade competition.   The 22 members of the consultative committee, headed by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, will vote on the proposals next week.   Consultative committee member Arthur Aguilar, who heads the subcomittee on economic reforms, said the new Charter would need stronger provisions against "inefficient market structures that restrain fair competition."   The 1987 Constitution, he said, has only one section devoted to monopolies and fair tra...Keep on reading: Federalism: More power vs monopolies proposed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Panel hopes to end US NCAA one-and-dones

By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball’s sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality. The NCAA Board of Governors, a group of 16 university presidents and the association’s highest ranking body, unanimously endorsed all the commission’s recommendations Wednesday. Now it’s up to various subcommittees, working groups and college administrators to dig into a mountain of work over the next three months as the NCAA attempts to change NBA draft rules, create a new enforcement body, toughen penalties for rules violations, revamp summer recruiting and certify agents. All while trying to get buy-in from organizations that might not be motivated to help. “It’s going to be a challenge to say the least,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “This is a pace of decision making that the association’s really never done on this kind of scale before.” The Division I Council, comprised mostly of athletic directors and headed by Miami AD Blake James, has the job of turning the recommendations into rules. That requires feedback from schools, then council votes with some conference votes counting more heavily than others. Each proposal then goes to the Board of Directors, where a majority vote is needed to send it to the Board of Governors for final approval. It’s a winding path — crossing 351 Division I schools with varied priorities and concerns — and requiring consensus building and compromise for measures to pass. NCAA rule changes can sometimes take a full calendar year to sort out. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t let the good fall victim to the perfect here,” Emmert said. “Nobody believes we’re going to get everything perfect the first time through.” The independent commission Rice led released a much-anticipated and detailed 60-page report , seven months after the group was formed in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. Ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme , and high-profile programs such as Arizona, Louisville and Kansas have been tied to possible NCAA violations. “They believe the college basketball enterprise is worth saving,” Rice told the AP of commission members in an interview before addressing NCAA leaders. “We believe there’s a lot of work to do in that regard. That the state of the game is not very strong. We had to be bold in our recommendations.” The proposals were wide-ranging, falling mostly into five categories: NBA draft rules, specifically the league’s 19-year-old age limit that has led to so-called one-and-done college players; non-scholastic basketball such as AAU leagues and summer recruiting events; the relationship between players and agents; relationships with apparel companies; and NCAA enforcement. “Some people like some of (the recommendations) more than others, which is human nature, but as a board we’re unanimous in the endorsement and the acceptance of these recommendations for the NCAA,” said Minnesota President Eric Kaler, chairman of the Division I Board of Directors. It’s not yet clear how the governing body would pay for some of the proposals, though the NCAA reported revenues of more than $1 billion dollars for fiscal year 2017 in its most recent financial disclosures. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. It called the environment surrounding hoops “a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat,” and said responsibility for the current mess goes all the way up to university presidents. It also defended the NCAA’s amateurism model, saying paying players a salary isn’t the answer. “The goal should not be to turn college basketball into another professional league,” the commission wrote in its report. The commission did leave open the possibility that college athletes could earn money off their names, images and likenesses, but decided not to commit on the subject while the courts are still weighing in. Rice called the crisis in college basketball “first and foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility.” ONE-AND-DONE The commission emphasized the need for elite players to have more options when choosing between college and professional basketball, and to separate the two tracks. The commission called for the NBA and its players association to change rules requiring players to be at least 19 years old and a year removed from graduating high school to be draft eligible. The one-and-done rule was implemented in 2006, despite the success of straight-from-high-school stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett. “I’m confident they are going to be very supportive,” Emmert said of the NBA and NBAPA. The NBA and players union praised the recommendations on enforcement and expressed concerns about youth basketball. On draft eligibility rules, however, there was no commitment. “The NBA and NBPA will continue to assess them in order to promote the best interests of players and the game,” they said. The commission did, however, say if the NBA and NBPA refuse to change their rules in time for the next basketball season, it would reconvene and consider other options for the NCAA, such as making freshmen ineligible or locking a scholarship for three or four years if the recipient leaves a program after a single year. “One-and-done has to go one way or another,” Rice told the AP. ENFORCEMENT The commission recommended harsher penalties for rule-breakers and that the NCAA outsource the investigation and adjudication of the most serious infractions cases. Level I violations would be punishable with up to a five-year postseason ban and the forfeiture of all postseason revenue for the time of the ban. That could be worth tens of millions to major conference schools. By comparison, recent Level I infractions cases involving Louisville and Syracuse basketball resulted in postseason bans of one year. Instead of show cause orders, which are meant to limit a coach’s ability to work in college sports after breaking NCAA rules, the report called for lifetime bans. “The rewards of success, athletic success, have become very great. The deterrents sometimes aren’t as effective as they need to be. What we want are deterrents that really impact an institution,” said Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who was a member of the Rice commission. AGENTS The commission proposed the NCAA create a program for certifying agents , and make them accessible to players from high school through their college careers. AAU AND SUMMER LEAGUES The NCAA, with support from the NBA and USA Basketball, should run its own recruiting events for prospects during the summer , the commission said, and take a more serious approach to certifying events it does not control. APPAREL COMPANIES The commission also called for greater financial transparency from shoe and apparel companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. These companies have extensive financial relationships with colleges and coaches worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and Adidas had two former executives charged by federal prosecutors in New York in the corruption case......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 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

Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) wants the law that created it, Republic Act 7916 or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, amended so it could grant more incentives to investors, its chief said on Wednesday. In an interview, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said the 23-year-old law has “so many weaknesses” and proposed [...] The post Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo

The terms of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo would not only be cut but they would also be barred from seeking reelection under the proposed federal constitution. According to the revised draft of the proposed Charter released on Tuesday, the President has to call elections for a "transition president" and a "transition vice president" within six months of the people's ratification of the new Constitution in a plebiscite. The revision to the transitory provisions of the so-called Bayanihan Constitution drawn up by Malacaang's Consultative Committee states that the terms of the President and Vice President will not be extended beyond June 30, 2022, and t...Keep on reading: Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 57 min. ago

ConCom defends proposed federal charter amid questions on timing, need

President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee discussed before the Senate the salient features of its proposed federal constitution, amid questions over the need to change the current charter and the public's opposition to it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives

The final copy of the draft federal Constitution that explicitly banned President Rodrigo Duterte from running again in 2022 should allay fears of a possible term extension for the chief executive. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement after Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com) included in the final draft of the proposed federal government that Duterte is prohibited from running again as President. READ: Duterte reelection banned in 2022 under draft federal Charter "We thank the Consultative Committee for accommodating the President's request to provide for an elected transition president," Roque said. "This should finally allay all fears that PRRD...Keep on reading: Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 9 min. ago

Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter

"Why not clearly mention the West Philippine Sea? [Is it] because of the administrative fear of or love for China?" This was the question posed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, during the Senate hearing on the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha). Davide pointed out that the West Philippine Sea was not mentioned in the draft federal Constitution produced by President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Commission (Con-con) tasked to review the present charter. "It deliberately did not mention the name West Philippine Sea but it specifically mentioned the Philippine Rise. Yet, it specifically mentions by name the Philippine Rise," h...Keep on reading: Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 9 min. ago

Proposed charter asserts claims on WPS, Sabah

Proposed charter asserts claims on WPS, Sabah.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated News22 hr. 10 min. ago

Senate set to tackle draft federal charter

Now in possession of an official copy of the draft federal constitution, the Senate panel tasked to handle proposed charter amendments has set for Tuesday its first discussion on the document. Source link link: Senate set to tackle draft federal charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Senate set to tackle draft federal charter

Now in possession of an official copy of the draft federal constitution, the Senate panel tasked to handle proposed charter amendments has set for Tuesday its first discussion on the document......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Reason behind Cha-cha? It could be ‘no-el’ — Drilon

    Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon warned on Saturday that the purpose of the proposed Charter change being pushed by the current administration could be to suspend the 2019 elections. Drilon, member of opposition Liberal Party, stressed that the "no election" scenario is only possible with a corresponding law. "Hindi pwedeng mawala ang halalan kung walang batas. Kaya ipipilit po 'yan na magkaroon ng batas postponing the election in May 2019," he told DWIZ. (It is not possible to remove the holding of elections without the correspnding law. That is why this is being pushed so that there will be a law postponing the elections in May 2019.) Drilon no...Keep on reading: Reason behind Cha-cha? It could be ‘no-el’ — Drilon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 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

Ex-solgen:1987 Constitution better than draft federal charter

The proposed federal constitution drafted by President Duterte’s consultative committee on Charter change is a step backward and could even endanger the country’s democracy, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Inside the Con-com& apos;s proposed federal charter - GMA News

Inside the Con-com's proposed federal charter - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

ConCom agrees to include poll for transition president in proposed charter

ConCom agrees to include poll for transition president in proposed charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018