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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 14th, 2018

Not the right time for a federal shift

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno, head of President Duterte’s Consultative Committee (ConCom), appears to believe that political dynasties and the economic elite are behind the move opposing the ConCom’s draft constitution that calls for the shift of the present unitary system to Federalism. He, and presumably his commissioners, point to the entrenched political […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Cha-cha: More chances for dynasts to steal

The draft federal constitution does not abolish political dynasties. It even expands their clout. Dynasts will have more chances to rob Filipinos blind......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

JV Ejercito backs ban on political dynasties

Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito says he supports the proposed ban on political dynasties in the federal charter......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Duterte first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federal government

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte is likely to be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Duterte First ‘Casualty’ of Anti-Dynasty Provision Under Federalism

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal Constitution being drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution. Former Chief Justice and ConCom Chairman Reynato Puno made this remark during the 1st National Forum and Public Consultation entitled “Revisiting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

DU30 first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism

President Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal Constitution being drafted by the ConCom to review the 1987 Constitution. DU30 first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism President Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal Constitution being… link: DU30 first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

On political dynasties, there is no middle ground

The group of elite lawyers and constitutional experts tasked to write a draft constitution that may or may not guide the real writers of a constitution for a federal form of government struck an indecisive note on political dynasties—a perplexing issue from time immemorial. The Concom, as it is called, voted on what to do with political dynasties. [...] The post On political dynasties, there is no middle ground appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Con-Com finalizes wording of anti-dynasty provision

MANILA, Philippines – After 4 days of intense discussion, the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) finally decided on the wording of the self-executing provision that would regulate political dynasties in the new federal constitution they will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte. The Con-Com arrived at the wording on Wednesday, March 14. The wording ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Puno: We can’t give power to federal states if they are infested with political dynasties

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, the chairman of the Consultative Committee tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, on Monday stressed the need for an anti-political dynasty provision in a revised Constitution which will pave the way for a federal form of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Concom votes to regulate, not ban political dynasties

MANILA, Philippines — Political dynasties in the country will be regulated under the proposed federal government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 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

NO DYNASTIES | Nene Pimentel describes ideal federal government

A four-year presidential term with one re-election; 87 senators representing 12 states, a federal administrative region and overseas Filipinos; a prohibition on political dynasties; more stringent education qualifications for those seeking elective office; and deadlines for courts to hand down decisions......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

New constitution must directly ban political dynasties – former SC justice

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the 1987 Constitution's provision that bans family members from occupying elective positions simultaneously, dynasties remain in Philippine politics. The reason: until now, Congress has not passed a law that would implement that constitutional provision. So retired Supreme Court associate justice Vicente Mendoza proposes that there be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Outlaw dynasties before Cha-cha

With political dynasts pushing it, federalism is becoming suspicious. Congress’ mad rush to draft a federal constitution seems to be for ulterior purposes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Mosul battle,Iraqi forces have retaken the main government offices ,they captured the al-Hurriya – CNN News

US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday that bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January's previous order, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees. The new travel ban comes six weeks after Trump's original executive order caused chaos at airports nationwide before it was blocked by federal courts. It removes out language in the original order that indefinitely banned Syrian refugees and called for prioritizing the admission of refugees who are religious minorities in their home countries. That provision drew criticism of a religious test for entry and would have prioritized Christians over Muslims fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East. The new ban, which takes effect March 16, also explicitly exempts citizens of the six banned countries who are legal US permanent residents or have valid visas to enter the US &'8212; including those whose visas were revoked during the original implementation of the ban, senior administration officials said. &'8220;We cannot compromise our nation's security by allowing visitors entry when their own governments are unable or unwilling to provide the information we need to vet them responsibly, or when those governments actively support terrorism,&'8221; Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday. The new measures will block citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from obtaining visas for at least 90 days. The order also suspends admission of refugees into the US for 120 days, directing US officials to improve vetting measures for a program that is already widely regarded as extremely stringent. Trump signed the executive order earlier Monday in the Oval Office outside the view of reporters and news cameras, after more than three weeks of repeated delays, the latest of which came after White House officials decided last week to delay the signing to avoid cutting into positive coverage of Trump's joint address to Congress. The delays also came amid an intense lobbying effort from Iraqi government officials, including from the country's prime minister, to remove Iraq from the original seven-state list of banned countries. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iraq's removal from the list came after an intense review from the State Department to improve vetting of Iraqi citizens in collaboration with the Iraqi government, though he did not specify how vetting had been improved. &'8220;The United States welcomes this kind of close cooperation,&'8221; he said. &'8220;This revised order will bolster the security of the United States and our allies.&'8221; The rollout of the revised travel ban marks an important moment for the administration, which has little room for error after the chaotic debut of the original plan. That failure raised questions about the new White House's capacity to govern and to master the political intricacies needed to manage complicated political endeavors in Washington. It also brought Trump into conflict with the judiciary in the first sign of how constitutional checks and balances could challenge his vision of a powerful presidency built on expansive executive authority. Trump's travel ban: Read the full executive order The original order came under intense criticism as an attempt to bar Muslims from entering the country, and Trump's call during the campaign for a &'8220;Muslim Ban&'8221; was cited in court cases attacking the ban. The new order does not prioritize religious minorities when considering refugee admissions cases. Administration officials Monday stressed they do not see the ban as targeting a specific religion. &'8220;(The order is) not any way targeted as a Muslim ban &' we want to make sure everyone understands that,&'8221; an official told reporters. &'8220;The Department of Justice believes that this executive order just as the first executive order is a lawful and proper exercise of presidential authority,&'8221; Sessions said. Democrats responded by calling Trump's order a repeat version of the first attempt. &'8220;Here we go again&'Muslim Ban 2.0 'NoBanNoWall&'8221; tweeted Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, one of two Muslims serving in the House of Representatives. The newly crafted order also revealed that the administration wasn't just paying attention to the legal criticism in the courts, but also recalibrating in light of the heavy political fire they faced after the first order's messy rollout. While administration lawyers argued the original travel ban went into effect immediately to prevent terrorists from rushing into the country, the revised ban will phase in after 10 days. The previous order will be rescinded on that date. Trump had previously said he opposed giving any advance notice of the ban. &'8220;If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the &'8220;bad&'8221; would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad &'8220;dudes&'8221; out there!&'8221; he tweeted on January 30. The White House also abandoned the sense of urgency with which it implemented the first travel ban, delaying the signing of a new executive order multiple times over the last three weeks. Politics also came into play as White House officials delayed the signing from last Wednesday in part to allow positive coverage of the President's joint address to Congress to continue uninterrupted. &'8220;We want the (executive order) to have its own 'moment,'&'8221; a senior administration official told CNN last week. The President signed the action Monday morning without the fanfare he has given to other executive orders. No media was present during the signing at the White House, an administration official confirmed. White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted a picture of Trump signing the order. White House officials collaborated for several [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017

Comelec bans elected execs’ kin from seeking SK posts

MANILA, Philippines - Hoping to put an end to political dynasties, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has officially prohibited anyone from running for Sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2016

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri --- President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in Missouri, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein furor, first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by The Associated Press. But the president lashed out against what he perceives as anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department and cited the firings he already has orchestrated. The dismissals have unnerved many in federal law enforcement and raised fears about the fu...Keep on reading: Trump wants to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

AP explains: What is online ‘shadow banning’?

  NEW YORK (AP) --- The sinister-sounding term "shadow banning" has been in play recently, mostly thanks to conservatives --- including President Donald Trump --- accusing Twitter and other technology companies of political bias. "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints," the president tweeted on July 26. (His tweet was not accurate.) Here's a look at shadow banning and why it's now a political issue. HISTORY OF SHADOW BANNING Shadow bans started in the early days of online discussion groups and the tools used to police disruptive participants. Moderators could al...Keep on reading: AP explains: What is online ‘shadow banning’?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" --- and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't true: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets Tuesday echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political v...Keep on reading: Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints. ...Keep on reading: Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018