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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 14th, 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 News6 hr. 3 min. ago

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

ConCom: Federalism will address political dynasties

Fr. Ranhilio Aquino,member of the Constitutional Commission, says political dynastieswill be addressed once the present system of government will shift to afederal form. TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

ConCom: Federalism will address political dynasties

Fr. Ranhilio Aquino,member of the Constitutional Commission, says political dynastieswill be addressed once the present system of government will shift to afederal form. TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Consultative Committee proposes democracy fund for fair campaign financing

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) drafting a federal constitution is proposing the creation of a "democracy fund" designed to address unequal campaign funding and empower small political parties. The "democracy fund" is part of the campaign finance reforms laid down in a new Article on Suffrage, Political Rights, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Hard sell

Political dynasties will be curbed and there will be a two-party system under which party switching will be banned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 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

Why the Philippines Remains a Poor Country—Part II

As we noted in our previous editorial, we believe political dynasties have been holding the Philippines back, preventing it from developing the way neighbors like Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea have. The framers of the 1987 constitution included a provision that prohibited political dynasties. However, their big mistake was they left it to future legislatures to cobble together the enabling law that would allow the provision to actually take effect ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Myanmar president pledges to amend army-scripted constitution

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar – Myanmar's new president promised to amend the country's army-written constitution in an inaugural speech Friday, March 30, challenging a charter that bans Aung San Suu Kyi from top office and gives the military major powers. Win Myint, a 66-year-old former political prisoner and staunch ally of Suu Kyi, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Duterte s wish: For his grandson to be Davao City mayor

Legal luminaries and academics he appointed may want to ban political dynasties, but President Rodrigo Duterte confessed he has but one wish: for his grandson to follow in his footsteps as Davao City mayor.  During a speech on Monday, March 26, in Sulu, Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018