Con-Com bans political dynasties in federal gov t

Con-Com bans political dynasties in federal gov t.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 14th, 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

Duterte doubts anti-political dynasty bill can make it in congress

“ANG problema lulusot ba ‘yan?” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he revealed that he is all for abolishing political dynasties. He said that while he is all for it, he raised the concern whether moves to abolish political dynasties will succeed. Speaking at the 2018 General Assembly of the League….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News2 hr. 3 min. ago

Duterte on political dynasties, Bus crash, Cambridge Analytica controversy| Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he supports the anti-political dynasty bill.  At least 19 people are killed and 21 others are injured after a passenger bus fell off a bridge in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.   Cambridge Analytica , the British firm that supposedly misused data from 50 million Facebook users, suspends its chief executive. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 24 min. ago

Duterte is ‘for’ abolition of political dynasties but doubts it will get approved

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte doubts if the proposal to abolish political dynasties in the Philippines will hurdle Congress. Mr. Duterte told local government officials during the general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at the Manila Hotel on Tuesday, March 20, that he supports the banning of […] The post Duterte is ‘for’ abolition of political dynasties but doubts it will get approved appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Powell’s Federal Reserve to show policy caution, shun political friction

WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell heads for his first interest rate increase as Federal Reserve Chairman this week with an unanswered question looming above others: could his optimism about the US economy lead to more hikes than markets have prepared for? Powell’s public comments and Reuters conversations with his Fed colleagues since January, when he was […] The post Powell’s Federal Reserve to show policy caution, shun political friction appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Dynasty ban coming to life after 31 years

“The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” – Section 26, Article II, Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Philippine Constitution #BeFullyInformed Dynasty ban coming to life after 31 years “The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and… link: Dynasty ban coming to life after 31 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Puno body approves final provisions vs politicial dynasty

The consultative committee created by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the Constitution on Wednesday approved a set of provisions that would bar members of political dynasties from running for the same position in elections.   In an en banc session, all 18 committee members agreed on the definition of a political dynasty and the conditions by which members of the same family could run for or hold elective positions.   Dynasty defined   The body defined political dynasty as one that "exists when a family whose members are related up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity whether such relations are legitimate, illegitimate, half or full blood,...Keep on reading: Puno body approves final provisions vs politicial dynasty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Concom finalizes anti-dynasty provisions

MANILA, Philippines — The consultative committee (Concom) is finalizing the provisions regulating political dynasties under the new constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Duterte ban sought under federalism

A university professor on Tuesday challenged proponents of federalism in Congress to bar President Duterte from running for President in the Federal Republic of the Philippines that they envisioned. "Ban Duterte, defend democracy," University of the Philippines assistant professor of political science Gene Lacza Pilapil said at a hearing called by the Senate committees on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and electoral reforms and people's participation. Pilapil addressed his challenge to President Duterte's PDP-Laban, members of the House of Representatives and the consultative committee on constitutional amendments during the eighth joint hearing on proposals to...Keep on reading: Duterte ban sought under federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Con-Com changes regulate to ban in provisions on political dynasties

Con-Com changes regulate to ban in provisions on political dynasties.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Political scientist warns: Changing constitutions is a classic strategy of dictators

As the 20-member Consultative Committee (Concom) appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte reviews the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal form of government, an expert warns that Charter change has been used by leaders in the past to cling to power......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018