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

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

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 13th, 2018

Con-Com Eyes ‘Regulating’ Political Dynasties

While Congress has yet to pass a law regulating political dynasties, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s consultative committee (Con-com) has begun contemplating its own provisions to regulate them. During its meeting on Wednesday, the Con-com, the body tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, agreed to adopt “strong, self-executing provisions to regulate political dynasties”. This, after Con-com […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated 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

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

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

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

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

Concom votes to regulate, rather than totally ban, political dynasties up to second degree

The Consultative Committee reviewing the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted ten to nine to regulate political dynasties, as opposed to a total ban on political dynasties. They also voted to extend the regulation on political dynasties up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity, as opposed to the third and fourth degrees......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Con-Com votes to regulate political dynasties in new charter

MANILA, Philippines - The Consultative Committee voted to insert a self-executing provision covering relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity. The ban could prohibit such relatives from succeeding each other, running in the same election cycle, or occupying simultaneous posts in government but this will still be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Con-com en banc to vote on provisions stopping political dynasties this week

The Consultative Committee (con-com) en banc is scheduled to vote on three key provisions regarding political dynasties in the Philippines on Monday. Source link link: Con-com en banc to vote on provisions stopping political dynasties this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Experts suggest compromise for Congress: Regulate, not ban, dynasties

MANILA, Philippines – With unending discussions on an anti-political dynasty law, experts are now proposing a compromise to make the measure more amenable to Congress. With 78% of Congress belonging to dynasties, lawmakers have been hesitant to pass such a law despite a constitutional provision saying so. University of the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 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. 5 min. ago

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

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

Solon hails Con-Com moves vs turncoats

A House leader yesterday welcomed the decision of the 25-member consultative committee (Con-Com) led by retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno adopting provisions that would eradicate political turncoatism in the country. In line with this, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, who chairs the House committee on dangerous drugs, filed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 6th, 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

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

MANILA, Philippines – A ban on political turncoatism is among the provisions on political reform that the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) finalized on Wednesday May 2. With the majority vote for the wording sponsored by political scientist Julio Teehankee, the Con-Com will propose that the provisions be part of a new constitution. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

ConCom introduces provisions on turncoatism

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on charter change has proposed provisions banning elected officials from switching political parties within their term. “The Subcommittee on Political Reforms: Leveling the Political field has passed in principle the provisions on turncoatism,” professor Julio C. Teehankee said in a press briefing on Thursday. […] The post ConCom introduces provisions on turncoatism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Joint exploration with China not just about economic benefits – expert

MANILA, Philippines – Crafting a framework with China for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea is also about sovereignty, not just possible economic benefits, according to Herman Kraft, Political Science associate professor at the University of the Philippines.  Asked if economic provisions in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 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