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Concom proposes reelection for Duterte under federal setup

The consultative committee (Concom) has proposed to prohibit a term extension of President Duterte but wants to allow him to seek reelection under a federal government......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Nene Pimentel wants more senators in proposed US-style federal gov’t

Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. wants additional seats for senators in his proposed federal-presidential system of government -- which is similar to what the United States has. Pimentel made the proposal during the en banc session of the Consultative Committee tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution. READ:Nene Pimentel proposes a presidential federal gov't The federal-presidential system, according to Pimentel, would follow the current general setup of the national government -- headed by a president and vice president, and with executive, legislative and judiciary departments. But apart from this, the country would also have f...Keep on reading: Nene Pimentel wants more senators in proposed US-style federal gov’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 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

Duterte ready to quit during transition

After a member of the consultative committee (Concom) said that President Duterte could seek reelection if allowed by the new Constitution, the Chief Executive stressed he is ready to step down during the transition to federalism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

ConCom mulls reelection for president and VP

By Camille A. Aguinaldo A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has proposed that elective officials, including the president, the vice-president and lawmakers, serve for four years with one reelection under the proposed federal government.“The members of the committee felt that three years (for congressman) is too short. So […] The post ConCom mulls reelection for president and VP appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Puno: Duterte cannot seek reelection or extend term

President Rodrigo Duterte cannot seek reelection nor extend his term even if a new Constitution providing for a federal form of government is passed before he steps down in 2022. According to former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who heads the 20-member consultative committee tasked to propose Charter amendments, the six-year term limit imposed by the 1987 Constitution would still apply to Duterte even if the country transitions to a federal system during his term. "As of now the prohibitions and term limits under the 1987 Constitution would still be binding," Puno said in news briefing on Monday. Crafted after the Edsa People Power Revolution that ousted the dictator Ferdinand Mar...Keep on reading: Puno: Duterte cannot seek reelection or extend term.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 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

Concom trains radar on presidential form of federal gov’t

MANILA – In a meeting Tuesday, the Consultative Committee designated to review the 1987 Constitution decided to adopt a presidential form of federal government, which they intend to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte. The meeting was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. It was presided over by Concom chairman and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

A federal setup without Cha-cha (2)

Insights.xlr8 If the Duterte administration really wants it so badly, federalism can be realized hastily without having to tinker with the 1987 Constitution. Why so? It’s because, perhaps unbeknownst to many, the fundamental law of the land already allows a Philippine-style federal setup. The hallmarks of federalism – local autonomy….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Duterte’s lament: Pinoys not ready for federalism

President Duterte on Tuesday conceded that Filipinos were "not ready" for a federal form of government.   The President said that his administration's drive to shift the form of government from presidential to a federal setup was not catching fire in places where he had expected strong public support.   He made the admission at a Christmas party for members of the Malacaang Press Corps.   "The problem is, I think, the Filipinos are not ready for a federal type," Mr. Duterte said, adding: "It does not seem to ring a bell in the Visayas and Mindanao or, if at all, [only among] those who are really dedicated and are thinking Filipinos."   The admi...Keep on reading: Duterte’s lament: Pinoys not ready for federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Negros in ConCom list of Federal shift regions

BACOLOD CITY: The one island region of Negros has been included in the list of regional states that the Consultative Committee (ConCom) has approved in the proposed shift to a federal form of government. Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, of the Department of Interior and Local Government, said during the ConCom consultation in Dumaguete City on… link: Negros in ConCom list of Federal shift regions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Duterte on Federalism: We’re Just Trying to Perfect Everything

As President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s expert panel comes closer to finishing its draft Federal Constitution, the chief executive on Saturday night reiterated his commitment to step down once federalism is in place. “We’re just trying to perfect everything and if you want a new leader during the transition you can provide it in the law […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

1st Reg’l Consultation on Proposed Federal Constitution Set in NegOr

All eyes will be on Negros Oriental as the first Regional Consultation to replace the 1987 Constitution takes place on Monday, June 18, where 500 participants are expected to gather and give feedback to the proposed draft constitution that will be presented by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) of the Constitutional Commission. Participants will come from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Duterte to MILF: what cannot be included in the BBL, add them via federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) — Reiterating his camapign for federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night urged leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to wait for the passage of the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and whatever is not included there can be “added in the federal scheme […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

ConCom ready to submit new constitution draft by July 9 as regional road shows start this week

THE CONSULTATIVE Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) is confident of meeting the August 19 deadline for the proposal on the Federal Constitution as stipulated under Executive Order 10 issued in 2016. The post ConCom ready to submit new constitution draft by July 9 as regional road shows start this week appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Concom begins regional roadshows

Starting tomorrow, the consultative committee (Concom) of President Duterte will hold regional consultations and presentation of its draft amendment to the 1987 Constitution, which is expected to be completed today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

ConCom eyes ‘Democracy Fund’ to level political playing field

TO EMPOWER smaller, lesser-known political parties in the country, the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Duterte receives copy of proposed Bangsamoro State Constitution

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte received on Saturday a copy of the proposed Bangsamoro State Constitution, which was drafted by Moro scholars, including former Maguindanao Rep. Michael Mastura. Mastura, also a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel, personally handed the copy of the proposed Bangsamoro Constitution to the President. The All-Moro Convention must write a state constitution for the Bangsamoro," Mastura said. The draft Bangsamoro Constitution was prepared about a year ago. In an earlier speech, Mastura said the Bangsamoro State Constitution would provide for a structure that would be parliamentary in form and would fit a federal co...Keep on reading: Duterte receives copy of proposed Bangsamoro State Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 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