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DOF chief: Draft federal charter could force massive gov& apos;t job cuts - Inquirer.net

DOF chief: Draft federal charter could force massive gov't job cuts - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

Duterte creates task force for P90-M federalism blitz

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has created a task force mandated to go on a “massive information drive” at a cost of P90 million on the shift to federalism, according to Malacañang. On Thursday, former Chief Justice Renato Puno, chairman of the government’s Consultative Committee (Con-com) tasked to craft the draft the federal charter, said the President… link: Duterte creates task force for P90-M federalism blitz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Puno: Proposed federal charter expands meaning of human rights

To ease concerns about the disappearance of "human rights" from the Declaration of Principles and State Policies in the proposed federal Constitution, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno said the definition of the concept was actually expanded in the draft Charter.   Puno, chair of the consultative committee created by President Duterte to revise the 1987 Constitution, on Saturday said critics were merely "nitpicking" about the omission of the term.   "In our draft Constitution, we actually broadened the definition of human rights," he said in a symposium organized by Partido Federal ng Pilipinas. "These are far from the protections given by the 1987 Con...Keep on reading: Puno: Proposed federal charter expands meaning of human rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Hilarious views

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. during Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed Federal Constitution asked: “Why not clearly mention the West Philippine Sea? Was it because of the administrative fear of or love for China?” Davide was referring to Article 1 of the draft Charter defining the territory of the country. In giving his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Davide: Duterte can run as transition government head under draft charter

President Rodrigo Duterte is not barred from running as the head of the transition government under the proposed federal constitution, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Draft federal charter will allow authoritarianism - Monsod

Lawyer Christian Monsod. (File photo from Radyo Inquirer) The draft federal charter produced by President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Commission (Con-Com) on charter change will allow and p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo

The terms of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo would not only be cut but they would also be barred from seeking reelection under the proposed federal constitution. According to the revised draft of the proposed Charter released on Tuesday, the President has to call elections for a "transition president" and a "transition vice president" within six months of the people's ratification of the new Constitution in a plebiscite. The revision to the transitory provisions of the so-called Bayanihan Constitution drawn up by Malacaang's Consultative Committee states that the terms of the President and Vice President will not be extended beyond June 30, 2022, and t...Keep on reading: Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives

The final copy of the draft federal Constitution that explicitly banned President Rodrigo Duterte from running again in 2022 should allay fears of a possible term extension for the chief executive. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement after Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com) included in the final draft of the proposed federal government that Duterte is prohibited from running again as President. READ: Duterte reelection banned in 2022 under draft federal Charter "We thank the Consultative Committee for accommodating the President's request to provide for an elected transition president," Roque said. "This should finally allay all fears that PRRD...Keep on reading: Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter

"Why not clearly mention the West Philippine Sea? [Is it] because of the administrative fear of or love for China?" This was the question posed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, during the Senate hearing on the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha). Davide pointed out that the West Philippine Sea was not mentioned in the draft federal Constitution produced by President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Commission (Con-con) tasked to review the present charter. "It deliberately did not mention the name West Philippine Sea but it specifically mentioned the Philippine Rise. Yet, it specifically mentions by name the Philippine Rise," h...Keep on reading: Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Con-com spokesperson: Draft federal charter not pro-dynasty - Inquirer.net

Con-com spokesperson: Draft federal charter not pro-dynasty - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Duterte can t seek another term under draft federal Charter-Sotto

Senate President Tito Sotto, President Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. INQUIRER file photo Senate President Vicente 'Tito' Sotto said on Saturday that President Ro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

IBP: Draft charter for federal gov’t to remain a draft if…

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said the draft charter for a federal government recently approved by a consultative committee (ConCom) will remain a draft if it will not be endorsed to Congress by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The special body composed of 22 members and chaired by former chief justice Reynato Puno approved the […] The post IBP: Draft charter for federal gov’t to remain a draft if… appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Duterte can run again under draft Charter

President Duterte may serve as the country’s Chief Executive until 2030 should he decide to run for re-election under the proposed charter for the federal government envisioned by his administration, according to a member of the consultative committee that drafted the proposed federal charter......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Committee approves draft federal charter - Inquirer.net

Committee approves draft federal charter - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Con-com eyes unified Federal Electoral Tribunal under draft Charter

Former Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura. INQUIRER.net / CATHY MIRANDA The Consultative Committee (Con-com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution is eyeing the creation of a unified electo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law

Under the proposed federal Charter, a series of attacks perpetrated by the New People's Army (NPA) would be considered aground for the declaration of martial law. This was the explanation of Ret. Lt. Gen. Ferdinand Bocobo, a member of President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com), as they bared the inclusion of "lawless violence" as a ground for declaring martial law. Bocobo told the Inquirer in a phone interview that for NPA attacks to be considered "lawless violence"---which includes terrorism and extremism---the attacks have to cause "widespread and extraordinary fear." "For NPA attacks to fall under "terrorism" as [a] ground to declare martial law, these attac...Keep on reading: Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Colmenares: Draft Charter exempts top gov& apos;t officials from income tax - Inquirer.net

Colmenares: Draft Charter exempts top gov't officials from income tax - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Pernia wants a ‘more analytical’ draft federal charter

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the draft federal constitution must provide an “analysis” on the impact of the proposed change in form of government on the country’s economy and fiscal profile......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Palace welcomes healthy debate on Federal Charter

PRESIDENTIALspokesperson Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang is all for having a healthy discussion of the proposed federal charter. “As we have said, we encourage a healthy discussion regarding the draft federal Constitution,” Roque said, in response to the statement of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Friday that the ambiguous and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

DOF chief: Call to sack econ managers won t enrich federalism discourse

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Friday maintained that the draft federal Constitution crafted by a consultative committee, or Concom, has “ambiguous and unclear” provisions on revenue and spending assignment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Draft federal charter rejected

The Philippines’ investment grade credit rating will be at risk if the current draft of a proposed federal government is approved, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd warned lawmakers on Wednesday. At the continuation of a Development Budget Coordination Committee briefing at the Senate, Dominguez said framers of the draft federal constitution did consider how the national debt [...] The post Draft federal charter rejected appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018