Enrile on cha-cha: House and Senate must vote separately

MANILA, Philippines – Former senate president Juan Ponce Enrile agreed that the 1987 constitution must be amended, but he also said that charter change or cha-cha should be done with the House of Representatives and Senate voting separately. “Otherwise you do not need the Senate to be ........»»

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Supreme Court tackles Senate, House ‘Charter change’ vote

MANILA, Philippines — Should the Senate and the House of Representatives vote jointly or separately in amending the 1987 Constitution?.....»»

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Law prof asks SC to break impasse between House, Senate on Cha-Cha

MANILA, Philippines – The first petition related to Charter Change or Cha-Cha was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, January 25, and it seeks the High Court's intervention in a disagreement pitting Congressmen against Senators. Should the House of Representatives and Senate vote jointly or separately? Law professor Arturo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Senate will vote on Cha-cha separately – Villar

SEN. Cynthia Villar stressed that senators will vote separately in amending the Philippine Constitution. “When we do the Constitutional Assembly (Con-Ass) we vote separately,” Villar said in an interview on Jan 21, 2018. Villar said Congress operates in a bicameral system since the House of Representatives and the Senate observe separate processes. The House of […] The post Senate will vote on Cha-cha separately – Villar appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Senators’ consensus: Congress should vote separately on Cha-cha

          Senators have reached a "clear consensus" that voting on any amendments or revisions to the 1987 Constitution should be done separately by Congress, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said on Wednesday.   "Ang clear na consensus kahapon sa informal caucus---all senators believe that voting should be separately. Yun lang very, very clear po yun," Pimentel told reporters.   "Voting separately, three-fourths vote ang absolute majority," he said.   Pimentel's remark came just a day after the Senate and the House of Representatives adopted a resolution, calling for Congress --- the Senate and the...Keep on reading: Senators’ consensus: Congress should vote separately on Cha-cha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Con-Ass, separate voting gaining support in Senate

A GROWING number of senators have expressed support for convening the Senate into a Constitutional Assembly and for on voting separately from the Lower House. According to Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, the Constitution clearly states that the Senate and House of Representatives will vote separately. “Voting separately is….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Drilon open to Con-Ass but insists House and Senate must vote separately

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said that while he is open to Charter Change, its passage is not inevitable. Drilon said amending the Charter is, principally, a function of Congress, of both houses, and it is ratified by the people. “Theoretically, the office of the President does not participate….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Pimentel: Senate, House to vote separately on Constitution changes

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday gave his assurance that the Senate and the House of Representatives would be voting s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Senate to insist on separate voting on Cha-cha – Drilon

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party (LP) maintained that the Senate and the House of Representatives should vote separately if plans to convene the legislative chambers into a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution will push through this year.  “No one in the Senate ........»»

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‘House, Senate should vote separately in Con-Ass’

‘House, Senate should vote separately in Con-Ass’.....»»

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Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Argentine lawmakers has backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis' Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.   Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside Congress on Thursday, as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125.   The bill will now go before the Senate, where it was thought likely to face an uphill battle to become law. However, in the hours following Thursday's vote, former president and now senator Cristina Kirchner's center-left Front for Victory bloc removed a major obstacl...Keep on reading: Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Bicam members: Who will finalize the Bangsamoro law?

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives passed on 3rd and final reading the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) after marathon hearings this week.  The next step is for the two chambers to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills they separately approved.  The members of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will investigate its members who committed electioneering and other violations of the election law during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Monday. But the party president, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) must provide evidence against the officials. "If the DILG gives us the evidence, [we will investigate]. We have no feedback as of now," Pimentel told reporters on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives also challenged the DILG to substantiate the claim of Undersecretary Martin Dio that congressmen...Keep on reading: Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Senate approves cityhood of Sto. Tomas town in Batangas

BATANGAS, Philippines – With a vote of 19-0, the Senate unanimously approved last Monday (March 19) the passage of House Bill 5160 or “An Act Converting the Municipality of Sto. Tomas in the Province of Batangas into a Component City to be known as City of Sto. Tomas”. Lawmakers in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Drilon: No one can force Sereno to resign

No one can force Chief JusticeMaria Lourdes Serenoto resign, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday. "The matter of resignation is a personal decision on thepart of the Chief Justice... No one can force her to resign," Drilon told Senate reporterswhensought for commenton the resignation call against Sereno by judges and employees of the Supreme Court. READ:'Resign!' judges, court employees tell Sereno The House of Representatives Committee on Justice has alreadyfoundprobably cause to impeach Sereno, butthe chamber has yet to vote on it in the plenary. Drilon raised the possibility, however, that the impeachment complaintmightno longer reach the Senate should th...Keep on reading: Drilon: No one can force Sereno to resign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Enrile tapped as adviser in Sereno ouster trial

THE chairman of the House committee on justice yesterday named former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile as private prosecution panel adviser, confirming reports that the former Senate leader will participate in the Lower Chamber’s mission to convict Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the Senate Impeachment Court. “[Former] Senate President….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Enrile, Corona spokesman eyed as House private prosecutors in Sereno trial

A FORMER senator and legal luminary and the spokesman of the late Renato Corona, the first chief justice to be impeached and convicted, are being eyed by the House of Representatives to serve as its private prosecutors if the case of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is elevated to the Senate for trial. Rep. Reynaldo [...] The post Enrile, Corona spokesman eyed as House private prosecutors in Sereno trial appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Sereno camp: Chief Justice can prove her innocence at Senate impeachment trial

It came as no surprise to the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that the House Committee on Justice ruled on Thursday that there was probable cause to impeach her. In a press release, Atty. Jojo Lacanilao, a spokesman for Sereno, said the team had anticipated the lawmakers’ vote as early as September last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

House to wrap up Sereno impeachment hearing

The House of Representatives justice committee will wrap up on Tuesday its hearings on the determination of probable cause in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali said that after the final hearing on Tuesday, the body's members would vote on the first week of March on the allegations to be included in the articles of impeachment to be filed against Sereno before the Senate acting as an impeachment court. By the second week of March, Umali said the committee report could be deliberated and approved by the plenary, impeaching Sereno. In a Sunday interview with radio station dzBB, he said the House's leaders were s...Keep on reading: House to wrap up Sereno impeachment hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

The vote set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return on Tuesday, cutting short what could have become a messy and costly impasse. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Palace appeal: Consensus needed on Con-ass vote

The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on how they should vote in a constituent assembly (Con-ass) so that amending the 1987 Constitution for a shift to federalism could proceed, Malacaang said on Tuesday as the senators insisted the representatives could not revise the Charter on their own. The senators have rejected joint voting on proposed amendments to the Constitution because they are outnumbered by the representatives, who, in turn, have decided to sit as a Con-ass and revise the Charter without the senators. The shift to federalism is a priority of President Duterte but the Senate-House stalemate has brought efforts to push the enterprise to a standstill....Keep on reading: Palace appeal: Consensus needed on Con-ass vote.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018