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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 ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

Speaker Arroyo backs separate House, Senate vote to push Charter change

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo supports separate voting between the Senate and House of Representatives for the approval of a new federal constitution. “There is no timeline but we should move forward from the time when I was President. I ended my presidency with the same stalemate. You [could]remember we have the same stalemate on voting separately [...] The post Speaker Arroyo backs separate House, Senate vote to push Charter change appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal

Two senatorsremained skeptical ofCharter change (Cha-cha) proposal even after Speaker Gloria Arroyo'slatest move to break the impasseon the issue. OnTuesday, Arroyo said that agreeing to the proposal to allow the House of Representatives and the Senate to vote separately would be the only way to move forward on Cha-cha. READ:Arroyo: House to vote separately from Senate on Cha-cha "Still a resounding no," Sen. Panfilo Lacson saidin text message when asked if the Senate would now consider Cha-cha after Arroyo's statement. "That's her statement now, yes," he said. "Once we have tied ourselves into adopting a joint resolution for a joint session with the HOR, there is no guarante...Keep on reading: Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

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?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

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 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

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

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

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create the lone legislative district of Calamba City in Laguna. Sponsored by Senator Juan Edgardo Angara,House Bill No. 990was approved with 19 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government,said the creation of the new legislative district of Calamba City would "focus on the needs of its constituents and bring them to the national government's attention." "In consideration of the size and continued progress of the city, it is only right that we give them proper representation in the national government," Angara said. The senator explain...Keep on reading: Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house months earlier. The vote, with 38 against, 31 in favor and two abstentions, capped a marathon session that began the day before [...] The post Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Pimentel welcomes GMA call for separate Con-ass vote

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is willing to give Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the benefit of the doubt on her directive for separate voting in a proposed constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Pimentel described as a "welcome development" Arroyo's directive to modify the House of Representatives' constituent assembly resolution to categorically state that the two houses of Congress would vote separately. That's one issue resolved in the constitutional amendment controversies, though there are still a lot of substantial issues that remain contentious, he said. Pimentel also said he was willing to...Keep on reading: Pimentel welcomes GMA call for separate Con-ass vote.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Puno agrees with Senate on separate charter change voting

MANILA, Philippines – Consultative Committee (Con-Com) members, led by former chief justice Reynato Puno, agree with the Senate that the two chambers of Congress must vote separately on amendments to the Constitution. "I expressed my personal opinion that the voting should be done separately by both the houses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Duterte certifies Health care bill

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the proposed measure that would provide universal healthcare coverage for all Filipinos. Duterte’s spokesperson, Harry Roque, said the President arrived at the decision during the Cabinet meeting in Malacañang. The Senate and House of Representatives can only vote on third and final reading….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

On SC’s rejection of Sereno ouster appeal, Umali says, ‘I expected it’

House justice committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali on Tuesday said he was "relieved" that the Supreme Court (SC) has junked former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion to reverse its May 11 decision that led to her ouster. "Actually expected ko naman 'yun ano, actually I was interviewed earlier and I said I don't think the SC will change its position. I feel so relieved that I need not to prepare anymore on the Senate trial," Umali told reporters. Umali was referring to the impeachment case filed at the lower House which they need to defend at the supposed Senate trial. The high court, with a vote of 8-6, denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration, according to a Court ins...Keep on reading: On SC’s rejection of Sereno ouster appeal, Umali says, ‘I expected it’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

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