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House needs to adopt charter day amendment

BACOLOD City – The House of Representatives has to adopt first the Senate amendment to House Bill 7044 before President Rodrigo Duterte signs it into law. House Bill 7044, which was authored by Bacolod City Lone District Congressman Greg Gasataya, declared June 18 as Charter Day of Bacolod. The Senate unanimously approved it on third […] The post House needs to adopt charter day amendment appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianSep 14th, 2018

House panel OKs returning VP in line of succession under draft federal charter | News

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Monday approved the amendment in its draft federal charter returning the Vice President position in the line of succession to the presidency during.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Group blasts Arroyo for 12 ‘dangerous’ provisions in House draft federal charter

      MANILA, Philippines --- A multi-sectoral group on Tuesday warned the public of 12 "dangerous, anti-Filipino, anti-youth, anti-NGO, and anti-democracy provisions" under the House draft federal charter principally authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a press statement, Laiko Warriors, a group of individual businessmen, lawyers, doctors, media practitioners, professionals, and lay leaders from various lay and non-lay groups, among others, said they gathered and met with Manila Auxillary Bishop Broderick Pabillo last Dec. 19, 2018, to discuss Resolution of Both Houses of Congress No. 15 (RBH 15). On Dec. 11, 2018, the lower chamber approved ...Keep on reading: Group blasts Arroyo for 12 ‘dangerous’ provisions in House draft federal charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Does Trump really mean to pull troops from Syria? | The Manila Times Online

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on December 19 that the US would withdraw more than 2,000 soldiers from Syria, a move signaling Washingtons wish to adopt the nextREAD The post Does Trum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Lagman: I voted against House-proposed federal Charter

  MANILA, Philippines --- Albay 1st Dist. Rep. Edcel Lagman has accused Leyte 3rd Dist. Rep. Vicente Veloso of lying, as he denied voting to remove provisions on term limits and political dynasties in the proposed federal Charter of the House of Representatives. Lagman clarified Friday he voted against Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 (RBH 15), which seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution and change the nation's prevailing unitary system of government to federal form. Lagman further said he was not even a member of the House committee on constitutional amendments chaired by Veloso. Lagman, in a statement on Friday said: "Rep. Vicente Veloso was lying when he told ABS-C...Keep on reading: Lagman: I voted against House-proposed federal Charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Federal Charter Railroaded: Media Missed House Vote Anomalies

CMFR File Photo.AFTER THREE failed attempts at charter change during her own presidency, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may finally get her wish. On its third and final reading, the H.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Ateneo school heads slam lawmakers for ‘railroading’ charter change

The presidents of five Atenean schools in the country slammed the House of Representatives for “fast-tracking” moves to amend the Constitution after the lower chamber approved its version of a federal constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Ateneo presidents hit lawmakers for railroading Charter Change process | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The presidents of the 5 Ateneo universities across the country slam members of the House of Representatives for “railroading” moves to amend the Constitution. Former FBI director James Comey lashes out at US President Donald Trump for telling "lies" and undermining the rule of law. Colin Kroll , the CEO and co-founder of high-profile ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Ateneo presidents hit lawmakers for railroading Charter Change process

MANILA, Philippines – The presidents of the 5 Ateneo universities across the country slammed members of the House of Representatives for “railroading” moves to amend the Constitution, and urged them to consult all sectors “to establish credibility and trust” in the Charter Change process. In a statement on Monday, December 17, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Palace to House: Rethink stand on political dynasties

Malacañang expressed hope lawmakers will rethink their decision not to ban political dynasties in the proposed federalism charter after the President Duterte-backed consultative committee (Concom) rejected the bill passed by the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Francis Pangilinan: ‘No more time for charter change’

The Senate will not be able to immediately act on a resolution passed by the House of Representatives seeking a shift in the form of government to a presidential-federal system due to lack of time and consensus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Malacañang warns House: Filipinos may reject your draft charter

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang asked the House of Representatives to be more "open" to concerns from sectors about its  draft constitution , saying ignoring them might lead to a rejection of the proposed charter. One such voice that has been critical of the House's draft, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Palace to Congress on Cha-cha: Listen to Puno, be open to amendments

Following the approval of a federalism charter in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday that the Congress should “listen" to the former Chief Justice Renato Puno and be open to amendments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

House charter won’t lead to change – Puno

Former chief justice Reynato Puno, chairman of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to propose a federal charter, said a draft bill passed by the House of Representatives would not establish…READ The post House charter won’t lead to change – Puno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

ConCom outraged by House charter | The Manila Times Online

MEMBERS of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review and propose changes in the 1987 Constitution expressed outrage on Wednesday over the House of Representativ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Consultative committee members slam House federal charter

Members of President Duterte’s consultative committee, tasked to review the 1987 Constitution were dissatisfied with the version of the federal charter of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Tañada urges Senate’s ‘independence’ amid House approval of charter change

MANILA, Philippines ---Opposition bet Lorenzo "Erin" Taada III on Wednesday urged the Senate to maintain its independence amid the House of Representatives' approval of charter change. "It is high time that we bring in an independent Senate that is free from any form of influence, follows their wisdom and their heart in fulfilling their promises, and more than anything, faithful to the mandate and obligations bestowed upon them when they got elected by the people," Taada said in a statement. READ: House approves charter change Taada issued the statement after the House approved on third and final reading the controversial federal charter or the Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 l...Keep on reading: Tañada urges Senate’s ‘independence’ amid House approval of charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading

The draft federal charter was approved by the Congress on its third and final reading less than a week since its second passage despite a majority of Filipinos’ disapproval of the shift to a federal system. Resolution of Both Houses 15 was met with 224 affirmative votes, 22 objections and 3 abstentions. Under the proposal, the […] The post Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House approves charter change

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, a total of 224 lawmakers voted in favor of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, just five votes more than the required 219, or three-fourths of the total House membership of 292 required to amend the Charter. Hasty Twenty-two congressmen, mostly belonging to opposition groups like the leftist Makabayan bloc, the so-called Magnificent 7 and several belonging to the recognized minority group led by the House Minority Leader, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suare...Keep on reading: House approves charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

In final vote, House approves charter change

The House of Representatives, by a vote of 224 to 22 with three abstentions, yesterday approved on third and final reading its version of a federal constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading

THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the draft charter seeking a shift to the federal system of government. Voting 224-22-3, lawmakers passed on Tuesday the…READ The post House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018