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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

‘Two dates for Charter Day is okay’

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa said he is satisfied with the two dates for the Bacolod City Charter Day that were recognized in a Senate bill. In a statement sent to The Daily Guardian, Gamboa, chairman of the History, Culture and Arts Committee said that the original house bill introduced by the […] The post ‘Two dates for Charter Day is okay’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Senate declares June 18 as Bacolod City Charter Day

BACOLOD City – The Senate unanimously approved on Monday House Bill No. 7044 declaring June 18 of every year as the “Bacolod City Charter Day”, making it a special non-working holiday in this city. The bill also provides that the inauguration of the City of Bacolod shall be commemorated every October 19, and the highlights […] The post Senate declares June 18 as Bacolod City Charter Day appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Senate approves bill setting June 18 as Bacolod Charter Day 

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill that seeks to change the date of the Bacolod City’s Charter Day.  House Bill 7044 seeks to declare June 18 of every year a special non-working holiday in Negros Occidental’s capital city. It was authored by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

We are just trying to correct a wrong – mayor

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia reiterated on Sept 3, 2018that he is just trying to rectify the city’s Charter Day through a bill and it has nothing to do with politics. This, after former Bacolod City mayor and congressman Monico Puentevella said he expects the House bill seeking to move the city’s Charter […] The post We are just trying to correct a wrong – mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Amendment to GSIS charter sought

The Government Service Insurance System is seeking an amendment to its charter so it can manage a proposed new dual pension scheme for uniformed personnel and help stop its fiscal bleeding caused m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Anti-fedaralism senators nixed

ABOUT 100 members of the House of Representatives have launched a massive campaign against the election of senators who oppose Charter change and federalism. This is according to Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso, chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, who lamented that the proposed Charter change has been languishing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

House to adopt hybrid budget system for 2019

The House of Representatives under Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will adopt a hybrid budgeting system – or a mix of the cash- and obligation-based schemes – when it resumes deliberations on the proposed 2019 national budget on Aug. 28......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

House members to hold caucus over Charter Change

THE House of Representatives will have an all-member caucus on Wednesday afternoon, a day after Speaker Gloria Arroyo stopped committee level deliberations on Charter Change because she prefers that it be done by the House and Senate in a constituent assembly (Con-Ass). “The all-member caucus will be held at 2 p.m. today. The agenda will… link: House members to hold caucus over Charter Change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Gloria Arroyo files resolution on separate con-ass voting

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday filed a resolution calling for separate voting by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Charter change......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Only Con-Ass should draft new Charter -- GMA

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday only the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) should draft the new Constitution, explaining it is a waste of time to discuss now the heart and substance of federalism without the senators. “No committee hearings on the substance. We leave that for the [Con-Ass],” Arroyo told the House….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 7th, 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

Statement of Senator Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On House minority leadership and Charter change

August 6, 2018. At no other time in the 17th Congress do Filipinos need a House of Representatives with a genuine opposition than now. Only a credible opposition will raise critical questions and block self-serving moves against plans to hurry the approval of the revision of the 1987 Constitution in two months,… Source link link: Statement of Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On House minority leadership and Charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

No budget for Bangsamoro, Cha-cha plebiscites — Comelec  

Officials from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have admitted during discussions at the House of Representatives that the agency has no budget for the plebiscites on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha). "There is no provision for the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite," a presenter from the Comelec told the House Committee on Appropriations' hearing on Monday, which was also attended by Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abbas, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, and other officials. According to the presentation, the expenses for a plebiscite in the areas covered by the BOL in Mindanao would cost P854 million. When ACT Partylist Representative Antonio ...Keep on reading: No budget for Bangsamoro, Cha-cha plebiscites — Comelec  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

House to pass resolution on separate voting for charter change

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is set to pass a new resolution that would call for both chambers of Congress to convene into a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), but specify separate voting on charter change. “It will be filed tomorrow. As early as tomorrow, that would be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

‘Not enough time for Cha-cha before polls’

There is no “material time” for Congress to finish Charter change (Cha-cha) before the May 2019 elections, according to House minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

‘Not enough time for Cha-cha before polls’

There is no “material time” for Congress to finish Charter change (Cha-cha) before the May 2019 elections, according to House minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez. Source link link: ‘Not enough time for Cha-cha before polls’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Separate voting on Cha-cha okay with GMA

IF “voting separately” will break the stalemate between the Senate and the House of Representatives on the issue of Charter change, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is willing to bend backwards and adjust. In an interview during the groundbreaking for the NLEX Greening Project, Arroyo said she can suggest to the senators….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 1st, 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

Arroyo OK with separate voting on charter change for House, Senate

PAMPANGA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said it would be "realistic" to conduct separate voting for both houses of Congress in amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for federalism. "I agree to separate voting," Arroyo told reporters when asked whether she would prefer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018