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House panel ready for draft new Charter

THE chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments yesterday assured President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte that his panel will act on the proposed draft new Constitution of the 25-man Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) led by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno once it reaches Congress next month. Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado,….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 14th, 2018

Raps urged vs gov’t execs in Dengvaxia scandal

AFTER months of legislative inquiry into the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine, a House panel will soon submit at the plenary a draft committee report which includes as one of the recommendations the filing of criminal and administrative charges against government officials involved in the deal. The Committee on Good Government and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 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

ConCom: House shakeup shows need for proviso in Charter vs. turncoats

SOME members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked with proposing amendments to the 1987 Constitution said that political turncoats, such as those seen recently in the Lower House, would have a harder time if the federal constitution they’ve crafted is approved. In a statement, ConCom spokesperson Ding Generoso said that the draft constitution that has… link: ConCom: House shakeup shows need for proviso in Charter vs. turncoats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

House to start hearings on draft federal Charter

FOLLOWING Congress’ resumption of session today, the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments will begin its series of hearings this week on the draft federal Constitution submitted by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) led by its chairman Reynato Puno that Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez vowed to finish within a period of at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Committee to start hearings on draft federal charter

AS Congress resumes its session today, the House committee on constitutional amendments will begin its series of hearings this week on the draft federal constitution submitted by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) led by its chairman Reynato Puno that Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez vowed to finish in at least six-month period….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

  One year to the day of the submission of the draft measure to Congress, a bicameral panel approved on Wednesday night the final version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that is seen as a crucial component to bringing peace and development to Mindanao.   The conference committee's report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be submitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for ratification on July 23 before it is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.   No date has been set for the signing.   The approval came after six days of marathon hearings marked by intense discussions that necessitated an intervention from the ...Keep on reading: Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Senate set to tackle draft federal charter

Now in possession of an official copy of the draft federal constitution, the Senate panel tasked to handle proposed charter amendments has set for Tuesday its first discussion on the document. Source link link: Senate set to tackle draft federal charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Senate set to tackle draft federal charter

Now in possession of an official copy of the draft federal constitution, the Senate panel tasked to handle proposed charter amendments has set for Tuesday its first discussion on the document......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Alvarez broaches postponing polls

HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez sees postponing next year’s midterm election as a more practical option for Congress to be able to tackle the draft federal charter submitted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) last Monday, and other matters......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

LOOK: House receives Consultative Committee s draft constitution

MANILA, Philippines – The leadership of the House of Representatives received a copy of the federal constitution drafted by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) on Wednesday, July 11. Con-Com chairman Reynato Puno personally handed the draft federal charter to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in a brief ceremony held at the latter's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

‘Cha-cha still not Congress priority’

Charter change is still not a priority in Congress at this time even if the special panel formed by President Duterte to review and draft a replacement for the 1987 Constitution has completed its work, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Nene Pimentel: Proposed new charter ready by time of President’s 3rd Sona

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY --- The consultative committee reviewing the 1987 Constitution aims to finish the proposed draft for a new charter by July 23, when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his the third State of the Nation Address (Sona), according to former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. Pimentel said he expected Duterte to mention the provisions in the proposed draft, which includes, among others, the shift to a federal-presidential form of government, the in-tandem election of the two highest political positions in the country -- the president and the vice president -- and the educational requirement of candidates for public office. Pimentel was among the 19 per...Keep on reading: Nene Pimentel: Proposed new charter ready by time of President’s 3rd Sona.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

PSA urged to get ready for national ID

THE chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations yesterday urged the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to make a design and prepare for the full blast printing of the national identification (ID) card. Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, the panel chairman, pointed out that President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte is expected….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Consultative panel for new Constitution eyes 4-yr terms, one reelection for president, vice president, Congress

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has agreed in principle to reduce to four years the six-year term for the president and vice president of the Republic and eligible for “one reelection.” ConCom member, retired justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, on Thursday said that under the proposed draft Charter the president, vice president, senators and [...] The post Consultative panel for new Constitution eyes 4-yr terms, one reelection for president, vice president, Congress appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case

  It came as no surprise for Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, who has been "eagerly" awaiting the House justice committee's approval of the articles of impeachment, as she prepares to face her looming impeachment trial before the Senate.   Lawyer Josa Deinla, one of the spokespersons of Sereno, said they already expected the decision of the House panel, which voted 33-1, ruling in favor of certifying the articles of impeachment against the country's top magistrate.   READ: House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno     "Hindi naman ikinagulat ng aming kampo kung ano yung narinig nating ulat sa committee on justic...Keep on reading: Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

House panel gets set to okay Sereno articles of impeachment

THE House committee on justice is set to meet tomorrow to approve the committee report and draft the articles of impeachment in the complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The approval was delayed for a week after members of the committee failed to agree on what acts will be….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

House panel defers voting on Sereno articles of impeachment

The House committee on justice has deferred its voting on the draft articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In an interview on Tuesday, March 13, committee chairman Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali said the vice chairpersons of the committee have yet to finalize the draft articles of impeachment and the draft committee report.… link: House panel defers voting on Sereno articles of impeachment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

2 solons see no conflict in ongoing BBL and Cha-cha efforts

Some lawmakerson Mondayforesee no conflict in the ongoing efforts of the House of Representatives to approve the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) to effect a federal form of government, among others. During the bi-monthly press briefing at the chamber, Deputy Speaker and Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia said in so far as Cha-cha is concerned, this may further strengthen the BBL or what may be passed in March before the session adjourns. "When under a federal system of government, more powers may be given to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region within the parameters, the confines set by what would then be the Constitution that ...Keep on reading: 2 solons see no conflict in ongoing BBL and Cha-cha efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

House won’t wait for Senate, will craft Charter changes, vote by itself, bring draft to people: Alvarez

The House of Representatives is moving on and will no longer wait for the Senate’s concurrence on charter change. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Monday the House is already in the process of amending the Constitution, and when the draft constitution is finished, the House will convene and get the three-fourths vote of all the members of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

House readies draft federalism charter

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is likely to transmit to the Senate a draft resolution paving the way for the shift to federalism in Febru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018