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Nene Pimentel on 1,000 peso budget for CHR:  Congress can’t abolish CHR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) &'8212; &'8220;The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is a Constitutional body that Congress has no power to abolish,&'8221; former Senate President Aquilino &'8220;Nene&'8221; Pimentel said in reaction to the House of Representatives' 119 &'' 32 vote Tuesday to give only 1,000 pesos budget to the rights body in 2018. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 13th, 2017

Nene Pimentel on Congress action to implement federalism

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Senate extends session hours this week

The Senate will extend its session hours this week as senators were expected to continue debating on amendments to the comprehensive tax reform bill. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the chamber would hold sessions at 10 a.m. today, adding that senators were all willing to start in the morning, especially this week. "We will play it by ear," Pimentel said. Sessions last week saw senators debating and voting on specific amendments to the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) that Malacaang wants passed along with the proposed 2018 national budget before Congress goes on recess on Dec. 15. Congress has only nine session days to work on the two me...Keep on reading: Senate extends session hours this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Cordillera IP network still calls to abolish NCIP

BAGUIO CITY — The widest alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) organization in the Cordillera reiterates its call to abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) amidst the allocation of P1,000 budget for 2018 by the House of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Igorots, Moros, Lumads seek to abolish NCIP

QUEZON CITY — Igorots with other indigenous peoples and Moros trooped to the House of Representatives today, September 5 to ask congress representatives to disapprove the budget for and abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Nene: Press freedom should not be curtailed

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. called for support for the rights of multimedia news group Rappler......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Lacson to Alvarez: PH Congress is bicameral

  Sen. Panfilo Lacson reminded House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarezon Saturdaythat the Philippine Congress is a bicameral system and a chamber could not unilaterally pass any kind of legislation, most especially the amendments in the Constitution.   "Somebody please tell the Speaker and his congressmen followers that under a bicameral system, one chamber cannot unilaterally decide for both Houses," Lacson said in a tweet.   "Not in the passage of the budget law, as in any piece of legislation and certainly not in revising or amending the Constitution," he added.   Somebody please tell the Speaker and his congressmen followers that under a bicameral...Keep on reading: Lacson to Alvarez: PH Congress is bicameral.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

WATCH | Ex-CJs Davide, Puno, Nene Pimentel differ on need for Cha-cha but agree Con-con is the way to go

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. sees “absolutely no need to amend or revise” the 1987 Constitution he helped draft, his fellow ex-Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III believe it should be, but all three agree amendment or revision is best done through a constitutional convention......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

No-elections, long transition to federal gov t? Kalokohan, says Nene Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines – Why revise provisions that are working well and why cancel the elections? Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr expressed his opposition to proposals to cancel national elections, and to have a long transition from a presidential to a federal form of government. Pimentel was among the resource ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Nene Pimentel: “we must never allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — The founder of the PDP-Laban — the political party that boasts of a “super majority” in the House of Representatives — on Wednesday urged the public “never to allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out” as he reiterated his opposition to a no-election scenario in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Nene Pimentel backs separate voting for Chacha

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Ex-CJs Davide, Puno, Nene Pimentel differ on need for Cha-cha but agree Con-con is the way to go

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. sees “absolutely no need to amend or revise” the 1987 Constitution he helped draft, his fellow ex-Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III believe it should be, but all three agree amendment or revision is best done through a constitutional convention......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 17th, 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

STATEMENT: Balay Mindanaw on the Shift to Federalism

Federalism has been one of the key advocacies of Balay Mindanaw since we began our journey in 1996. We were instrumental in the establishment and growth of Federalism movements such as Lihuk Pideral Mindanaw (LPM) and the Citizens’ Movement for a Federal Philippines (CMFP). Building on the wisdom of Nene Pimentel, Reuben Canoy, Datu Michael […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Nene Pimentel s appeal to the public, speak out now

Former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. has asked the public to voice out their opinion as the government seems to fast-track the implementation of a federal form of government. Source link link: Nene Pimentel's appeal to the public, speak out now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Congress eyes temporary budget as U.S. shutdown deadline looms

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, January 12, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed. A move to extend temporary funding beyond the January 19 deadline would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Senate to prioritize Cha-cha, says Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines — Amending the Constitution will be the priority of the Senate when Congress resumes session on Jan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Senate to resume debates on death penalty

THE Senate will restart the debates for the proposal to revive capital punishment in the Philippines as soon as Congress resumes session this January. Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel clarified however that he is not giving in to the pressure of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who had criticized the Senate….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

‘Realistic, workable timetable’ for Cha-Cha needed — Sherwin

SENATOR Sherwin Win Gatchalian yesterday called on the leadership of both chambers of Congress to present a “realistic and workable timetable” for the push for Charter Change which would pave the way for the country’s shift to a federal form of government. According to Gatchalian, Senate President Pimentel and Speaker….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Roque: Term extension is Duterte’s ‘ultimate nightmare’

Staying in office even a day longer after his term expires in 2022 would be the "ultimate nightmare" for President Rodrigo Duterte, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque saidon Monday. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Roque reiterated that Duterte would not want his term extended, a possiblity floated by some of his allies in Congress. "Not even a day longer. To him that's the ultimate nightmare," Roque said. "He wants to finish his term. He wants to give it his best shot and that's it." Last week, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that Duterte's term might be extended beyond 2022 if the country would become a federal state. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ...Keep on reading: Roque: Term extension is Duterte’s ‘ultimate nightmare’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018