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COMMMENTARY: On reorganizing Government

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) &'8212; One function the Constitution performs is to organize government. Hence, I am certain there are now robust debates between parliamentary or presidential, bicameral or unicameral, federal or unitary, and all the pos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2016

EDITORIAL: Burying a heel, not a hero

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, in her dissent, affirmed that the Court must take cognizance of the issues presented in order to preserve the Constitution as well as the judiciary’s own prerogatives under the Constitution. She maintained .....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Senate to start Cha-cha debates next year

MANILA, Philippines - Senators will heed President Duterte’s call for speedier action on proposals to amend the Constitution to pave the way for a federal fo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Federalism gains huge support in Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign for a federal form of government is getting a lot of public support in Mindanao following a series of summit conferences and road shows in the southern Philippine region. The proposed fed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

House panel to decide on charter change method

The proposal calling for a constituent assembly (con-ass) as a mode of amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal system of government will be put to vote by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Wednesday, October 19......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 16th, 2016

Fed seeks to require bigger capital for largest banks

WASHINGTON: Shares of the largest US banks fell on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) after the Federal Reserve’s main regulator proposed higher capital requirements for them. Stress tests for the banks &'8212; to see how they could ride out extreme crises.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Philconsa backs Cha-cha

The Philippine Constitution Association, composed of the country’s foremost constitutionalists, has declared its support to the Duterte administration’s bid to revise the 1987 Constitution and the proposed creation of the 25-man Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

Sereno to members of judiciary: Always project independence

Sereno to members of judiciary: Always project independence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

How do we change from unitary to federal?

Part 2 of 3 The first part of this three-column series discussed the four preconditions to a less painful, sustainable and successful shift to federalism. As I have previously said, revising the 1987 Constitution needs a FRAMEWORK, a step-by step process,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

HB 1397 ni Amante may sentido-kumon

SI Agusan del Norte Rep. Erlpe John Amante ay may panukala na lalong magpapalawak sa kanyang House Bill 1397 (Enhanced Judicial Independence Act of 2015). Nais ni Amante na ipagbawal na ang anomang uri ng karagdagang kompensasyon sa mga fiscal at hukom, k.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Four rather than 12 or more states in the Phl federation

Last week, in the column entitled “States of the proposed Philippine federal republic”, the idea of four self-governing states was broached......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016


TO : ALL STATION MANAGERS &'038; EDITORS/ PUBLISHERS Radio Stations Newspapers Province of Bohol RE : M E D I A C O V E R A G E One of the priority programs of the present administration is the proposed shift from Presidential Unitary to Parliamentary Fed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 15th, 2016

Speech patterns

The head of the Executive Department, President Rodrigo Duterte, received a letter from the head of the Judicial Department, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday. The letter was in response to Duterte’s naming of seven judges a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

President Duterte warns Congress against taking advantage of proposed Constitutional change

By Joann Santiago, Philippine News Agency MANILA, Aug. 3 &'' - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday called on lawmakers to do their part in changing the Constitution but warned them not to take advantage of it otherwise face the consequence. “M.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 3rd, 2016

House expects full public support for ChaCha

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez expressed confidence that majority of Filipinos will support the proposed charter change towards a federal form of government once they understand the merits of federalism. In an interview, the House leader asserted that &'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Alvarez: Information campaign may urge Filipinos to support cha-cha

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez remains hopeful that Filipinos will support the proposed amendment of the 1987 Philippine Constitution despit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Rody drops con-con in federalism bid

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte has abandoned his proposal to amend the Constitution to shift to federal system of government through an elected cons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

Duterte wants Constituent assembly to amend charter – Abella

(Updated) PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is now in favor of allowing members of Congress to amend the 1987 Constitution as the administration starts the process to shift to a federal-parliamentary form of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

Palace seeks swift passage of death penalty, shift to federal gov’t

Malaca?ang is pushing for the swift approval of the proposed revival of the death penalty and Charter change for a shift to a federal form of government. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 25th, 2016

Senate to push for federal form of government Koko Pimentel

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) — The Senate will move for the adoption of a federal form of government, newly installed Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III said Monday. In his inaugural speech, Pimentel said the proposed shift to .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2016