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No ‘judicial independence’ in proposed federal constitution — Sereno

Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday said the provisions stated in the proposed federal constitution do not promote "judicial independence." During the "Hindi Pwederalismo" charter change forum at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Sereno said the proposed federal constitution has blurred the lines between the duties of the courts and the legislature.   Ex-CJ Sereno said judicial independence is history in the proposed federal constitution. @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/et477VoZTb --- tetch torres-tupas (@T2TupasINQ) July 20, 2018   Under the proposed system, lawmakers can go to the courts to ask for advisory opinions, Sereno noted. ...Keep on reading: No ‘judicial independence’ in proposed federal constitution — Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 20th, 2018

Con-Com s proposed 4 high courts bad for justice system

MANILA, Philippines – The creation of 3 high courts aside from a Federal Supreme Court wil lead to the "impoverishment of the judicial process," said former Supreme Court associate justice Vicente Mendoza. Mendoza was speaking at a forum about the Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution on Thursday, August 1 in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Pernia wants a ‘more analytical’ draft federal charter

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the draft federal constitution must provide an “analysis” on the impact of the proposed change in form of government on the country’s economy and fiscal profile......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Palace welcomes healthy debate on Federal Charter

PRESIDENTIALspokesperson Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang is all for having a healthy discussion of the proposed federal charter. “As we have said, we encourage a healthy discussion regarding the draft federal Constitution,” Roque said, in response to the statement of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Friday that the ambiguous and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Draft federal charter rejected

The Philippines’ investment grade credit rating will be at risk if the current draft of a proposed federal government is approved, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd warned lawmakers on Wednesday. At the continuation of a Development Budget Coordination Committee briefing at the Senate, Dominguez said framers of the draft federal constitution did consider how the national debt [...] The post Draft federal charter rejected appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Federalism Will Continue to Protect Rights of Marginalized Sectors-ConCom

Members of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution assured the constituents of Davao Region that all basic sectors will be well taken cared of in the proposed Federalism Constitution that the committee drafted. ConCom Commissioner Dr. Virgilio Bautista stated that the draft Federal Constitution will continue to recognize, promote and protect the rights […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Comelec may need P6-8 billion for federalism plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may need P6 billion to 8 billion for a plebiscite on the Philippines' proposed federal constitution, Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas said on Monday, August 6. "We will need to request budget from you. I think the projection is probably ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

ConCom spells out regions’ revenue sources under Federal gov’t

THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (ConCom) which drafted the proposed Federal Constitution has spelled out the sources of revenues for the federated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

P90M set for info drive on federalism

AS much as P90 million may be allocated for a “massive” government information drive on Malacañang’s proposed federal constitution, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque said P50 million of the fund will be from the budget savings of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Con-Com). “The initial amount identified is….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Puno: Proposed federal charter expands meaning of human rights

To ease concerns about the disappearance of "human rights" from the Declaration of Principles and State Policies in the proposed federal Constitution, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno said the definition of the concept was actually expanded in the draft Charter.   Puno, chair of the consultative committee created by President Duterte to revise the 1987 Constitution, on Saturday said critics were merely "nitpicking" about the omission of the term.   "In our draft Constitution, we actually broadened the definition of human rights," he said in a symposium organized by Partido Federal ng Pilipinas. "These are far from the protections given by the 1987 Con...Keep on reading: Puno: Proposed federal charter expands meaning of human rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Draft federal charter irrepealable, ex-Bayan Muna solon warns

The proposed federal government Constitution drafted by President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee is "irrepealable," a former militant lawmaker warned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

More participative but less political

It is truly sad to note that politics and vested political interests have reared their ugly heads in the proposed changes to our Constitution, particularly the change in the form of government from the present unitary presidential system to federal system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Hilarious views

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. during Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed Federal Constitution asked: “Why not clearly mention the West Philippine Sea? Was it because of the administrative fear of or love for China?” Davide was referring to Article 1 of the draft Charter defining the territory of the country. In giving his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

No Time for Charter Change, Unless There’s ‘No-El’: Alvarez

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday reiterated that Congress simply does not have enough time to tackle the proposed federal charter unless the May 2019 midterm elections would be postponed. In a radio interview, Alvarez said postponing the 2019 polls is the best option to give lawmakers ample time to work on the proposed Constitution. He […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Davide: Duterte can run as transition government head under draft charter

President Rodrigo Duterte is not barred from running as the head of the transition government under the proposed federal constitution, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

ConCom’s Final Draft Charter Bars PRRD From Running in 2022

The final and official draft of the Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) proposed Federal Constitution now bars President Rodrigo R. Duterte from running in the 2022 general elections. ConCom spokesperson Ding Generoso released a copy of the final draft to the media on Tuesday, a week after Duterte, on July 9, approved the proposed Federal Constitution in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism

Public disapproval of constitutional revision and federalism is no reason to stop moves to amend the 1987 Constitution, according to the spokesperson for the Consultative Committee that drafted a proposed federal charter for the Duterte administration. Conrado Generoso told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that public sentiment about revising the Constitution and adopting federalism was bound to change in the coming days, as the country had just begun discussions on the proposal. A Pulse Asia poll conducted from June 15 to June 21 found that 67 percent of Filipinos disapproved of the amendment of the 1987 Constitution, while 62 percent opposed the proposal for a shift to federalism....Keep on reading: Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo

The terms of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo would not only be cut but they would also be barred from seeking reelection under the proposed federal constitution. According to the revised draft of the proposed Charter released on Tuesday, the President has to call elections for a "transition president" and a "transition vice president" within six months of the people's ratification of the new Constitution in a plebiscite. The revision to the transitory provisions of the so-called Bayanihan Constitution drawn up by Malacaang's Consultative Committee states that the terms of the President and Vice President will not be extended beyond June 30, 2022, and t...Keep on reading: Draft charter cuts terms of Duterte and Robredo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

ConCom defends proposed federal charter amid questions on timing, need

President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee discussed before the Senate the salient features of its proposed federal constitution, amid questions over the need to change the current charter and the public's opposition to it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives

The final copy of the draft federal Constitution that explicitly banned President Rodrigo Duterte from running again in 2022 should allay fears of a possible term extension for the chief executive. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement after Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com) included in the final draft of the proposed federal government that Duterte is prohibited from running again as President. READ: Duterte reelection banned in 2022 under draft federal Charter "We thank the Consultative Committee for accommodating the President's request to provide for an elected transition president," Roque said. "This should finally allay all fears that PRRD...Keep on reading: Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter

"Why not clearly mention the West Philippine Sea? [Is it] because of the administrative fear of or love for China?" This was the question posed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, during the Senate hearing on the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha). Davide pointed out that the West Philippine Sea was not mentioned in the draft federal Constitution produced by President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Commission (Con-con) tasked to review the present charter. "It deliberately did not mention the name West Philippine Sea but it specifically mentioned the Philippine Rise. Yet, it specifically mentions by name the Philippine Rise," h...Keep on reading: Davide questions non-mention of West Philippine Sea in draft Charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018