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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

Charter change plebiscite may be held in February 2019 – Rep. Veloso

A plebiscite aimed at seeking public support for the proposed shift to a federal form of government may be held as early as February 2019, according to Leyte Rep. VicenteVeloso, one of the primary movers of charter change (Cha-cha) in the House of Representatives. Veloso, chair of the House committee on constitutional amendments, insisted in a radio interview on Sunday that the 292-member legislative body could still wrap up the plenary deliberations on the attempt to modify the 1987 Constitution in December. This despite the unified position of majority of senators that the latest effort to alter the 31-year-old Constitution would be not stand a chance in the Senate. "If we...Keep on reading: Charter change plebiscite may be held in February 2019 – Rep. Veloso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism

Marlen V. Ronquillo UNDER a federal form of government, what reigns primordial are the so-called “states’ rights.” A particular state, with its own executive, judicial and legislative systems — and its proud independence — has to deal with its homegrown problems. The federal government does not intervene in these problems — unless these problems become… link: Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Arroyo s draft constitution removes lawmakers term limits

MANILA, Philippines – The draft federal constitution being proposed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo would remove the term limits for members of Congress. Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 15 , which is co-authored by 21 other legislators, removes the provisions imposing a two-term limit for senators and a 3-term limit for district ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Arroyo’s draft charter skips VP in transition to federalism

MANILA, Philippines – The proposed federal constitution in the House of Representatives, whose draft has quickly hurdled the committee level, puts the Senate President – not Vice President Leni Robredo – as next in line should President Rodrigo Duterte is unable to preside over the country's transition to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

ConCom presents proposed federal consti to Cagayan Valley media

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Sept. 26 (PIA) - - Members of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution presented the proposed federal constitution to media and government information offic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Federalism to give regions more powers, says Cha-Cha committee member

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 sept) – The proposed federal charter will provide a better and equitable distribution of powers than the current 1987 Philippine Constitution, a member of the Consultative Committee on Charter Change said. ConCom member lawyer Antonio Arellano said in an interview on Thursday the proposed federal charter seeks to bring structural reforms […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Federalism Will Allow the Regions to Progress: ConCom

“The proposed draft Federal Constitution encourages the national government to go on a diet and the regions to go on a muscle-building regimen,” this is the contention of ConCom Member Dr. Julio Tehankee during the Conference on Comparative Practices in Fiscal Federalism organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in partnership with […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Duterte to lead federalism info drive launch

President Duterte himself would lead the start of the information drive on the proposed federal constitution, an official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 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