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Palace: Despite Alvarez s statement, 2019 polls to push through

The 2019 midterm elections would push through despite calls by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the polls to be postponed to focus on the country's shift to a federal government, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

Palace: Despite Alvarez s statement, 2019 polls to push through

The 2019 midterm elections would push through despite calls by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the polls to be postponed to focus on the country's shift to a federal government, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy

Barely two months before the filing of certificate of candidacy, Malacaang assured the public that the 2019 midterm elections would push through despite moves to ratify the 1987 Constitution for a shift to federalism. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he could not see any hint that next year's elections would be canceled. "Tuloy na tuloy po ang halalan," Roque said in an ambush interview in Lipa City, Batangas. (The elections will really push through) "Ang Presidente po napakatagal na sa pulitika at naniniwala po siya sa demokrasya. Naniniwala po siya sa eleksyon," he added. (The President has been in politics for a long time. He believes in democracy. He believes...Keep on reading: Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

No ‘no-el’ scenario under Speaker Arroyo — lawmaker

Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya said that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo opposed any postponement of the 2019 elections, which her predecessor Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez had been pushing.   "Nagbigay na po ng instruction 'yung ating bagong Speaker [Arroyo] na magkakaroon (election)... kumabaga there will be no 'no-el' scenario," Andaya said in an interview over DZIQ Radyo Inquirer on Sunday.   (Our new Speaker has already given instructions that there will be an election... In other words, there will be no 'no-el' scenario.)   Earlier, the former president herself said that she won't push for the postponement of the polls to give way...Keep on reading: No ‘no-el’ scenario under Speaker Arroyo — lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Is Alvarez bent on scrapping 2019 polls over fear of losing?

It’s quite unusual for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to push so strongly for a no-elections scenario in 2019. He's the only one floating the idea among President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies who are actively campaigning for a shift to a federal system of government. (READ: Alvarez proposal on no 2019 elections 'off-tangent, misplaced' – lawmakers ) Alvarez ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Palace distances itself from no-elections proposal

Malacañang on Thursday distanced itself from the proposal of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to cancel the 2019 midterm polls to enable lawmakers to discuss proposals to amend the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

2019 polls to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace

THE midterm elections will push through in 2019 unless the Constitution will be amended, Malacañang said on Thursday, amid speculations that it could be suspended with the country’s possible shift to a federal form of government. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte wanted the 2019 elections to [...] The post 2019 polls to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Alvarez now says 2019 polls pushing through

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez backtracked on his earlier proposal to cancel the 2019 mid-term elections as part of preparations for the planned shift to a federal form of government. In an interview on dzBB Thursday, January 25, Alvarez said the 2019 elections would push through. He had earlier expressed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Duterte rules out term extension

MALACAÑANG said on Wednesday the midterm elections would push through in 2019 as scheduled unless the Constitution was amended. The Palace issued the statement through Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr., who told a press conference: “The President always looks to the Constitution as his guiding document. The Constitution sets the date for the next elections [...] The post Duterte rules out term extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

2019 elections to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace

MALACANANG said on Wednesday that the midterm elections would push through in 2019 as scheduled unless the Constitution would be amended. The Palace issued the statement through Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque who told a press conference: “The President always looks to the Constitution as his guiding document. The Constitution sets the date for the next [...] The post 2019 elections to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Mocha Uson on 2019 senatorial polls: Only Duterte can make me run

  Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Friday said only President Rodrigo Duterte could make her run for the Senate in 2019.   Uson's statement came after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez announced in Cebu City her inclusion in the PDP-Laban senatorial slate for 2019.   Uson, who was also in Cebu during the announcement, said she was surprised with Alvarez's announcement.   "Una po sa lahat, we attended the oathtaking of the new PDP Laban members upon the invitation of Presidential Assistant for Visayas, Michael Dino. Walang kahit anong political intention on my part sa pag punta doon," she said in a statement.   "Kaya nagulat ...Keep on reading: Mocha Uson on 2019 senatorial polls: Only Duterte can make me run.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has partnered again with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to beef up its efforts against illegal broadcast stations ahead of the 2019 midterm elections. NTC made the in anticipation of a surge in fly-by-night broadcast stations, mostly in the provinces, which have victimized election candidates before. "Historically, we can see a steep increase in the number of cases in broadcast services in relation to unlicensed broadcasts leading to the election campaign period," NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios said in a statement on Wednesday. "What we do is we immediately issue cease-and-desist and show cause orders...Keep on reading: NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Lagman: Palace should act on House rejection of proposed 2019 budget

        Malacaang has to think twice in saying that it would not "cave in" to the desire of the House of Representatives to revert to an obligation-based budgeting system, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman warned on Tuesday.   In a statement, Lagman said Malacaang has to act on the lower chamber's rejection of the Department of Budget and Management's (DBM) proposed P3.757-trillion cash-based budget for 2019 "to foreclose the adverse consequences of a reenacted budget on the Executive."   Lagman also said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's pronouncement on Monday that a reenacted budget favors the Executive department was ...Keep on reading: Lagman: Palace should act on House rejection of proposed 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Palace unfazed over Senate ‘cremation’ of Charter change

MALACANANG is determined to push for the shift to a federal system of government through Charter change despite rising opposition in the Senate. Palace spokesman Harry Roque made the statement on Friday after Sen. Panfilo Lacson said that Charter change moves in the Senate were “just waiting to be cremated” despite Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s assurance [...] The post Palace unfazed over Senate ‘cremation’ of Charter change appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

‘P6-billion budget for May 2019 polls belies no-election’

Contrary to repeated insinuations, the midterm elections in May next year will push through as scheduled since the government has allocated P6 billion for the coming polls, a senior administration lawmaker said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Arroyo opposes proposal to scrap 2019 elections

BATAAN, Philippines – Unlike her ousted predecessor Pantaleon Alvarez, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo does not support a no-elections scenario in 2019. On Friday, July 27, the former president was asked to comment on the proposal to scrap the midterm polls next year, which would effectively extend the terms of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Duterte wants 2019 elections to push through — Roque

President Rodrigo Duterte will not be involved in efforts to postpone the elections slated for next year, according to the Palace, as it thumbed down speculations that the chief executive might run with former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos for the leadership of a transition government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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

Pantaleon Alvarez: Terms extended with ‘no-elections’

Scrapping the 2019 midterm elections and keeping incumbent officials like him in position – at least until 2022 – can guarantee an uninterrupted push for federalism, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Alvarez seeks 2019 poll postponement for Charter change deliberations in Congress

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte wants the 2019 mid-term elections postponed before October so that Charter Change may proceed in Congress. Alvarez issued the statement despite the latest Pulse Asia survey showing 67 percent of Filipinos were opposed to Charter Change. The Duterte administration is pushing for a federal government in which independent [...] The post Alvarez seeks 2019 poll postponement for Charter change deliberations in Congress appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Alvarez floats using People’s Initiative to scrap 2019 polls

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is now eyeing to rally federalism supporters to start a People’s Initiative that would cancel the 2019 midterm elections and speed up the shift in the system of government. The Davao del Norte 1st district representative floated the idea during a dzMM interview on Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018