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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

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

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

Senators hit Alvarez over self-serving push for People s Initiative

MANILA, Philippines – Senators strongly oppose House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's  plan to start a People's Initiative to cancel the 2019 midterm elections and speed up the shift to federalism. Senator Panfilo Lacson called Alvarez's proposal "wrong and self-serving," adding that senators would not allow it to happen. "It goes without saying, majority of the senators, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

People’s initiative eyed for 2019 ‘no-elections’

If the Senate will not agree to postpone next year’s elections, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his allies may initiate a people’s initiative so voters can directly propose a constitutional amendment that will stop the 2019 polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

People’s initiative eyed for 2019 ‘no-elections’

If the Senate will not agree to postpone next year’s elections, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his allies may initiate a people’s initiative so voters can directly propose a constitutional amendment that will stop the 2019 polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Nix No-El plan for scheduled 2019 polls

Anakpawis party-list Representative Ariel Casilao urged the people to oppose the proposal of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to ​move the 2019 elections to 2022 to give way to the on-going charter change for a federal government......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Senate Won’t Approve Any Move Postponing 2019 Polls

Senators Francis Escudero and Grace Poe on Thursday said the Senate would not approve any law that would seek to postpone the 2019 elections, stressing that such law would be unconstitutional. Their statements were issued after House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday floated the possibility of postponing the midterm polls for lawmakers to focus on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

No-el doesn’t have Duterte blessing — Roque

MALACAÑANG yesterday distanced itself from the no-election scenario in 2019 floated by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and gave assurances that the elections will proceed next year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Alvarez’s statement saying that it was “practical” to suspend the midterm elections to give way to the country’s shift….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to resume voter registration for the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. The Comelec scheduled the new round of voter registration from July 2 to September 29, 2018, as stated in  Comelec Resolution No. 10392 which was released on Tuesday, June 19. In a statement , ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018