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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: philstar philstarJul 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 News12 hr. 18 min. ago

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 News12 hr. 18 min. ago

Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism

Malacaang on Monday promised to double down on an information campaign to counter worsening public rejection of its proposal to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. Refusing to be disheartened by the Pulse Asia poll finding that 67 percent of Filipinos opposed moves to amend the Constitution, the Palace picked through the survey results and settled on the awareness figures to defend the proposal. "We would like to point out that 55 percent of respondents have heard, read or watched anything about the proposals to change the 1987 Constitution before the survey was conducted or only during the time the survey was held," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a sta...Keep on reading: Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 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

Palace to educate Filipinos on federalism amid low approval rate

Admitting that there is little awareness for the proposed shift to a federal form of government, Malacañang vowed to exert more effort in educating and informing Filipinos about the proposal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Hontiveros: Postpone TRAIN, not Midterm Elections

July 12, 2018. The proposal to postpone the 2019 midterm elections supposedly to give lawmakers enough time to tackle and pass a law to shift to federalism and to tackle pending major bills like the budget is farcical. We legislators should set our priorities straight. What needs to be cancelled is not the… Source link link: Hontiveros: Postpone TRAIN, not Midterm Elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 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. Source link link: Palace: Despite Alvarez's statement, 2019 polls to push through.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 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

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

Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveroson Thursday slammed proposals to postpone the 2019 midterm elections to allow lawmakers to tackle a draft constitution that would pave the way for the country's shift to federalism, which she said is a move to prolong the term limits of the President's allies. Hontiveros urged her colleagues in Congress to set their priorities straight and not sacrifice the people's rights over their own ambitions. "Postponing the elections to give way to deliberations on federalism is a great disservice to the proposed new system of governance. Was that what the President's federalism was all about all along? Prolong the term limits of his political allies?" she a...Keep on reading: Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Palace backs bill seeking to create disaster response agency

President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet “approved” last Monday, July 9, the proposal to create a new department on disaster resilience, Malacañang said. “Palace will also draft an executive bill on the creation of this new department to be submitted to Congress… Target na maisabatas ay (The target is to sign this into law) […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Palace distances self from Saycon s comment about Church destab plot

Malacañang on Thursday distanced itself from comments by Boy Saycon, a member of the panel appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to dialog with the Catholic Church, that it could be behind efforts to destabilize the government and oust the chief executive......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Palace has reservations on proposed subsidies for minimum wage earners

Malacañang Thursday expressed reservation on the Labor department's proposal to provide P200 monthly subsidy to the country's four million minimum wage earners, saying it might require the government to raise taxes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Malacanang opposes drug tests for school students

MANILA: A senior Malacanang Palace official on Monday supported the Department of Education in opposing the controversial proposal to subject Filipino high school students to mandatory drug testing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Palace thumbs down drug tests on grade schoolers

Parents of grade school students can now heave a sigh of relief. This after Malacañang yesterday practically shot down a proposal by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to subject to drug testing students grade four and above. Speaking at the Lim Ket Kai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

PH not Ready for Same-Sex Marriage: Palace

The Philippines, as well as its Supreme Court (SC), is not yet ready for same-sex marriage, Malacañang said on Thursday. “I do really believe that the Supreme court and the country is not yet ready for this kind of proposal of marriage amongst same sex,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace press briefing. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Namfrel supports ban on Smartmatic

The National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) is supporting the proposal to ban Smartmatic International from supplying vote counting machines (VCM) to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for next year’s polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Duterte: Prove that I’m involved in Sereno ouster and I’ll resign

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday denied involvement in the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. He vowed to resign if anyone could prove that he was behind the removal of the chief magistrate from office. "If there's one congresswoman or congressman or a single justice who will say I talked to them, I can guarantee you I will resign," the President told reporters in a press conference in Malacaang. READ: Palace distances from SC ruling on quo warranto case vs Sereno Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court has ousted Sereno by granting the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against the chief justice. /ee READ:Sereno kicked out by fellow SC justi...Keep on reading: Duterte: Prove that I’m involved in Sereno ouster and I’ll resign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Palace hails peaceful barangay, SK polls

MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the generally peaceful conduct of the first ever electoral exercise under the Duterte administration. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. in a Palace press briefing congratulated the duly elected officials who won the recently concluded Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “[W]e thank everyone for the full support….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Palace welcomes return of newly-elected Malaysia PM Mahathir

Malacañang palace on Friday issued a statement congratulating Mahathir Mohamar “on his return as Prime Minister of Malaysia” after beating his political protege Najib Razak on Thursday in the country’s national elections. “Prime Minister Mahathir is an old friend of the Philippines and his fresh mandate augurs well for the deep relations between the Philippines […] The post Palace welcomes return of newly-elected Malaysia PM Mahathir appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018