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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

Palace distances from new Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar controversy - Inquirer.net

Palace distances from new Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar controversy - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Rice prices soar, Trillanes, TD Neneng | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Prices of rice accelerate to new highs in August. Makati Judge Elmo Alameda says give Trillanes his due process . At least 3 Malacañang officials who plan to run in the 2019 elections may soon resign from their posts, leading to a power vacuum in the Palace. Alibaba announces Jack Ma will retire ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Agriculture chief still has the President’s trust — Palace

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo R. Duterte despite a call by lawmakers for his resignation because of his proposal that rice smuggling should be legalized, Malacañang said. “Unless fired, yes!” Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. told reporters in a text message on […] The post Agriculture chief still has the President’s trust — Palace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Palace hands-off on vote-buying probe

By Jason Faustino Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said it is up to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to probe or not lawmakers and local government officials accused of meddling in the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño has claimed that at least 100 congressmen and 1,000 local […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 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

Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House

OPPOSITION of the House of Representatives majority bloc to the P3.757-trillion proposed 2019 national budget caught Malacañang by surprise, at a time a newly installed leadership has just settled down in the chamber and with preparations for the May mid-term elections next year soon under way. The post Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 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

House coup: ‘No-El’ proposal was the last straw, says Rep. Atienza

Davao del Norte 1st district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez’ insistence to cancel the midterm elections next year was among the reasons for his ouster as House Speaker on Monday, shortly before President Rodrigo would deliver his third State of the Nation Address, Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said. Majority of her colleagues voted former president and now […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Explain to Us Why No-El Is Necessary: Sotto

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Thursday said those pushing for the cancellation of the 2019 midterm elections must clearly explain first to senators the necessity of the proposal. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier floated the possibility of a “no-el”(no election) scenario for 2019 for Congress to focus on Charter change and the country’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Senators are not the happiest bunch about Alvarez’s ‘no-el’ proposal

While the house speaker sees a no-elections scenario next year, he has a dismissive upper chamber to face......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 19th, 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

Senators to fight ‘no-elections’ initiative

A proposal to scrap the May 2019 elections through any means – including people’s initiative – won’t fly, opposition lawmakers said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Namfrel: No need to elect transition leaders in federalism shift

The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Wednesday said that rather than elect new leaders who would oversee the shift to federalism, the proposed transition commission should instead be composed of incumbent leaders to ease concerns that the proposal was intended to favor certain politicians.   According to Namfrel secretary general Eric Alvia, electing and having new leaders to implement the shift to federalism would prove problematic, as its motive could be questioned.   "Why can't we just draw it from the existing leaders that we have right now? The transitional committee could, in fact, come from both chambers of Congress," Alvia told the...Keep on reading: Namfrel: No need to elect transition leaders in federalism shift.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 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

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

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