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PMPI statement on the appointment of charter change consultative committee

President Rodrigo Duterte finally named 19 out of the 25 members of the Charter Change Consultative Committee on amending the 1987 constitution, after several months of the committee’s establishment......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsFeb 13th, 2018

Duterte appoints 19 members of Charter Change consultative committee

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed 19 of the 25 members of the consultative committee on amending the 1987 Constitution, more than a year after creating the body. Duterte signed their appointment papers on January 23, but these were released to the media on Thursday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

‘Survey result misinterpreted, public pulse will change’

MANILA – The Consultative Committee tasked to review the 1987 constitution said the results of the Pulse Asia survey on charter change are misinterpreted even as it expressed confidence that “public perception will change once the proposed changes it is drafting are presented to the public.” “The survey was taken at a time when the […] The post ‘Survey result misinterpreted, public pulse will change’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Consultative panel confident Filipinos perception of Cha-Cha will change

The Consultative Committee tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution said Filipinos' perception of charter change would shift once the proposed revisions are presented to the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

ConCom introduces provisions on turncoatism

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on charter change has proposed provisions banning elected officials from switching political parties within their term. “The Subcommittee on Political Reforms: Leveling the Political field has passed in principle the provisions on turncoatism,” professor Julio C. Teehankee said in a press briefing on Thursday. […] The post ConCom introduces provisions on turncoatism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Concom to ‘tentatively’ retain existing 17-region structure

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee on charter change has proposed on Wednesday to “tentatively” retain a 17-region structure in transitioning to federated regions. The Subcommittee on Creation, Structure of States and Sub-National Governments, led by professor Edmund S. Tayao, said retaining the existing number of regions, and the National Capital […] The post Concom to ‘tentatively’ retain existing 17-region structure appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Consultative committee on Charter change mulls revision of legislative process

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has yet to decide whether to approve a proposal to change the legislature wherein the House of Representatives would be mandated to craft all the bills while the Senate would be given “concurrence powers.” ConCom member, retired justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, on Thursday confirmed that there [...] The post Consultative committee on Charter change mulls revision of legislative process appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

[OPINION] Facing charter change head on

  President Rodrigo Duterte issued in December 2016 Executive Order No. 10 to organize a Consultative Committee on constitutional reform. But this body has only recently commenced its work because members of this committee were named only last January. This delay is understandable given that President Duterte had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Political scientist warns: Changing constitutions is a classic strategy of dictators

As the 20-member Consultative Committee (Concom) appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte reviews the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal form of government, an expert warns that Charter change has been used by leaders in the past to cling to power......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Con-Com considers electing president-VP as a team

MANILA, Philippines – Should the president and vice president come from the same political party and be voted as a team? The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked to study Charter Change is considering adding such a provision in the new constitution they will propose to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Consultative committee: Term extension not Charter change agenda

MANILA, Philippines — The consultative committee (Concom) of President Duterte has assured critics of Charter change that term extension is not the agenda in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Con-Com to visit provinces for consultations from April to June

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com)  tasked to study Charter Change  plans to visit provinces all over the country from late April to early June in order to consult with various sectors before they submit their final recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte . "By April, we ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Sharia Law sought as guide for proposed Bangsamoro state

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., a member of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter change, proposed yesterday to t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

People opposed to charter change will get chance to air views

The Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-Com) would invite individuals who oppose charter-change (cha-cha) to air their views and address their concerns, former Chief Justice Reynato Puno saidon Monday. "We should also be open to hearing the oppositions to charter change so let us have our antenna up to all ideas wherever they come," Puno said during the first en banc session of the Con-com. Critics last week launched the formation of "No to Cha-cha Coalition," which aims to block the administration's effort to amend the Constitution. Two framers of the charter -- 1986 Constitutional Commission members Christian Monsod and former Chief Justice Hilario ...Keep on reading: People opposed to charter change will get chance to air views.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Leaders’ consensus, consultative committee: Just more false turns for Charter reform

First word THE road to constitutional reform will remain mired in false hopes and false turns, despite the recent reports about 1) a break in the deadlock between the houses of Congress on the issue; and 2) the appointment by President Duterte... The post Leaders’ consensus, consultative committee: Just more false turns for Charter reform appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

‘Congress has final say on Charter change’

MANILA, Philippines — It is Congress that has the final say on Charter change (Cha-cha), not President Duterte’s 19-member consultative committee formed to r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Duterte forms review body on 1987 Charter

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formed a consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution, by way of appointment letters sent out by Malacañang on Thursday, Jan. 25. The appointments follow on the heels of a meeting over dinner Wednesday night between leaders of Congress to settle their row over how the legislature should vote on […] The post Duterte forms review body on 1987 Charter appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Duterte to name 25 members of ConCom for Charter Change when… 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) &'8212; President Rodrigo Duterte will name the 25 members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) that would review the 1987 Constitution and make recommendations towards a shift to federalism, after the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is submitted and there is substantial progress in the peace process with the National Democratic Front [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2017

Con-com: No need for CA confirmation for colonels, navy captains under federal Charter

President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com) has proposed that armed forces' officers below the rank of major general would no longer go through the Commission on Appointm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law

Under the proposed federal Charter, a series of attacks perpetrated by the New People's Army (NPA) would be considered aground for the declaration of martial law. This was the explanation of Ret. Lt. Gen. Ferdinand Bocobo, a member of President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com), as they bared the inclusion of "lawless violence" as a ground for declaring martial law. Bocobo told the Inquirer in a phone interview that for NPA attacks to be considered "lawless violence"---which includes terrorism and extremism---the attacks have to cause "widespread and extraordinary fear." "For NPA attacks to fall under "terrorism" as [a] ground to declare martial law, these attac...Keep on reading: Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Under federalism, Congress may ask President to disclose documents on foreign loans

The Consultative Committee (Con-com) reviewing the 1987 Constitution has unanimously approved a provision granting Congress the power to request from the President documents involving foreign loans. This means that under the proposed federal Charter, the President must submit all pertinent documents relative to foreign loans upon request of either the Senate or the House of Representatives. The provision was part of the revision of Section 20 of the 1987 Constitution which provides that the President may contract or guarantee foreign loans on behalf of the country with prior concurrence of the Monetary Board. According to the proposed amendments disclosed to the media on Wednesd...Keep on reading: Under federalism, Congress may ask President to disclose documents on foreign loans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018