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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

Con-Com appeals to senators ‘sense of patriotism’ in charter change push

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Presidential Consultative Committee (Con-Com) is hoping senators’ “sense of patriotism and love of country” will prevail and encourage them to embrace the moves to revise the 1987 Constitution. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Lacson says cremation awaits Cha-cha at Senate

Senator Panfilo Lacson believes the proposed Charter change will only be 'cremated' at the Senate, but the Consultative Committee (Con-com) says a 'phoenix' will rise from the a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

ConCom: House shakeup shows need for proviso in Charter vs. turncoats

SOME members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked with proposing amendments to the 1987 Constitution said that political turncoats, such as those seen recently in the Lower House, would have a harder time if the federal constitution they’ve crafted is approved. In a statement, ConCom spokesperson Ding Generoso said that the draft constitution that has… link: ConCom: House shakeup shows need for proviso in Charter vs. turncoats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism

Public disapproval of constitutional revision and federalism is no reason to stop moves to amend the 1987 Constitution, according to the spokesperson for the Consultative Committee that drafted a proposed federal charter for the Duterte administration. Conrado Generoso told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that public sentiment about revising the Constitution and adopting federalism was bound to change in the coming days, as the country had just begun discussions on the proposal. A Pulse Asia poll conducted from June 15 to June 21 found that 67 percent of Filipinos disapproved of the amendment of the 1987 Constitution, while 62 percent opposed the proposal for a shift to federalism....Keep on reading: Despite public disapproval, consultative body to push federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Puno agrees with Senate on separate charter change voting

MANILA, Philippines – Consultative Committee (Con-Com) members, led by former chief justice Reynato Puno, agree with the Senate that the two chambers of Congress must vote separately on amendments to the Constitution. "I expressed my personal opinion that the voting should be done separately by both the houses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

ConCom defends proposed federal charter amid questions on timing, need

President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee discussed before the Senate the salient features of its proposed federal constitution, amid questions over the need to change the current charter and the public's opposition to it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives

The final copy of the draft federal Constitution that explicitly banned President Rodrigo Duterte from running again in 2022 should allay fears of a possible term extension for the chief executive. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement after Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com) included in the final draft of the proposed federal government that Duterte is prohibited from running again as President. READ: Duterte reelection banned in 2022 under draft federal Charter "We thank the Consultative Committee for accommodating the President's request to provide for an elected transition president," Roque said. "This should finally allay all fears that PRRD...Keep on reading: Palace on 2022 reelection ban: Duterte has no other motives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Consultative Committee impeaching Robredo via new constitution

MANILA, Philippines – If ratified by the people, the Consultative Committee's draft constitution would have the effect of impeaching Vice President Leni Robredo, said a political science professor during a Senate hearing on charter change. Gene Pilapil, assistant professor of political science at the University of the Philippines, pointed out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Legal experts weigh in on the draft federal constitution

Members of the legal profession have sounded off as the draft federal constitution prepared by the Consultative Committee on charter change was finally made public and drafts have been delivered to the two chambers of congress so that discussions could begin. Concerns zeroed in on provisions that supposedly give the president broader power in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Charter change information campaign needed

The draft Charter for a federal government that was approved by the Consultative Committee (Concom) is causing some concern due to uncertainties regarding the transitory provisions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Sotto hints at delay in Senate debates on Charter change

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Friday hinted that there may be a delay in the senators’ discussions on Charter change because of their “tight” legislative calendar. The Consultative Committee (ConCom), led by retired chief justice Reynato Puno, on Thursday transmitted to Sotto a copy of the draft charter shifting to federalism. Sotto said he would [...] The post Sotto hints at delay in Senate debates on Charter change appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Ex-solgen:1987 Constitution better than draft federal charter

The proposed federal constitution drafted by President Duterte’s consultative committee on Charter change is a step backward and could even endanger the country’s democracy, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 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