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Shift to federalism ‘now or never’

On the beat THIS 2018, the theme of those who have been pushing the revision of the Constitution and shift to a federal system of government is “now or never.” The schedule is tight and this is the reason why lawmakers are planning to submit all the proposed amendments to….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 13th, 2018

STATEMENT: Balay Mindanaw on the Shift to Federalism

Federalism has been one of the key advocacies of Balay Mindanaw since we began our journey in 1996. We were instrumental in the establishment and growth of Federalism movements such as Lihuk Pideral Mindanaw (LPM) and the Citizens’ Movement for a Federal Philippines (CMFP). Building on the wisdom of Nene Pimentel, Reuben Canoy, Datu Michael […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

BBL will be passed ahead of shift to federalism – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) —  The law creating the Bangsamoro, the new autonomous political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be passed this year, ahead of the shift to a federal system of government, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte told MindaNews in a sit-down interview Friday that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News22 hr. 42 min. ago

BBL will be passed ahead of shift to federalism – Duterte - Minda News

BBL will be passed ahead of shift to federalism – Duterte - Minda News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Robredo camp questions move to abolish OVP in shift to federalism

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday questioned a possible abolition of the Office of the Vice President in a proposed fed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Shift to federalism ‘now or never’

On the beat THIS 2018, the theme of those who have been pushing the revision of the Constitution and shift to a federal system of government is “now or never.” The schedule is tight and this is the reason why lawmakers are planning to submit all the proposed amendments to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

On his birthday, Alvarez pushes for federalism

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez has appealed to his constituents in Davao del Norte to support federalism. Alvarez took the opportunity to campaign for federalism during his 60th birthday celebration in his hometown in Davao del Norte. President Rodrigo Duterte wants the government to shift to federalism in order to provide regions….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Opposition solon dissents

FOR opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman, President Rodrigo Duterte has not fulfilled any of his campaign promises, except the pending shift to federalism. Lagman particularly disagreed with Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the accomplishments of Duterte. “It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for Andanar to assert that the problems on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Bgy, SK polls deferred again?

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker yesterday aired the possibility that the House of Representatives may move to postpone again the May 14, 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to later this year to accommodate the planned plebiscite for the proposed shift to federalism. In a bimonthly Ugnayan sa Batasan media forum,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

WATCH | Lagman: Andanar fantasizing on Duterte accomplishments

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar was going experiencing a “pure fantasy” spell boasting that President Rodrigo Duterte has accomplished his campaign promises, except for the pending shift to federalism, opposition leader, Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, observed Monday at the House of Representatives. “It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for Andanar to assert […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

House readies draft federalism charter

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is likely to transmit to the Senate a draft resolution paving the way for the shift to federalism in Febru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Plebiscite for federalism can t happen by May, Drilon says

MANILA, Philippines – The plan of the House of Representatives to schedule a plebiscite by May to shift to a federal form of government "cannot happen" given the timeline of hearings this year, said Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Saturday, January 6. In a dwIZ interview, Drilon said the impeachment complaint ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Pimentel set to file measure authorizing members solons to convene into Con-Ass

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III will be filing next week a measure that would authorize members of the Congress to convene into a Con-Ass to deliberate on the amendments to the 1987 Constitution; and to finally pave the way for the government’s shift to federalism. #BeFullyInformed Pimentel set to file measure authorizing members solons to… link: Pimentel set to file measure authorizing members solons to convene into Con-Ass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Solons prioritize federalism, but how about the BBL?

As the new year began, the leaders of both chambers of Congress have been talking of prioritizing the shift to a federal system of government by convening th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Not for duterte

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday clarified that the proposed shift to federalism was not designed to benefit President Rodrigo Duterte. At the same time, he branded as “alarmist” speculations that the term of incumbent officials would be extended under the proposed shift to federalism. “Hindi ito for Duterte.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Nene Pimentel exhorts public to take part in federalism, political dynasties debate

Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. urged the people on Friday not to leave the matter of the shift of government to federalism “to the devices of our lawmakers alone.” “It is the Filipino people who should ultimately decide whether or not to pursue the shift to federalism. This is why the people must […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Pimentel slams ‘alarmists’ speculations vs federalism

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has branded as "alarmists" speculations that the term of incumbent officials would be extended under the proposed shift to federalism.   Pimentel, however, also admitted on Friday that a study group of the ruling PDP-Laban has submitted a draft proposal, which contains a long transition period to allow the change from the present unitary to a federal form of government.   "Ako mismo, na-briefed nila (study group) ako dyan, mahaba nga 'yung transition period na nasa isip nila. Pero ang ibig sabihin nung transition period, hindi 'yung status quo at hintayin kunyari 8 to 10 years, status quo walang galawan ng 8 to 10 years,...Keep on reading: Pimentel slams ‘alarmists’ speculations vs federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Pimentel: Shift to federalism not planned for Duterte

Senate PresidentAquilino Pimentel III scoffed at insinuations that the proposed shift to federalism was designed for President Rodrigo Duterte.   Pimentel noted that the ruling PDP-Laban has been advocating federalism since 1982 when Duterte was still out of "radar." Duterte and Pimentel are chairman and president of the party, respectively.   "Hindi ito for Duterte. 1982 pa e federalism na ang advocacy ng PDP-Laban. Wala pa sa radar, sa national level si President Duterte. So we're doing this for Duterte? Malabo po yata 'yun," he said in an interview over DZMM on Friday.   The Senate leader explained that under a federal form of government, there will be...Keep on reading: Pimentel: Shift to federalism not planned for Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Senators reject ‘no-el’ scenario in 2019

SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd on Thursday dismissed as mere “ideas” plans to extend the terms of elected officials as part of a shift to a federal form of government through Charter change. He made the remark amid reports of a “no-election” scenario in 2019 once Congress approves the shift to federalism. Pimentel declined to [...] The post Senators reject ‘no-el’ scenario in 2019 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Alvarez: ‘No-El’ in shift to federalism ‘possible’

HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez on Wednesday, Jan. 3, raised the possibility of the 2019 midterm elections giving way to the shift toward a federal form of government if this is approved in a plebiscite, as planned this year. In an interview with journalist Karen Davila of ANC, Mr. Alvarez said convening Congress into a […] The post Alvarez: ‘No-El’ in shift to federalism ‘possible’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Duterte to cut short his term after shift to federalism

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to cut short his term after the country has shifted to a federal form of government and does not have t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018