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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

Palace still optimistic on shift to federalism

Malacañang remains optimistic that Congress will pass a measure amending the constitution and adopting a federal type of government even if is not among the priorities of the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Ex-VP Binay opposes federalism

FORMER Vice President Jejomar Binay expressed on Wednesday his opposition on the proposed shift to a federal government, saying he is sure that Filipinos will reject the proposed drafts on…READ The post Ex-VP Binay opposes federalism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

House panel puts Robredo back in line of succession under draft charter

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on constitutional amendments placed Vice President Leni Robredo back in the line of succession during the shift to federalism, under the lower chamber's draft constitution.  This was confirmed to Rappler by panel chairperson and Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso on Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

DILG starts federalism roadshow in ARMM

COTABATO CITY – The roadshow aimed at raising public awareness on the proposed shift to a federal form of government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Ex-ConCom spokesman seeks Senate seat

President Rodrigo Duterte’s chosen spokesman for his Consultative Committee on the shift to federalism said on Tuesday that he would be seeking a seat at the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Ateneo School of Government, BCBP conduct Forum on Federalism

NAGA CITY, Oct. 12 (PIA) - Ever since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made known his interest to pursue the shift from the presidential form to a federal system of government, the clamour for a compr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Ateneo School of Government, BCBP conduct Forum on Federalism

NAGA CITY, Oct. 12 (PIA) - Ever since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made known his interest to pursue the shift from the presidential form to a federal system of government, the clamour for a compr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Tell it to SunStar: Shift to federalism, 2

THERE are currently 238 geographical district-elected representatives plus 59 party-list reps elected nationwide by a proportional system in the House of Representatives. Their salaries should be connected with the growth or decline of the General Domestic Product. After all, productivity depends on a large extend on the quality of the laws that they make or… link: Tell it to SunStar: Shift to federalism, 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

House to put Robredo back in line of succession of draft constitution

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives will put Vice President Leni Robredo back into the line of succession during the shift to federalism under the lower chamber’s draft constitution.  Lawmakers unanimously accepted Wedneday, October 10, the motion of Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul del Mar to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Manila sidelines federalism to tackle inflation

MANILA: The Duterte administration has ‘sidelined’ the controversial shift to a federal form of government so it could concentrate on solving the problem of soaring inflation that saw the Source link link: Manila sidelines federalism to tackle inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Manila sidelines federalism to tackle inflation

MANILA: The Duterte administration has 'sidelined' the controversial shift to a federal form of government so it could concentrate on solving the problem of soaring inflation that saw the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Duterte shelves Fed shift bid

Malacañang said efforts in Federalism shift now take a backseat as its immediate response to the results of a Pulse Asia survey released yesterday showing 63 percent of respondents urging the government to give priority to addressing the rising prices of commodities Charter change, according to presidential spokesman Harry Roque, is now “the least among […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

17,000 councilors support shift to federal system of government

Almost 17,000 city and municipal councilors nationwide have vowed to assist in disseminating information about federalism as they expressed full support for the administration’s move to shift to a new form of government. Source link link: 17,000 councilors support shift to federal system of government.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Fitch unit: Duterte allies likely to win Senate control

Next year’s mid-term elections could allow President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies to take control of the Senate and facilitate a shift to federalism, a Fitch unit said. This would also provide a boost to the policymaking process but at the same time weaken the country’s system of checks and balances, Fitch Fitch Solutions Macro Research said [...] The post Fitch unit: Duterte allies likely to win Senate control appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

‘Only P13.5 billion needed for federalism shift’

A hefty P13.54 billion is needed for the country’s shift to a federal form of government, the consultative committee (Concom) estimates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

NEDA pitches roadmap for federalism shift

  MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) made public the agency’s proposal on how to shift to a federal form of government. In a statement, NEDA proposed that the shift should be carried out in 5 phases spanning 15 years ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Shift to federalism to cost gov t P253.5B, says Neda

If implemented next year, the shift to a federal form of government will cost up to P253.5 billion and this will be on top of the current cost of running the government, according to the National E.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

NEDA proposes phased, 15-year federalism shift

The country’s socioeconomic planners have proposed a phased shift to a federal form of government that will span 15 years to avoid disruptions to the economy’s growth momentum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

NEDA: Federalism shift to cost P253B

Shifting to a federal form of government will incur additional public expenditures of as high as P253 billion during the first year of implementation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has estimated. The bulk comprises incremental costs ranging from P156.693 billion to P243.502 billion, NEDA figures presented by Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon during an Economic [...] The post NEDA: Federalism shift to cost P253B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 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