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Lawmakers: Hands off political amendments

Lawmakers: Hands off political amendments.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 12th, 2021

Lawmakers reject proposed anti-dynasty provision in Cha-cha

Lawmakers yesterday rejected a proposal of the executive branch to include the ban on political dynasties in the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

House leaders agree to dance to Velasco’s Cha-cha

The “consensus” among political leaders in the House was reached during a caucus presided by House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco a day before the House constitutional amendments committee restarts discussions on charter change......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Salceda backs purely economic Cha-cha

Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda supports purely economic amendments to the 1987 Constitution, especially provisions designed to ease up the overly restrictive foreign ownership provisions of the 1987 Constitution to help pave the way for political and economic stability in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Advocacy group supports Chacha but only on economic provisions

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), a public advocacy organization, expressed support for Congress to tinker with the 1987 Constitution. But the group said amendments should only be made on the restrictive economic provisions only and not the political such as term extension of elected government officials. “We believe that the most important changes to […] The post Advocacy group supports Chacha but only on economic provisions appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Under dark clouds, lawmakers kick off new US Congress

Sporting a black mask, Democrat Nikema Williams is well aware of Washington's toxic political divisions and the challenges of a deadly pandemic -- the newly elected African American congresswoman is a Covid survivor......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Facebook, Twitter CEOs back before Congress Tuesday

The top executives of Facebook and Twitter were set to appear before US lawmakers for the second time in less than month for a fresh hearing on the hotly disputed role of social networks in US political debate......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Congress promises PSC funding for Tokyo Olympics

Lawmakers promised to heed the Philippine Sports Commission’s call for financial support for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Congressmen who are members of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave a positive response when the government’s sports arm lobbied for Tokyo 2021 budget in the House of Representatives.   "Rest assured that we will do our part to get the funding for this Olympics. All hands are in. Dapat lahat tayo dito. This is the best chance we have," said committee head Rep. Eric Martinez. He added that they would discuss the matter with the Department of Budget and Management and schedule it the soonest time possible because the athletes "need that budget for the Olympics." PSC Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez during the regular committee meeting on Wednesday bared the sports agency's need for its slashed funds to continue supporting the training and competitions of Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers and hopefuls vying for slots.   "We were one of those government offices who also contributed to the Bayanihan Act. The DBM deducted from us. Para sa amin malaking bagay 'yun kasi kasama doon 'yung Olympic budget namin. Hanggang ngayon po bakante 'yan. It's an opportunity for us to ask, we need your help," expressed Ramirez. After presenting the Olympic budget request of more than P182 Million for Tokyo-bound athletes and hopefuls made by Chef de Mission (CDM) Mariano Araneta to the PSC, the sports agency chief highlighted the push Congress can give to the country's Olympic dream.     "Rep. Bambol Tolentino has initially supported ‘yung P180 million na allowances ng atleta which was approved by the bicam, and to be approved by the President. Thank you sa lahat ng congressman na sumuporta. Pero 'yung Olympic budget namin, we are hoping again for your support," said Ramirez. The PSC chief informed the body that "the Philippine Sports Commission is operating on the savings coming from PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)" and that "when we talk about the elite athletes of the national team, the budget being used is the NSDF (National Sports Development Fund)” prompting PSC to lessen grassroots sports program related to local government units. "Dito kami naka-focus sa elite athletes. We still have some budget just enough for us to reach December," admitted Ramirez in his response to Committee Vice-Chair Jericho Nograles' inquiry on the PSC's funds. To aid in the government’s effort to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P596 million from the National Sports Development Fund and another P773 million from the General Appropriations Act by the DBM was slashed from the PSC’s budget. Gymnast Caloy Yulo, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial already qualified for the Summer Games. Eighty-two more hopefuls are training to earn spots in the Tokyo Olympics.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Tech titans in the spotlight at US antitrust hearing

US lawmakers will grill the chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Wednesday about how they wield marketplace power in what promises to be a rare political spectacle......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

SONA 2020 attire sees political refashioning in lieu of red carpet

Lawmakers and activists alike were not conservative with their attire, instead opting to maximize their calls along with what they wore......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Challenge lawmakers to pass anti-political dynasty bill instead, Roque tells Pangilinan

Sen. Francis Pangilinan should challenge his fellow lawmakers to pass the anti-political dynasty bill, Malacañang said Tueaday, after the opposition senator dared President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the measure as urgent......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Face mask becomes a political issue in US

  IT is now established that keeping one’s distance from another person – social distancing, avoiding physical contact such as shaking hands, avoiding touching surfaces such as doorknobs and arm rests, are among a person’s frontline defenses against the coronavirus. The distancing is needed because the virus is known to travel in the air when […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Heat, water woes and coronavirus: India s perfect storm

Bollywood stars and political leaders have urged Indians to wash their hands to protect against coronavirus but that's a pipe dream for slum-dwellers like Bala Devi, now sweltering through a summer heatwave......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Iraq crisis deepens after PM-designate steps down

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Protest-torn Iraq on Monday, March 2, faced more political gridlock after prime minister-designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew overnight, accusing lawmakers of obstructing his attempt to form a government. Oil-rich but poverty-stricken Iraq has for 5 months been rocked by the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations since the 2003 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Measure amending PSA to boost FDI – analysts

PROPOSED amendments to the 84-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) would boost job-generating foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country, but regulators must ensure these would be properly implemented, analysts say. This comes after some lawmakers have criticized the planned amendments, raising concerns that once passed, these would allow foreign companies to fully own certain public […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Duterte accepts ABS-CBN’s apology

MANILA, Philippines – Apology accepted, but he insists the matter is out of his hands. President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday evening, February 26, said he accepts the apology of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN for having failed to air P7 million worth of a total P65 million in political advertisements ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

Businesses welcome economic reforms as political risks persist

Progress on the amendments to the Public Service Act in Congress is a welcome reprieve to the business community battered by President Duterte's attacks......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Lawmakers set to vote on Cha-cha today

The committee on constitutional amendments of the House of Representatives is set to vote today on Charter change or constitutional amendment proposals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Task force on Cha-Cha scraps proposed Regional Development Authority

MANILA, Philippines – Following the opposition of lawmakers to its proposed Regional Development Authority (RDA), the Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform (IATF) removed the creation of the unit from its proposed amendments to the 1987 constitution.  During the House committee on constitutional amendments hearing on Wednesday, February ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

House eyes anti-dynasty, IRA increase in proposed Cha-cha

The House of Representatives will include provisions against political dynasties and increasing the Internal Revenue Allotment for local government units in the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

Lawmakers to recall Cha-Cha resolution they approved in secret

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on constitutional amendments is recalling the resolution amending parts of the 1987 Constitution that it discreetly approved last year , now that the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed amendments to lawmakers.  House committee on constitutional amendments chairperson Rufus ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020