Expediting the deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) over the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) is a more feasible option, Sen. Gregorio Honasan on Tuesday said.
The chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments said Tuesday he was in favor of removing term limits of the members of the future Parliament in the proposed Federal Republic of the Philippines.
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) will be abolished under the new federal government but Vice President Leni Robredo will stay in her post until 2022, according to changes in the 1987 Constitution proposed by a subcommittee of the…
569 0 0
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday filed a resolution seeking to constitute the Senate into a constituent assembly to introduce amendments to the 1987 Constitution.
Amid the debates about the prospective declaration of a revolutionary government, Sen. Panfilo Lacson does not see it happening anytime soon.
The process of amending the 1987 Constitution via constituent assembly could be made faster if there are back-channeling efforts between the Senate and House of Representatives, a Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Saturday.
2,259 0 0
Only three of 11 regions are ready to stand as a self-sustaining state in President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of a federalized Philippines.
To avoid the prospect of being grossly outnumbered by the House of Representatives in amending the Constitution, the Senate may convene itself into its own constituent assembly to discuss proposed changes to the Charter.
Wearing shorts and a colorful shirt, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday marked his 60th birthday by calling on his constituents in Davao Del Norte’s first district to go all-out in supporting the shift to a federal form of…
533 1 0
President Rodrigo Duterte has turned down the proposal to create regional police forces for federal states that will be created if Charter Change (Cha Cha) succeeds.
2,024 2 0
Unless senators are assured of separate voting, they may not support Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in pushing a constitutional assembly to revise the 1987 Constitution to shift to a federalism, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday said that he will be filing this week a resolution calling for the Senate and the House of Representatives (HOR) to convene in a constitutional assembly (con-ass) to revise the 1987…
The terms of congressmen and local officials may need to be extended from three years to four years, as they tend to get distracted by their bids to get re-elected, a lawmaker said on Monday (January 8).
566 0 0
After initially disputing House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's claim of a “no-el” or no election scenario in May 2019, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday admitted that this was possible if a new Charter was passed before…
692 0 0
Constitutional expert Christian Monsod claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte was hellbent on changing the 1987 Constitution after striking a deal with Big Business.
The two Houses of Congress, in amending the 1987 Constitution, should vote separately, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said “No one in the Senate will agree to a joint voting, we will insist on separate voting. The Congress…
545 0 0
Pro-federalism advocates are touting Charter change as a silver bullet to end "imperial" Manila's reign and spur the growth in the regions.
Deliberations on the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution and shift to federal system of government are likely to be railroaded in Congress, just like the declaration and extension of martial law, Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday said.…
Senator Leila de Lima on Friday said she would have been among those who have given new year messages to President Duterte to usher in the New Year 2018.
Two senators on Thursday claimed that a “no-el” or no elections scenario being peddled by Speaker Bebot Alvarez would not be acceptable to the public.
1,729 0 0
Have they learned from history?
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said there will be a President and a Prime Minister under the proposed federalism model which Congress hopes to enact this year by changing the 1987 Constitution through a constituent assembly.
1,168 0 0
The House committee on constitutional reform has chosen constituent assembly (Con Ass) as the mode of amending the 1987 Constitution despite the preference of several lawmakers for the convening of a constitutional convention (Con Con).