It's the other way around.
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Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. is dismayed over the absence of the West Philippine Sea in the draft federal Constitution approved by the Consultative Committee (Con Com).
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There is no need to revise the 1987 Constitution or shift to a federal form of government to achieve autonomy or self-governance for the local government units (LUGs).
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Even if it wants to use a people's initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution to postpone the 2019 elections, the House of Representatives cannot get the job done without the Senate.
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Detained Senator Leila de Lima has expressed suspicion over the apparent "omission" of the phrase "human rights" in the draft charter shifting to federalism.
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Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday warned that they would "not allow" the railroading and “bastardization” of the process to change the 1987 Constitution.
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It smells worse than week-old shit.
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For the ordinary citizen, Charter change (Cha-cha) and federalism not only taste bad, these may even be "poisoned" by no-el (no election) and term extension.
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Senator Grace Poe on Monday said she would block any Cha-cha (Charter change) express, especially one driven by people with expiring terms and fuelled by "selfish interest."
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Malacañang on Monday saw the need to work overtime in order to gain public trust and confidence on the proposed Charter change and planned shift to federal government.
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Majority of Pinoys do not want the 1987 Constitution to be amended to enable a shift to a federal form of government, according to a survey released by Pulse Asia Monday (July 16).
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Senator Grace Poe virtually accused Speaker Bebot Alvarez an inveterate liar for floating the possibility of a "no-el" or no elections scenario in the 2019 elections to accommodate the change in the 1987 Constitution and shifting to a…
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The Duterte administration might succeed in overhauling the 1987 Constitution even without the Senate’s participation, law professor Tony La Viña said.
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Probisyon ng Sharia Law sa Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) , naka-base sa 1987 Constitution - House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas
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House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas: House version of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) based on 1987 Constitution
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The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution on Tuesday apologized for the inclusion of the ”wrong labor provisions” in its proposal, saying it was "an honest mistake".
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Following its approval by a consultative committee, the draft Constitution that allows for a shift to a federal form of government still faces a long road ahead, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said late Tuesday.
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President Rodrigo R. Duterte's Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution on Tuesday approved in an en banc session the entire proposal which seeks to distribute powers and resources among regions.
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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Thursday (June 28) that the repeated landings of Chinese military planes in the Philippines is a violation of the Constitution, for which President Rodrigo Duterte must be held liable.
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If there is an “unconstitutional” version of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), it won’t be that of the Senate, Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri on Monday said.
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It’s a mere legal theory, Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, on Sunday said in disputing the claims made by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
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The more the merrier.