Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday called on Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to assert his leadership and ensure the discussions on Charter change are rational and not railroaded.
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President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he prayed to God to ask for an "extension" but he swore that it has nothing to do with staying beyond the end of his term in 2022.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to step down before 2022– but with strings attached.
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Bayan Muna Chairman Neri Colmenares is claiming that politikos need not hide pork barrel funds in a federal budget proposed under President Rodrigo Duterte's Charter change (Cha-cha) .
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Bayan Muna Chairman Neri Colmenares warned that the Charter change (Cha-cha) proposal being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte was the most "dangerous" version as it would bestow him with powers not seen since Ferdinand Marcos was still in…
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President Rodrigo Duterte once again threatened to step down, this time saying he would quit if a proposed new federal constitution does not pass in four years.
Bayan Muna chairman and former Rep. Neri Colmenares revealed on Friday that the current Charter change (Cha-cha) proposal pending in the House of Representatives would grant President Rodrigo Duterte oversight powers over all branches of…
An overwhelming majority of Politiko fans prefer having a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) to amend the 1987 Constitution instead of having lawmakers propose changes themselves, according to results of the site's survey.
Malacañang sought to assuage the Catholic leadership's fear about a so-called "creeping dictatorship" through Charter Change by reiterating that Duterte has no plans of extending his term.
Congress cannot commit to passing legislation for a shift to federalism before the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday.
Expect Charter Change (Cha-Cha) to proceed at breakneck speed, with President Rodrigo Duterte targeting its completion within the year.
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Sen. Panfilo Lacson's efforts to defend the Senate from the House of Representatives' bid to railroad Charter change has drawn praises from fellow senators.
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It's like putting the cart before the horse.
The 19-member consultative committee for Charter change created by President Rodrigo Duterte will not affect the Senate's planned nationwide hearings on the same issue, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Friday evening.
Senate leaders said on Friday said they were eagerly awaiting the output of the the 19-man consultative committee formed by President Rodrigo Duterte to map out the Charter change agenda.
Senate President Aquilino “Kiko” Pimentel III said no secret deal was reached between him and Speaker Bebot Alvarez during their recent meeting on Charter change (Cha-cha).
Congress will still call the shots on Charter Change (Cha-Cha) despite President Rodrigo Duterte's creation of a commission that will review the 1987 Constitution, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said.
Lawmakers should agree on a timeline on introducing amendments to the 1987 Constitution to avoid any railroading of the process, Sen. JV Ejercito said on Thursday.
“What happened last night was just an agreement between those who attended the meeting. The other senators have yet to agree with anything,” Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said in a text message to reporters.
There's a chance that the brewing standoff between the Senate and House of Representatives of Charter change (Cha-Cha) will fizz out before it explodes.
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The Charter change train is back on track.
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Senator Chiz Escudero on Tuesday rejected any talks of any referendum on Charter change simultaneous with the barangay elections in May 2017, saying there is no fund for any plebiscite for 2018.
Malacañang is leaving it up to the two houses of Congress to decide on the mode they should take in amending the 1987 Constitution.
Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo attempted to intercede for the release of ex-Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon from the Senate.