The shift to federalism will force the country to slash over half a trillion pesos in annual expenses that could either come in the form of shrinking the bureaucracy to close to zero or reducing the infrastructure to less than a third.
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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte’s consultative committee (ConCom) to explain the economic impact of their proposed new constitution after economic managers rejected the draft charter.
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The anti-dynasty and anti-turncoatism provisions in the draft federal charter are, so far, the "good points" of the proposed shift to federalism.
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A member of the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) threatened to withdraw his support from the proposed Charter Change (Cha-Cha) if members of Congress sitting as the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) will remove the “anti-dynasty” provision in…
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The government has allocated around PHP90 million for its public information drive to explain the benefits the country will get under the proposed federal system of government, Malacañang said on Thursday.
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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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The draft federal Constitution will restore the Philippine’s historical claim over Sabah, a member of the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) disclosed.
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Senate economic affairs committee chair Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian sees that if the proposed new constitution drafted by President Rodrigo Duterte’s consultative committee (ConCom) passes, business owners may have to pay taxes to both the…
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President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly knows his plan to shift to a federal form of government will make several regions poorer, but he still wants it to push through to gain more power, former senator Francisco "Kit" Tatad has claimed.
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A member of the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) belied accusations by some groups that the West Philippine had been left out in the draft Federal Constitution.
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Requiring politikos under the proposed new constitution to be at least college graduates is “debatable” for Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims Malacañang is backing the House of Representatives' push to convene into a constituent assembly (con ass) without the Senate's consent at the opening of the third regular session on July 23.
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Vice President Leni Robredo may end up being “impeached” with the ratification of a new constitution, with her term being cut short to supposedly give way to a new president and vice president who would oversee the transition to federalism.…
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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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The final and official draft of the Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) proposed Federal Constitution now bars President Rodrigo R. Duterte from running in the 2022 general elections.
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While President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to step down to give way to a new president who would oversee the transition to federalism, there is nothing in the proposed new constitution which bars him from running as transition president.
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Malacañang has thanked the Consultative Committee (Con Com) for acceding to President Rodrigo Duterte's request to choose another leader for the transition period to a federal form of government.
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Can the House of Representatives convene into a constituent assembly (ConAss) to propose and vote on amendments to the Constitution without the Senate? Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Sr. says yes, but only in the imagination of…
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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Monday (July 16) introduced another proposal to postpone next year’s mid-term polls, this time through a people’s Initiative.
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Senate President Tito Sotto on Friday raised the possibility that the upper chamber may not be able to expedite discussion on Charter change (Cha-cha) due to its "tight" legislative calendar.
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LA -- The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution on Wednesday defended a section in its proposal that states that the democratic and republican character of the government, its federal structure, its…
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President Rodrigo Duterte has challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to resign together with him once the transition period to a federal form of government starts.