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Drilon and Belmote against term extension

Ernesto Maceda: Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II have issued separate statements that they had not met to discuss within the Liberal Party (LP) any proposal to lift the term limits of President…

I’m Against Term Extension – Belmonte

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon. “I am against term extension,”…

Belmonte ready to go head to head against PNoy

Liberal Party (LP) vice president Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. vowed to block moves to amend his resolution that seeks to ease a provision in the Charter that restricts foreign investments in the country even if it means going against the…

46 solons, mostly Palace allies, received DAP milk funds

Some 46 current and former lawmakers have received multi-million peso allotment from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) after they backed the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona, the Commission on Audit…

Full steam ahead for Cha-cha train

The House of Representatives is expected to speed up approval of a resolution seeking to amend restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution to insulate it from attempts to extend the term of President Aquino. “We must pass the…

Showdown Between Roxas and Belmonte

Shortly after President Benigno Aquino III told a TV interview that he was now open to amending the Constitution, Sec Mar Roxas, LP president, ordered party members to support Charter change efforts to lift term limits and allow Aquino to…

House not sure on Chacha anymore – Belmonte

President Benigno Aquino III’s sudden change of mind and openness to constitutional amendments has caused Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., the major proponent of constitutional change in the House of Representatives, to suddenly turn cold…

Political Cha-Cha DEAD!

The lawmaker, who is also an official of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), said Filipinos remain suspicious of any move to change the political provisions of the Constitution, particularly the term limits of the president and other elected…

Curative Bill

BUDGET Secretary Florencio Abad has asked House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon to author a Palace-proposed bill to redefine the term savings in the budget process as a “cure” for the Supreme Court 13-0…

Even Speaker Belmonte Surprised

FILIPINOS again used their smart phones and tablets to express their surprise and anger at President Benigno S. Aquino III’s announcement that he wants the 1987 Constitution amended to clip the powers of the judiciary and open the door for…

Will CJ face the House?

The House of Representatives has again invited Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to one of its committee hearings. This time, it is the committee on appropriations and not the committee on justice that extended the invitation. Sereno…

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