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July 11, 2018 5:30 PM Alvarez pushes No-El, cites House overload

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said the administration should consider postponing the mid-term elections in 2019 if it is determined to push the proposed shift to a federal form of government. A postponement, he added, would be practical as Congress has a full plate with several administration measures, such as Charter change, the Bangsamoro 40

July 11, 2018 9:40 AM Budget chief: No need for a budget for plebiscite on shift to federalism

There is no need for the government to earmark a separate budget for a plebiscite on the proposed shift to federalism, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday. This is because the plan was to make the plebiscite a “rider” in the 2019 senatorial elections, according to Diokno. “I don’t need see any need for a separate budget for plebiscite 40

February 1, 2018 11:06 PM Comelec needs budget, 6 months to prepare for plebiscite

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) needs six months to prepare for a manual plebiscite for Charter change, which will be way beyond the May target date of House leaders so that it can be simultaneously held with the barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Speaking to reporters in the Senate, outgoing acting Comelec Chair Christian Robert 15

May 9, 2017 7:22 AM Manila, Beijing dating again: ‘Who is the screwer, screwed?’

MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) — They call it “Dutertenomics.” Its tagline: “Build, build, build.” Its boast: “The golden age of Philippine infrastructure.” Its estimated bill: P8.4 trillion, to be sourced from taxes, foreign and local loans, and Official Development Assistance (ODA) from bilateral partners. By 2022, senior 222

December 5, 2016 2:08 AM Renzi quits after losing reforms referendum by big margin

ROME — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon. "The 'No's' have won in an extraordinary clear-cut way," Renzi told reporters in Rome about an hour after polls had closed 19

October 19, 2016 7:02 AM House panel votes: Amend charter through Constituent Assembly

(UPDATED) The House constitutional amendments will create a report on the resolution to have it approved at the plenary MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House committee on constitutional amendments voted in favor of the 17th Congress turning itself into a Constituent Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution, in a move toward the shift to a federal 26

August 4, 2016 9:36 PM Duterte threatens self-serving lawmakers

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a stern warning to lawmakers who plan to take advantage of the proposed amendment to the Philippine constitution. This was the stern warning of President Rodrigo Duterte to lawmakers who plan to push for their personal interests in amending the Constitution. "If you insist on pushing for your interests 3

July 29, 2016 4:58 PM Constituent assembly starts rolling in August

MANILA, Philippines - Congressmen may start working in August on proposals to amend the Constitution to pave the way for a shift in the form of government to a federal system, as President Duterte is advocating. Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday senators and congressmen could begin their work on the Charter in August while Duterte 11

July 28, 2016 11:09 AM Duterte prefers Con-Ass to Con-Con

MANILA, Philippines - The preference of President Rodrigo Duterte is for Congress to convene as a constituent assembly for the purpose of amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way to a federal form of government. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Thursday that the President made this known at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Wednesday 8

July 4, 2016 9:27 AM Arroyo calls for ‘hybrid’ Constitutional Convention

Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill detailing the composition of a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) following calls to amend the 1987 Constitution to put in place a federal form of government. In House Bill 486 titled “Constitutional Convention Act of 2016,” Arroyo urged Congress to convene to elect 5