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Senate committee report on charter change out by October — Pangilinan

The Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes may release its report on charter change by October, the panel chair Senator Francis...

House panel to file new resolution on separate voting in charter...

A COMMITTEE at the House of Representatives plans to file a new resolution, proposing that the two chambers of Congress vote separately when it convenes into a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) in making amendments or revising the 1987 Constitution.

Sotto: Charter change not in Senate’s agenda

CHARTER CHANGE is no longer in the Senate’s legislative agenda after none of the senators included this priority of Malacañang in their priority bills.

Palace reiterates federalism won’t hurt the economy

Malacañang on Wednesday, July 18, maintained that the country's shift to federalism would have no adverse impact on the economy. But Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto...

Senator says shift to federal government will make regions poorer

Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Tuesday, July 17, questioned the draft Federal Constitution proposed by the President's Consultative Committee, warning that the shift to...

Pulse Asia: 2 of 3 Filipinos against charter change

TWO OUT of three Filipinos are against charter change, despite seven out of 10 Filipinos having little awareness towards the proposed shift to federalism, the latest survey by Pulse Asia showed.

Proposed federal regions (by land area)

These are the 18 proposed federal regions, with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) being the largest region in terms of land area,...

Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency

AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent.

FULL TEXT: Con-Com submits draft federal constitution

The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) submitted to President Rodrigo R. Duterte its draft of the proposed federal constitution on Monday, July 9. Congress will begin...

Sotto: Charter change may not be Senate’s top priority in next...

Charter change will take a backseat in the Senate priorities in the third regular session, Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said on Monday,...

ConCom introduces presidential power to declare war

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A Sub-panel of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change has introduced a provision allowing Congress to grant the president of...

Poll shows 64% of Filipinos opposed to Charter Change

MAJORITY OR 64% of Filipinos are not in favor of charter change, a poll released Wednesday by Pulse Asia showed. The March 2018 Pulse Asia...

Senators: Charter change not to extend terms

SENATE President Aquilino Martin L. Pimentel III on Friday allayed concerns by some local groups in Baguio City over charter change being fast-tracked to...

Pimentel: Push for charter change not about extending Duterte’s term

Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' L. Pimentel III on Friday, March 16, allayed concerns by some groups in Baguio City over the purported intentions of...

Expert warns: Charter change a classic strategy of autocrats

By Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon AS THE 20-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte reviews the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal...

Charter review body meets, sets August as deadline

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE 19-MEMBER consultative body created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution held its preparatory meeting at the...

Legal experts, local execs divided over ‘Cha-cha’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo LEGAL EXPERTS and local government leaders bared a sharp difference in views in Thursday’s Senate hearing on Charter change. Local officials called...

VP Robredo welcomes consultative group on charter change

  VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo, whose position could be dissolved with a shift to a federal form of government, has welcomed the consultative commission...

Duterte forms review body on 1987 Charter

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formed a consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution, by way of appointment letters sent out by Malacañang on...

DoF chief flags ‘potential nightmare’ in federalism

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE SHIFT to a federal form of government could be a “nightmare” for the Philippines, particularly in the fiscal policy...

House to go it alone on ‘Cha-cha’

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE HOUSE of Representatives is pushing through with constitutional amendments even without the Senate, Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez said...

‘Cha-cha dead in the Senate’ — Pro tem

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE SENATE president pro tempore on Wednesday warned that the priority agenda to revise or amend the Constitution is “dead,” based...

Senator files resolution on constitutional assembly

SENATOR PANFILO M. Lacson on Monday, Jan. 15, filed a resolution calling on the Senate to convene itself into a constituent assembly to propose...