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Gatchalian files resolution on evaluating federalism’s economic implications

Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian has filed a resolution urging his colleagues to look into the economic implications of the proposed shift to a federal...

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...

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...

Full foreign ownership in utilities faces tough Senate debate amid federalism...

THE chairman of the Senate energy committee has expressed concerns about a plan to grant full foreign ownership over power distribution and transmission as well as water services under a federal form of government as called for in a proposed constitutional change.

ConCom: CHR to become independent body in proposed federal government

The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, voting 16-1-1, ruled en banc to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as...