House OKs draft federal charter on final reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading its proposed federal charter. With 224 affirmative votes, 22 negative votes and three abstentions, the Lower Chamber approved Resolution of Both Houses 15, which seeks to propose revisions … Continue reading House OKs draft federal charter on final reading

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IS SPEAKER ALVAREZ AFRAID OF LOSING REELECTION BID IN 2019 ELECTION?

WANTS 2019 POLLS POSTPONED House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Wednesday it would be more “practical” to postpone the 2019 midterm elections to pave the way for the transition to a federal form of government. But in his home … Continue reading IS SPEAKER ALVAREZ AFRAID OF LOSING REELECTION BID IN 2019 ELECTION?

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REGIONS TO GET 50% SHARE IN REVENUES UNDER FEDERAL GOVT

Under the Consultative Committee’s (Concom) proposed federal Constitution, every federated region will share equally in 50 percent of the total of the four biggest revenue sources of the national government. Concom senior technical assistant and spokesperson Ding Generoso bared this … Continue reading REGIONS TO GET 50% SHARE IN REVENUES UNDER FEDERAL GOVT

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62 % of Pinoys slam PNoy extended term

Majority of Filipinos are against the proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution to allow President Benigno Aquino to seek a fresh mandate after his term ends in 2016. In the nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia during the period September 8-15 among 1,200 respondents, six in 10 Filipinos or 62 percent are not in favor of the move to allow President Aquino to run again for the presidency in 2016. “We accept it and we are not surprised],” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said of the survey. “We take the position that the voice of the … Continue reading 62 % of Pinoys slam PNoy extended term

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Aquino advised on term extension “Pahinga ka na!”

 President Benigno Aquino has been advised against seeking a second term through Charter Change. The advice comes no less than from the respected Jesuit constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution. Bernas was part of the 1986 Constitutional Commission which drafted the Constitution during the administration of the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the sitting president’s mother. “Pahinga ka na (Take a rest),” Bernas said on ANC’s Beyond Politics.       Bernas said Aquino would be stepping on the vision for democracy of his mother and the framers of the 1987 Constitution if he pursues his bid … Continue reading Aquino advised on term extension “Pahinga ka na!”

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