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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DUTERTE TASK FORCE TO BOOST FEDERALISM DRIVE

The creation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Federalism and Constitutional Reform signals President Rodrigo Duterte’s full commitment to federalism, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said Thursday. “As the head agency tasked by … Continue reading DUTERTE TASK FORCE TO BOOST FEDERALISM DRIVE

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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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SARA DUTERTE CANNOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2022

Dutertes first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism No way for Duterte to extend his term or for any of his immediate relatives to succeed him President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political … Continue reading SARA DUTERTE CANNOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2022

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Concom wants ‘federated regions’ in new charter

A sub-committee of the Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has voted and adopted the term “federated regions” in the new Constitution it is drafting under a federal-presidential system. Professor Edmund Tayao, … Continue reading Concom wants ‘federated regions’ in new charter

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ConCom: New charter to ensure control of West Philippine Sea, Benham Rise

A sub-committee of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has approved proposed revisions to the article on the National Territory which will strengthen the Philippines’ rightful claim on the West Philippine … Continue reading ConCom: New charter to ensure control of West Philippine Sea, Benham Rise

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Puno: No term extension for Duterte under federalism

“A new president will be voted” A term extension for President Rodrigo R. Duterte is highly unlikely when the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government, former chief justice Reynato Puno, chair of the Consultative Committee (Concom) to review … Continue reading Puno: No term extension for Duterte under federalism

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10 MILLION PEOPLE EYED IN DUTERTE FEDERALISM LISTENING TOUR

BY ROGER M. BALANZA By the time he finishes his nationwide campaign to sell Federalism as a form of government that could cure the country’s woes, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s “Listening Tour” could already have reached one million people. … Continue reading 10 MILLION PEOPLE EYED IN DUTERTE FEDERALISM LISTENING TOUR

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