Reynato Puno - updates

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Con-Com 'up in arms' over Mocha Uson federalism video

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Consultative Committee chairman Reynato Puno clarifies to members that he never authorized tapping Mocha Uson for the information drive, says a source

FURY. File photo shows members of the Consultative Committee taking their oath of office before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Malacañan Palace.

LOOK: Congress receives Consultative Committee's draft constitution

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) Consultative Committee chairman Reynato Puno personally hands a copy of the draft federal constitution to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Duterte, Robredo terms cut short by election of transitory president, VP – Puno

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo may be forced to step down earlier than 2022, according to the Consultative Committee's revised transitory provisions

Puno: Duterte's wish for new transition leader complicates federalism shift

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Consultative Committee will comply with President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a new provision explicitly barring him from seeking reelection under the new federal constitution

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the copy of the proposed Federal Constitution of the Philippines from former Chief Justice and Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution Chairperson Reynato Puno during a handover ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. Also in the photo are Atty. Lawrence Wacnang, Atty. Ali Balindong, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Atty. Susan Ordinario, and Atty. Gideon Mortel. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to Con-Com: Make me president only until 2019

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:29 PM

'In other words, elect a president before you make the transition from unitary to federal. I would be willing to accept the proposal,' Duterte says in his speech at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday, July 6.

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018.  Malacañang photo.

Puno recommends mid-2019 plebiscite for new constitution

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Is the Consultative Committee's draft part of a strategy to 'sanitize' charter change? The body's chairman Reynato Puno says such fears are baseless.

Ret. Associate Justice Antonio Nachura, Ret. Chief Justice Renato Puno and former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. leads the 22 member Constitutional Committee as they approve the draft Charter for the proposed PH federal gov’t at the PICC in Pasay City on July 3, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Consultative Committee rules out term extension for Duterte, Robredo

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:36 PM

A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com

PRESIDENT AND VP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo witnesses the program proper during the 39th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises on March 21, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Con-Com proposals 'highly persuasive' to Duterte partymates – Malacañang

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Malacañang defends the importance of the Consultative Committee after former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says it has no constitutional value and is merely a 'deodorizer' of Charter Change

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

For Puno, no term extension for Duterte in new charter

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno thinks the 1987 Constitution on presidential term limits will apply during the transition to federalism

Con-Com leaning toward requiring college degree or equivalent for lawmakers

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The proposed additional qualification is 'to improve the quality of laws,' says Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno

Con-Com finalizes wording of anti-dynasty provision

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The vote of the Consultative Committee is a step toward regulating political dynasties but will Congress, full of scions of such dynasties, adopt the body's recommendation?

Con-Com leaning toward retaining bicameral Congress

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The committee en banc is set to vote on its recommendations on the structure and powers of the legislative and executive branches on Monday, March 12

CHED to tap SUCs for forums on federalism, charter change

Feb 16, 2018 - 3:16 PM

CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III says the initiative would allow the government to tap experts from every region to talk about the possible effects of amending the Constitution

AID FROM SUCs.The University of the Philippines is also set to hold its on initiative to help the Con-Com studying amendments to the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte says he won't interfere with Con-Com work

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine President, a federalism advocate, says he is 'not ready to inject anything' into the Consultative Committee's proposal on Charter Change

Former CJ Puno wants more women, economists in Con-Com

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The Consultative Committee chairman also wants more experts on foreign relations and international law, and even members of the military in the body

Former CJ Puno: SC can't intervene in revising Constitution

Jan 17, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Former chief justice Reynato Puno is among those President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to head a 25-person Constitutional Commission

Former SC Chief Justice Reynato Puno during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte eyes ex-CJ Puno to lead his own Cha-cha team

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:11 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also rejects Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s charter change timeline, saying his own Constitutional Commission will not be ready to present their recommendations until after the Holy Week break

NO EXTENSION. President Rodrigo Duterte rejects the proposed term extensions and suspension of polls. Malacañang photo

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

Part 4: Bribery in annulment mills

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] ‘The buck stops with the judge’

A cry for justice

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Arming judges for their own protection may not be the ultimate solution Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said in 2007 this creates a false sense of security

SHOT DEAD. Former Cagayan judge Nathaniel Pattugalan was assassinated by two unidentified hired goons. Newsbreak file photo

Ex-CJ Puno: Include charter change in presidential debates

Oct 06, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno says the 1987 Constitution allows for the concentration of power with the elites and political dynasties who always almost always never pro poor or pro masses

Cha-cha by legislation: Constitutional or not?

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Retired SC Justices: Amending economic provisions must go through a Constituent Assembly

Miriam: SC has power to rule on ‘pork’ cases

Oct 09, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago says the Supreme Court can exercise judicial review in the PDAF cases

PEOPLE'S SAVIORS? Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it's not the court but the people working with the government for accountability who will respond to the pork barrel scam. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-CJ calls for people’s initiative to scrap pork

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Republic Act 6735 allows the public to directly propose a bill backed by the requisite number of signatures of registered voters says former Chief Justice Reynato Puno

Ex-govt officials, CJ keep San Miguel board seats

Jun 11, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Winston F Garcia and Margarito Teves and former Supreme Court chief justice Reynato Puno Jr keep their board seats in San Miguel Corp

15-MAN BOARD. The board of San Miguel Corp, the Philippines' biggest business group, includes former government officials and a chief justice. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Supreme Court needs to decentralize

Dec 16, 2012 - 1:51 PM

But CJ Sereno can’t push this through unilateral decisions. Leadership is about building constituency for change

Puno: Keep the Supreme Court spokesman

Nov 18, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Puno said the policy on dignified silence should not diminish transparency in the courts

Ex-GSIS head Winston Garcia joins San Miguel board

Jun 14, 2012 - 2:50 PM

The other independent directors in the 15 man board are former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves

Retired CJ Puno: Judiciary at a 'low point'

Jun 11, 2012 - 6:48 PM

Puno says dismissed chief justice Renato Corona leaves his successor a judiciary that is in disarray and of low morale