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With a government that is not exceptionally wise, just, and benevolent, one nationally mandated decision can cause damage to all
Thirty-one years after the Cordillera Administrative Region was created, the region has not moved toward autonomy – and the Duterte government’s barnstorming of federalism may derail it once again
Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should be able to stand Supreme Court review, citing the failure of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain, which was declared unconstitutional
No democratic country with an existing unitary-presidential setup has been crazy enough to make these constitutional overhauls at the same time
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallies support for the constitutional bodies facing threats of either abolition or dilution under Cha-Cha proposals
The former colleagues on the bench tease each other, but they also send a strong message
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reiterates that constitutional bodies are not part of a destabilization plot against the government – an accusation the administration and supporters have thrown in the past year
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asks parliament's upper house, where his party holds a majority, to 'proceed to the dismissal of the president of the Catalan government, his vice-president and all regional ministers'
(UPDATED) Catalan parties will meet on Monday, October 23, to discuss their next steps
'That's why nobody in Europe intends to recognize Catalonia,' says European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani
Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao officials tell congressmen the regions can t attain fiscal autonomy because firms that exploit their resources pay taxes in Manila
Constitutionalist Christian Monsod says President Rodrigo Duterte s rush to amend the Constitution is dangerous demagoguery
As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries
The MILF awaits the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law Then the prospective Bangsamoro government shall serve as template of a Philippine federal state
The inaugural Global Autonomy Governance and Federalism Forum 2016 on October 19 and 20 features over 30 international experts who will share first hand experiences and programs from 15 countries
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno clarifies that the Office of the Ombudsman may use its savings but it is time bound
3rd UPDATE Semi autonomous Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration to mark the military s brutal crushing of pro democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989
Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Miriam Santiago s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address
The Institute for Autonomy and Governance calls on the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to accept the hard reality that a full implementation of the agreement is not possible now
Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Chiz Escudero s stand on key issues that the next vice president is expected to help the president tackle
Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Mar Roxas stand on key issues that the next president will have to address
Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jejomar Binay s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address
Civil society groups call on Marcos to re evaluate his position to reject the draft Bangsamoro law
The House of Representatives won t finish debates on the Bangsamoro bill before Congress adjourns session
The option for outside areas to join the proposed Bangsamoro government is a polarizing provision that only invites opposition says Senate President Drilon
Cardinal Quevedo says Marcos should not disregard aspirations of the Bangsamoro urging the senator to learn from the mistakes of his father
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is inclined to reject this
Senate President Franklin Drilon opposes the opt in provision
The draft Bangsamoro law is not as bad as how Senate Bongbong Marcos described the Palace spokesperson says
This coincides with October s signing of the certificates of candidacy for the 2016 elections
With such a tight deadline will lawmakers manage to legislate a peace deal within the bounds of the Constitution?
Compared with the reproductive health law approving the BBL in the House of Representative is proving to be more difficult Gonzales says
The opt in provision is a deal breaker for many congressmen a House leader says
How has support for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law changed since it was filed at the Senate?
Will the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law pass the committee level?
After holding a two day hearing the ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law finished voting on all proposed amendments to the bill The final committee vote on the proposed is set for Wednesday May 20
Will the committee vote on individual amendments serve as a preview on how the vote will go for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law?
On the Bangsamoro Basic Law it is prudent to take a stand only after knowing all the facts Let us resolve never to open our mouths or rant in social media without doing our homework
What kind of Bangsamoro Basic Law would pass the committee level?
Peace advocates in the past have said there s no plan B in the peace process with the MILF After Mamasapano observers say it s time to talk about alternatives
The perceived strategic advantage of lodging the expanded powers exclusively with a regional bureaucracy needs to be challenged
Public discussions on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law must be about people not semantics the surviving members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission say
Chief Peace Adviser Teresita Deles says President Benigno Aquino III would decide on how to respond to the request
Should the jurisdiction over the construction of halls of justice be transferred from the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court?
Fiscal autonomy has allowed the judiciary and the constitutional offices to be more creative in the use of their funds in the annual budget After DAP they rethink policies on savings
The Navotas congressman says the Palace is being consistent in its attempts – it tried to do this with Supreme Court personnel budget before
They wave the flag a white crescent and star on a red background during a protest
The event highlights lectures on emerging practices in journalism that enhance development communication
A delegation led by the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles embarked on a trip to Spain to study the local police mechanisms in Navarre that can serve as a model for the future Bangsamoro police force
Fighting between the government and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines who have sought autonomy trace back to the 1970s