charter change in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on charter change in the Philippines


Thoughts about charter change

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:29 AM

What I learned from following the initiative for decades

House approves draft federal constitution

Dec 11, 2018 - 4:38 PM

But the draft federal charter's chances of getting signed into law remain bleak, with senators earlier saying it would be 'dead on arrival' at the Senate

HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE? The House of Representatives seek to control access of reporters to Batasan Complex and content of their reports. File Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Draft charter downgrades Supreme Court

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Creating mini supreme courts has never been advanced as solutions because it is contrary to the idea of One Supreme Court

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

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

FACT CHECK: 'Sizeable majority' of Filipinos currently not in favor of federalism

May 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

A blogpost claims that majority of Filipinos are open to shifting to a federal system. Pulse Asia survey results show that this is wrong.

‘Sizeable majority’ oppose federalism? Pulse Asia survey premature – DILG

May 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'There is no concrete proposal yet on the table.... This is premature because there is nothing really to debate about yet,' says DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya

'PREMATURE'. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the Pulse Asia survey on charter change was conducted even before a solid proposal was passed. Rappler Screengrab

Pimentel to Cordillerans: There'll be 2019 elections despite charter change efforts

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:25 PM

One of the contested issues in Baguio about federalism is its effect on the Cordillera Administrative Region's quest for autonomy

PUBLIC CONSULTATION. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan (standing) proposes a return to the two-party system during the Senate hearing on constitutional revision in Baguio City, attended by (from left) Benigno Aquino IV, Panfilo Lacson, Francisc Pangilinan, Aquilino Pimentel III, and Nancy Binay at the University of Cordilleras on Friday, March 16, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

‘Con-Ass without Senate won’t pass legal, constitutional, logical test’

Jan 18, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Tony La Viña: 'The only way a Constituent Assembly can be convened is if there is a joint resolution by both Houses'

JOINT SESSION. In this file photo, members of the Senate and House of Representatives attend a special joint session on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao at the House of Representatives on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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

Lacson praises 'elevated level of discourse' at Senate Cha-Cha hearing

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:57 PM

'I can’t help but say, I’m proud to be a member of this Senate,' says the senator

'ELEVATED DISCOURSE.' Senator Panfilo Lacson (second from left) praises his colleagues and resource persons as the Senate resumes deliberations on proposals for Charter Change. Photo by Alex Nueva España/Senate

Who should draft new charter? Not Congress, Villegas says

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government

CHARTER CHANGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a pastoral guide on efforts to revise the Philippine Constitution. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rewriting other parts of the Constitution?

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Are we content with the modes provided for rewriting the Constitution?

Senate panel to tackle charter change proposals next week

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes will hold its first hearing on December 8 says Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon

CHA-CHA. Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon says the Senate committee on constitutional amendments will begin its hearing on charter change proposals on December 8, 2016. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

#AnimatED: Time to Cha-Cha

Aug 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

While the Constitution enshrines our rock solid fundamental principles it shouldn’t be impervious to change

Aquino junks second term: 'It's not a right solution'

Oct 28, 2014 - 3:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the continuity of the reforms and gains of his administration can still be enjoyed under a like minded successor

NO SECOND TERM. President Benigno Aquino III fields questions from members of the Semiconductor and Eectronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) on October 28, 2014. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Why can’t the Philippines dance the Cha-cha?

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Shrill voices denounce constitutional change but miss the need for it

Palace official: No chacha problem with ‘friendly’ Congress

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:27 PM

PLLO chief Manuel Mamba says President Aquino has a very good relationship with the Senate and the House which both support constitutional amendments though limited to economic provisions

Rappler Newscast | August 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Vice President Binay says a political Cha Cha is divisive Would you pay for a cruise in the Spratlys? Indonesian President Yudhoyono apologizes for his shortcomings

6 more years as president? ‘Aquino to listen to his bosses’

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The President s spokesman says while the Chief Executive has stated his position against charter change he is sensitive to the voice of his bosses the people

House committee OKs charter change

Mar 03, 2014 - 4:20 PM

The proposal will now proceed to the next stage where all members of the House can interpellate the proponents and possibly propose amendments to the proposal

Belmonte's charter change train takes off

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Taking the legislative route the House Speaker proposes to relax constitutional limits on foreign ownership of land and businesses

BELMONTE'S MOVE: House committee on constitutional amendments takes up House Resolution 1. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

House committee can OK Charter change in a month – Belmonte

Jan 23, 2014 - 5:50 PM

The Speaker hopes to get the support of the President once Aquino is made to understand that only economic provisions will be amended

DETERMINED: Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr will proceed with his Charter change resolution. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Lessons from history for President Aquino

Feb 18, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Take on the oligarchs open strategic sectors to competition and deal with a strong peso

FEF President Mr. Chikiamco