Rappler's latest stories on charter change in the Philippines
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
Creating mini supreme courts has never been advanced as solutions because it is contrary to the idea of One Supreme Court
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(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
A blogpost claims that majority of Filipinos are open to shifting to a federal system. Pulse Asia survey results show that this is wrong.
'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
One of the contested issues in Baguio about federalism is its effect on the Cordillera Administrative Region's quest for autonomy
Tony La Viña: 'The only way a Constituent Assembly can be convened is if there is a joint resolution by both Houses'
Former chief justice Reynato Puno is among those President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to head a 25-person Constitutional Commission
'I can’t help but say, I’m proud to be a member of this Senate,' says the senator
Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government
Are we content with the modes provided for rewriting the Constitution?
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
While the Constitution enshrines our rock solid fundamental principles it shouldn’t be impervious to change
President Benigno Aquino III says the continuity of the reforms and gains of his administration can still be enjoyed under a like minded successor
Shrill voices denounce constitutional change but miss the need for it
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
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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
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
Taking the legislative route the House Speaker proposes to relax constitutional limits on foreign ownership of land and businesses
The Speaker hopes to get the support of the President once Aquino is made to understand that only economic provisions will be amended
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