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Alvarez’s flip-flop on Cha-Cha hit in forum

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:25 AM

'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez

FLIP-FLOP? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention but quickly shifts to calling for a Constitutional Assembly and strongly pushes for it. File photo

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Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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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

Enrile on cha-cha: House and Senate must vote separately

Jan 12, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Enrile says elections postponement and term extension are always possible, but only after amendments have been made to the constitution

NO TO JOINT VOTING. Former senate president Juan Ponce Enrile says the House of Representatives and the Senate must vote separately if they are to amend the constitution. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

No term extension for Duterte? ‘Sino’ng niloko nila?’ says De Lima

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:59 PM

What's the New Year’s wish of the jailed senator? ‘Kung mag-resign na siya, magiging happy po ako,’ she says, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte forms consultative body on constitutional amendments

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Under Executive Order 10 the 25 member committee will have 6 months to submit recommendations on amendments to the 1987 Constitution

CHARTER CHANGE. Will the Duterte administration achieve the Philippines' shift to federalism. File photo of SONA 2016 by ALBERTO ALCAIN/PPD

Senate to begin ‘informal’ talks on charter change next week – Pimentel

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:22 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says they will finish budget deliberations this week before discussing how to amend the 1987 Constitution

CHA-CHA NEXT WEEK. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says they will soon be discussing charter change at the Senate. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pichay files ethics complaint vs Barbers after near brawl in House

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:27 PM

UPDATED Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers says he had expected the ethics complaint and will file a more meaty counter complaint soon

ETHICS COMPLAINT. As promised, Representative Prospero Pichay Jr (right) files an ethics complaint against Representative Robert Ace Barbers. Photo of Pichay by Rhona Wise/AFP, photo of Barbers from his FB page

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Oct 19, 2016 - 8:46 PM

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House panel votes: Amend charter through Constituent Assembly

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED The House constitutional amendments will create a report on the resolution to have it approved at the plenary

Fariñas to take over as charter change panel head

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Ilocos Norte s congressman explains that the committee s incumbent chair Roger Mercado is giving up the committee to keep his post as Deputy Majority Leader

Duterte: I'll close Congress if Con-Ass ruins Charter

Aug 04, 2016 - 1:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells critics of a Constituent Assembly that he is their last line of defense against a bastardized Constitution

DUTERTE'S THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a press conference at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on August 1. TOTO LOZANO/PPD

Robredo favors Constitutional Convention to amend charter

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says a Con Con allows for people s participation and will allow lawmakers to focus on their legislative duties

PRO CON-CON. Vice President Leni Robredo says she prefers to have a Constitutional Convention because this allows for people's participation in shifting to a federal form of government.

Abolish us? Party-list representatives: 'We're not all bad'

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says party lists have helped pass landmark legislation in the past including the Reproductive Health Law the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law and the Philippine Competition Act

BYE-BYE PARTY LISTS? ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr weigh in on the proposal to abolish the party-list system. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler