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Putin triumphant as critics slam vote extending his rule

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities claim that only the autonomous Nenets region in the Russian Arctic came out against the reforms, with 55.25% of voters opposing the changes

'TRIUMPH.' This file photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attending the Commonwealth of Independent States leaders summit in Astana on October 16, 2015. File photo by Sergei Guneev/Ria Novosti/AFP

Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny slams the results as a 'huge lie' that did not reflect real public opinion

EXTENDED RULE? In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials, and other attendees listen to the national anthem at the end of Vladimir Putin's annual state of the nation address in Moscow on February 20, 2019. File photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Putin urges Russians to vote for security, prosperity

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:15 PM

President Vladimir Putin says Russians should vote for the country 'we want to pass on to our children' but makes no mention of a controversial amendment that would allow him to potentially stay in power until 2036

VOTE. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation over the coronavirus outbreak at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on March 25, 2020. File photo by Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP

Putin delays reforms vote, holds back on tough virus measures

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:51 PM

President Vladimir Putin unveils a series of measures to support Russians and boost the economy

ADDRESS TO NATION. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation over the coronavirus outbreak at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on March 25, 2020. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP

Lawmakers reject 'stupid' proposal to regulate campaign spending, contributions

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel argues that it is 'restrictive' and 'unrealistic' for the state to regulate even the contributions given to candidates during the campaign

CHARTER CHANGE TALKS. The House constitutional amendments committee holds a hearing on February 19, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

As allies jump ship, PDP-Laban stalwart wants 'balimbing' ban

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nakakahiya na.... Hintuin na natin itong ugali na wala tayong mga prinsipyo, wala tayong pinapanindigan,' says House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

ENOUGH WITH PARTY SWITCHING. House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel, a PDP-Laban stalwart, backs the proposal to amend the charter to bar turncoats. File photo from Pimentel's Facebook page

What are the IATF's proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution?

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The House committee on constitutional amendments is voting on a draft resolution containing these proposals on Wednesday, February 19

IATF proposed amendments

Lawmakers to recall Cha-Cha resolution they approved in secret

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter

CHA-CHA TALKS. House committee on constitutional amendments chair Rufus Rodriguez says he would reopen their public hearings on charter change this month. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DILG opens federalism campaign office

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform, headed by Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, hopes to put a system to the government's information campaign at the village level

CAMPAIGN CHIEF. Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya speaks to reporters during the barangay elections briefing at the DILG headquarters, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Is there a need to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution?

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:30 PM

While the Constitution is not perfect, many argue now is not the time to change it

HIGHEST LAW. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is attempting to change the Constitution to make way for Federalism. Photo by Rappler

What you need to know about Charter Change

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The public should closely monitor the process of changing the 1987 Philippine Constitution to avoid abuses, say constitutional law experts

Venezuela leader promises constitution referendum to calm crisis

Jun 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The opposition says Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro s constitutional reform plan is a bid to cling to power

DEMONSTRATION. Opposition demonstrators mounted on a truck raise their fists during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on June 2, 2017. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

What's next for best-performing PH economy under Duterte admin?

May 13, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The new administration should spend directly on major infrastructure projects to build confidence and generate investor flows to ride on the current momentum says Oxford Business Group’s Managing director for Asia

Myanmar moots changing constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Suu Kyi is trying to change key sections of Myanmar s charter ahead of 2015 polls that are widely expected to be won by her National League for Democracy if they are free and fair after decades of disastrous military rule

8 lessons from the Corona impeachment trial

Jun 02, 2012 - 2:39 PM

Having secured the verdict of the impeachment court we must now look beyond the ends of the court or its purpose of rendering a verdict