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[OPINION] A chance at deepening Filipino constitutionalism

May 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The palpable disconnect between majority of Filipinos and the national charter is a huge problem and must be addressed directly and comprehensively

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Feb 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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Miriam sends anti-EDCA draft resolution to Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago has collected the signatures of the majority of senators but has yet to sponsor the resolution before the Senate plenary

ROADBLOCK. Majority of senators say EDCA  needs Senate ratification. EPA/Amiel Meneses

Marcos reveals Bangsamoro bill provisions to be amended

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Civil society groups call on Marcos to re evaluate his position to reject the draft Bangsamoro law

IN HIS HANDS. What would be the contents of the alternative bill to the draft Bangsamoro law that Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is set to file at the Senate? Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

5 co-authors signed Senate report on BBL unconstitutionality

May 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

How has support for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law changed since it was filed at the Senate?

Senate recommends 'caretaker' budget for APECO, again

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM

For another year APECO will have to make do with a budget only enough for maintenance

SWS: 7 out of 10 Filipinos believe RH law is constitutional

Apr 07, 2014 - 12:27 PM

A 2014 SWS survey shows that 72 of Filipinos favor the RH law while 77 believe it to be constitutional The SC is set to rule on its constitutionality on April 8

Miriam to Recto: Prioritize crowdsourced Web freedom bill

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto s committee will start hearing cybercrime bills on March 3 two weeks after the Supreme Court declared online libel constitutional

CYBERCRIME PROTESTS. Bloggers, human rights advocates and activists held protests against the Cybercrime Law in October. File photo by Purple Romero

Sereno: Congress ‘like DPWH planning team’

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Senior Justice Antonio Carpio tells the Solicitor General: Only two ways the PDAF can be abolished: for Congress to pass a law repealing it and for the Court to declare it unconstitutional

DAY TWO. The Supreme Court hears the government side October 10, in the second round of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the PDAF, Malampaya fund, and PSF. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino: Gov't finding alternative funding for PDAF projects

Oct 10, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Acknowledging that scholars and patients funded by PDAF have legitimate needs the President wants funding without violating the Supreme Court s TRO

FINDING FUNDS. President Benigno Aquino III says he ordered Budget Secretary Butch Abad to look for other means to fund pending pork projects. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace on SC orals: We already scrapped pork

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:20 PM

But Malacañang says the Disbursement Acceleration Program is a different issue insisting it is not a form of pork barrel

SATISFIED. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says Malacanang is satisfied with the midterm polls. Screengrab from RTVM

SC sets oral arguments on DAP

Oct 08, 2013 - 2:12 PM

The High Court does not temporarily stop the implementation of the controversial program which realigns items in the budget without Congress approval

NO TRO. The Supreme Court does not stop the release of funds under the controversial DAP, but will hear oral arguments on the program's constitutionality. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Palace to DAP critics: Don't use DOM tactics

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda also hits former Senator Joker Arroyo for raising corruption issues only now

WHY ONLY NOW? Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda blasts former Sen Joker Arroyo for his supposed silence over corruption issues under the Arroyo government. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler