Rappler's latest stories on people's initiative
People's initiative is an exercise of 'power of the people' to enact laws, but it entails a long and expensive process
It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.
'Majority of the senators... will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
There is, however, no enabling law for this provision in the 1987 Constitution
Laws proposed directly by the people must be declared as consistent with the constitution by the proposed Federal Constitutional Court, under the article being proposed by the Con-Com
Movement organizers admit it s not going to be easy to get at least 6 million signatures for a people s initiative but insist that the timing is still right
Nothing has changed from last year according to anti pork barrel advocates They are gathering 6 million signatures to force Congress to pass a law banning all types of discretionary funds