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What you need to know about people's initiative

Jul 13, 2020 - 6:42 PM

People's initiative is an exercise of 'power of the people' to enact laws, but it entails a long and expensive process

[EXPLAINER] Forget about people’s initiative for ABS-CBN

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:57 PM

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.

Senators hit Alvarez over 'self-serving' push for People's Initiative

Jul 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'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

File photo from the 17th Congress. Photo from Senate PRIB

Alvarez floats using People’s Initiative to scrap 2019 polls

Jul 18, 2018 - 1:56 PM

There is, however, no enabling law for this provision in the 1987 Constitution

PANTALEON ALVAREZ. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez addresses the crowd as President Rodrigo Duterte looks on. File photo from Malacañang.

Consultative Committee proposes self-executing People's Initiative article

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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

Will 6 million sign up to scrap pork?

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:23 PM

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

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Between 'Million' and today: ‘Pork system still in place’

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:25 PM

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

NO PORK PLEASE. Protesters at the anti-pork barrel rally in Manila, 25 Aug 2014. Leanne Jazul/Rappler