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Ethiopia MPs back extending Abiy's term amid election delay

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:25 PM

The move by the House of Federation is sure to anger opposition leaders who have accused Abiy Ahmed of using the pandemic to artificially extend his time in office, and analysts warn of possible protests and boycotts

TERM EXTENSION? Ehiopia's Prime Minister Abiy speaks before planting a tree during the tree-planting ceremony of his initial project to plant five billion trees during this year's rainy season in Hawassa on June 5, 2020, ahead of World Environment Day. File photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Duterte wants new constitution to bar him from reelection – Roque

Jul 09, 2018 - 1:34 PM

A provision that will make it impossible for him to run for president under a new constitution is the President's 'special request' to Congress

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM) at the General Douglas MacArthur Highway in Matina, Davao City on July 7, 2018, reiterates that he continues to fulfill his duty of preserving the country and protecting the Filipino people.

Consultative Committee rules out term extension for Duterte, Robredo

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:36 PM

A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com

PRESIDENT AND VP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo witnesses the program proper during the 39th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises on March 21, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Robredo wants to extend barangay officials' terms to 5 years

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'

TERM EXTENSION? Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath-taking of newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City on June 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

For Puno, no term extension for Duterte in new charter

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno thinks the 1987 Constitution on presidential term limits will apply during the transition to federalism

No term extension for Duterte in our proposal – PDP-Laban think tank

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:55 PM

However, there is no assurance that the PDP-Laban Federalism Institute model would be the one adopted by Congress, as both the Senate and House are proposing their own versions

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Malacañang says Charter Change must ensure Duterte exits in 2022

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The Palace wants Congress to ensure a new President will lead the transition to a federal form of government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine National Anthem during the establishment of the TienDA Para sa mga Bayani at Camp General Manuel Yan in Mawab Sr. in Mawab Compostela Valley Province on January 22, 2018. Also in the photo are Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorezana and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Rey Guerrero. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to military, police: Shoot me if I extend my term

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Shooting him before he becomes a dictator is part of the AFP's and PNP's 'solemn duty' to protect the Constitution, says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with the officers of the Eastern Mindanao Command and some members of his cabinet during the presentation to two rebel returnees from the New People's Army at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on January 20, 2018. Officials from the Department of Education, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Justice, Department of National Defense, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the National Housing Authority joined the meeting. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo opposes 'no-el,' term extension

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'Kapag inalis natin sa ordinaryong Pilipino iyong karapatang pumili kung sino iyong magre-represent sa kanya, nasaan na iyong demokrasya doon?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

File Photo by OVP

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Jan 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

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FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

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Jan 03, 2018 - 7:32 PM

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Malacañang says Duterte doesn't want term extension

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'He wants to cut short his term rather than lengthen it,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about the Chief Executive

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III following the Ceremonial Signing of the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) at the Malacañan Palace on December 19, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pimentel says Duterte's term may be extended 'if necessary'

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III also says that during the shift to federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte's term may be extended 'if he is amenable to it'

The PDP Laban Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016.

No word yet if new AFP chief will serve beyond 2 months

Oct 26, 2017 - 6:49 PM

'Yung extension huwag muna natin pag -sapan. What is important for me to do now is to focus on my job,' says new AFP chief Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero served as chief of the Davao-based Eastern Mindanao Command. Rappler photo

Duterte says he's not keen on extending his term

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The President claims he won't use the declaration of a revolutionary government to stay in power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De Lima pushes for term extension for barangay, SK officials

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:17 PM

If her Senate bill is passed the village and youth council elections scheduled for October 2016 will be postponed to October 2018

Palace not giving up on Aquino 2nd term amid poll results

Oct 02, 2014 - 3:42 PM

Malacañang acknowledges the latest survey results showing a majority of Filipinos against a second term for President Aquino but says this is only one measure of public sentiment

ACKNOWLEDGED. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says Malacañang acknowledges the survey results showing opposition to a second term for the President but says it is one of many ways to measure public sentiment. Malacañang Photo Bureau

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Sep 18, 2014 - 11:43 PM

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Drilon: 'No time' to tackle Aquino's 2nd term

Sep 17, 2014 - 5:34 PM

The President s party mate Senate President Franklin Drilon says 3 proposed measures will occupy the calendar of the Senate until the end of 2014

2ND TERM NEEDED? President Benigno Aquino III reviews the honor guards during the send-off ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on September 13, 2014, before he visits Europe on an official trip. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Should PSG protect Aquino's girlfriend?

Sep 17, 2014 - 5:24 PM

The Senate hearing on the Office of the President s proposed budget of P2 79 billion prompts a banter between friends Senator Escudero and Executive Secretary Ochoa

BUDGET BRIEFING: Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa

#AnimatED: Cha-cha: Pag-usapan na lang sa halalan

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Tapusin na natin ang paikot ikot na usapan Gawin natin itong usapin sa panahon ng kampanya para sa darating na eleksiyon Magkalabasan na ng tunay na intensiyon

Belmonte to Aquino: Just focus on last 2 years

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Just concentrate on doing the most we can during these last two years You have built so much in the first 4 years Belmonte tells the President

NO TO POLITICAL CHA-CHA. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr thumbs down anew proposals to allow President Benigno Aquino III to seek a 2nd term. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Newscast | August 21, 2014

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Erice: Aquino ‘best argument’ for 2nd term Gatchalian: Aquino ‘tinkering’ with balance of power American doctor now ebola free

#PugadBaboy: Term Extension

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Palace official: No chacha problem with ‘friendly’ Congress

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:27 PM

PLLO chief Manuel Mamba says President Aquino has a very good relationship with the Senate and the House which both support constitutional amendments though limited to economic provisions

Quacks and quackery

Aug 16, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Term extension ostensibly for the common good but essentially self serving is a move we do not expect from a reformist president As a prescription it is quackery

Binay: Political cha-cha destabilizing, divisive

Aug 15, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Binay takes a stand contrary to the President s in opposing political charter change as he warns against a political and constitutional crisis

Palace: Info from the ground led to Aquino change of heart

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:24 PM

The President is considering a second term because while surveys show declining approval of and satisfaction with his performance that is not the picture [the Palace] is seeing

CHOOSE WISELY. President Benigno Aquino III tells Filipinos to choose a leader that will sustain the Aquino administration's reforms. Malacanang Photo Bureau

Lawmakers on Aquino 2nd term: Good move or political suicide?

Aug 14, 2014 - 1:26 PM

Administration allies in the House of Representatives have mixed feelings about President Aquino s openness to constitutional amendments and a second term

LUKEWARM. What is the reaction of the House of Representatives to President Benigno Aquino III's statement that he is open to charter change and a 2nd term. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Binay to Aquino: Ignore ‘self-preserving’ voices

Aug 14, 2014 - 11:34 AM

On term extension Binay says Aquino must not listen to voices manufactured by quarters with vested interests who are driven mainly by self preservation

'VESTED INTERESTS.' Binay warns President Aquino against listening to voices of "quarters with vested interests." File OVP photo

Binay hits Roxas, says term extension proposal ‘selfish’

Aug 08, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The proposal put [the President] on the spot and made him the object of criticisms which he doesn t deserve Binay says as senators also hit Roxas for his idea

SELFISH, UNFAIR. This is how Vice President Jejomar Binay describes Secretary Mar Roxas' idea of extending the term of President Aquino. File OVP photo

Barangay officials want term extensions - again

Sep 27, 2012 - 9:37 PM

In their national convention the Liga ng mga Barangay pushes for benefits and term extension from national leaders in exchange for their support in the 2013 elections