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ConCom introduces presidential power to declare war

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A Sub-panel of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change has introduced a provision allowing Congress to grant the president of...

Poll shows 64% of Filipinos opposed to Charter Change

MAJORITY OR 64% of Filipinos are not in favor of charter change, a poll released Wednesday by Pulse Asia showed. The March 2018 Pulse Asia...

Senators: Charter change not to extend terms

SENATE President Aquilino Martin L. Pimentel III on Friday allayed concerns by some local groups in Baguio City over charter change being fast-tracked to...

Pimentel: Push for charter change not about extending Duterte’s term

Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' L. Pimentel III on Friday, March 16, allayed concerns by some groups in Baguio City over the purported intentions of...

Expert warns: Charter change a classic strategy of autocrats

By Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon AS THE 20-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte reviews the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a federal...

Charter review body meets, sets August as deadline

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE 19-MEMBER consultative body created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution held its preparatory meeting at the...

Legal experts, local execs divided over ‘Cha-cha’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo LEGAL EXPERTS and local government leaders bared a sharp difference in views in Thursday’s Senate hearing on Charter change. Local officials called...

VP Robredo welcomes consultative group on charter change

  VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo, whose position could be dissolved with a shift to a federal form of government, has welcomed the consultative commission...

Duterte forms review body on 1987 Charter

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formed a consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution, by way of appointment letters sent out by Malacañang on...

DoF chief flags ‘potential nightmare’ in federalism

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE SHIFT to a federal form of government could be a “nightmare” for the Philippines, particularly in the fiscal policy...

House to go it alone on ‘Cha-cha’

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE HOUSE of Representatives is pushing through with constitutional amendments even without the Senate, Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez said...

‘Cha-cha dead in the Senate’ — Pro tem

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE SENATE president pro tempore on Wednesday warned that the priority agenda to revise or amend the Constitution is “dead,” based...

Senator files resolution on constitutional assembly

SENATOR PANFILO M. Lacson on Monday, Jan. 15, filed a resolution calling on the Senate to convene itself into a constituent assembly to propose...