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ConCom ready to submit new constitution draft by July 9 as...

THE CONSULTATIVE Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) is confident of meeting the August 19 deadline for the proposal on the Federal Constitution as stipulated under Executive Order 10 issued in 2016.

ConCom to expand people’s initiative

THE proposed Federal Constitution will broaden the existing provision on people’s initiative to enable the citizenry to take part in legislation.

ConCom approves terms for president, veep, senators

THE Consultative Committee to Review the Constitution (ConCom) has unanimously approved the proposed changes in the Legislative and Executive branches under a federal government. Under...

ConCom proposes three supreme courts

By Gillian M. Cortez THE Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (ConCom) has proposed three supreme courts under a federal system being pushed by...

ConCom introduces proposal strengthening PCC

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change proposed creating a national competition authority to “strongly” regulate a liberalized...

Concom to ‘tentatively’ retain existing 17-region structure

By Charmaine A. Tadalan A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee on charter change has proposed on Wednesday to “tentatively” retain a 17-region structure in transitioning...

ConCom: CHR to become independent body in proposed federal government

The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, voting 16-1-1, ruled en banc to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as...

ConCom mulls reelection for president and VP

By Camille A. Aguinaldo A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has proposed that elective officials, including the president,...

Duterte is ‘for’ abolition of political dynasties but doubts it will...

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte doubts if the proposal to abolish political dynasties in the Philippines will hurdle Congress. Mr. Duterte told local...

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 wants to regulate political dynasties

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Philippines’ federal constitution will have “stricter, self-executing anti-dynasty provisions,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Charter review body announced on Wednesday, March...