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Full foreign ownership in utilities faces tough Senate debate amid federalism...

THE chairman of the Senate energy committee has expressed concerns about a plan to grant full foreign ownership over power distribution and transmission as well as water services under a federal form of government as called for in a proposed constitutional change.

Gov’t to new barangay captains: Help campaign for federalism

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on new barangay captains to help the national government in its campaign for federalism as President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the oath-taking of 3,003 new barangay captains from Central Visayas in Lapu-Lapu City.

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...

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...

Former Senate leader maintains stand on Sabah

Former Senate president Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. on Thursday maintained the Philippines' long-standing claim over the state of Sabah, when sought for comment about a statement...

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...

Alvarez: ‘No-El’ in shift to federalism ‘possible’

HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez on Wednesday, Jan. 3, raised the possibility of the 2019 midterm elections giving way to the shift toward a...