Posts Tagged Charter Change

Cha-Cha sees no progress in Senate

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators seem adamant on catering to the House of Representatives’ (HOR) proposed Charter change. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said such a proposal is not a...

Senators on new House charter change resolution: ‘Not a priority’

Robie de Guzman   •   December 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Some senators remain indifferent to the proposal of the House of Representatives to amend the provisions of the Philippine 1987 Constitution. According to Senate President Vicente Sotto...

House OKs resolution on longer terms for Congressmen, local officials

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 13, 2019

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments has passed an unnumbered resolution seeking several constitutional amendments including a five-year term extension for congressmen and local officials. Cagayan de Oro City Rep....

Duterte laid proposed charter change to rest – Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon believes that President Rodrigo Duterte has already laid the proposed Charter change to rest when he left it out of his fourth...

Duterte leaves out Cha-cha, federalism in 4th SONA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte made no mention of federalism and charter change in his fourth State of the Nation Address on July 22 (Monday). Since 2016, Duterte has...

Senators think charter change still has a long way to go in 18th Congress

Maris Federez   •   July 10, 2019

Some senators are still not sold on the idea of instilling changes in the 1987 Constitution in the 18th Congress. This, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s manifestations of pursuing the charter...

House Speakership hit for ‘railroading’ Cha-Cha; Senate closes doors due to lack of time

Marje Pelayo   •   December 6, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – After only three session days, the Lower House of Congress passed on 2nd reading the proposed charter change on Tuesday, (December 4). Makabayan congressmen hit the House...

Arroyo’s draft federal charter wants Senate President, not VP Robredo, to succeed president during transition period

admin   •   October 10, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines — If President Rodrigo Duterte is unable to preside over the country’s transition to the new system of government, the Senate president is the next in line...

Fiscal risks of federalism delays cha-cha

admin   •   August 9, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Senate has maintained that deliberations on the proposed federal charter will not be rushed despite calls from the Lower House to fast track discussions. According...

Malacañang: Duterte opposes proposal to postpone 2019 polls

admin   •   July 19, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will not support any motion seeking to defer the upcoming elections, according to Malacañang. In a press briefing earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry...

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