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Sotto: No need to railroad federalism efforts after Bangsamoro Organic Law approval

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 | No Comments
      MANILA, Philippines — The proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law hurdles the scrutiny of the bicameral conference committee following the reconciliation of all its sensitive and contentious provisions on Wednesday...

Palace counters Pernia: Federalism won’t harm PH economy

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang reiterated that the shift to a federalism government would not have any adverse effect on the economy. This is after the country’s top economist cautioned that...

Postponing 2019 polls will help Congress finish federalism bill – Speaker Alvarez

Posted on: July 11th, 2018 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes that postponing the 2019 midterm elections will help the lawmakers to focus more on tackling the proposed constitutional amendment. Alvarez...

Duterte to step down if federalism pushes through

Posted on: July 9th, 2018 | No Comments
  DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his position on the presidency once the transition of government pushes through to federalism. In a speech in Davao City Friday...

ConCom begins regional public consultations on June 18

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the Constitution, will begin the conduct of public consultations across the country on Monday, June 18. ConCom will visit several regions in...

PDP-Laban reveals senatorial slate for 2019 polls

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Ruling party PDP-Laban has bared its senatorial line-up which includes 20 personalities for the 2019 midterm elections. Among them are six re-electionists namely, Senators Grace Poe, Sonny Angara, Cynthia...

Duterte wants ethnic community protection under BBL

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is concerned that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law would not be able to resolve ethnic rivalry between tribes in Mindanao. The president said he wants...

Lower House passes another postponement of local polls

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — With votes of 211-29, lawmakers passed the proposed postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in the third and final reading. The House Bill No. 7378...

Federalism first before BBL — Duterte

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Under the federal form of government, the questions of constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be easily approved and resolved. That is why, according to...

House, Senate agree to settle charter changes first, sets aside voting for later

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —  After days of exchanging words through the media, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Koko Pimentel finally sat down to address the issue. During the meeting,...